Current COVID-19 - precautions
We have resumed normal seating in the main sanctuary though we will continue to also provide seating in the fellowship hall for those who desire to maintain physical distancing.
NOTE: We ask that only those who want to maintain physical distancing enter and exit through the far door on the South of the building. If you intend to sit in the sanctuary please only enter and exit through the main front doors into the lobby.
Please be respectful of others and refrain from hugging and handshaking unless they have specifically said they are OK with it, do not assume they are.
We realize that each person or family must prayerfully weigh whether they attend, with the amount of risk they are willing to accept. It is up to you as to when you decide to start attending the services.
NOTE: It is important to stay home if you are sick or not feeling well! But, please do call one of the elders so we can pray for you. (see James 5:14-16) For those who for health or personal reasons will not be attending, we will continue to provide an online service on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for those who will not yet be able to attend.
GCF resumed Sunday Services - May 17, 2020
Dear GCF church family,We hope this announcement finds you well and living in the peace of the Lord. It has been about two months since GCF suspended our weekly corporate worship at the Governor’s order. We are very grateful that during this time our hospitals have become prepared and that the severe cases and deaths from Covid-19 have fallen far below what was projected. But now many of you have asked when we will resume meeting together for spiritual nourishment and encouragement, as we are commanded in Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching”. There are many who are feeling a deep hunger to meet, they see this as much a necessity to sustain their well-being as physical food. We recognize that there are many perspectives on all of this, but the elders are tasked with making this difficult decision. After prayerfully discussing the balance between the desire to gather and the pressure to refrain from gathering, we are planning to resume corporate worship (Lord willing) on May 17, 2020. We have no way of knowing what restrictions the Governor may implement between now and then, but because we are a place of worship, churches and those that attend are exempt from any penalty for meeting, so we invite you to come.When we meet, we will adhere to strict physical distancing as well some of the now common safety measures you are seeing in many grocery stores (masks are optional). Initially there will be NO nursery or God's Garden until we feel it is safe to resume. When you enter the church, you will be given a sheet detailing specific safety measures that we will be abiding by. Other than following these guidelines, it will be just like any other GCF worship service. Close your eyes to any masks and all that is unfamiliar and focus on God the Unchanging One, who is our security and ultimately the One in control.We realize that each person or family must prayerfully weigh whether they attend, with the amount of risk they are willing to accept. It is up to you as to when you decide to start attending the services.NOTE: It is important to stay home if you are sick or not feeling well! But, please do call one of the elders so we can pray for you. (see James 5:14-16)For those who for health or personal reasons will not be attending, we will continue to provide an online service on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Although for a while we won’t see you, know that we miss you and will be praying God keeps you safe until we can. If you have any questions about the specific guidelines and how they will be implemented, PLEASE do not hesitate to call the church or an elder. We will respond with a phone call so please leave your number. Our phone numbers can be found at gcfchurch.net/about-us/leadership-team or by calling the GCF Secretary at 616-805-2693 Finally, we encourage you to continue to meet with each other through technological means, or in person, when and however that is appropriate. This is a time that we should intentionally care for each other in direct and loving ways.With Love and concern,the Pastors and Elders of Georgetown Christian Fellowship