Health Update

This page will be updated as needed with information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID -19) and its impact to Heights Christian Church and Heights Christian Preschool and Day Care.

6/20/2021

We thank God that many of the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have been relaxed and that Houses of Worship are now permitted to meet at full capacity. While many of the restrictions are behind us, we ask that individuals continue to follow current guidelines, respect the wishes of others with differing perspectives and comfort levels, and continue to follow these guidelines:
  • If you are healthy and comfortable attending services in person, please come to church!
  • If you are sick with symptoms of any contagious disease, please stay home.
  • If you are sick with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please stay home, along with any family members in the household who have been exposed until the quarantine time is over (currently 10 days, according to the CDC).
  • If you have had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, please stay home until the quarantine time is over.
HCC remains committed to providing engaging, safe and sanitized spaces for our entire church family from kids to adults and continues to take the following steps:
  • Our rows have been adjusted in the church to 6 feet apart.
  • We encourage distancing between families of 2 chairs (about 6 feet) when seated.
  • We have been using pre-packaged communion materials to limit handling.
  • We have added opportunities to participate in the service outdoors in the breezeway.
Those not comfortable with this arrangement, or those who are “high risk,” are welcome to participate virtually, both for our services and for Life Group. We plan to continue online services and virtual Life Groups as a means for outreach.

Our approaches, coupled with individuals taking personal responsibility, help fulfill our desire to create a safe environment for every person entering our sanctuary. For your reference, the CDC guidelines for worship may be found online:
Staying in Community

2020 was challenging for all of us and highlighted the need to stay in actual community with one another. While most members have returned to in-person services, if you are not comfortable meeting in person please consider these opportunities to stay connected with the body of Christ and grow in our relationship with Jesus.
  • Attend outdoors in the breezeway area during service.
    There is a speaker broadcasting the service for people who aren’t ready to for the indoor gathering but desire the fellowship of the church. They come and set up camp around 10:30 and participate with the congregation…just outside.
  • Watch virtually at 10:30am on Sundays (or whenever we are live).
    Routines and rhythms of life, once disrupted, are hard to get back. Families who put off participating in our Sunday service at 10:30 AM and have opted for another time will find it harder to come back to community once this time has passed. Worshiping at the same time as the rest of the congregation gives a sense of connectivity that a later video lacks.
  • Become a part of a virtual Life Group.
    Several Life Groups have either gone virtual or use a hybrid approach (some members in person and some online). It is so important to continue to grow and be challenged in our faith in Jesus Christ. You may think that you are doing just fine and do not need the encouragement or fellowship, but other people may need you. Call the church office, if you need help on how to get connected.
  • Call (even visit) others in the congregation you have missed during this time (including your pastors).
    Even in the best of times, there are some people we aren’t able to speak to. You would be surprised what not seeing someone’s face or family will do to a person after a few months.
  • As you call others, help those in the body that you are able to help.
    You might be able to help a shut in or a family with a task at their house.
  • Reach out to those who need Jesus.
    Pandemic or not, we are called to be salt and light to the world. Create a watch party for our Sunday service & invite others. Post about Jesus on social media (instead of politics or the virus). The world needs Jesus, let them see Jesus in everything that we do.
Let us be committed to be the people of God in community to one another as we return to meeting in-person.