COVID-19 UPDATES

free covid-19 testing

Partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Hope has become a free COVID-19 neighborhood testing site for our community


MDHHS will use Hope's facilities for testing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments are strongly encouraged. 


Visit Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest or call Michigan's COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, then press 1.


The church office cannot answer questions about tests or assist with scheduling. Please contact Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.


Hope is just one of 22 neighborhood testing sites in Michigan.

HOPE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

LATEST UPDATE - MAY 27, 2021


Considering the new guidelines from the CDC and the State of Michigan regarding masks the following now applies to Hope Community Church:


  • People who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks while indoors.
  • People that are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks while indoors.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor church activities.
  • We encourage unvaccinated children and youth to wear masks indoors; however, this decision will be made by the child/student’s parent or guardian.
  • No one entering the building will be asked about their vaccination status. 


WEEKEND RE-OPENING PLAN

Hope is gathering with two opportunities to worship: Sunday at 9am or Sunday at 11am. 

 

Our large sanctuary easily accommodates our ability to safely practice social distancing. 

 


DISINFECTING: 

  • A cleaning crew works between services to disinfect our space, including doors, restrooms, counters, and chairs.


DISTANCING:

  • Everyone is asked to "love one another from six feet apart."
  • Face coverings (masks) are suggested and encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Volunteers will greet you at the door with a smile and will hold the door open for you, but are not shaking hands. 
  • Our usual greeting time during the service has been suspended.
  • Seating in our sanctuary has been re-arranged to create social distancing.
  • Those who are vulnerable, at-risk, or ill are asked to join us online from home.


LIMITING TOUCH POINTS:

  • Instead of passing offering plates, a secure offering box has been placed near the entrance where gifts can be deposited. 
  • Worship Flyers (bulletins) are not handed out - rather the announcements are posted on digital signs and emailed weekly.
  • Communion will be offered in individual, pre-packaged containers that can be picked up as you enter.
  • Drinking fountains have been blocked off, but small bottles of water are available.
  • Doors are propped open where needed.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY:


For those who are unable, or aren't yet comfortable, to attend in-person, we will be livestreaming our 11am worship service each Sunday at 11am.


  livestream