How We’re Slowly Regathering at Tucson

Redemption AZ / August 12, 2020
coronavirus, covid-19, regathering

At Vineyard Christian Community
(625 N 2nd Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

RSVP HERE

Services: 8:00am • 10:00am
No R/Kids Ministry

Our online service will still take place Sundays on Youtube at 10:00am


The church of Jesus has never been closed, but we’re thrilled to slowly regather. We want to do it lovingly, with care and compassion. Take a look at our approach below to learn how we plan to do our best to keep you safe and healthy.


Our Approach

We will maintain a friendly environment while implementing common-sense precautions.
We will be driven by sacrificial love and will embrace a posture of flexibility in all that we do.
We will continue to make every effort to encourage and facilitate community, discipleship, and worship for those unable to gather in person.

Common Sense Precautions

Capacity inside the Vineyard sanctuary for services will be reduced to roughly 50 people to allow for spacing. Please RSVP for indoor seating.

Doors will remain open to allow for entry without contact and increase air flow.
All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized between services.
Greeters and ushers will interact without contact.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the campus.

Our service will continue to be streamed online for those unable to attend in person.
There will be no coffee, tea, or water stations. Please bring your own water bottles.
Masks are required inside all buildings and encouraged outside. Children under age 5 are exempt from this.

Communion will be individually packaged for minimizing touch.


Phasing

Below is a helpful way of thinking through the various “phases” of this season (where we are currently and what it can look like going forward):

  • Phase 1: Online only
  • Phase 2: Online with an in-person option ***where we are now***
  • Phase 3: In-person with an online option
  • Phase 4: In-person only


Outside

In addition to the roughly 50 person capacity indoors (RSVP for indoor seats), we will have an outdoor option for our in-person services at the Vineyard. We will have distanced and shaded outside seating, speakers outside, and will do all we can to help you engage in the service in this way. Outdoors can be a great option for overflow, families with children who may not be able to sit through the whole service, and for those who are not ready to worship indoors. For those planning to be outdoors, please pack cold water and consider bringing a blanket, chair, or umbrella for a more comfortable experience.


Expectations and Understanding

  • I am not currently sick, nor am I displaying flu-like symptoms (that are unrelated to pre-existing conditions) which may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and/or a temperature of 100.4° or higher, nor have I had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • I understand that activities involved in gathering for worship carry health-related risks that can be minimized but not eliminated.
  • I understand that if I am at a higher risk for severe illness due to age or underlying health conditions, I should seriously consider worshiping from home.
  • I will show love to my neighbor by taking appropriate personal precautions, exercising discretion in how I interact with others, and choosing my seat indoor or outdoor wisely. 


Flexibility

In all of this, we ask that we all carry a posture of loving others, out-doing one another in good deeds, and laying down our rights for Jesus’ glory. Because we know in this season that things can change quickly, everything spelled out above is “for now”. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and enthusiasm for the season ahead.