Updated on 7.24.2020 at 8:00pm
As elders, staff, and leaders, we have been praying for you.
We are currently having in-person limited-capacity worship services. We know worship might look and feel different; however, we pray for you to come expectant and excited to see how God moves in this time. We care for you and love you. This is certainly a time we seek wisdom and unity. We are here for you. We want to pray for you and with you.
We encourage you to read the updates below and share a prayer request with us. We long to all be together again and are trusting in the promises God has given us as children of God.
“Rest in the fact that the Lord’s purposes will prevail, both in our
church and in your life.” - Pastor Danny
What we are asking you to do
If you are feeling unwell then please stay home.
Please take your temperature prior to coming to church and do not come if you have a fever.
Masks are recommended but not required. According to CDC guidelines, children under 2 should not wear a mask.
As appropriate Doorkeepers will be wearing masks and gloves. Since Doorkeepers will be coming in closer contact with attendees (holding doors open, passing out elements, etc) we are taking each of their temperatures before they begin serving each week.
Sanitizer stations will be set up around the church for congregational use. Please take a moment to find one when you walk in.
When able, doors will be propped open to avoid contact.
Doorkeepers will be available to aid in moving or retrieving chairs, holding doors open, finding sanitizer, etc.
The Lord’s Supper will be distributed in prepackaged containers as you come into the Sanctuary. It will be handed to you from a basket by a Doorkeeper with gloves. Inform them upon entering if you will be participating in the Lord’s Supper.
Physical cash or checks can be deposited into the available "Giving" box by the Sanctuary doors upon leaving.
Many items in the Foyer will be removed to limit the amount of surface contact. And we are suspending our coffee service.
Doors that are closed should remain closed to reduce the spaces being used. If you need to access the nursing mother's room, you are welcome to do so.
Please take note of the signage that will be posted reminding you of social distance guidelines and max occupancy of rooms.
The Sanctuary is laid out in a way that promotes social distancing between families. The seats have been moved from 6' to now 5' to give more options for families to sit and space out more if they would like.
To help engage your children, we will provide small bags of activities that you will take home or throw away after service. Please find a Doorkeeper if you are in need of extra bags.
To reduce contact surfaces, Bibles and Hey! I’m Here! books will be removed. If you or someone you know needs a Bible, the hospitality team will be happy to give you one to keep.
After service, we ask that you be mindful of the team that is working to sanitize our spaces to prepare for the next service, it may become necessary to continue fellowshipping outside of the church building.
Sanitizing the Building
The sanitization team will come on Saturday to do a big sanitization sweep before Sunday.
Before 1st service, the team will do a once over on door handles and light switches that have been used.
Between services, they will go over door handles, countertops, bathrooms, and spray the chairs int the Sanctuary.
Worship team and media teams will have access to wipes so they can sanitize their equipment as often as they need.
After 2nd service, when all occupants leave, the sanitization team will complete another big sanitization sweep of the building.
We have been working hard to ensure that we have an ample supply of sanitizer and cleaning supplies to ensure you walk into a safe and clean environment.
TL Student Ministry
Phase Four (Current through July 17th) Up to 250 People
Sunday Evenings Events.
Tuesday Evening Gatherings (Every Tuesday until the end of July).
Wednesday Evening Gatherings (Every other Wednesday) continue at the church.
All gatherings must be set up in a way to allow space between students
All games must be done in a way that will limit touching/ sharing surfaces
Phase Five (Beginning July 18th) No Gathering # Restrictions
Wednesday Evening Gatherings continue at the church.
Sunday Evening Events until end of July.
In August, if church is meeting on Sundays in a “full capacity” mode:
All TL Student gatherings must be set up in a way to allow space between students
All games must be done in a way that will limit touching/ sharing surfaces
Move to RISE every other Sunday per schedule
Only pre-packaged food, no serving utensils.
Move to every other Wednesday for Gatherings
Only pre-packaged or restaurant bought food, no serving utensils
In following our State’s Revised Guidance for Places of Worship, all Terrace Lake Kids classes, both preschool and elementary, will reopen 7.26.2020 for Elemntary, and 8.2.2020 for Preschool. Along with the state’s directions, our response will remain fluid and we will adapt to new information as it presents itself.
In the interim, the Terrace Lake Kids Ministry will be doing the following:
We will be providing activity bags for children during our limited capacity services. These take-home bags will include paper, crayons, stickers, and other assorted items to help our younger children participate creatively during the service.
We will continue to offer weekly online lessons for our preschool children and weekly online family devotionals for our families with older children filled with links and resources for both parents and children.
During this time we will also be looking at ways to streamline the check-in and pick-up processes, revise classroom activities, and implement new cleaning and sanitization policies for Sunday mornings - according to our state and local government’s guidelines and recommendations - to ensure a safe and fun experience for our families and guests.
*Subject to change. Will follow government recommendations.
Encourage social distancing in meetings and fellowship afterwards. Suggestion: meet in a space large enough for people to be spread out (outdoors weather permitting, church). Meeting in homes may not be possible for social distancing depending on the size of your group.
Recommend that all adults wear masks during meetings.
No food at meetings until all social distancing restrictions are over.
Can have one person on a zoom call on their phone for people not coming in person to C group. Suggest that the person rotates the phone to whomever is talking so they can see what is going on more clearly.
When we reach Stage 3, classrooms will open for childcare (no classrooms open for Stage 2).
Classrooms available: Walkers, 3's, and 2nd-4th grade (Walkers room doesn't have a DVD player).
If a group isn't comfortable with their children playing together, they could have women meet the first C group time and men meet on the second C group time that month so one parent can watch kids at home.
Consider using a video so kids can sit and watch something and not run around or touch each other as much.
Entering the church for C-Group meetings
In light of social distancing, please use the entrance closest to the room where your group meets:
Kitchen door for East Assembly Room
Main entrance for RISE room
Gathering room doors for Gathering room
Consider having a hospitality greeter from your group open the door so people don't have to touch the door or prop the door open
Cleaning after meetings
Wipe down door handles, tables, and other surfaces if used.
Spray chairs with Lysol.
Toys used in kid's classrooms need to be wiped down, as well as chairs/tables used.
Location and Hours
5116 47 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1R9
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
4911-51 Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1P7
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
5pm – 8pm by appointment only
Thursday: 10am – 5pm