After communicating with city leaders and other Lincoln area churches, Sower Church opened its doors again on Sunday, June 21st, with a two-service format to accommodate social distancing for our facility’s seating capacity.
Our first service begins at 9 am, and our second service starts at 10:30 am every Sunday. Our production team also continues to produce a weekly live stream that airs at 10:30 AM on YouTube if you prefer to join us online. Due to the new two-service format, there will be shorter worship sets and sermons. Our services last approximately an hour. No RSVP is needed to attend our services.
We’re committed to creating an environment that meets Nebraska’s Directive Health Measures (DHM) recommendations for safety and allows us to worship together. We will adhere to the following guidelines, until further notice:
- Masks (cloth masks/face coverings) are required for everyone 5-years-old and older for both our 9 AM and 10:30 AM services.
- If you’re joining us at 9 AM, please wear your masks for the duration of the service.
- If you’re attending our 10:30 AM service, and if you’re comfortable doing so, you may remove masks when you are in your seat, but please put them back on when you move throughout the building.
- We ask that you sit with your household with at least 6 feet between groups to meet physical distancing guidelines.
- Hand-sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- There is no Sunday school at this time. We have activity packets for children each week to entertain them at their seats.
- The nursery is now open for children ages 0-3 years old. One room is reserved just for 9 AM and a second one available for 10:30 AM. Volunteers wear masks to protect children.
- Live video feeds will be available in our multi-purpose room, nursery, and extended lobby area.
- Due to colder weather, you may use our multi-purpose room and extended lobby area to talk to others, but please maintain a distance.
- We are not currently serving coffee or doughnuts.
- Please stay home when you are feeling sick (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, chills), or if you have been exposed to a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19; exercise discernment.
We realize that for some, these measures may seem unnecessary. Others will think we aren’t doing enough. Most of us will experience a transition time that feels dishearteningly long. Wherever you are at with it all, Christ has the resources you need to find peace and patience for this time.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27
Though our church has entered a new normal, we are excited to gather and see all of you again each week. However, no one should feel obligated to attend Sunday services if they do not feel comfortable doing so. We want everyone to take the precautions they feel are necessary for themselves and their family.
Continue to pray for our world and community, specifically for those who are directly impacted by this virus. We are very thankful that our great source of peace and hope is Jesus Christ.
Should you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.