Road To Reunion

First Stop:
MAY 31

The Good Hope family has been gathering in bible studies, small groups, and for online worship since mid-March. Now, we’re looking forward to our first stop on the Roadmap To Reunion by gathering in person beginning with Reunion Weekend on May 31!

Getting Ready For May 31!

In-person worship services will begin at Good Hope the weekend of May 31. The following schedule will be in place each weekend for the foreseeable future.

 

  • 9:00 AM | Outdoor Worship Service at Good Hope
  • 10:30 AM | Live Stream Worship Service

Impacts of Social Distancing

Good Hope will follow recommended social distancing when our in-person services begin. As we stay up-to-date on the latest guidelines and requirements issued by local and state officials and healthcare professionals, we will update this information. Please see FAQs below for additional information.

Worship Services

Worship services will continue online each Sunday. On May 31, we will begin offering an outdoor service in addition to the online service.

Bible Studies & Small Groups

As we begin our Road to Reunion, our first stop for on-site meetings will be our worship gatherings. For this reason, we will have no smaller groups meeting on site.  This ensures that on-site gatherings (first outside and later in the FLC) are held within the parameters of requirements from the NC DHHS.
However, we recognize that some group leaders and groups will want to meet off-site. If group leaders, after consulting with their groups, decide to meet off-site, we ask that these meetings take place within the recommendations of the NC Governor’s Office and the NC DHHS.

Why This Date?

The leadership of Good Hope has sought the counsel of officials, the comfort level of our people, and the leadership of the Lord as they made decisions about when to retune to in-person services.

Counsel of Officials

All decisions have been made under careful consideration and adherence to the recommendations from the NC Governor’s Office and NC DHHS.

Comfort Level of Our People

During the week of May 3, we conducted at Good Hope At Home Survey. Your responses to this survey helped us better understand where everyone was at in terms of reopening our facilities. Church leaders have read through these responses and used that to help guide, in addition to local and state officials,  us in what is best for Good Hope.

Leadership of The Lord

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:2-5
This is the prayer of our elders and church leadership.  In all decisions, our elders and staff have prayed for wisdom and worked together to make the best decisions for our church. Our prayer is for wisdom and to be receptive to that wisdom promised in James 1:5.

Frequently Asked Questions

What about those who are more vulnerable?

NC Department of Health and Human Services recommends that individuals over 65 years of age or those with weakened immune systems avoid large groups of people as much as possible. We ask church members to prayerfully consider how to respond to this request.

Can I bring my children?

Yes!  We welcome children and families to attend.  The outdoor service will be shorter (30-40 minutes).  We will have no childcare or children’s ministry activities.  Restrooms will be available.  Please remember, all children will need to stay with their family during all times. Please accompany your child into the building if restrooms are needed.

How will seating be managed in the worship service?

During our outdoor service, you are encouraged to bring your own chair to use in the parking lot. While in the parking lot seating area, and on campus, we need to abide by social distancing rules.

Will Masks be required?

At this time, masks will not be required. We would encourage you to wear a mask while on campus. This may change based on local and state government regulations.

Will the facilities be cleaned between services?

Yes, our cleaning crew has a process in place for cleaning our buildings each week.

What Is the worship service schedule?

Our in-person worship service will be held at 9:00 AM on the Good Hope Campus, see the image below for more information on parking and seating areas. We will also continue to stream a live service from inside the Family Life Center (FLC). This service will be streamed only and no in-person seating will be available on campus.

 

What will the worship services be like?

9AM In-Person Service

During this service, Pastor Paul Jimenez will deliver a message and we will be led in music. This service will be abbreviated and will be shorter than our normal Sunday Morning Gathering.

10:30AM Online Worship

This service will be the same as the services we have been streaming. You can expect an expositional message from Pastor Paul and music led by the Good Hope Worship Team.

SHOULD PEOPLE COME TO GOOD HOPE IF THEY ARE FEELING SICK?

While we place a high priority on gathering together as the church for worship and other activities, and we always want you to feel welcome at Good Hope, if you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best way that you can love your neighbor is by staying home! If you need to stay home instead of coming to a worship gathering, we encourage you to worship online with us through streaming our services at goodhopechurch.org. If you believe that you or a family member have or have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please inform our church office.

A Conversation On The Road To Reunion