On February 14, 2021, Valley Community Church will begin holding in-person services once again. While we are excited to be back together, we take this step carefully and prayerfully. We want each family member to return when they are comfortable. We honor each person’s decision and will continue to offer online services, small groups, and Bible studies. Our prayer is that whatever you decide, you will do so with a spirit of grace, love, and patience. Details about service times and other logistics are available on this page and will be communicated in our weekly updates.
At each stage of transition and decision making over the past 11 months here are some of the issues we have worked through: Everything we do should please God. He is our ultimate authority, and His will supersedes all other things (Romans 11:33-36, 1 Corinthians 10:31). God gives clear commands for believers to assemble regularly as well as to take the Gospel to every creature on earth (Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 28:19, 20). As best as we can, we are to submit to all governmental authorities (Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 2:13). We are to be salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-14). We are to do everything in love (I Corinthians 16:14, Colossians 3:14). We are to handle our differences with patience and grace (Romans 14:1-12). We are to strive for unity (Ephesians 4:3, I Corinthians 1:10).
So, ultimately, God’s Word should drive everything we do. In all this we have the opportunity to show the love and grace that is distinctive with authentic Christianity. May this be true of us. We look forward to seeing you either in-person or online.
Your friend and servant,
Where and when is the Worship Service?
Services will be held each week at 4:00 pm. The location will be at the main auditorium of Catch the Fire church - 700 W. South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026 (the southwest corner of Highway 287 and South Boulder Rd).
What can I expect if I come in person?
The auditorium will allow for various seating arrangements that are available for individuals and families. There is plenty of room to spread out. Each service lasts about an hour and includes worship music, prayer, and Biblical teaching that is relevant to your everyday life. We will not be hosting a refreshment area with coffee and snacks for now.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Face coverings are required for everyone 11 years of age and older when entering or moving within the building.
Is social distancing required?
We ask that to the best of your ability you maintain social distancing with a minimum of six feet from all other households.
Will hand sanitizer be available?
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.
What about my kids?
At the beginning we will not have an organized children's program. However, we have two rooms that will be available during the service. A sizable room with a large window looking into the auditorium (including sound from the auditorium) will be available for those with infants and small children. A smaller, more private room will also be available. We are looking forward to starting up many of our programs in the coming months. We encourage you to bring your kids and worship in the service as a family.
When should I stay home?
If you show any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, then we ask that you stay home. If you are considered especially vulnerable to complications due to COVID-19, we encourage you to join online.
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