Hope Community Church
Friday, September 25, 2020

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 Updated 9/22/2020

As the weather gets cooler, we needed to find a place for us to meet indoors for our worship service.  We have checked out many places and have concluded that God has led us to a specific place.  Our worship service is moving to SATURDAYS beginning SATURDAY, October 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Liberty Church, 1640 W. Gelden Road, Lindenhurst. (We will still meet at Millennium Park this Sunday, 9/27).  We are excited at the opportunities afforded us at this new location and time.  We will continue to offer nursery care, elementary class and youth group during the service.  We will have the sanctuary and classrooms set up for social distancing and ask that everyone please wear masks inside the building.  For those unable to join us in person, we will continue to LIVESTREAM the service each Saturday at 5 pm.  And for those of you who are more of the "Sunday morning churchgoer", we will be setting up a ZOOM call at 9:15 am each Sunday for fellowship and then the livestream service from the previous day will begin promptly at 9:30 am.  The Sunday morning ZOOM is a great opportunity for those of us who will be doing church on Saturdays to join up with those who can't make it.  We look forward to seeing everyone at that time.
Stay tuned for more information coming this week for this exciting new direction God is taking HOPE Church.
 
 

LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE

For those who cannot or are not yet ready to join us in-person, you can still join us online via YouTube Live!  Just click on this link to connect with our church's YouTube page & then click the icon labeled "Hope Worship Service 9/27/2020" (Note: The service will begin at 9:30am, but we will begin live-streaming at 9:20am to give you plenty of time to connect.)

 

FOR THOSE JOINING US FOR OUR IN-PERSON OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE, here are a few things to know: 

  • The service begins at 9:30am.  We will be meeting at Millennium Park (201 Country Place, Lindenhurst, IL 60046; just down the street from Bonner Farm).  We encourage you to come early to get settled before the service begins.  If you are feeling sick or running a fever prior to service, we would ask that you stay home.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs.  We will be social distancing.  You can sit either under the pavilion or under the large canopy.  We ask that the picnic tables under the pavilion be used for family groups to sit together.
  • We strongly encourage the wearing of masks while entering our worship space and visiting with others. After you find your place to sit and are socially distanced, feel free to remove your masks.  It is recommended that during the singing time, you also wear your masks.
  • Worship programs and song sheets will be on the welcome table as you arrive.  For added safety, the bulletins will be put in a ziplock bag at least 24 hours prior to the service.  The bulletin and song sheets will also be on our message website.  If you prefer, you can also access the song sheet up on your phone during worship to see the lyrics.
  • Restrooms will be available.
  • Playground equipment is available for your little ones, but it is to be used at your discretion.  Hope Community Church does not guarantee the cleanliness or safety of any playground equipment.
  • The elementary class and middle school/high school class will meet together during the message portion of the service.  They will social distance with their class in an area a short distance away from our worship area.  In addition, our nursery/pre-school/kindergarten class will meet during the first 10-20 minutes of the message and then rejoin us for the remainder of the service.  Feel free to bring a blanket and toys for your child/children to play with while seated with you.

IN CASE OF RAIN, we will meet together via ZOOM and all meeting information can be found here: Meeting ID: 287 775 281 Password:019752

AND FINALLY...... The leadership at Hope has worked diligently to try to comply with all the state and county guidelines for worship services.  It is our greatest intention to do what we can to keep all of us safe.  Remember, in the spirit of love and unity, we want to respect each other's feelings and fears during this scary and uncertain time.  The precautions we take are for the emotional and physical protection of others, and we appreciate everyone's cooperation.  Thanks Hope!