REGATHER PLAN

As we continue our process of regathering on Sundays and during the week, we welcome your patience and flexibility. Click here for an updated detailed plan of Sundays and weekdays until further notice.

Hillcrest Cares! Click here for more about the new requirement to wear a mask while in our building and on our grounds. See here for governor's executive order.

Let's Get Together

Our Regather Plan continues! We are following recommendations from the State of Kansas, Johnson County, and the Hillcrest Covenant Church Governing Board to make it possible for individuals, families and groups to meet during the week and on Sundays. Click here for details; read on for highlights. 

Online Worship now at 9 AM until further notice

The option to worship with us online will continue to be available every Sunday. We love having you part of our online service and consider it an important way we can still be together if you or a member of your family don't feel well, or if you're just not ready to attend church in person. You’re part of the Hillcrest family no matter where you choose to attend!

Outdoor Worship now at 10 AM (weather permitting) until further notice

Following the online worship, we will have a second, informal, outdoor service on the grassy hill. We encourage those who are able to safely attend to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit outside for worship and the sermon keeping a 6' distance between family units. 


Please follow the new Kansas guideline which requires masks to be worn in indoor public spaces, and at any outdoor gathering in which 6' social distancing cannot be maintained.


**Here’s how you can prepare and participate in the outdoor service:
1. Come as you are to the outdoor service, dress casual to be comfortable.
2. Bring your own water to keep hydrated.
3. Use the restroom before you arrive. There will be limited restrooms available.
4. Avoid hugs and handshakes and give air-fives instead.
5. Keep 6’ distance between family units. 
6. See above for mask requirements.
7. Take all trash (water bottles, song sheets) with you. There will be no trash or recycling available.
8. There will be a limited number of parking spots for those who have mobility issues and who would like to listen to the outdoor service from their vehicle. Look for the orange cones for one of eight spots.

If you or someone in your family don't feel well or have been in contact with someone who is ill, please don’t attend in-person church events at this time. We encourage you to make the best choice for you, your family and situation as you consider attending outdoor or continuing to worship online. At-risk guests should participate at their own discretion.


HCKids 

HCKids will not be meeting at this time. Instead, we encourage kids to worship with your family online or outdoors. Continue to connect with HCKids from home here

HCYM

HCYM MS and HS students are encouraged to worship with family online or outdoors on Sundays. Youth ministry resumes meeting maintaining 6' distancing during the week.


Weekday Groups and Gatherings

Now until further notice

Individuals and small group gatherings are permitted in the building while maintaining 6' distancing. New and/or resuming groups. Contact Lisa Kurtz at to reactivate your group.

Large gatherings are permitted while maintaining 6' distancingContact Lisa Kurtz at to reserve a space.

No food or beverages prepared or served during this time.


Please follow the new Kansas guideline which requires masks to be worn in indoor public spaces, and at any outdoor gathering in which 6' social distancing cannot be maintained.


How You Can Help During the Week:

  • Use hand-cleaning stations at entrances.
  • Maintain 6' distance between family units.
  • See above for mask requirements.
  • Touchless temperature recommended.
  • Bring your own water or coffee. Water fountains and coffee area will not be available.
  • No food will be prepared or served.
  • If you don't feel well or have health concerns, please stay at home.
  • Respect differences, exhibit patience, practice flexibility.

Check back here for updates and more information as it becomes available. We’re so thankful you’re part of our Hillcrest family!

Let's Stay Informed

Keep current with the changes during our current situation from these official sites:

State of Kansas | Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery Updates and Ad Astra Reopen Plan.

Johnson County Public Health | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates on Johnson County Kansas. Keeping Johnson County Open Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus). CDC new considerations on mass gatherings.

World Health Organization (WHO) | WHO is the United Nations' agency for global public health.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health | Uncertainty and confusion can have a harmful effect on your mental health. This article from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives you five ways to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty. 

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