While we still work with Queens regarding a strategy to return to the Belk Chapel–Byron’s in Southend has allowed us to use their space for the foreseeable future starting October 4th.
In the midst of this difficult season, there are no simple answers. We have all endured a lot of rules and requirements with which we may not agree. As we are excited about the opportunity for our community to gather publicly for weekly worship, the follow scripture summarizes the intent of the Oversight Team in making these decisions.
“Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others” (Phil 2:3-4). The point is that in everything we do, we should consider what is best next for not only ourselves but for the entire body. For more information about the current status of the church, its mission partners, and ways to connect with others, please check out our most recent Summit Meeting.
1920 Camden Rd., Charlotte, NC 20203 (Adjacent to Jenni’s Ice-cream)
Parking is available first come first serve along the streets, or there is a parking deck at 260 Doggett St., Charlotte, NC 28203. If you bring your ticket to worship, you can have it validated for free parking.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Yes, while in the space, we are requiring people to wear masks.
Please try to say 6 feet apart from others and use the hand sanitizer stations. There is a courtyard and coffeeshop right outside where people are encouraged to gather for fellowship time where masks will be optional.
Will there be childcare?
There will not be a dedicated childcare space, so we are asking families to help creatively incorporate kids for worship. We will have tables with crayons and coloring books, as well as weather permitting, space in the courtyard for kids. Check out Children’s Ministry Facebook Page for special announcements.
Why move again?
After spending the summer and September worshipping at 5pm, the Oversight Team felt that the ability to return to Sunday 10am worship was important for our broader community. Also, Byron’s has shown incredible generosity in allowing us to use their space for worship.
Why not Queens?
At this time, Queens has asked us to stay off their campus until NC removes restrictions on mass gatherings. We are routinely in conversation with Queens and are grateful that even though their campus is shut down they are willing to welcome us back to the campus once we can meet capacity requirements.
Will there be coffee or treats?
Unfortunately, we are going to suspend coffee in order to minimize exposure risks. However, there is a donut and coffee shop where you can purchase items directly across from Byron’s entrance.
What if I am not comfortable gathering publicly yet?
We are committed to offering the entire service live from one of our social media platforms: Facebook and/or YouTube. You will also be able to access the service on demand from our YouTube page by Monday.
Contact Chip Cash if you would like to gather outdoors with different Waypointers. Check back here for more details from Chip regarding small group and virtual opportunities.
What if my question was not addressed here?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I attend public worship?
This is adapted from a helpful document given by Covenant Day School. Please review and use your wisdom for what would be best for the entire community.