While over 70% of the 560+ households that participated in the recent church-wide survey indicated that they are either extremely comfortable or comfortable returning to worship at Chapel Pointe once the stay-at-home order is lifted, we know that some of you have hesitations. Everyone will have to make their own decisions when the time comes and we are thankful that live-streaming of our services will continue to be a part of how we connect for worship. If we all selflessly love one another during this time and put others first, the transition is going to be a time where we will see God move in ways we cannot even imagine.
Quick Facts and Answers about the Reopening Plan
Why are we we making plans to open our doors?
The elders and leadership team have invested much prayer, thought, and fasting every step of the way and are unified in where the church is headed. They have not taken the decisions they make lightly and care tremendously for the people they lead and the community at large.
While the current stay-at-home order is scheduled to expire June 12, we know that Michigan, beginning on March 24 with Executive Order 2020-21, will not penalize churches that gather — “Consistent with prior guidance, a place of religious worship, when used for religious worship, is not subject to penalty under section 14.”
We trust that each individual will have to choose whether it is in their best interest to attend. We are asking those that are sick, are in a vulnerable population, as well as those that might feel uncomfortable attending to stay home and join us on livestream. We are a unified body of believers, even when we are apart.
Will masks be mandatory? What about maintaining 6 feet?
What is the church doing to keep things clean?
Will cpKids be open?
Parents — we know you might miss being able to attend worship without your kids, but you’ve got this! Your kids will get to see you worshiping God passionately, just like they have at home! That’s a win. Feel free to bring some crayons or markers and we’ll have something to help keep them engaged during the service.
Where do I park? What happens once I arrive for worship?
The doors will open 20 minutes before the start of each service. If you RSVP for the gym, you will park in the west parking lot and come in Entrance A. If you RSVP for the worship center, you will park in the new, lower parking lot and come in Entrance C. When you arrive, you will be asked to find a place to sit. Please be respectful of those around you.