The following is a statement from our Board of Elders and Lead Pastor: “Upon the recommendation of the district leadership of the Christian and Missionary Alliance regarding the Pennsylvania mask regulation, we are recommending that you wear a mask upon entering and exiting the church. We have taken necessary measures to promote physical distancing within the church that would allow you to remove your mask at your seat if you so desire.” If you do not have a mask, we have some available in the back of the Worship Center for you. 

We are excited to announce that we are opening our doors once again for in-person worship on Sunday mornings! Please know that your health and safety are our top priorities. We have made modifications both inside and outside the Worship Center to meet federal, state, and local recommendations, including a touchless experience, hand sanitizer stations, and new cleaning protocols.

As we gear up to gather again in-person on Sunday mornings, please consider what the experience will look like in the description below. We can’t wait to see you at church!

  • Services will be held at 9:00AM and 10:45AM.
  • In order to allow for cleaning between services and facilitate social distancing, the church doors will open at 8:45AM for the first service and at 10:30AM for the second service.
    • A tent will be set up with our pre-service host who will help with directing attendees when the doors open. Feel free to fellowship in the parking lot before your service! Please, however, be respectful of other people’s levels of comfortability and observe social distancing.
  • Between services and after, all touchpoints will be disinfected, including the seats and restrooms.
  • If you are at-risk or uncomfortable, we encourage you to continue to worship at home. Our online service will take place as normal at 10:45AM. Even when we are meeting physically, we are committed to bringing you an engaging online service experience.
  • While at this time we will not be offering children’s or youth programming during our Sunday morning services, activity bags will be available for children containing activities for them to enjoy during the service. We look forward to having your children in our service! We know that sometimes kids can get a little loud, and that’s okay. This is a great opportunity to worship as a family and to teach our children how to worship. We encourage you to make this a family experience!
  • We are encouraging social distancing practices at our services.
    • Masks are recommended (See the statement at the top of the page). Your safety is our priority.
    • Worship Center seating will be spaced out so that social distancing can be observed. Attendees are encouraged to sit with their household and to leave three seats between you and the next household. Leaders will be available to help you find seating.
    • We ask that attendees observe social distancing, and we encourage that you refrain from shaking hands or hugging. We want everyone to feel at ease at our service, no matter your level of comfortability during this time.
  • No coffee, food, or water fountains will be available. The church kitchen will be closed.
  • Our touchless experience includes online giving and secure giving boxes set up at the entrance and exit to the Worship Center. Digital Connect Cards and Bulletins will be available on our website. Prayer Packets can be requested by mail, and prayer requests are available via the One Call and a private Facebook group. ***This Sunday, June 7th, baskets for the Benevolent Offering will be available.
  • This Sunday, June 7th, we will be taking communion. As you enter the Worship Center, leaders will be available handing out pre-sealed communion elements.

As a church staff and leadership, we want to go above and beyond to make your in-person experience at church welcoming for everyone. Thank you for helping us to accomplish this. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by emailing us at connect@washingtoncma.org or by calling the church at 724-705-0019.

Family Worship Rooms

We’re excited to have our kids joining us for a family worship experience. We know, however, that sometimes it’s a little hard, especially for our littlest attendees. We want to make it a little easier this Sunday! We will have Family Worship Rooms available.

Our Family Worship Room in City Hall will be available in the 10:45 service for parents and kids 5 and under. This is a family worship experience, so parents need to stay with their children. The service will stream on the big screen for families to worship together.

Parents, feel free to bring some items from home to help keep your kids engaged! There will be activity bags for all kids, and also, there will be few items in each Family Worship Room to help. Both rooms will have a maximum capacity in order maintain social distancing practices.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of one of our Family Worship Rooms this Sunday, just ask one of our leaders in a lanyard, and they will get you set up. We are excited to worship with you and your family!

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be dismissed after worship during the Family Worship Service to City Hall should they like to attend. Kids will learn their monthly Bible verse, have their weekly Bible Story, and then go to the playground to play outside. If there is poor weather, we will lead children in activities in City Hall. Social distancing and extra cleaning precautions will take place. 

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