No RSVP Required Starting April 25, 2021

As you are aware, Governor Polis has returned COVID guidance to local counties. From the beginning of the pandemic, our leadership has chosen to follow our local leaders rather than picking and choosing from a variety of sources.

Last week, our Douglas County commissioners voted to adjust the COVID guidelines for our county. Here’s what that means for Mountainview starting this weekend:

  • We will no longer require an RSVP to attend worship or children’s programming.
  • We will still maintain the current spacing between individual rows as well as the spacing between the front row and stage.
  • We are asking you to maintain two seats between households rather than the current three seats of separation.
  • We will continue to wipe down all hard surfaces between services.
  • Individual ministries will be allowed to have handouts and flyers.

ABOUT THOSE MASKS

The commissioners also reiterated that the Governor’s mask mandate is still in effect until May 2 and masks must be worn in all indoor spaces where more than 10 people are present. We are considering creating a mask-optional service after the order expires on May 3.

Throughout the last 14 months, we have endeavored to navigate this crisis in a way that honors God, loves our community, and respects those in authority. I believe we have done all three to the best of our ability.

Biblical Principles to Guide Christ-Followers

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us”. – 1 Peter 2:12

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.” – Colossians 3:12-15

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – Colossians 4:5-6

“Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.” – Romans 14:19-21

Indoor Service - Front Entrance

  • Doors will be propped open, weather permitting.
  • Greeters will wear masks and maintain six feet of distance at all times.
  • Attenders must use hand sanitizer upon arrival.

Indoor Service - Lobby

  • The café and fireplace seating areas will be unavailable.
  • Attenders will be asked to group by household/family unit at designated spots around the lobby and outside entry points with six feet of separation between family units (see “main room safety”).
  • The lobby will be sanitized before and after services.

Indoor Service - Restrooms

  • Restrooms will be sanitized before and after services.
  • The number of open stalls and sinks will be reduced to ensure proper separation between users.
  • Hand-washing signs will be posted in all restrooms.

Indoor Service - Main Room

Entry/exit into auditorium:

  • Groups will enter and exit through the same section doors.
  • We will have greeters/first impression volunteers at each entrance and exit.
  • During inclement weather, we will stage the groups inside the lobby with six feet of separation between them. We will stagger their entrance and utilize separate exits.
  • When the service is finished, please return to your car and avoid mixing groups.

Seating arrangements:

  • Groups will be seated in four different sections (A, B, C, D).
  • Section groups will be further subdivided by family and household units, with six feet of separation (3 chairs) between family/household units.
  • Seats and all hard surfaces will be sanitized between services.

In Person Worship

Reserve Your Spot

On Sundays, we have two indoor services to choose from. Before and after each service, we sanitize and clean all common spaces. For some of you, worshiping with us from home remains the safest way to stay connected. In an effort to further improve our online worship experience, we recently upgraded our video capabilities.

A Few More Things ...

Children's Ministry

We offer Children’s ministry programming for ages 1-5th grade at our first two services. This programming includes our preteen 4/5th grade program, which is now offered at both services! NOTE: Middle School Ministry programming will remain at our second service.

Communion

Communion will be prepackaged and distributed by someone wearing gloves and a mask. At home, we recommend simple bread or crackers and grape juice. You might also consider reading the following passages: Romans 3:22-26, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 2:42, 1 John 1:7-9, Luke 22:14-20

Offering

Your financial support is critical to allowing us to continue our ministry to the community. The easiest way to give is online.

Worship Online

We livestream our Sunday services at 9 and 10:30. You can watch it right here on our website at mtnvw.org/live. If you normally bring your tithe and offering to a weekend service, you can also give online at mountainviewfamily.org/giving.