Reopening Plan

Grace Church Reopening Plan

Quicklinks: Reserve-a-Seat Re-opening FAQ

In the last several weeks, we have monitored guidelines and best practices for gathering in a safe way. After a significant amount of prayer and preparation, we are resuming in-person services at all Grace Church locations beginning August 1 & 2. We're committed to creating an environment that meets government recommendations for safety. To make that possible, our weekend services have been redesigned to create a touchless environment that allows for physical distancing.

Please keep in mind these very important points:

  • Children's Ministry (Birth-5th Grade) will remain closed until further notice.

  • FUSE (Middle School Ministry) and MERGE (High School Ministry) will meet at their regularly scheduled times.

  • No one is required to attend an in-person worship service

  • All services will continue to be streamed online

  • Everyone 4+ years old will be required to wear a mask indoors (masks will be available if needed)

  • We ask that anyone who is currently sick or possibly been exposed to COVID-19 recently to please stay home

  • Before and after services, we ask that you please not congregate in the lobby areas, but instead outdoors

 

Reserve-a-Seat (Reservations Required)

Whether you’re on staff, a volunteer, or even a child who won’t be checked into Grace Kids, we ask that anyone who plans to be in the Auditorium worship experience complete a reservation, letting us know how many kids and adults will be sitting in the auditorium with you. Each week, the Reserve-a-Seat system will be available starting Monday morning for the following weekend.

 

 
 

FAQ


Senior Pastor Barry Rodriguez has been in steady communication with other Indy-area churches to discuss ideas, share information, and seek advice on how we as a Church community can safely reopen together. In conjunction with that communication, the leadership of Grace has been in routine discussions on how/when to safely re-open for in-person services. Above all, we have and continue, to seek the will of God and presence of the Holy Spirit to guide our re-opening decisions.

Yes. In order to protect one another, plus the vulnerable among us, masks are required for everyone 4+ years old. Free masks will be available at the entrances of each campus.

If you've attended in-person services before, you can likely expect a few changes to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Specifically, ushers will be stationed in each worship space to assist with seating guests at proper social distances. Additionally, we're asking that if you choose to congregate before/after services, to please do so outdoors, and not in the lobby area.

We will be opening our buildings for worship services beginning August 1/2, 2020.

However, the scope at which were able to initially re-open will be heavily dependent on the availability and willingness of our volunteer teams. You can reserve your seats below. If you're an exisiting volunteer, or interested in joining a volunteer team, please let us know your intentions below:

Existing volunteers: Let us Know Your Plans on Returning
New Volunteers: Let us Know You're Ready to Serve!

After much prayer and consideration, Grace Kids will remain closed through August at all of our Grace campuses. Children are always welcome to join you in our auditoriums for worship!

Fuse and Merge will continue to meet at their regular times. Check with your Merge leader from each campus for times and locations. 
146th Street - jeremyl@gracechurch.us
Fishers - joeyc@gracechurch.us
North Indy - ephraimo@gracechurch.us

Please hear us when we say it's absolutely ok if you or your family members are not yet ready to return to in-person services. To ensure everyone can access the normal weekend worship services, we will continue to broadcast services at all three service times each weekend: Saturday 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Furthermore, we are committed to continuing to offer kids and student ministry content online.

You can watch online here: https://live.gracechurch.us


Other Questions?

If you have additional thoughts, questions, or concerns, feel free to contact us anytime.


Your Generosity is Making a Difference

Your giving is making a major impact in the community. So far, this is what you’ve made possible:

  • We’ve given more than $370,000 worth of food/non-food items away through the Grace Care Center Choice Food Pantry to support over 55,000 individuals and families!

  • Along with 6 other churches, we've been able to donate over 250,000 N95 masks to frontline workers.

  • Additional money has been given away through the Relief Packet Program to help individuals who have lost jobs to COVID-19 or are facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic. 

And we’re just getting started! You can join what God is doing by giving any time in the Grace Church app or on our website.

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We Want to Pray for You

We understand how hard this season has been and we're praying for God's guidance and wisdom in all of the choices you face in the weeks ahead. 
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