Covid-19 Update

March 28th Update:

We're thankful that our community is returning to a place of health, and that access to Covid-19 vaccinations has been made available to all adults in Arizona.  As our state continues the process of reducing restrictions and reopening more opportunities for gathering, Highlands looks forward to welcoming more of our congregation back to in-person gatherings.

Our seating areas will now have all rows available, though we still request that you leave at least three seats between family groups in an effort to maintain physical distancing.  Though masks are not required, if you are more comfortable wearing a mask while participating, we encourage you to do so.

Our online service offerings will continue each week on Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am on our Highlands Live page as well as our Facebook and YouTube channels. If you are at a higher risk for Covid-19, we encourage you to participate with us online.  As always, if you or anyone in your household is sick, please stay at home and participate with us online as well.

And finally, please join us in continuing to pray that the effects of Covid-19 on our community would continue to fade as we look to the year ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What measures will be taken to slow the spread of Covid-19?

 We will continue to take several measures to prevent the spread of viruses on the Highlands Campus:

  • We will ask groups to space out in the worship center, asking that there be three open seats between family groups, and avoiding sitting directly behind another group.
  • Surfaces and high-touch areas will be cleaned regularly between and during all services. Our facilities team have upgraded all of their disinfectant supplies for maximum effectiveness against the coronavirus.
  • Food items will not be available, though beverages (coffee, iced tea, water) will be available between services in the lobby rotunda.

Most importantly, if you aren't feeling well, if someone in your household is sick, or if you have recently been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19, please stay at home and participate with our services online at Highlands Live


Will attendees need to RSVP or register for services?

RSVP's will not be required to attend our weekend services.  


Will there be programming for kids available?

Highlands Kids programming is available at our Thursday 6:45pm service and Sunday 10:45am service. For now, we will not have Highlands Kids programming at our 9:00am service - this will allow us plenty of  time to sanitize all of our kids spaces with our enhanced cleaning protocols between each gathering.


What if I'm not ready to gather in person yet?

We know many from our church family aren't ready to gather in person yet, or who also have a health concern in their family that will prevent them from being a part of in-person gatherings. That is absolutely okay!  We fully support you in making the right decision for your family.

We will continue to provide all of the online services and connection points you've come to know over the last few months. You can find our central hub for participating online at

How can I personally connect with others during this time?

We encourage you to regularly connect with others in the church family during this challenging time.  If you’re part of a small group, be sure you’re checking in regularly and connecting. If you’re not part of a small group, visit our Groups page and get started today!  We have small groups that will be meeting both in person as well as online options, and most will begin at the end of August.

If there’s any ministry or program that you would like to connect with and you’re having trouble figuring out how, please reach out to us at  and we’ll point you in the right direction!

Where can I get help?

We know many will be in a position of needing assistance as this season of coronavirus continues.  We greatly desire to come alongside you and your family to help you with whatever your needs might be.  Please visit our Care page and hit the “Need Assistance” button to let us know how the church family can help you.