5/28/20 Re-Entry Strategy: A Message from Pastor Mike

Family,

Last week we shared a video update discussing how the Scriptures are providing a foundation for our re-entry strategy. If you were unable to watch the entire video, you can view that segment here. We also wanted to provide you with a paper we wrote addressing the same topic called Gathering, Government, and Grace for the Vulnerable.

Shortly after that update hit your inboxes, President Trump declared the church essential. This began a 72 hour whirlwind of information from Governor Newsom, the CDC, and the LA County Public Health Board. We imagine you have questions about what’s next. Here’s where we are…

Building on the foundation of being faithful citizens and good neighbors, we have developed a three-point checklist to guide our timing for re-entry. These points are compliance, care, and capacity.

First, we want to be faithful citizens and comply with the guidance from our county government to the best of our ability. We are actively pursuing the recommended measures for cleaning and distancing and researching what steps are necessary for public health approval to move forward. Second, we want to extend the greatest measure of care we can to our more vulnerable congregants. We are thinking through how to take extra care for those who face a higher risk including restructuring volunteer teams and considering how to time our services to provide ample time to thoroughly clean the facility. The third is capacity. We desire to create enough space for as much of our body to gather together as possible. We are thinking about the average number of people who attended our services before this season and the current maximum of 100 people per service would require us to have seven services on Sundays to accommodate our entire body. We believe waiting until the guidelines allow at least 200 people will give us a better chance to serve our entire congregation.

Therefore, we are going to continue to provide our worship experiences digitally and work diligently towards executing a re-entry plan that serves you well.

In the meantime, we want to provide two opportunities to gather to worship and to pray in addition to our Sunday service. We are a people of prayer and there is something profound that the Lord does when we pray as a body. The first is this Sunday night, May 31, from 7:45-9:00 p.m., we are hosting DWELL at Home. We will gather to worship and pray- no updates or lengthy informational talks, we are coming to exalt and hear from the Lord. All you have to do is register and join us via Zoom at the link below:

Register for DWELL at Home

The other opportunity will begin on Sunday, June 7. We want to pray for you and see you. Our elders will be in the parking lot of the church from 1:00-2:00 p.m., available to pray for you while you stay in your car. No registration needed, just drive through and receive prayer.

We love you and are praying the Lord’s grace and kindness upon you,

- Pastor Mike (on behalf of KHC elders and executive team)

If you have any questions regarding this update, please email