FRIDAY OUTDOOR WORSHIP

On Friday, August 28th we will resume weekly in-person worship gatherings.  In order to ensure the safest possible environment these gatherings will be held exclusively outdoors* in the Garden on our campus.  The worship service begins at 7pm each Friday* with the venue opening up at 6:30pm for people who wish to come early to picnic or enjoy the setting.  


* In the case of inclement weather the worship service will be recorded indoors.  At this time there are no plans to resume indoor worship gatherings.

GATHERING DETAILS, POLICIES, AND FAQs

EVENT DETAILS

Worship will take place in the Garden area located immediately behind the Parish house on the HPC campus  Attendees can arrive at early at 6:30pm if they wish to come early to picnic or simply enjoy the evening.  Worship begins at 7pm and is expected to last a little over an hour.  This service will be taped each week and edited to be live streamed on Sunday's at 10:30am and 6pm.  Occasionally elements of the service will be redone in order to fix issues with the performance or technical glitches.  This service is open to any and all who wish to attend.


EVENT POLICIES

All attendees will be expected to follow our social distancing guidelines.  These policies are consistent with what we currently know about COVID-19 transmission.

  1. Maintain at least 6ft from other participating family groups
  2. Wear a mask or suitable face covering*
  3. Do not share food or drink with members outside of your family group
  4. Make use of the provided sanitizing stations as needed

* From time to time those leading the worship service with remove their masks in order that they might be seen and heard more clearly.


FAQs

Can I arrive before 7pm?  Can we bring food and drink?   Yes and yes.  The venue opens at 6:30pm and we'd love for you to come and picnic is this beautiful setting.  Just remember to keep your food to yourself.  


What happens if it rains?  In the event of rain the service will be moved indoors for recording purposes only.  For the safety of all involved the building remains closes.  We currently have no plans to resume indoor gatherings.  The recorded service will be broadcast at 10:30am and 6pm on Sundays via our existing worship livestream.  We are working on the possibility of transmitting the worship session via FM Radio to people who would like to sit and listen in their cars.  We'll let you know if that option become available.


How will you inform me of a schedule change?  We'll use all available communication channels (text, email, & social media) to blanket the congregation with any schedule changes.


Do I need to bring a chair or blank or anything to sit on?  Yes.  No seating will be provided.  You are welcome to bring a bag chair, blanket, or one of those inflatable couches.


Are bathrooms available for use?  Yes they are, but we are asking for attendees to only use them when absolutely necessary.  Please follow all the signage when using the restroom.


Will you have masks and sanitizer available?  Yes, we will.  We thinks it's better for you to bring/use your own personal protective equipment, but we do have supplies available for folks who might need them.


Will there be events after worship on occasion?  We do have plans to have some movie nights in the garden as the weather gets more tolerable.  We have a 20ft inflatable screen and a powerful projector so we're excited to enjoy some movies with you either on a Friday night or another night.