Campus is open for worship
Service Times: Saturday 5pm | Sunday 9am | Sunday 11am
(Sunday 9am service is also streamed.)

Our staff and volunteer teams have been diligent in providing a safe worship space for our community over the past year. Thank you for your partnership as it ensures we can continue to offer a comfortable, safe space to gather. As you may be aware, the CDC and St. Louis County has rolled out new guidelines this week.

  • We will continue to maintain hosted seating by volunteers with spacing in the Sanctuary for a period to keep things orderly and maintain our hospitality.
  • Masks will not be required on our campus. We encourage our community to follow the CDC recommendations for those circumstances where a mask should be worn. 
  • We request if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, to join us online.
  • Drive-up Communion will be offered this Sunday, May 16th from 12:30 to 1:00pm during this time of transition. 

Together, we’ve been able to create a safe worship space for our community.

Additional Information:


What about other ministries?

Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, and School of the Arts are open.

Care ministries have updated start dates for the fall.

All other on-campus ministries (bible studies, etc.) are still postponed.

 

What if there are too many people in a service? Is there any way to reserve a space?

We will continue to maintain hosted seating by volunteers with spacing in the Sanctuary for a period to keep things orderly and maintain our hospitality. If you’re concerned about having space in the Sanctuary, historically the Saturday 5pm service is less full than Sunday morning services. We do not offer a reservation system for weekend services.

 

Are service times the same as before?

In order to leave time for an orderly seating and exiting of the Sanctuary, plus time to sanitize the Sanctuary between services adequately, we’ll need to make our latest service a little later. Additionally, our Sanctuary will open 30 minutes before each service.

Service times:
Saturday 5pm
Sunday 9am
Sunday 11am
(Sunday 9am service is streamed.)

 

What does “hosted seating” mean?

We will continue to maintain hosted seating by volunteers with spacing in the Sanctuary for a period to keep things orderly and maintain our hospitality.

Each household will be seated by trained staff to ensure we maximize our seating capacity and meet physical distancing requirements —think back to when wedding guests were seated by ushers. We encourage everyone to arrive early enough to allow time for the seating process and to be flexible with where you are seated—opening our Sanctuary 30 minutes before each service will allow extra time for seating. But, this will be a complex process (maximizing our allowed capacity and ensuring adequate physical distancing), so accommodating seating preferences will not be easy.

Once the Sanctuary is full, we will open an overflow room where you can worship with others via our stream in another large gathering space on our campus.

Also, keep in mind that we want to use appropriate physical distancing around campus before and after services, so exiting will also be dismissed by rows.

 

 

Are facemasks required?

  • Masks will not be required on our campus. We encourage our community to follow the CDC recommendations for those circumstances where a mask should be worn. 
  • We request if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, to join us online.

Additional information: 

 

What about Communion?

On communion weekends (1st and 3rd weekend each month), distribution will be held at the end of each service. During dismissal, communion hosts will be stationed outside the Sanctuary doors to offer communion.

Drive-Up Communion

On communion weekends, if you are unable to attend, live close to our campus, and still want communion, we offer drive-up communion from 12:30pm – 1:00pm (Sundays only).

Please enter the west entrance. The drive-up communion station will be located in front of the Cornerstone building (southwest corner of the building).

 

Will there be any kind of ministry for my kids during service times?

Pathfinder Kids is now open on Sundays for the 9am and 11am services. 5th Element is available only for the 11am service. Learn more about Pathfinders Kids and their new procedures.

 

Will the Café be open for coffee before or after the service?

The Café is open!

 

Where can I enter and exit the building?

To encourage use of our entire parking lot, the Commons plaza doors, front Sanctuary doors, and the Eastside School doors will be open for entry. Parking lot attendants will be on hand to help traffic flow smoothly. Upon entering the inside of campus buildings, please look out for and respect any special instructions from staff and volunteers directing how to navigate around campus.

  • We will continue to maintain hosted seating by volunteers with spacing in the Sanctuary for a period to keep things orderly and maintain our hospitality.

 

I’m a proud volunteer, when should I be ready to resume my role?

You probably know that a typical weekend requires hundreds of volunteers. We LOVE our volunteers! If you’re wondering about your volunteer role, please contact your ministry leader.

Have additional questions?