We are working in conjunction with our denominational requirements, Santa Fe Springs city requirements, and state jurisdiction which have been given. Please trust that we are making sure every precaution is being considered by our “FAFC Task Force Team” which is intent on working spiritually, inclusively, safely, and with quality. We have a process that involves four phases and dates. This has not been taken from another church but prayed about for “our church.”
Phase 1: We have and will continue to show our on-line services starting at 9 am on Sunday mornings. During this time, all regular onsite ministries have been postponed per advisement from the state of California.
Phase 2: Starting Saturday night, June 27th, 6:30 pm, we will begin an outdoor service with a lightened schedule. Online services will continue. We will set up a staging by the corner of the gym which will allow a safe entry area from the Fellowship Hall gate by our north gate. This will include great worship, prayer, and shortened devotional message lasting for 45-50 minutes. You will bring your own lawn chair (hygiene purpose), marked spacing given, wear masks, have temperature checks, and respectively defer to different people’s greeting and space level. We are intent on the summer evening being comfortable and the number extending to the whole congregation rather than just 100 people or 25% of our congregation. This was a key consideration. Remember this is a starting point but a positive one. We will practice this through the summer weeks reconnecting with our church family.
Phase 3: On Labor Day weekend, we have both outdoor and indoor services. At the same time, we will continue our online service. Offering these options allows a wider array of levels and will allow us to move back into greater normalcy.
Phase 4: Finally, we will move to a greater normalcy by October as we reengage with most all of the ministries (with a few exceptions) we had before the pandemic in March. Of course, some parts may need to be adjusted but we desire to move in this direction.