We look forward to having you with us for our in-person service on Sunday at the Virginia Highlands Park Picnic Shelter at 1600 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202 (see map of the park) starting at 4:00pm.

While we will continue to have our virtual livestream service on Sunday mornings, our heart’s desire is to shepherd people well by also providing a weekly in-person worship opportunity for those who need it, both within our church family and those on the outside who need Jesus and are not yet part of the church.

If you are planning to join us please see the details below and make sure to RSVP.

General Details:

  • Sunday Protocols– Upon arrival we will provide guidance regarding checking in, children, singing, communion, etc…
  • Seating– Bring your own chairs/blankets, and there are several picnic tables available as well on a first come first served basis. Please maintain social distancing.
  • Sanitizing and Masks– We will have a sanitizing station. Masks will be required at all times for adults and children over 3 years old while participating in our gathering. Since we are meeting in a park, we will only enforce this protocol within our reserved meeting space.

Sunday Service Regathering Phases

Phase 1: Began September 13th

  • Attendance: RSVP to let us know you’re coming and for purposes of follow-up if needed
  • Kids: No God’s Garden. Kids are very welcome and must wear masks (over 3 years old) and stay with parents while participating in our gathering
  • Visitors: We will have an assigned picnic table and a few sanitized chairs to accommodate walk-up visitors 
  • Risk Level: Services will be held as long as Arlington County remains in the yellow zone or below (below 5-10 per 100k)

Phase 2: Will begin as we monitor conditions and feel confident in implementing kids ministry

  • Attendance: RSVP
  • Kids: God’s Garden may tentatively begin with social distancing guidelines. Kids must wear masks the entire time
  • Visitors: We will have an assigned picnic table and a few sanitized chairs to accommodate walk-up visitors

*Certain details of the phases are fluid and might be subject to change as we continue to discern and consult with our leadership and team of experts.

Sunday Service Regathering FAQ

  • Do I have to wear a mask? Yes, masks will be required while in our reserved gathering space for both adults and children over 3 years old. Please bring your own mask. We will have some masks available just in case.
  • Where do I go, and what will the check-in procedure be like? Please make your way to the Virginia Highlands Park Picnic Shelter (see map of the park) where you will be greeted and checked in. If you did not RSVP ahead of time we will fill out the form with you onsite at check-in.
  • Where do I sit? Please bring your own chairs/blankets and find a spot surrounding the picnic shelter, maintaining social distancing. There are a few picnic tables that are available on a first come first served basis.
  • How will communion elements be distributed? You will be asked to pick up a prepackaged Communion cup, which contains both wafer and juice, before the service.
  • Will we collect offering during the service? No, we encourage you to please continue giving online.
  • Will there be congregational singing? Yes, we anticipate singing together. However, you will be required to keep your mask on as you sing.
  • Will there be fellowship time afterwards? There will be no official fellowship time after service but since we are meeting in a public park you may choose to fellowship as you feel comfortable.
  • Can I bring my child(ren)? Yes! Children are welcome and kids over 3 years old must be able to keep their mask on and abide by social distancing guidelines while participating in our gathering. We will not provide God’s Garden for Phase 1. However, we will provide disposable supplies that will help your children interact with the service and Scripture in fun ways.
  • What steps are being made to clean the gathering space? Any equipment we provide will be sanitized.
  • Will restrooms be available? Yes, public restrooms will be available for use.
  • Will parking be available? Yes, there is a free parking lot as well as street parking.
  • What if there is a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in the DMV after we have begun regathering for in-person services? We recognize that this may happen, so we will continue to monitor the situation and consult with our leadership in discerning if and when we would need to return to only livestream services in this situation.
  • What happens if there is a known case among our service attendees/volunteers/staff? We will suspend our in-person service for two weeks and initiate a communication plan based on the contact information collected from all attendees. We will inform all attendees of the positive case of COVID-19 while maintaining the anonymity of the person, and we will ask all attendees to self-quarantine for 14 days.