Current as of Wednesday, July 1 at 4pm
We’ve been given the green light to reopen for in-person worship. To say we are excited is a colossal understatement. We exist as people and as a church family to worship and serve our God together. But we also want to be prayerful and careful so we can worship in a God-honoring way, while making it as safe as possible for all of our people and our guests. What does this mean for our Capital City family? We’ve created this page to give you detailed information about our efforts to provide a safe in-person worship experience for you and your family. Remember – the situation is fluid, so these plans are subject to change.
- TIMES: 9am & 11am
- The time change from 9:30am to 9am for the first service is temporary, and allows extra time for the first service worshipers to leave before the second service worshipers arrive.
- The extra time between services also gives our guest services and leadership teams more time to sanitize critical surfaces.
- VENUES: Adult Worship Center (East) & Student Worship Center (West)
- Both venues will have chairs spaced for social distancing. Please sit together as a family, and leave 3 chairs between families if you are sitting on the same row with others.
- The Student Worship Center is designated as a "mask-required" venue. Those who wear masks are also welcome at our Adult Worship Center. The mask requirement is to ensure the safety and comfort level of those who are at a high-risk but also desire to worship in-person. Masks are available if you'd like to join in the Student Worship Center but don't have your own mask.
- The Student Worship Center will be more than just a “Video Venue.” It will also have a host and a small worship team to facilitate a richer worship experience.
- SERVICE ELEMENTS:
- We will plan a full worship experience, including singing, praying, Scripture reading, the Lord’s Supper and a sermon.
- Worshipers can pick up pre-packaged communion in the foyer as they enter for worship.
- Offering Boxes and Generous Buckets will be on the Worship Stations around both Worship Centers. Of course, you may also to continue to give on-line.
- GUEST SERVICES AND GREETING PROTOCOLS:
- Our Welcome and Guest Services teams will be wearing masks, and will refrain from handshakes, hugs and fist-bumps. (They are not a grumpy bunch, they are just trying to make as many as comfortable as possible!)
- We encourage you also to refrain from handshakes, hugs and fist-bumps. Physical contact may not bother you, but it might bother a brother or a sister or a guest! Try a smile, or a wave or a Spock!
- Our Guest Services teams will prop the doors open before and after the services, and open doors for you while services are in session.
- Restrooms will be open, but we ask that you maintain social distancing and wash your hands thoroughly before exiting. Sanitizers will be available in each bathroom.
- SNACK AREA & WATER FOUNTAINS:
- You will still be able to get a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or a snack bar, but it will not be self-serve. Our masked and gloved Guest Services teams will serve you (think Starbucks!).
- Our water fountains will be shut off, but bottled water will be available.
- SAFETY AND SANITATION:
- If you are sick or running a fever, please stay home and connect with us online.
- We will not be taking your temperature before you enter the building, but you may want to do that at home before coming.
- You may consider wearing a mask, as that is the recommendation of the state. However, a mask will not be required for your participation in our worship service.
- If you want to wear a mask and do not have one, we will have masks available for you.
- The facility will be thoroughly sanitized each week, including the chairs.
- Our Staff and Guest Service teams will also sanitize between services.
- You will find hand sanitizing stations throughout our facility.
- Our Preschool CapCity Kids ministry will reopen on June 21
- All classrooms, hallways and restrooms are disinfected each week and between services on Sundays.
- Children will remain in one classroom for the entire service.
- We encourage one adult to check-in/out each week.
- We ask adults to wear masks during check-in/out
- A volunteer will check-in your kids instead of using the kiosks.
- Kids must be checked out after the 9am service, even if they are staying for the 11am. This allows our volunteers to disinfect commonly used areas.
- We have extensive policies on toys and how we will disinfect them and how we will avoid using certain types of toys.
- We will not have a snack time.
- We encourage adults to take kids to the restroom before they check-in.
- We will not be using water fountains - please provide a labeled water bottle.
- The CDC guidelines are quite extensive so we have many more details about how we will keep our preschool ministry safe for your children. For a full list of our guidelines and current policies, CLICK HERE.
- Our Elementary CapCity Kids worship reopened on June 7.
- Services are held in the Kids Zone (downstairs from the main lobby).
- Our Kids Zone will be open to all elementary (1st grade through 5th grade) during both the 9am and 11am services.
- Please take your kids to the restroom before you check them in
- “Touchless” check-in will be in the main lobby by the Kids Zone stairs. A volunteer will be there to check in your kid(s) and walk with them to Kids Zone. We ask that you not walk down the stairs with your kids. This is to help with social distancing.
- All kids will need to wear a mask. If you have one, please bring it. If not, we will have some available. The kids won’t need to wear them during the services while in their seats, but anytime they get up (ie check-in, check-out, restrooms, etc.) they will need to wear a mask.
- We will not have life groups during this phase. All activities will take place in the large group setting where chairs are marked off for social distancing. Each kid will receive a prepackaged activity “box" at their seat. All non-disposable items (pens, clipboards, etc.) are sanitized before a kid receives them.
- There will not be a snack time or water fountain during the services.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
- Our Middle School and High School CapCity Student worship reopened May 24.
- Services are held in the Student Worship Center.
- We strictly enforce social distancing.
- Small groups are kept under 10.
- SUNDAY GROUPS:
- Some of our Sunday Groups will reopen beginning Sunday, July 12.
- We're leaving the choice on when to reopen up to individual groups as the demographic makeup of groups is different.
- To check if a specific group will be meeting, use the button below to contact our staff.
- In the meantime, please make use of our online growth opportunities!
- IF YOU ARE ESPECIALLY “AT RISK”
- Those in our church family who are over 65, or who are battling some other health condition that makes you more at risk may choose to continue connecting with us “online” instead of starting back with “in-person” church. We understand!
- If you need assistance connecting with us online, please contact us!
- We have tried to give a very clear picture of our plan, so please exercise good judgement as you decide when to reengage in person.
- ONLINE WORSHIP
- Our online worship will continue as always, though it will actually be livestream, instead of pre-recorded.
- Our service will no longer be live on YouTube, but the sermon will be available on that platform each following Tuesday.
How to Watch Services Online
If you're sick, part of an "at-risk" demographic or if you're still uncomfortable with being in a room with a large gathering, we're still available for church online each week. When worshipping online, we believe the best way to engage with us online is through Facebook Live. If you have a Facebook account, you're able to interact directly with our live host who is there to answer questions, help guide you through the service and even pray with you. All you have to do is click here at 9am and 11am every Sunday. By watching, liking, commenting and sharing on Facebook, you help us expand our reach exponentially to all of Frankfort and beyond.
If you'd prefer to stay here on CapCity.info, we do have a live stream available without going to Facebook. Just follow the link below.
How to Give Online
For those worshipping with us online, we welcome you to give online as well. We never expect anyone who is joining us as a guest to give - this is only for those who call Capital City home and are committed to supporting the ministry at Capital City, in Frankfort and beyond.
If you'd like to give via credit or debit card - click this secure link to give online. A percentage of all gifts given via credit or debit card is taken by the processing and credit card companies. To avoid this deduction from your gift, we invite to give in another way.
If you'd like to schedule your giving on a weekly or monthly basis via bank draft - email our office manager, Angela Eades, at [email protected]. 100% of your gifts given by bank draft are received by the church.
If you'd like to give via check - you can mail checks or bring them by the office at 15 Locust Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601. Make checks payable to "Capital City Christian Church."
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