Thursday, July 16, 2020
Dear HBCC Church Family,
Due to an increase of reported COVID-19 cases in the County of Alameda, this week a new ordnance was released by the State and Alameda County requiring all places of worship to close indoor services.
Despite this temporary set-back, it will not prevent us from worshipping the Lord together as a church family and being enriched by God's wonderful Word. Our God has been so faithful throughout last several months of uncertainty, and His faithfulness will carry us through to the other side of this pandemic!
We will continue to monitor the mandates from the State and County in the upcoming weeks. We believe that this will be a short-term situation. But until then, we are excited to announce that this Sunday, July 19th, we will have our first service in the great outdoors here on site!
To quote one of our mentors, Pastor Kenneth W. Hagin’s favorite saying, “I shall not be defeated, and I will not quit.” This is the same spirit of faith that has brought us through every time! Here's some information to help you plan for our first great outdoors service:
- Our Sunday morning service will begin at 10:00 AM in the front parking lot
- Yes, there will be singing behind your properly fitted mask!
- We are able to seat up to 200 people
- Yes, preregistration is required
- No, temperatures will not be taken
- We will continue to observe social distancing keeping 6 feet apart
- Upon arrival, plan to enter the south parking entrance next to Eon Cafe
- Parking lot attendants will direct you where to park
- Welcome Hosts will be located at the front of the building to the left and the right to confirm your registration and provide direction
- We will provide metal folding chairs
- If you like, you can bring your own standard folding chair (no lounge chairs, please)
- You're welcome to bring your own bottled water as our water fountains are not available
- No food please
- Please dress comfortably/casual but appropriately
- Comfortable shoes are suggested
- Restrooms will be open
- Please be careful as you walk through the parking lot
Remember Church Online premieres each and every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM and is available for those who are not quite ready to be with us in person. Whether you watch online or are with us in person, we value you greatly and are so thankful to be your pastors.
Please know that Brenda and our pastoral staff are lifting you up in prayer. If you have specific prayer request, you can call the Church Office or click on the Prayer Request link below.
We look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday!