8/16 - Sunday Service at the Building, 10 a.m. (link to pre-register below)
8/16 - Baby Dedication Parent Orientation
Wednesdays in August - Red Cross Blood Drive
8/23 - Baby Dedication
8/30 - Honduras Backpack Drop Off Drive-Thru, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Baby Dedication in the middle of pandemic?? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! We don't yet have all the answers of how we'll carry this out, but what we do know is that we'll navigate it in a way that's both safe for you AND creates an opportunity for a valuable and meaningful experience.
The first thing we need to know is who's interested in an August Baby Dedication. SO LET US KNOW by filling out this short form!
Sunday, 8/16 - an informational session in some format
Sunday, 8/23 - a time of dedication
Red Cross Blood Drive - Wednesdays in August, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
From the American Red Cross:
Communities across the country count on the American Red Cross for help every day — and supporting those communities is at the heart of what we do. We are pleased to share that as of June 15, all blood, platelet and plasma donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. As an organization dedicated to helping others, we are fortunate to be able to step up to help during this pandemic by offering this service at your upcoming blood drives.
At LCC in the lobby from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on:
Sign up using the link below:
Backpack Drop Off Drive-Thru, August 30, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
We'll be collecting backpacks you all have been lovingly stuffing full of supplies and gifts at the building.
BACKPACK DROP OFF DRIVE-THRU August 30, 11 A.M - 12:30 P.M. at the building.
Each July, we pack backpacks for our kids in our sister church in Arenales, Lempira, Honduras. This is crucial for families to be able to send their kids to school. Most families cannot afford to pay for these backpacks which are required for school. Something simple to us is a major obstacle to them.
Sunday Service at the Building - Beginning July 19
We're reopening the building for service beginning July 19.
From Dan, LCC Lead Pastor:
Sunday mornings are an important part of our two-winged model as a church (Acts 2, 4). It’s the place where our groups gather collectively for worship, teaching, and encouragement. Having said that, as we move towards it, our desire is to keep group life front and center as the place where we live out Koinonia (the dynamic that happens when we gather together in Him and dispense grace and truth to each other). That’s where our heart is and needs to be. This season has only reinforced that.
As we prepare to reopen on Sundays, there are many important and very specific details we’ll need to pass on. We’ll do it in chunks to keep information manageable. Here’s some initial and general info as we look to reopen:
1. The Sunday morning experience at the building will look different than it did before.
Initially, we will not have our Kids' Life program (newborn through 6th grade), worship will be different (band, but no singing), the service will be shorter, and our entering and exiting procedures will be new. We’ll adjust and expand our Sunday morning experience as God leads us and based on information from the State of Ohio/CDC.
2. Our goal is to diminish the risk.
Though we are exempt from state and federal mandates, we’ll comply with them so far as they are reasonable. Here are a few things we'll be doing to help diminish risk:
- Face masks are required while in the building (see details from the State of Ohio).
- Shorter services (45 minutes initially).
- Worship band performance, but no corporate singing.
- Limited occupancy to 100 people.
- Limited auditorium seating and spacing parties so that they are 6 feet from each other.
- Pre-registering for the service at the building ahead of time. This will help us plan for seating and pass on future health info to those attending a particular Sunday.
- Encouraging people who are exhibiting any signs of sickness to enjoy the livestream at home.
- We will have items on hand (sanitizer, masks, etc.) for those who forget.
- Socially distanced and prompt entering and exiting. Outside is a great place to catch up with each other after service!
- Following recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing the building before, during, and after our meetings.
3. We will continue to offer the service online.
Beginning July 5, we will begin live-streaming the service from the auditorium on Sundays (services have previously been pre-recorded). And by the way, we completely understand if you are uncomfortable or not able to return in person on July 19. Join us from home, watch with your group or others. Each of us must listen to the Holy Spirit and make the best decision regarding our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We are one body. We are for each other. We have GRACE with one another.
In all this, we may have to pivot. So let’s move forward ready to change as God leads us. We ask for your prayers and grace. And we encourage you to pursue community and give thanks for the gift that we have now in the small.