IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS
During these disorienting times it is increasingly evident that our kids need Christian community and care more than ever. As parents, we need support and partnership more than ever. Sunday mornings at 10:30am we have on campus in-person gatherings for kids in accordance with the state guidelines. We are on campus, outdoors, in the courtyard together. Pastor Ben Youngkin is leading Grace Kids with our amazing team of student and kids ministry staff during this season. We are very exited to be doing ministry together again on Sunday mornings.
WELL CHILD POLICY
We ask that if your child is sick that you keep them at home. We ask that you only check your kids in if ALL of the following is true:
- Your child has not had a fever of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours.
- Your child is not experiencing shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, a sore throat, a productive cough, or a green runny nose.
- In the last 3 days your child has not been exposed to lice or any other contagious disease.
Kids/students don't social distance well. How do we control this on a Sunday?
We will do our best to encourage social distancing via floor markings, communicating expectations, and giving lots of grace.
Don’t kids need to be with their parents on Sundays?
Yes. We are making the determination that being on campus, outdoors, within 100 yards of family members is still “with” their families. We are considering kids as 6th grade and under.
LMUSD schools are not meeting in-person yet, why are we?
Schools are state funded and have to do what the state mandates for them. Some private schools are meeting indoors. We have the ability to meet outdoors, which is allowed in the guidelines, and we feel good about our offerings.
How is this decision not an act of division?
We have taken 6 months off. We don't know how long this will last but we believe within the confines of the state guidelines we can provide in-person ministry to our kids and students. We believe that students and kids need to hear and participate in the gospel. Ministry is relational and many of our kids are hurting deeply. It is our calling to care for kids and students.
Will kids be kept in consistent groups?
In accordance the California Department of Public Health, we will do our best to keep kids in cohorts.