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Reopening plan

Watch our July 1st Update!

We're Reopening In Stages

Following our Federal, State, and Local government guidelines, we are planning to reopen in a set of three stages. Understanding the moment we are in and the changing nature of details being released, any provided dates are tentative. Please note that our staged approach may not coincide with the State's phased plan to reopen.

Registration will be required as we move towards reopening on Sunday, July 12th.
*Registration will open on Monday, July 6th.

STAGE ONE

Watch Parties

We will continue to Live Stream our Sunday Service. In addition to the continued Live Stream, Stage One will include gatherings of up to 10 people in homes. Our encouragement is to invite friends & other church attenders to your home to watch and discuss the sermon. This stage is based on your comfort, so don't feel pressured to participate if you are not comfortable.

STAGE TWO

(STARTING JULY 12TH)

Sunday Services

In Stage Two, we will aim to reopen our building for Sunday Services. This is in addition to continuing all of Stage One. Watch the video above for all the details you will need to know, or reference the FAQ's below.

New Service Times
8am & 9:30am

CURRENT STAGE

STAGE THREE

Sunday Services & Grace Kids

In Stage Three, we will continue Sunday Services and add Grace Kids Ministries. Extra safety measures and details for Grace Kids will be added during this stage. This stage will continue to evolve as capacity guidelines are expanded based on the state and local guidance given.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS TO BE EXPECTED WHEN WE REGATHER TOGETHER? (I.E. MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, GRACE KIDS, CLEANING PROCEDURES, ETC.)

We will be following all of the New York State Mandatory Guidance for Religious Organizations. Here is what you can expect:

- Registration for services will be required.
- Masks will be required to be worn while entering, exiting, and singing during the service (unless medical condition applies).
- Masks can be removed while seated in the Worship Center.
- At this time there will be no Nursery or Kids Church programming. Please utilize the Grace Kids Resources provided each week.
- Social Distancing measures will be practiced while on the Grace Chapel Campus.
- Cleaning/Sanitizing will be performed before, between, and after our Sunday Morning Services.

ARE THE GRACE CHAPEL "STAGES" LINED UP DIRECTLY WITH THE NYS GOVERNMENT'S PHASES?

They are not directly aligned because the government's phases are not yet clear regarding gathering sizes. However, we will be adhering to guidance passed down to us by State & Local officials as they are presented to us.

WHAT IF I'M UNCOMFORTABLE REGATHERING WHEN THE CHURCH BUILDING OPENS UP?

We understand and acknowledge that some will not be comfortable returning when we reopen. We will continue to record the message in advance for the foreseeable future. It is also our hope to have a full, live streamed service available on our platforms this summer.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN WE HAVE MOVED INTO A DIFFERENT CHURCH STAGE?

We will announce it in the following ways: during our Sunday Services, on our social media platforms, push notifications on our Church App, and an email to our congregation.

WHERE CAN I GO TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REOPENING?

You can email our Executive Pastor, Mike Tropea, at [email protected].