We're happy to announce some changes to our services and schedules in November. First off, on November 8th, we will be re-launching our 8:15 am service in the Chapel with all of the same guidelines as the Dream Center. Also on the 8th, we will add our 9 am service back both in the Dream Center and with Kidzworks (ages 4 and up). Beginning that weekend, while registration will still be required for Kidzworks, adults will no longer need to register for Dream Center services. As always, online church is available during each of our Dream Center services, and we will continue to reevaluate our approach based on guidance from the city, county, and state in order to bring you and your family the safest experience possible.
registration to attend services
As we regather for indoor worship, we’re asking anyone who wants to attend our services to register beforehand. This will allow us to be sure to stay under our capacity limit as dictated by local and state authorities. You will need to register for each service that you wish to attend. Registering for one weekend does not automatically register you for subsequent weekends.
Note: Registration will open at 4 pm on Saturdays for the following weekend (7 days in advance).
What to Expect When We Regather Inside
We’re excited to announce our plans to regather for indoor worship on September 5th and 6th. While we all would love to get back to church the way it was before all of this, we want to make sure to let you know this experience will be very different. We will still bring our hearts to worship God with singing. We will still pray together, celebrate communion together, and hear the preached Word of God together. But as we all know by now, there will need to be significant differences in how we do church right now. The three main differences which will make this feel very different are social distancing, mask-wearing, and crowd control.
Social Distancing: Our auditorium will be set up with pre-arranged, socially distant clusters, and we would ask that only members of the same household sit in the same cluster. We all need to be prepared that this might make the experience of worship feel more disconnected than it used to.
Mask Wearing: The State of Wisconsin mask mandate dictates that everyone ages 5 and up must wear a mask indoors at all times. Our dedicated staff and difference makers will kindly remind us all to keep our masks on at all times if we forget.
Crowd Control: With the guidelines that the City of Beloit has set up, we have a maximum total attendance, which dictates that we pre-register anyone who wants to come to church. Those details will be on our website and Facebook beginning 7 days before each weekend. There are several implications of this:
When you come to church having registered for the service, someone will ask your name, so we know who has shown up. You will then be escorted to your seat by our First Impressions Team.
If you have children to register at Kidzworks, you will drop them off at the Red Entrance and then come to the Blue Entrance to come into church. These will be the only two entrances open during weekend services.
At the end of the service, we will ask you to remain in your seats until our First Impressions Team dismisses your group. Please don’t plan to engage in fellowship in the Dream Center or in the hallways either before or after church. You will be welcome to do so outside. We realize that this is an important part of church, and hope that you find ways to connect with others safely while attending by doing so outside and socially distant.
If someone shows up for church who didn’t know that they needed to register, we will do everything possible to make space for them, including giving away the reserved seats of anyone who is more than 10 minutes late to check-in, so please be on time!
We know all of this can feel a little hyper-sensitive, but we are very conscious of our responsibility not only to our members but also to our community. We feel confident that this plan allows us to regather while minimizing risk in case an asymptomatic carrier unknowingly comes to church. We care about your safety as well as your spiritual, emotional, and mental health, so we’re doing our best to serve you in this uncertain landscape.