Passion Church is excited to announce that we will resume in-person Sunday morning worship services on May 31st, 2020. As we resume our public meetings in this new environment, you will notice some temporary changes in keeping with current government and medical recommendations for social distancing and the safety of the Passion Church family.
If you choose to attend the physical service, you are responsible for your own health and accept the risk of being exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19 or any number of illnesses. Please make good decisions about whether you should attend or not.
If you are sick or unwell, we ask that you stay home. Enjoy the online service through the Passion website, Facebook, or YouTube page. If you need prayer, email us at email@example.com. We all are responsible for our own health and need to be considerate of the health and welfare of others.
We are resuming only our corporate Sunday morning in-person meetings. The altar team, nursery, children, and youth ministries remain suspended for now, as is the Bookstore, Foodbox, and the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms. There is no proposed date for resumption of these ministries at this time. Additionally, the Parent/Child Room will be closed and unavailable for use. Our email prayer ministry and Sunday morning telephone prayer ministry will continue and the Southern Arizona Healing Rooms will continue to offer virtual prayer ministry.
Each Life Group will make their own localized decision as to when they resume in-person meetings of their group. Please check with your Life Group leader for the meeting status of your Life Group.
Please read the following new Passion guidelines for our reopening based on Governor Doug Ducey’s May 12 executive order and the related “Guidance for Places of Worship” (Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)) and Phase 1 of the White House guidelines:
SOCIAL DISTANCING: We ask all attendees to honor the recommended 6-foot social distancing standard. This includes recommendations to avoid handshaking or hugging others until further notice. While you may feel comfortable with hugging etc., others may not be comfortable; please honor each other by maintaining social boundaries.
Fellowship or congregating in common areas (i.e. foyer, bookstore, etc.) is discouraged at this time. Limited fellowship may occur outside with social distancing of 6 feet being maintained.
FACE COVERINGS: While face masks will not be required, they are recommended for all attendees inside the building.
SEATING: Sanctuary seating capacity will be reduced—there will be significantly fewer chairs than usual. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage families to sit together while maintaining a physical distancing of at least 2 seats between family units. Please be courteous to create the appropriate spacing between families. Additionally, worshipers will be asked to remain in their row by their seats during worship.
AT RISK FAMILY MEMBERS: While we would love to see you again, if you are in a COVID-19 risk population (including those over 65 or with pre-existing medical conditions) we encourage you to stay home and continue to enjoy Passion services through our online streaming.
CLEANING: We will be increasing our cleaning and disinfecting efforts on campus in accordance with health department recommendations. All common areas will be sanitized before each service. Hand sanitizer will be available and we encourage using it upon entering and exiting the building.
Please continue to pray for us as we resume corporate services and develop plans for resumption of other Passion ministries. We look forward to meeting with you again soon!
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:23-25 NKJV