Hello Vineyard Church!
We are excited to open up our building for indoor services THIS Sunday, November 1st for our 9:30a service. We will continue to host our outdoor service at 11a through the month of November (weather permitting).
To attend our indoor service, we are requiring an RSVP with a maximum capacity of 50 attendees at this time. Please visit the link below, read the FAQ on the registration page and agree to the COVID safety protocols listed.
Reservation Required for 9:30a indoor service. 50 person occupancy. 11a Outdoor Service does not require a reservation.
Physical distancing measures will be in place in the auditorium. Rows will alternate between “available” and “closed” to seating, and attenders will leave 4 chairs between themselves and then next household.
We will not be serving any food or beverage during the service.
VineyardKids classrooms are closed until further notice. Children are invited to join their family in the auditorium.
Masks that cover your mouth and nose should be worn while inside the building.
Online giving will continue; no in-person offering boxes available.
Do I need a mask?
Yes, we are asking everyone over the age of 2 to wear masks while in the building.
Bring your mask with you! A limited supply of masks will be available as needed.
What safety precautions is VCS taking?
The Main entrance doors will be propped open and remain open to minimize the frequent touching of communal surfaces. Frequently touched surfaces (door handles, counter tops, faucet/toilet handles) will be sanitized prior to and after services.
Hand sanitizer stations will be placed at the entrance.
Tithes and offerings will continue to be received online or mailed in.
Communion will not be taken indoors at this time.
No Food or beverages will be served.
Anyone who is ill or has been exposed to someone with COVID 19 should stay home and join us online. We strongly suggest those who are at high risk to consider live-streaming.
How will we be seated upon entry in the auditorium?
Auditorium doors will remain open throughout the service. Rows of chairs will alternate between being available and closed to seating. Households may select seats anywhere that is not marked “row closed”, and should leave 4 chairs between themselves and then next household.
What is available for my children during the service?
Our VineyardKids wing is closed for the time being. We look forward to being able to offer kids programming again, and we will be in touch! In the meantime, individual “coloring baskets” are available, and the family room is open if your child needs to move around! Children may also use the playground with parent supervision.
How do I let you know I’m coming?
If we have your contact information, you will receive an email with the registration form. You may receive a reminder via text, too! You can also register on our website.
To better accommodate physical distancing, seating will be limited. Our registration form will indicate the capacity each week. Some space will be left open for visitors and those without access to technology.
What do I do if I test positive for COVID 19?
If you attend an in-person service and are later diagnosed with COVID-19, please let us know ASAP at While respecting your privacy, we want to inform others that they may have been exposed.
Please feel free to ask questions if you have them! We want to be both as reasonable and loving as we continue to navigate these challenging times!
The Vineyard Church Staff
We've Moved to Two Services!
We have moved to two services! One at 11am on our fenced lawn, Outdoors!! We will also continue the livestream service, now starting at 9:30am each week. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or consider yourself high risk/vulnerable to illness, we encourage you to stay home and join us online at 9:30am.
Our outdoor experience together will look at little different than usual, and may change week to week as we experiment with this new context. With the help of our advisory team and board of directors, I think we’ve got a reasonable and safe plan! Here’s what you can expect:
Households sit/stand/stay together, keeping social distance as best as possible. Bring your own chairs/blanket, and find a “spot” on the lawn .There won’t be marked spaces in the grass. Think of it as similar to finding a spot at the beach. :) Re-gathering in this physically distant way can feel isolating, especially for singles and we don’t want you to feel alone! We recognize that singles may want to sit with others, and while we want to avoid large groups, there is flexibility for you to join another household with their agreement.
Masks are to be worn when walking to your spot and back to your vehicle after the service. They should also be worn while in line for and using the restrooms. Masks are optional once you have settled/during the service.
Bathrooms will be open, but the rest of the building is closed. You can enter the bathrooms from the front door, and we ask that you wait outside if the restroom is at capacity (all stalls are occupied). Bathroom doors will be propped open to avoid touching handles. Sanitizer wipes will available for bathrooms stall doors.
We will not be serving food or coffee at this time. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. We will have bottled water available at the entrance for you to take on your way in.
The playground will be open to children 5 years and under, with adult supervisors present. Parents, watch your email for details re: the check-in process. Children 6 years+ (and those younger who are not on playground) will stay with their families. It will be the responsibility of each family to keep children near, and encourage mask use when transitioning before & after the service.
If you’d like to watch from your car, there are a few places to park around the perimeter of the fenced area, however, your vehicle must be turned off-no idling.
The outdoor service may be cancelled if rain is forecast. We will make a decision by 7am. Check your email for the notification.