Question: If I am not able to come back in person, will
the service still be available online?
Answer: Yes, you can still watch the service Sunday
at 10:00 am via the Pacific Hope web site:
Question: Will childcare be provided during service?
Answer: No, childcare will not be available for the
time being. Likewise, Sunday School
rooms and the Infants and Toddlers rooms will be locked and unavailable in
order to minimize possible contamination.
Question: Are face masks/coverings required?
Answer: Yes, per the Governor’s order issued June
18, face coverings are required for everyone over the age of two, with very
limited exceptions (see Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, below).
Question: Will seating provide for social distancing?
Seating has been redistributed in the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall and
the large Sunday School room (with the roll-up door). Video and sound will be livestreamed into
each location. Rows are spaced appropriately,
with chairs grouped together for those in the same household only. Overflow seating is provided outside on the
Question: Will we have corporate singing?
Answer: No. As
of July 1, 2020, we will discontinue singing in observance of updated
orders from the State of California.
Question: Will we have communion?
Answer: Yes, we will resume communion the first
Sunday of each month. Ushers with gloves
will distribute individual pre-filled/sealed communion cups with wafers.
Question: What measures are in place for disinfecting
Answer: Designated lobby security will clean and
disinfect frequently touched areas in bathrooms and common areas once service
has started, in addition to weekly cleaning and disinfecting each Saturday.
Question: Is hand sanitizer provided, or should I bring
Answer: Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout
the facility, in addition to plenty of soap and water in the bathrooms. We encourage people to wash their hands
frequently and use sanitizer after touching their faces. You may bring your own hand sanitizer with at
least 60% ethyl alcohol content.
Question: Will the Fellowship Hall be open after
Answer: No, we will not have our usual gathering or
Hospitality service in the Fellowship Hall for the time being. We welcome you to fellowship outdoors on the
patio after service, observing required social distance.
Question: Will there be refreshments, including coffee,
tea or water?
Answer: Due to stringent requirements for food
service, we will NOT be serving any refreshments for the time being. Please DO BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE,
as the drinking fountain and water cooler must be closed, per guidelines.
Question: May I bring my own food for fellowship after
Answer: Again, because of the strict mandates on
food service, no outside food will be allowed in the building. The kitchen will be locked so please don’t
plan to store anything there or in the refrigerator. Any food you bring should be left in your car
and saved for fellowship outdoors after service.
Question: Will the outdoor play area be open for children?
of 7/1/2020, the outdoor play area is closed.
Question: May I check out books from the library or
purchase books at the Information Booth?
Answer: For the time being, the library will be
closed, per State guidelines. Likewise, no
book sales or monetary transactions will be conducted at the Information
booth. If you wish to tithe via a credit
card, please do so from the Giving
page on our web site.
Question: Will there be limits on how many people are
Answer: Yes, we have limited our indoor seating arrangements
according to State requirements. Ushers will seat people with
Question: How will attendance be managed?
Answer: We have implemented an RSVP system so we
know what to expect and can plan for the number of adults and children attending
Question: What if more people attend than are allowed
Answer: Outdoor seating with video and audio will
be provided to accommodate overflow as much as possible. (If
you are seated outside, you will still have access to bathrooms.)
Question: How can I bring my tithes/offerings on
Answer: Instead of passing offering plates, please
drop your offering into the offering box located on each side of the sanctuary
exit. Of course, you may continue to use
other methods of giving you may have started using during the past months. No credit card or
monetary transactions will be conducted at the Information Booth. If you wish to tithe via credit card, please
do so from the Giving page on
our web site.