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Dear Church,


First, I want to start by saying THANK YOU for your faithfulness and generosity in this difficult season! Many of you have stepped up and served in extraordinary ways and shown the world what it means to “be the Church” in the midst of an international crisis. From racial tensions to COVID-19 gathering limitations this has been a defining moment for all of us, and you have truly been a light in our community! 

Second, I want to take a moment to explain our (initial) plan for resuming in person gatherings at Rolling Hills Church. It’s true that God used this season to remind us that the church is not a building but a people. However, I also firmly believe that “online church” was never meant to replace the physical gathering of God’s people. I am grateful for the technology that enables us to stay connected in the midst of quarantines and social distancing, but it is both powerful and necessary for us to resume gathering together in person in the days ahead.

The writer of Hebrews said it like this //

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:24-25

After consulting with a wide range of church leaders, medical professionals, and local government officials here is what our executive leadership team and our board has decided as our re-entry plan //

  1. As of June 21st, we are gathering inside the auditorium, outside on the patio, and inside in the lobby at 9:00am and 10:45am services. 
  2. You can locate further details on what this looks like in our FAQ section below and our re-entry PDF linked below.
  3. Online Experience Continues - For kids, youth and adults we’ll continue to invest deeply in our online presence! We know many of your may have health concerns or other factors that slow your re-entry - we plan to help you stay a priority. 

Our team continues to monitor local and state guidelines while collaborating with other churches to determine best steps forward. We are committed to doing our part to mitigate against any health concerns. To make that possible, our indoor Sunday gatherings on campus have been redesigned for a season to create a touchless experience with space for necessary distancing and other health guidelines. For example, this includes a few key safety measures: A decreased seating capacity in the main auditorium, a pause on Kids and Nursery ministries and a pause on coffee and other “self” service offerings. Thankfully, we are blessed with a facility large enough to facilitate you, your families and all our efforts to worship together in time. 

Please plan to do your part to care for those amongst us who may have underlying concerns by wearing a mask (we’ll have extras), practicing appropriate distancing, and staying home if you’ve experienced any health concerns or been in contact with anyone who has.

For those with concerns, we will continue to invest in our online experience, both on Sundays and for many of our midweek ministries - no one is left out! Want to help further? Consider learning more about joining a volunteer Connect Team that will be on the front lines of helping people gather well in the days ahead. 

I’m praying for you and your families and cannot wait to see you again in person! 

Grace and Peace,
Jonathan Hansen
Lead Pastor

June 3, 2020

FAQ

When will indoor campus gatherings begin again?


Our goal is to resume our physical gatherings on campus for multiple services when the state limit is raised to 200 people or higher per venue option with social distancing. The frequency or use of outdoor options in conjunction with being able to maintain quality online experience is under constant examination as well. 


What Will be Different about Indoor Gatherings?


Over time, you will notice our model temporarily shifting to accommodate health and safety guidelines. 

  • We will have entrance and exit specific doors, volunteers to help seat people ensuring proper distancing. 

  • We will also provide additional seating  overflow in the -lobby and the multipurpose building

  • In order to provide a “touchless” experience, there will be a temporary pause on communion, coffee service, seatback materials

Is it possible that we may do more outdoor events? 


It is possible, we are currently looking into further outdoor options while trying to ensure we can maintain strong online options as well. 


Will the Kids Ministry open? 


At this point,  there will be a temporary pause on all kids and nursery programs, they will be welcome into the worship service with all of us!

Do we need to wear masks?


Yes- we are requesting everyone to wear a mask mirroring the CDC’s recommendation as they evolve. Please bring your own, those who do not have a mask when they arrive will be given one upon entrance. While we know everyone has different feelings on masks, we are grateful for your help in taking the best steps we can to ensure health and safety to all guests. 


 

How are you cleaning and prepping your building?


Our facilities team is taking every necessary precaution to maintain a safe and clean environment for any guest.  Prior to Sunday, the campus will undergo a deep and intensive cleaning. Between services on Sunday morning, we will have team members cleaning specific high-volume areas of our campus. Our auditorium seat rows are 3 feet apart, so we will close off every other row, and alternate the open rows for each Sunday service so you don’t have to sit in a seat that some else sat in 45 minutes before you. We will clean the armrests and other hard surfaces of chairs,  along with door handles and handrails in specific areas of our campus between Sundays.


Who can I contact if I have questions, concerns or needs?

We are here to help, please contact info@rollhillchurch.com or call (916) 939-3527 and our team will be happy to connect. 


How can I give? Can I still get a giving envelope and give in person?


We will continue to encourage you to join others in moving your giving online. The giving boxes will still be available in the lobby,  but envelopes and pens will not be available. 



Is there a document that provides greater detail on Rolling Hills’ Re-entry plan? 


Yes, For a more detailed plan for re-entry developed by our task force made up of key staff, board members and medical professionals is avaiable below.


Click here for a more detailed re-entry PDF.