A NOTE FROM PASTOR TONY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020:
Grace family and friends,
I am excited to tell you that on October 11th we will add a
second ON-SITE service. We will continue to take every precaution to create as
safe of an environment as possible. Our top priority is safety for you, your
family, our ministry teams, and our community. So, for now, we will continue to
follow the guidelines established by our Nevada Government officials and
allow for some exemption to wearing Face Coverings (Visit Nv.gov for the
a. Those with medical issues, physical or mental health, are
not required to wear a mask in most settings, however, they do suggest wearing
a Face shield. So, we are providing a service for those that fit this exemption
(Second service only – see details below).
b. Children 9 & under are not required to wear masks, so parents will determine the use of a mask
for their child/children 9 and under (Both Services).
ATTENDING THE SERVICES:
- FIRST SERVICE, 9 am: Onsite & Live Stream - Masks are
- SECOND SERVICE,10:45 am: On-site only -Mask will
not be required while sitting or standing participating in the worship service.
Please wear a Face Covering while entering, leaving, or engaging with people
outside your family group.
NOTE: Due to social distancing requirements and our limited
children's space we are currently not able to provide children's programs or
child care. However, children are welcome to sit and worship with their family
We value our online worship family and friends, so we will
continue our 9 am Live Stream. If you are more comfortable worshiping online,
please feel free to continue to join us there. Those of you in the more
vulnerable groups, please join us on our Live Stream.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO:
1. PLEASE REGISTER, Seating is limited, so register for the
service you will attend (Registration is available on our
websitegracebaptistlv.org or our Facebook page). REGISTER FOR SERVICE HERE
2. Read through the information on this COVID-19 Response page for more instructions and detail.
3. Please sit in your family groups.
4. Support and Follow the guidelines we have put in place
with love and respect.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE OR ARE DOING:
*Practicing Social distancing: Seating is arranged in family
groups of 3 & 4 with 6' spacing - Seating Capacity is 50 people (Each
Service). Please sit in your family groups
*Following Mask requirements & exemptions stated above,
and we will provide one if you forget yours.
*The building will be cleaned & sanitized before and
after each service and Life Groups.
*Created Turn Around Teams: These teams will assist with
security, seating, and cleaning / prepping the building between services. WE
NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TEAM. If you can help, let us know on the online
Connect card or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Checking body temperature at the door. Anyone experiencing
a fever or any symptoms related to COVID-19 should worship On-line for the
*Added Hand sanitizing stations
*New signage for social distancing, hand sanitizing, and
restroom capacity (2 each restroom)
*Water Fountains closed
Grace, as we move
I hope you will join
me, your Lead Team, and key leaders and continue to be part of the solution.
Let’s, together, continue..."Loving God, LOVING PEOPLE at home and around
When Jesus was
"What is the most important command?", he responded,
"First, Love God and second, love your neighbor (people)" Mark 12:30-31
Let's continue to
practice what we have built Grace to be. Let's err on the side of caution
through love and respect, basically let's "Love people.” Emotions are
still running high and there are a lot of different opinions on most of the
steps we are taking. Let's practice love and respect for each other, even the
people you don't agree with. Give each other room for their opinions and don't
assume, “I am the one that is right.” The steps we are taking as a church are
designed to practice what Jesus said, "love One Another" while
creating as safe of an environment as possible. First and foremost, we are
going to open doors for the Gospel.
permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but
not everything builds up. No one is to
seek his own good, but the good of the other person."
Corinthians 10:23-24 (CSB)
Grace remember, I love you, God loves you, and YOUR CHURCH
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING LARGE EVENTS OR GATHERINGS OVER 50.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH HAS RESUMED ON WEDNESDAYS @ 6PM! - HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
THINGS YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DO:
a. Be careful not to diminish the fears of others or over
b. Listen to peoples concerns & fears and reminding them
God loves them. and cares about them.
"...remember, I am with you always...” Matthew 28:20
c. Be proactive and take care of our families without giving
into panic fueled by fear.
d. Remember, being a believer doesn't insulate us from this
or any other type illness or major event. It does give us a source of strength
e. Look for
opportunities to share the message of Hope - Jesus.
f. Above all else, remember God is still control.
If you are feeling
sick, or need to practice social distancing:
1. See a doctor, stay home, and take care of yourself. Let us know on our online connect card, so we can be praying for you! See the "Get Connected" link below.
2. Stay connected:
a. Watch our service live streamed on Facebook and available
b. Go to the "Get Connected" link and find ways to
stay connected and support your church.
d. If you know anyone who get's sick from this or anything
else, reach out to them, call them. Tell them about our Live Stream, and help
them stay connected
3. If large groups
are a concern, invite a your Life Group or a few people to watch the Live
stream with you.