We are open!
Greetings Harvest Chapel Family,
Join us for service this weekend!
Service at 9:15 & 11:30am
*(Please note the time change for 2nd service)
In Pennsylvania, churches and religious activities are legally deeded “essential” and “exempt” from restriction. Originally, we closed in compliance with the Governor’s request to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Now as this risk has been reduced – and after much counsel with many churches statewide and their leadership, as well as, contacting the PA Health Secretary’s office – we will reopen. President Trump solidified our decision when he declared, “Let the churches open!”
We approach the reopening with great excitement and confidence. With your gracious help and cooperation, we will conscientiously provide the safest environment possible. Please understand, we are simply giving you this opportunity for in-person gathering. You will still have the option of live-streaming through Facebook and YouTube.
Seniors and families with younger children may want to continue to join us online while we get things up and running over the next few weeks. There will be no nursery or children’s ministry for the first few weeks of the reopening; however, we hope to get these up and running safely and efficiently as soon as possible.
All Persons attend church services at their own discretion. (If possible, take your temperature prior to leaving your home.)
Please be aware of others and their comfort level. Be respectful and practice safe distancing, and as hard as it may be, ask permission before hugging or touching anyone.
We will be following the CDC and Pennsylvania suggested protocols as much as possible. The following guidelines will be observed:
Masks are recommended, but not mandatory. We encourage you to bring your own mask if you wear one. We will have a limited number available to hand out if needed.
Hand sanitizers will be located throughout the building for all to use regularly.
Doors will remain open in as many locations as possible during the church service for maximum ventilation and for entrance and exit with minimal contact with different surfaces.
Seating will be staggered to maintain a safe distance between families and individuals.
Signs for certain protocols will be located throughout the building and in the restrooms.
We will observe the following activities without physical contact:
Prepackaged communion elements will be available in the entryway.
Offering baskets will be placed in the sanctuary for easy access.
Throughout the services, ushers, greeters, and staff will be available to assist with seating, specific needs or concerns, and any questions you may have.
For those unable, uncomfortable, or part of our “at risk” category, our live-streaming will continue as always.
From wherever you join us, COME READY TO ENCOUNTER JESUS! This is Pentecost Sunday, and we believe God will move in an explosive and powerful way!
With much love and anticipation, Harvest Chapel and Staff