CURRENTLY

  • Sunday Worship exclusively online
  • Stream Sunday worship in homes, in groups as comfortable
  • WardKids and WardStudents online connection + curriculum
  • Adult groups meet exclusively online or meet in smaller groups off-campus as comfortable
  • Outdoor Worship Nights, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (weather permitting)
  • Building continues to serve as a hub for local outreach initiatives

TARGETING JULY 19 + 26

  • Outdoor Worship Nights, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (weather permitting)
  • Stream Sunday worship in homes, in groups as comfortable
  • WardKids and WardStudents curriculum online + outdoor activities
  • Soft launch of worship on-campus, in the building* on Sundays

*Our soft launch will feature a pre-recorded worship service (no live music or teaching) and will allow our guest services and sanitation teams to prepare for the next phase of opening. Those gathered will view the exact same worship serviced being streamed to homes. Pre-registration for this on-campus participation is required in order to maintain social distancing and safety measures. Masks are strongly recommended at 9:30 and 11:00 and required at 8:00 a.m. No WardKids, WardStudents or adult life groups on-campus in this phase.

Pre-Registration

Please include children in your number of seats reserved as WardKids + WardStudents programming is not available.

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Cancellations

If you need to cancel a reservation, please email cancel@ward.church. Be sure to include your name, the date (7/19 or 7/26) AND number of seats needing to be cancelled.

Waitlist

While we don’t have a formal waitlist, you can join our mailing list to be notified when spots re-open due to cancellation. An email will prompt you to check back here to register on a first come/first serve basis.

Volunteer

To open strong we need people like you to join the team.

FAQ’s

When do I need to pre-register by?

Pre-register as soon as you know you plan to attend. Pre-registration will close as soon as all spots are filled. As long as there are spots available, pre-registration will remain open until the time of the service.

What will the service be like?

During Phase 2, services will look like what you are able to view online. We will be streaming a pre-recorded worship service. There will be no live singing or teaching.

What’s the difference between the online service and the soft launch?

Location and community! The music, teaching and entire service are identical. Where you are and who you’re with is the difference. We’re encouraging everyone to incorporate community back into their worship rhythms, as safe and able. Invite friends, family and neighbors over for church at your home. Join hundreds of your church family for Outdoor Worship Nights on Wednesdays. Check-out a soft-launch!

I’m not sure I’m ready to return to the building. What are my options?

We’re still creating an online worship experience, streaming every Sunday at 9:30 + 11 a.m., 2, 4 + 6 p.m. Not ready to come to the building but craving community? Invite friends, family, neighbors or your small group over for church at your home, as safe and able. We’re gathering for Outdoor Worship throughout Phase 2 and welcome you to bring a lawn chair or engage from your car.

What kinds of things is Ward Church doing to keep the community safe?

We’re offering several worship options to allow for individuals to engage as they’re able and safe. Volunteers and staff are required to complete health checks and wear masks while on campus. We’re taking steps to create the most touch-free experience possible including automated faucets, keeping doors propped open, practicing safe giving and communion methods and eliminating the passing out of printed materials for now. We’re utilizing floor decals to establish 2-way traffic and minimizing capacity in each venue to allow for social distancing. We’ve utilized antimicrobial protectants and have increased sanitation practices.

What if I need to cancel my RSVP?

Please email cancel@ward.church with your name and the amount of seats for which you registered.

Will social distancing be practiced?

We are asking everyone who attends Ward to practice social distancing while on the property. This is for the safety of all who are in attendance. We ask that all families stay together and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between other households.

Are masks required?

For the 8 a.m. service in the Sanctuary, masks are required for the duration of your attendance. At 9:30 and 11 a.m., masks are strongly recommended. Staff and volunteers are required to wear masks.

When should I stay home?

Please stay home if in the past 14 days you have had, or have been in contact with anyone with:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We also encourage anyone who has heightened risk of complications from the virus to continue to worship at home for now.

What about WardKids, WardStudents and adult life groups? When do they return?

WardKids and WardStudents have been providing curriculum each week for families to engage with. Groups have been meeting over Zoom, and as comfortable, in homes or outdoors. For Phases 1-3, WardStudents and WardKids will not provide Sunday morning programming in the building. We encourage families to continue to enjoying the online curriculum. Adult Life Groups will be able to meet with pre-approval for a room that allows social distancing beginning in Phase 3.

Is ReNu Coffee or the Climb ’n Slide open?

Not currently. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of the state and allow our Session and Covid task force to make decisions with the safety and witness of the church as a priority.

TARGETING AUGUST 2

  • Sunday worship is on-campus, in the building and includes live music and teaching. Masks are strongly recommended and we will be practicing social distancing.
  • Sunday worship is also streamed online for those unable or uncomfortable with returning to the building. This option is strongly recommended for vulnerable individuals
  • WardKids and WardStudents programming continues primarily online, with some outdoor activities (no Sunday morning in-person programming).
  • Adult life groups meet on-campus with advance approval for rooms that accommodate social distancing.

TARGETING SEPTEMBER 13 

  • Sunday worship is on-campus, in the building and includes live music and teaching
  • Sunday worship is also streamed online
  • Sunday morning programming on-campus resumes for WardStudents and WardKids
  • Adult life groups meet on-campus with advance approval for rooms that accommodate social distancing.
  • RēNū Coffee and Climb ’n Slide open with reduced hours and frequent sanitation procedures
  • Masks are recommended on campus

WHAT WE ARE DOING…

  • Enhancing sanitation practices throughout the facility
  • Requiring masks and health checks for all staff and volunteers
  • Keeping doors propped open to remove touch points
  • Utilizing floor decals to establish 2-way traffic
  • Incorporating safe giving and communion practices

WE ARE ASKING YOU TO…

  • Stay home if you’re sick or if you have had a fever or felt ill within the last 14 days.
  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Bring your own coffee (no food/beverage will be served during this time