church is always a place of safe harbor in a time of storm. It is our intent
that we remain that safe harbor to as many people as possible as we undergo
For now, morning services will still be
broadcast using Facebook live, YouTube, and our website. We invite you to join us at your
regular worship time of 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM.
Sunday morning services will resume on
Sunday, June 7.
Here’s what you need to know as we regather for worship.
- Do not feel obligated to come just because we are starting to regather. If you prefer to stay at home a little longer, we encourage you to do so. The services will continue to be broadcast on the church website, Facebook, and YouTube. We encourage you to watch through the church website link. This will give you the opportunity to interact with fellow church members similar to the Facebook comments section, but you do not need a username or password to login. There is also an option to request prayer and have a private conversation with the digital service host.
- If you choose to join us for worship on the seventh, you will be expected to wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you do not have a mask, one will be available for you. Wearing a mask is more for the protection of others than yourself. We ask you to show love and concern or your brothers and sisters in Christ by wearing a mask.
- Gathering in the foyer will be prohibited. When you arrive, please go directly to the Worship Center and find a seat. When the service is over, you will be dismissed by sections. Please leave the building as you are dismissed.
- Seating will be marked off to maintain social distancing between families.
- You will be asked to RSVP for the services. We will not be turning anyone away; this is for planning purposes only. You will receive your RSVP request by email on Tuesday prior to the service. At this point, we believe there is no need for an 8:00am service. Should the RSVP’s indicate an 8:00am service is needed, it will be initiated, and you will be notified.
- We will only have worship services. Sunday school classes, van services, and childcare will not be available until further notice.
are excited about the opportunity to regather together as family. There is one
more thing we need: volunteers. You can sign up for June 7 or following
Sundays. The new volunteer registry system is very simple. You should have received an
email with a link to the opportunities for
service. Each of the volunteer positions are listed with the dates for
which we need to fill those positions. Click as many dates as you are willing
to serve underneath jobs for which you would like to volunteer. When you are
finished, click submit at the bottom of the page and you are done. The
following is a list of the positions we need to fill every Sunday morning. Contact the office if you did not receive the email, 859.266.1621.
We will need a cleaning team to work between the services.
Immediately after the first service the pews will need to be wiped down with
disinfectant, the doorways, door handles and any other commonly touched surfaces
will need to be disinfected. The bathrooms will also need to be sprayed and
wiped with disinfectant. We need five people willing to volunteer for this
ministry between 10:15am and 10:45am every Sunday morning.
Door greeters are self-explanatory. However, they will NOT
be there to shake hands. Door greeters will maintain a 6-foot distance when
they give arriving worshipers a joyful greeting and direct them straight into
the sanctuary. We will need two door greeters for each service, two from 9:15am
to 9:40am, and two from 10:45am to 11:10am.
In an effort to minimize contact, each service will have
communion servers who will hand out individual, disposable communion sets.
Using gloved hands, they will hand out communion to each worshiper as they
arrive for the service. We will need two communion servers for each service,
two from 9:15am to 9:40am, and two from 10:45am to 11:10am.
Another new service opportunity will be the camera
operators. This is not a difficult, or complicated task, but it will need a
little bit of training prior to the service. The worship services will continue
to be live streamed at the regular worship hours. The camera operators will
monitor the cameras and occasionally redirect the cameras as activity on the
stage moves. We will need two camera operators for each service, two from
9:20am to 10:30am, and two from 10:50am to 12:00pm.
The projector operators serve in the video room. They are
the ones who make sure the right slides show up at the right time on the
screen. Training is required for this position. If you are interested in
serving in this ministry, please contact Rich Pannell or Larry Bugg.
Video switcher operator:
Since we will be broadcasting with two cameras, we need
someone to monitor the activity on the stage and switch between the cameras at
appropriate times. This volunteer will also be working from the video room and
some training will be required. In a manner of speaking, this person will be
the director of the Sunday morning online experience. We will need one video
switcher operator for each service, one from 9:20am to 10:30am, and one from
10:50am to 12:00pm.
Digital service host:
This is an exciting new opportunity that can even be done from your home. Our new video streaming service allows people watching to post comments and connect with the church and other worshipers during service. It also has the ability for someone to request prayer during the service and to connect privately with the host to share their concerns (just by text, no audio or video). The digital service host will monitor the conversations during the service and will be responsible for responding to any prayer request during the service. This can be done through a computer at your home or here at the church. This is not a complicated ministry, but some training will be necessary. We will need a minimum of one host per service. Multiple people can serve as host at the same time. If you are interested in serving as a digital service host, or if you just want more information, please contact Rich Pannell, firstname.lastname@example.org or (276) 791-9787.
With your help, Tates Creek Christian Church will be a safe, welcoming, and joyful place of worship. Thank you for your continued support for the church and service to the Lord.
We Care Store Service Opportunities:
- We Care will continue to operate and even have an additional day. We Care will be open on Tuesdays 1:30pm to 3:30pm and 4:00pm to 5:45pm. It will also be open on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
- We ask for your continued support of We Care especially since it will be open an extra day. Right now, with grocery stores limiting what can be bought, physical donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items are more valuable than cash donations. Please bring these by the church during the We Care hours listed above.
- We also need volunteers for We Care since it will have an additional day during the week. Please contact Sharon Johnson for information on when you can volunteer at (859) 699-8793.
Items needed for the We Care Store include:
Shampoo, laundry detergent, soap, toothpaste, body wash, feminine hygiene products, razors, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers (any size), wipes, juice, bottled water, cereal, oatmeal, any non-perishable breakfast items, crackers, pancake mix, syrup, mac & cheese, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta spaghetti, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned ravioli, soup, laundry detergent, dish detergent, cleaning supplies, bread/buns, any snack items.
We will no longer be providing sack lunches through VFL. We will no longer need the fresh items of meat, cheese, fruit, etc. Thank you for your continued support of the We Care Store with non-perishable food items.
Tates Creek We Care Store receives $7,500
Glick Philanthropies Community Relief Fund
Tates Creek We Care Store receives $7,500 Glick Philanthropies Community Relief Fund
Currently, we serve residents and neighbors of Briarwood Apartments, an apartment community managed by the Gene B. Glick Company. To support our efforts to build community and create opportunity for those we serve, Glick Philanthropies made a $7,500 contribution to the We Care Store through the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program to help local nonprofit organizations continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
To date, we have supported our communities by providing non-perishable food and hygiene items to hundreds of families each week.
For more information, visit glickphilanthropies.org. We are thankful for this wonderful donation.
The following are recommendations and information regarding care during this COVID-19 pandemic.
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