COVID-19 Update

As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have been directed to modify all services and meetings at the church. We will continue to operate as we are directed and keep you informed as things change. If you are following the directives by Governor Inslee, this is what we are also going by.


Good news! We have updated our website to give you links to our streaming services and our Weekly Word articles from our pastors.

summer sunday services & more

Beginning Sunday, July 26th, we will meet outside at 10:30 a.m. for the rest of the summer. It will be a family inclusive service for all ages. After our first Sunday morning service on the 26th, we’d like to invite you to stay after and join us in the grass area for a BYOP, Bring Your Own Picnic. You know what they say, everything tastes better outside. After the worship service, we will move canopies over to the grass and we’d like to just relax and enjoy a meal while we continue to visit. Join our church family as we eat together again!

 

Also debuting on July 26th, the Sunday school hour on Zoom will be at 2:30 p.m.. for the remainder of the summer. We have had some great discussions about the message given from the same Sunday morning. 

People are free to ask questions, share thoughts and contribute to the conversation. 

If you have not had a chance to participate, come join us! 

Please contact Vanessa Ott or our church office if you need access information for Zoom.

Fellowship Hour Next Sunday at 3PM

Greetings WestHill Church,


Lord willing, we are planning an afternoon fellowship time on July 12, from 3-4 pm. Please join us in our church parking lot! We have purchased canopies so that we can still meet outside, rain or shine. Restrooms will be accessible inside the church building.

During this time we will have an opportunity to worship, listen to a short message, and talk with each other. We are allowed to have up to 100 people outdoors. Please observe the 6ft social distancing directive. Masks are not required if we keep a 6ft social distance. We encourage people who are at higher risk for severe illness to wear a mask.


If you would like to bring your own folding or lawn chair, it will help by reducing the number of folding chairs that we will need to sanitize at the end of our fellowship time. 

We will continue to do our weekly Livestream and Sunday school at normal times on Sunday morning. 

What can you do? 1) Email back if you are planning to attend. This will help us to plan accordingly. 2) Let us know if you are interested in helping with set-up and tear-down. Thanks for your help!

Looking forward to seeing you!


WestHill Church Elder Board

Phase ii plans

Hello WestHill Church,

Especially in these difficult times, we miss all of you and look forward to the opportunity when we can worship together in person. We would like to share our plans for the future, Lord willing.


As most of you are aware, Governor Inslee has moved many Washington counties into Phase II of his COVID-19 plan. Unfortunately, King County remains in modified Phase I until further notice. Until we are cleared to meet together, we will continue with our 10:30 online services and our 11:30 Sunday school classes using Zoom.


When we are allowed to worship together, we will take precautionary measures, both to continue to comply with the government’s regulations and to ensure the safety of our church family. We recognize that many people have different health considerations. What might be acceptable for some may not be for others. That is okay. We will not put pressure on anyone to meet or refrain from meeting, and we ask that others do the same.


What will services look like when we are able to meet corporately?

Under the latest guidelines given, when we move into Phase II, we will be allowed to meet under these restrictions:

  1. Only 44 people can meet indoors in our sanctuary.
  2. 100 people can meet outdoors.

Our goal is to worship together, so until we are allowed to meet indoors without social distancing measures, we plan to meet outdoors in our parking lot for services, under canopies for shade and if we have inclement weather.


How will we stay safe as we meet outside?

Sunday school and nursery will resume at a later time. We will also do our best to establish a touchfree environment by using an offering box instead of passing around offering bags, taking communion with a sealed communion cup and wafer instead of passing trays, not serving coffee or refreshments, etc.


We will also need to sanitize the canopies, chairs, and anything that we use on a weekly basis. We will be asking for volunteers to help our existing janitorial team.


Please bring your own masks, but we will have a small supply for those who forget to bring them or who don’t have access to them.


We have not established a start date yet, but will keep you updated on that status. As we navigate uncharted waters, we will stay flexible and adjust as we move forward. We really do appreciate your patience and understanding.


Pastors Bryan, David, and Michael

Sunday ServiceS

We have been streaming our worship services every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. To join, go to our website at westhillchurch.org and click "Online Worship" on the top menu bar and select Worship Livestream. If you were not able to watch it at the 10:30 livestream time, you can still watch it later by going to the same Online Worship menu and selecting Sunday Sermon. This will allow you to view any of the previous sermons. 

 

At 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings we also have our Online Sunday School via Zoom. You will receive an email with the link, meeting ID and password by Thursday. Just clicking on the link will take you to the meeting. Once on the site, you will have to select “Join Meeting” and “Use Audio” 

 

OTHER WEBSITE UPDATES

 

You can also find an updated prayer request list on the Online Worship tab and going down to  the "Prayer" tab. This prayer list is updated every Tuesday.

 

Our pastors write an article every week that gets posted on Thursdays. Those can be found on "The Weekly Word" tab on the menu bar.

 
If you haven't been able to give due to the church closure, you may click on the "Giving" tab.

For those who have children, we encourage you to continue doing Bible studies with them at home. Are you looking for a resource to help you with this? Check out this Bible App for kids.

 

Thank you for your participation in our Sunday morning worship. We look forward to gathering under one roof with you all again, when conditions allow.

 

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid. –Joshua 1:9

 

WestHill Church Office




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