Updates & Announcements

BOCA GLADES RESUMING IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

Boca Glades Family, we’re here to let you know that after hours of prayer, conversation, and wisdom seeking that we are going to resume in-person worship gatherings on Sunday, June 7th.

Here’s what you can expect on Sunday, June 7th:

Three English speaking worship gatherings at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm and one Portuguese speaking worship gathering at 6:00pm.
 
  • These gatherings will be first come, first serve. We will operate at 50% capacity and practice 6-foot social distancing.
  • If you come to a gathering and it is already full, you’ll have the option of viewing the livestream in an overflow area or coming back for the next gathering.
  • For those seeking extra precaution, masks will be required at the 12:30pm gathering.
 

What we are doing to keep everyone safe: 

  • Recruiting ushers and greeters to help with social distancing and seating.  
  • Keeping worship gatherings to approximately one hour to give ample time and space for attendees to enter and exit the worship center.
  • Utilizing a one-way traffic flow in the worship center.
  • Recommending masks for the 9:30am and 11:00am gatherings and requiring them for the 12:30pm gathering. We encourage individuals who consider themselves vulnerable to attend the 12:30pm.
  • Roping off pews and sections of pews to ensure we are sitting 6 feet apart.
  • A comprehensive clean between each gathering which will include sanitizing pews, restrooms, common areas, countertops, etc.
  • We won’t pass the plates for giving. Instead, we’ll be encouraging you to give online and to use the drop boxes.
  • Encouraging no hugs and handshakes. 

For at least the first month, we will be hosting only worship gatherings. 

In weeks to come, we plan to phase in mid-week activities and ministries and then eventually on-campus Sunday School classes and Small Groups. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to meet virtually.
 
Additionally, kids’ ministry probably won’t return until we are fully open. We see too many safety risks involved in kids sharing toys, snacks, and young children continually trying to put things in their mouths. You are welcome to bring your children into our church-wide worship gatherings and we’ll be preparing some discipleship resources to help busy bodies to stay engaged. We are also asking for church members to show much grace toward noisy little ones and young families. Let’s keep in mind that Jesus rebuked the disciples for not allowing the little children to come near Him!
 
During quarantine, social media has become somewhat of a cesspool with individuals tearing one another down regarding the re-opening of things like beaches, businesses, schools, and the list goes on and on. Let’s just keep in mind that the world is watching us. And regarding the decision to re-open the church facilities, we are pleading for humility and for grace to abound. Even if you don’t agree with one another, let’s make sure we handle our disputes Biblically and not demonize one another. Let’s guard our witness because the world needs the hope of the Gospel as never before.