COVID-19 UPDATE
A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Updated: June 4, 2020

Dear Lighthouse Church Family,

     I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your support, prayers, and patience during this unprecedented time.

     Little did we realize how long this process would take when we put a hold on our in-person Sunday services, children’s programs, and Bible study groups back in March. As you can imagine, the task of reopening our church for Sunday worship has taken a lot more consideration than closing things down for a while.

     As many of you are aware, as soon as Schuylkill County began its movement into the yellow phase, our church leadership team began fervent prayers and numerous conversations as we sought the best way to minister to you, our church family. In considering the recommendations from Governor Wolf and the CDC and observing other sister churches, it was decided that we would cautiously reopen our church building for worship services. This now means that The Lighthouse Church is accessible to whomever wants to come and receive the Word in person on Sundays at 9 AM and Tuesdays at 7 PM (at their own risk and in adherence to TLC’s safety guidelines, listed below).

     We want to assure you that we are taking all of the necessary safety precautions to ensure that, if you decide to come, your physical health is a top priority. For example, masks will be worn (while moving about the church), hand sanitizer will be provided, social distancing will be in place, a waiver form will be distributed, and neither children’s ministry nor nursery will be running at this time. For more information, please reference “Our Safety Precautions” sheet.

     If you or your family feel unready right now to join us in person, please know that we both understand and respect your decision. Please do what you believe is best for you and your loved ones. Our heart is to have all of you connect with God and draw closer to Him during our services, whether that be in person or online, because wherever we are, we know that “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 NIV). That being said, our online streaming will go on as normal! Tune in via our church website, YouTube channel or Facebook page on Sundays at 9 AM and on Tuesdays at 7 PM. 

     If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us! We are here for you!

 

In Christ,

The Lighthouse Church Leadership Team
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Updated: June 16, 2020

Our Safety Precautions:

  • The Front door is the only access in. To reduce touching doors, there will be one staff/volunteer assigned to opening the door. All other doors will not be used unless there is an emergency.
  • MASKS are highly recommended for anyone over the age of two (2). Please bring your own mask. The only time an attender should remove mask is when sitting during service. There will be disposable masks available for those who would like one.
  • We highly recommend NO physical contact. Including but not limited to hugging, handshakes, fist bumps and elbow bumps.
  • Respect others by using social distancing. Attenders are highly encouraged to not share a row and to sit every other row to keep the 6-foot social distancing. If a row needs to be shared, please leave four seats or more between you and the other person. Direct family and households may sit together.
  • We will NOT be passing the offering plate. All tithes can be placed in a drop box in the back of the sanctuary or by giving online.
  • There will be NO greeting between worship songs
  • There will be NO bulletin
  • There will be NO communion
  • There will be NO coffee/cookies or fellowship-before or after service
  • There is NO Children’s Ministry or Nursery- All children must stay with their parents and any children under the age of twelve (12) should not go to the restrooms alone.
  • Rooms Accessible– Lobby, Sanctuary, sound room and main bathrooms
  • Rooms off Limits (Staff Only)- Conference Room, Copier Room, Offices, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, i61 and all classrooms. No walking around the building.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in lobby and sanctuary
  • All attenders will be asked to sign a one time waiver when entering the building. Click here to view a copy of the waiver.
  • If you have any signs of sickness, do not attend the service in-person. Please remain home and take advantage of watching online.