How is Harvest worshiping together during this time?
On Sundays at 9:30 am, we invite you to join us on campus at 9:30 am or online we are gathering for Church at Home, a live streamed worship service featuring prayer, Scripture reading, worship, preaching, and more. You can find the order of worship, weekly resources, some next steps, and more on our livestream page, which will be updated weekly on Fridays.
We are excited to be able to open the building for small gatherings and worship services. While it might not look and feel like Harvest has in the past, that’s okay. Church is made up of the body of believers, not the building.
We will limit the size of our gatherings to 50 people each and provide seating in three separate areas of the campus. Two for livestream viewing – the Fellowship Hall and the Preteen Sanctuary, and the Auditorium Balcony will also be open for seating. The worship and preaching will happen in the auditorium and will be projected through a live feed into the other two rooms.
As always, we want to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40) and do what we can to protect the health and well-being of others. We each have a personal responsibility in this, and we encourage you to prayerfully consider how to act in faith and love as God leads you.
As we gather, here are some general guidelines we plan to follow:
• requiring and providing masks*
• maintaining physical distancing
• creating a “touchless” experience as much as possible to avoid the spread of germs (propping open doors, etc.)
• requesting that anyone with a fever or other viral symptoms stay home
• continuing to provide online services for those who choose to stay home
• providing adequate hand sanitizer stations, and
• regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces
*Due to the current restrictions in Oregon, masks are required unless you are under 5 years of age or have a health concern and are not able to wear one. Masks will be available at each of the entrances.
For anyone not able to attend in person on any given week, we will broadcast our services over Facebook and on our website as we have done for the past few months.
Feel free to bring your kids with you or continue to worship with us from home for now. Uptown Kid’s Ministry has Busy Bags available for kids ages Preschool – 5th Grade filled with fun activities to keep your kids engaged during service.
During this season, we will continue to be the church, learning to live like Christ while reaching out in his name.
With grace and blessing,