Returning to Church!
What to expect and how to prepare for returning to church!
We are excited about reopening the church on May 31st!
Things are changing very quickly, so check back here often.
Where will we meet?
We will be meeting at Hawk Ranch in Murrieta. This is a beautiful 40-acre facility that has been used for weddings and other events, including our own Gospel Sunday last fall. The address is: Hawk Ranch, 42149 Elm Street, Murrieta. Scroll down for a map and directions.
Service will begin at 9:30 am as usual and will be live streamed on YouTube. Click the link at the top of the page to watch the live stream.
What is happening with the kids?
All services will be family services. Your children will sit with you during the service. If you are concerned about them being a distraction, there will be outside seating where you will be able to see and hear the service. There will be chairs available, but you can bring your own if you would be more comfortable.
We expect to have Youth Ministry meeting within the next couple of weeks. Children's Ministry and the Nursery are more complicated and will require more planning and organization, but we will be working on it.
Disinfecting the church!
The guidelines encourage a distance of at least six feet between family groups. As you enter the sanctuary, ushers will set up chairs for you for your group. The chairs are plastic, you might consider bringing a cushion for comfort.
There is plenty of outside seating where you will still be able to see and hear the service. We will have chairs available for outside, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
The guidelines strongly suggest wearing a face mask in public gatherings. The ushers and other people interacting with people will be required to wear a face mask. Because face masks are 'strongly recommended' and not required by the guidelines it is highly likely that some people will not be wearing them.
It is strongly recommended in the government's guidelines that you wear a mask while in public gatherings. Please bring your own masks. We do have some available if you don't have one.
Who should stay home?
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and watch the service online. Even if it isn't COVID-19, we don't want to make others uncomfortable.
If you are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, based on the CDC's descriptions, you should consider staying home and watching the service online. As much as we want you there, we would rather you be safe. Read this for more information about who might be at higher risk. People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
Click the link at the top of this page to watch the Live Stream of the service.
Donuts, coffee, and water?
Bulletins, Communion, and the Offering!
We will not be printing and distributing paper bulletins. There are two options for staying up-to-date with what is going on at CCFV. The first is to go to the website https://ccfv.life/ We will be trying to keep that as current as possible.
On a weekly basis we will be sending out an email that will resemble the printed bulletin for those who prefer that format. To receive that weekly bulletin email click the link Weekly Bulletin Email and fill out the form.
Communion, or The Lord's Supper, is a beautiful sacrament that we practice in the church. We will still partake in Communion on the second Sunday of the month, but rather than passing the elements, we will distribute individually packaged elements to each person/family group.
Communion is also something we encourage everyone to incorporate into their worship at home. Read the post Leading Your Family in Communion if you need some help with that.
Giving is a vital part of our Christian faith. We have long incorporated the act of giving in our worship service. Due to the fact that we cannot pass the bags as we are accustomed to on Sunday mornings, we need an alternative so that we can continue to respond in faith by giving.
Many people have already shifted to online giving. It is done securely through an app that was created for that purpose (Tithe.ly). Click this link Give Online Now to go to the giving page.
Another way to give digitally is through your mobile device. Simply text the word Give to 62488 and you will receive a text with instructions on giving securing online. Once you have set up an account, you need online logon and input how much you want to give.
If your giving is the same amount each time, you can also set up recurring giving.
For those people who want to write checks, you can mail them to the mailing address at the bottom of this page or drop it off in the offering box at the back of the sanctuary. An usher can point it out to you. For cash, please put it into one of the offering envelopes and drop it off in the offering box. Please do not mail cash.