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Reopening Continues

Published October 8, 2020 Categories News Events Children Students Adult Bible Fellowships Men Women Sports Missions Seniors

REOPENING CONTINUES at WHBC

Announced October 4, 2020

Changes to Sunday morning programs beginning Sunday, October 11

We are so excited to expand our Sunday morning programs by offering Small Group Electives in conjunction with our Worship Services. Beginning October 11, the 9a Service will move to the Worship Center and we will kickoff our Small Group Electives.  Congregational singing will still not be offered at this service.

We understand that some people still have concerns and are uncomfortable with large group gatherings. For those people, we recommend you attend the 9a Service only, and park in the front parking lot. This will allow you to easily enter and exit the building, at Door 2 (library door), and have the least amount of contact with others.

For those attending a Service and and Elective, please park in the back lot. You may enter the building at Door 3 (dropoff area), 4 (main back doors) or 5 (Adult Education Building). Signage will be visible and staff will also be on hand to direct you through the building. We will continue moving people through the building in a way that minimizes crossover between separate groups and respecting distancing.

Schedule of Sunday morning programs, beginning October 11:

8:45a—Worship Center Doors Open

9:00a

  • Worship Service (Worship Center) location change. Congregational singing NOT offered at this service
  • Small Group Electives (details available HERE)
    • The Names & Character of God (E252 2nd floor) - Teacher: Tim Townsend
    • Seeing Jesus in the Minor Profits (Dining Rm) - Teacher: Chuck Hofmann
    • Walking Among the Wounded (E152) - Teacher: Randy Tate
  • 10:00a—Worship Service dismissed, and doors closed.
    Those leaving the Service AND attending the 10:30a Electives should enter the Activity Center (via the staging area) and wait in the Activity Center or head directly to their classroom.
  • 10:15a—Worship Center Doors open for 10:30a Service

10:30a

  • Worship Service (Worship Center) Congregational singing offered at the end of this service
  • JAM City Children’s Programs (Check-in in foyer)
  • New Heights Youth Group (Youth Room)
  • Small Group Electives (details available HERE)
    • Evaluating Culture Through a Christian Worldview (E250 2nd floor) - Teacher: Tom Bonifield
    • I  Thessalonians (E150) - Teacher: Phil LaCasse
    • Heights 101 (E154) - Teachers: Justin Hoppe & Gerry Grimson

Announced September 3, 2020

Sunday Morning Worship Services - 9 & 10:30a Only

We are so thankful for the time we have been able to offer three services in three different locations each Sunday morning for the past several months. God has greatly blessed Washington Heights and our ability to meet and worship together during this challenging time.

In August, we were able to add some of our JAM City children’s programs and New Heights students to our Sunday morning routine. As we open more ministries and use more spaces throughout our facility, we also take time to re-evaluate and adjust. As of Sunday, September 6, the 8a service will no longer be available, but we will continue to offer our Worship Service at 9a and 10:030a. We hope to see our Washington Heights families each Sunday morning, worshipping and growing together. For those who aren’t able to join us in person, please join us via our live stream at 10:30a, on our website (www.whbc.org).

  • Worship Services

     9:00a       Location:  Activity Center (Gym) 

     10:30a     Location: Worship Center (Main Auditorium) with a time of worship in music
                      at the end of the service.  

                     LIVE STREAM available during the 10:30a service on our website

  • ABFs
    ABFs will continue to meet as they currently are, whether in person or via Zoom. If an ABF would like to begin to meet in person, there are two spaces available (Central Park or Dining Room) for their regular weekly class time. These meetings can take place any time during the week except during our Worship Services. ABFs leaders must contact the church office to schedule a weekly day and time slot, and receive instructions on how to access the building and other specifics such as parking.
     
  • Youth (New Heights Students)  | 10:30A
    New Heights students (grades 7-12) meet at 10:30a in the Youth Room for large group teaching time.
     
  • Children (JAM City)  |  10:30A
    JAM City kids (nursery through 6th Grade) meet at 10:30a ONLY. Some precautions will be in place, as is appropriate with each age/grade level. PreSchool, PreK and Kindergarten classes will meet in their individual rooms. 1st-4th will have their JAM Session lesson time in Central Park. 5th/6th graders will meet in their room for lesson time. There will be no JAM Session singing time.

    The ONLY entrance open to JAM City will be from the foyer. This is where the check-in and drop off point will be until further notice. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE FRONT LOT OR TRY TO ENTER THE BUILDING AT DOOR 1 OR 2.

For details of the precautions, new procedures and expectations,

CLICK HERE.


Announced August 26, 2020

REOPENING AT WHBC - Phase 3

In July we communicated that we anticipated a return to our normal schedule for two services, ABFs and full children’s programs. After further review, we feel it wise for us to postpone Phase 3.

There will be no further expansion of our Sunday morning programs until further notice.



Phase 2.5 – Beginning August 9

  • Worship Services
    Our worship service formats have worked very well and will continue during the month of August. The ONLY CHANGE will be the location of the 9a and 10:30a services (they will switch locations) and the addition of a LIVE STREAM during the 10:30a service (a recording of the live streamed service will be available Sunday afternoon).

     Continue current schedule:

     8:00a       Location:  Central Park

     9:00a       Location:  Activity Center (Gym) Note change in location

     10:30a     Location: Worship Center (Main Auditorium) with a time of worship in music
                      at the end of the service.  
Note change in location

  • ABFs
    ABFs will continue to meet as they currently are, whether in person or via Zoom. If an ABF would like to begin to meet in person, there are two spaces available (Central Park or Dining Room) for their regular weekly class time. These meetings can take place any time during the week except during our Worship Services.
    ABFs leaders must contact the church office to schedule a weekly day and time slot, and receive instructions on how to access the building and other specifics such as parking.
     
  • Youth (New Heights)
    New Heights students (grades 7-12) will meet at 10:30a in the Youth Room for large group teaching time. This time will replace their Sunday night in-person meeting.
     
  • Children (JAM City)
    JAM City kids (nursery through 6th Grade) will meet at 10:30a ONLY. Some precautions will be in place, as is appropriate with each age/grade level. PreSchool, PreK and Kindergarten classes will meet in their individual rooms. 1st-4th will have their JAM Session lesson time in Central Park. 5th/6th graders will meet in their room for lesson time. There will be no JAM Session singing time.

    The ONLY entrance open to JAM City will be from the foyer. This is where the check-in and drop off point will be until further notice. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE FRONT LOT OR TRY TO ENTER THE BUILDING AT DOOR 1 OR 2.

For details of the precautions, new procedures and expectations,

CLICK HERE.
 

Join us this Sunday for worship – 9:00am and 10:30am