In-Person Worship on the Plaza
As of July 13, the California Department of Public Health has issued a new order directing Fresno County (and 32 other counties) to close “indoor operations” for a variety of locations, including “places of worship.”
Accordingly, on Sundays we will not be meeting in our Worship Center, but instead, we will enjoy worshipping together as a church family outside on our beautiful Plaza and lawn area. Consistent with guidelines we have been given for outdoor gatherings (including worship), as well as in conversations we have had this week with Fresno County officials, our worship team will be leading us in joyful singing at all three worship celebrations on Sundays. In addition, the County has told us that appropriate social distancing guidelines remain in place, and that face coverings are strongly encouraged but not required for outdoor worship.
A platform will be set up near the entrance to the Worship Center for use by our worship team and pastors. Socially-distanced rows of chairs will also be set up on the plaza, along with multiple shade structures (in addition to the permanent ones already in place). For those individuals and families who prefer to sit on the lawn area, please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs (or blanket), and shade umbrellas. There will be lots of room!
Please continue to pray with us for a spirit of unity and love and grace for all in our church family as we walk through this season of change together.
How You Can Prepare
- Per the California Department of Public Health guidelines, face coverings are required when inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space. Those under 2 years of age are not required to wear a face covering. Face coverings are encouraged but not required for outside worship.
- You are encouraged to bring your own mask, but we will have masks available at the Welcome Center if you are in need of one.
- Plan, pray, and prepare your family before Sunday morning. We encourage those in high-risk groups to stay home and continue worshiping with us via our broadcast at trinitycc.com/live.
- Please do not come if you are sick, are in contact with someone who is sick, or are considered in a high-risk group or category.
- Please be mindful of social distancing norms: six feet apart, avoid touching, avoid sharing/passing items, etc.
- If you have children, please keep them with you and under your supervision at all times before, during, and after the worship celebration. All play areas are currently unavailable.
- Please use the restroom before coming to the church, to limit trips to the restroom at Trinity.
- Please continue to pray with us for a spirit of God’s love and grace for all in our beloved church family as we navigate this season (Philippians 2:1-5).
- We will have adequate hygiene supplies, such as soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) available.
- Our ushers will help people find available seating that is also socially distant. Rows of chairs will be set up with a 6-foot spacing between them.
- No items will be passed or shared among worshippers.
- Instead of passing offering plates, offerings can be placed in stationary boxes located at the Welcome Table. If you prefer, we encourage you to continue giving through the mail or electronically.
- We will not be passing the Friendship Folders or collecting Prayer Cards, but will have digital versions available on via our TrinityCC App and online (Friendship Folder or Prayer Card).
- The Welcome Table will have information and resources available for you to pick up, including masks for those who may need one.
- Staff will be available to safely transport anyone who becomes sick on campus to their home or a healthcare facility.
- Our Custodial Team will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces before, during, and in between each worship celebration.
- We expect anyone with any potential exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, following CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
- In the event we learn that a person diagnosed with COVID-19 is determined to have been at Trinity and poses a risk to the community, we will properly clean and disinfect the area where the individual was present.
- If you have any questions, email email@example.com and one of our pastors or other staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Updates from Trinity
Trusted Voices on the Coronavirus
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Coronavirus & Biblical Counseling - Resources by Christian Counseling & Education Foundation [CCEF] (Posted May 11)
Fighting Loneliness in the Coronavirus Outbreak - Audio & Transcript by John Piper (Posted April 20)
Coronavirus and Christ - A Free E-Book by John Piper + Additional Resources (Reposted April 12)
COVID-19 Resoures for Leaders - Video Series by Southern Seminary (Posted April 6)
How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus - Audio & Transcript by John Piper (Posted April 2)
Watch Your (Knowledge) Diet in the COVID-19 Crisis - Article by Brett McCracken (Posted March 23)
How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus? - Article by John Piper (Posted March 20)
How Do I Fight My Coronoavirus Fears? - Audio & Transcript by John Piper (Posted March 20)
When Corona Makes Us More Like the New Testament - Article by Andrew Wilson (Posted March 19)
Is the Coronavirus God's Judgement? - Article (Posted March 19)