Covid-19 Update

August 9th Update:

Beginning Thursday and Sunday, August 13th and 16th, Highlands will begin offering in-person service gatherings as well as continuing to offer our services online.

Please check out the video message from Pastor Bob Wade on the details and our heart for gathering together in person again:

 We’re thankful to see that the efforts of our community - including physical distancing and mask-wearing - have recently resulted in reduced hospitalizations and fewer people getting sick with Covid-19. 

The pastors and elders at Highlands believe now is the time to also balance these preventative measures with the need to keep our church family spiritually healthy by beginning to gather in person again for those who are ready to do so.  

Frequently Asked Questions


When are in-person services resuming on the Highlands Campus?

Highlands will offer the option to attend services in person beginning Thursday, August 13th at 6:45pm and Sunday, August 16th at 9:00 & 10:45am

We will also continue to stream our services online Sunday mornings at HighlandsChurch.org/Live for those who would like to continue to participate online.

 

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, seating every-other-row and asking that there be three open seats between family groups.
  • We ask that everyone wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times while in the Worship Center (including while seated and during times of singing).
  • 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 served outdoors through the kitchen patio.

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.  We will, however, be asking parents to pre-register their kids if they will be participating in our Highlands Kids program during a service (beginning August 20 & 23).  More details are at HighlandsChurch.org/Kids.

 

Will there be programming for kids available?

Highlands Kids programming is scheduled to resume for kids ages birth through 6th grade on August 20th at 6:45pm and August 23rd at 10:45am*. For now, we will not have Highlands Kids programming at our 9:00am services - this will allow us plenty of  time to sanitize all of our kids spaces with our enhanced cleaning protocols between each gathering.

In order to prepare our Highlands Kids team and classroom space appropriately, we'll be asking parents to pre-register their kids for each service.  More details will be available soon on our Highlands Kids pages on our website, and we'll email parents with additional information.

 

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 HighlandsChurch.org/Live.


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.