Wearing masks On Sundays

Due to Governor Abbott's order for the state of Texas as well as the positive coronavirus cases in our city, our elders ask that we wear masks while worshiping together during Sunday morning worship.

NEXT STAGES

Our worship service continues on Sunday mornings, both in-person and online. As of August 23, we are now providing children's programming (nursery through 5th grade) during the entire worship service. Please take note of the signs showing you where to enter to check-in your kids, where to social distance while you wait in line, and where to pick up your kids. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we navigate this new process.

On Wednesday nights, we are holding a hybrid evening class that is both in-person (limited to accommodate social distancing) and online. The student ministry has some planned outdoor activities on Wednesday evenings as well. Because we have not returned to classes in classrooms, there are no children's ministry events or classes on Wednesdays.

 

We are continually planning for the next phases in our transition as a church from scattered to gathered. These target stages are all dependent on Covid-19 developments, directives from local leaders and public health officials, and common sense timing. We hope to start Sunday morning Bible classes for all ages sometime in mid or late September. These are only "target" dates that are dependent upon many factors, the most important one being our care for the safety and health of our church family. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, patience, and grace.

What to Expect Right Now

  • Bring your own mask and wear it while inside the church building. (We'll provide masks for those without.)

  • We are still requesting that everyone maintain proper social distancing.

  • We are still using the individually packaged communion kits.

  • Half the pews will be open for seating.

Other Reminders

  • No coffee / donuts / snacks served by the church

  • No Bible classes on Sundays

  • No children's ministry events or classes on Wednesdays

  • One hybrid Bible class on Wednesdays for adults (limited to 30 people)

  • All exterior and worship center doors will be propped open.

  • The offering will be collected in boxes inside the worship center, or you can give digitally.

  • Bulletins will be provided in the designated pews.

  • Please stay on the ground floor only — all elevators and stairs are closed.

  • Water fountains are taped off, and we’re asking that only one person at a time occupy the restrooms (plan accordingly).

  • There are hand sanitation stations near each door and plenty of room to spread out inside.

 

If you are in any of the at-risk categories, it's still a good idea to stay home and participate in our worship assembly online. But if you're not hindered by health concerns, feel free to join us with your mask on next Sunday. There's something noble and transformational in worshiping God, even when it's not easy --- maybe especially when it's not easy. Lifting a strained note of praise to the Lord through a mask can be faithful and formational.

Wearing masks each Sunday is a way for Central to support our local city leaders and health care officials and demonstrate love to our neighbors and the broader community. Our elders continue to monitor the local and regional Covid-19 developments in an effort to protect the Central family. And we're still praying for you and for our entire congregation. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

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SErvice Time

Sunday Morning

10:15AM Worship

1401 S. Madison St., Amarillo, TX  79101  |  806.373.4389  |  office@amarillocentral.org