We’re so excited to have you worship with us!
Sundays, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Limited Capacity, Masks Required
COVID Screening Policy
How many services will be available at HCC-Downtown?
We’ll hold in-person services in our East building at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM with a limited capacity. Our online service will air at 10 AM via our Facebook page and website.
I’m excited to attend in person. What do I need to do?
Registration will open on Wednesday each week for the following Sunday. You can access registration through our Weekly MyHopeCC post or the button at the top of this page. Reserve seats for yourself and any household members who will be joining you! You’ll receive a confirmation email with a barcode that you’ll use to check in on Sunday morning.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Just email email@example.com and we’ll take care of that for you! This frees up your spot for someone else.
What if I’m not able to reserve a seat?
We know that because of our limited capacity, we all will not be able to gather together at the same time for quite a while. If your preferred service time is full, we encourage you to consider attending at a different time and meet some new people, or join us online this week instead. You can also check back periodically to see if any seats have opened up due to cancellations.
What if I’m not feeling well, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19?
We’d ask that for the sake of all who are attending in person, you would stay home until you’re cleared to return to gathering with others (negative testing, completed quarantine period, etc.). If you’ve already reserved your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to free up your spot for another person. We’d love for you to still join us online!
Will I need to wear a mask?
For the sake of both our unity as a church and an effort to best care for our community, we will require all those who are 5 years or older to wear a mask the entire time they are in our building unless they are unable to do so for a recognized medical or mental health reason or disability. Children ages two to five are encouraged to attempt mask wearing.
What if I seek testing for COVID-19 within two weeks of attending a Hope service?
We encourage you to let us know! This helps us gauge how safely reopening our in-person services is going. You can securely report your testing by clicking on the button below.
The Hope Bus will resume service for the 1/17 service.
It’s Sunday. I just got to HCC–Downtown. What do I do now?
Pop on your mask and follow the lead of our awesome team of volunteers! Enter through our 7th Street doors, and our volunteers will guide you through the health screening and check-in process. You’ll then be ushered to your seat (make sure your entire household is present before being ushered in). Please try to stay close to your seat, and if you brought a squirmy kiddo who needs a break, feel free to take them down to the Community Room. Our service will last approximately 60 minutes.
Will I be able to choose where I sit?
No, you and your household will be seated by an usher (the Sanctuary will be filled front to back) when you arrive in the Sanctuary to help us maximize our space. We will make a priority of seating families with young children near the aisles so that they can more easily exit to care for their children.
What will happen during the worship service?
Though we won’t be able to offer corporate communion and coffee/treats at this time, we will be singing together (masks on) and studying God’s Word together. Come ready to worship!
Will there be any children’s programming?
As we’re just figuring out this scale of use for our building and learning how to best care for all those who choose to attend, we will not be offering children’s ministry activities at this time. Children are absolutely welcome to attend with their families, and we’ll continue to evaluate when we can reopen this portion of our Sunday morning ministry. We will have the downstairs Community Room available for nursing, diaper changes, and getting some wiggles out!
What will happen when the service has finished?
Our ushers will work quickly to dismiss rows while maintaining social distancing. We encourage you to gather with others outside to connect! For those planning to attend the 11 AM service, we’ll have a team of people sanitizing our spaces before you arrive.
Can I give a physical check or contribution?
Yes, we have secured boxes located in the Sanctuary for you to make a physical contribution, though we encourage attendees to utilize online giving as much as possible (hopecc.com/give).
I’d love to help serve! How do I connect with the team of volunteers?
We’re so glad you asked! Email email@example.com!
Where can I find Hope’s full COVID plan?
Our fully-detailed COVID plan can be found by clicking here.
Please Note: There is a possibility of contracting COVID-19 while attending Hope activities. Hope Community Church is taking necessary steps to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus and to protect those attending our services. However, we cannot guarantee we are preventing anyone from contracting COVID.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org