Outdoor All-Group Gatherings – What to Expect
Outdoor All-Group Gatherings – 5pm (music starts at 5:15pm)
Lawn at Christ the King Church – 4383 Durston Rd, Bozeman
Join us for worship, communion and water baptisms! Throughout Phase 2 of Montana’s reopening plan, we will be holding outdoor All-Group Gatherings on the lawn at Christ the King Church. The Worship team will be located towards the north end of the lawn and seating will be set up around it. See below for a Large Gathering Set-Up Map.
All-Group Gathering Dates: August 9, August 23, September 13
Schedule: 5:00-5:15 – Picnic Dinner and Visiting (you’re welcome to come earlier as well), 5:15-6:15pm – Worship, Baptisms, Communion and Teaching
Chairs: Please plan to bring your own lawnchairs or blanket. You’re welcome to bring a sunshade as well if you like. If you do, please plan to sit in the back so everyone can see the worship team.
For safety, we’re providing two different seating options:
General Seating Section: This section is for people that are comfortable sitting next to others (there’s plenty of room to spread out)
Car Viewing Section: We have 4 spots designated for people that would prefer to attend while staying in their car. These spots will be labeled with cones and signs and are along the East side of the lawn.
Food: For safety, we won’t be serving a potluck meal. Please feel free to bring a picnic dinner. We’ll have plenty of bottled water, hand sanitizer and garbage cans.
Masks: So everyone feels safe, please plan to wear a mask, especially while socializing before and after service. We are committed to following our state’s recommendations, and caring well for one another. We will have disposable masks available if you need one. Remember: Wearing a mask is not about us. It’s about ensuring that we don’t unknowingly pass the virus to someone else. If you have questions about why we should wear a mask in public, here are two great articles by experts:
Social Distancing and Mutual Respect: Although Montana’s Phase 2 allows for groups this size to meet, please respect the comfort level of others. If someone chooses to avoid shaking hands or hugging, or stands 6 feet away, please respect that. We want everyone to feel comfortable and we understand that looks different for everyone.
Bathrooms: The bathrooms will be open. Please practice good hygiene and socially distance as you’re able.
Communion: We will have prepackaged communion. Our hospitality team will clean their hands and deliver the prepackaged cups to you when it’s time for communion.
Kids’ Plan: Kids will enjoy dinner and worship with their families. During the teaching, Liza will take any kids interested over to the NW side of the lawn for a kids craft. For safety, each craft will be prepackaged with it’s own materials and supplies, including scissors and glue sticks.
Playground: We’ll have the playground open from 4:30pm – 5:10pm, and 6:15pm – 6:45pm. We will spray down the playground with Lysol before and after these times, as well as have hand sanitizer available at the entrance. Parents are responsible for watching their children and ensuring they clean their hands.
Shoe Drive: In June and July, we’re collecting shoes to help raise funds for Chris and Natalie Lemay’s adoption. We’ll have a collection area set up for collecting shoes. You can learn more about the shoe drive and how you can help on the Local Engagement Page.
Weather: Because Bozeman loves to bring a little afternoon rain through, we’ve got a plan in place to keep our sound gear dry if that happens. It doesn’t mean that we’ll cancel. But if we do get enough rain that we’re unable to put on a service outside, we’ll cancel. If it’s hot out, we’ve arranged the worship team so that people can sit in the shade near the building for the service.
Water Baptisms: Water Baptism is an important step in the life of a follower of Christ. It’s a way we outwardly express our inward decision to put our trust in Jesus. We’d love to celebrate this with you! If you’d like to get baptized this summer, let Pastor Molly know – email@example.com. Learn more about water baptism here.
Weekly Online Teaching: On the weeks we have Large Gatherings, we’ll post the Podcast of the teaching the following week. On the weeks we have Home Groups, we’ll post a video teaching on Facebook and YouTube at 9am on Sunday morning.