In-Person Worship at ROCC During COVID-19 (03/28/2021)

    03.28.21 | In-Person Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic by River Oaks Elders


    Guidance Regarding Masks

    In light of the guidance from our state and input from healthcare professionals,  our church leadership asks that facemasks be worn at all times in our building. This means that all of our Sunday morning services are identical.
    We realize that some will be unhappy about this. Please know that our Session has not taken this lightly as we have sought the best ways to continue ministry to our church. While churches can take advantage of a legal exemption from state guidance, we feel it is in the best interest of the safety of our members and our witness to the larger community to comply with this guidance.
    We will continue doing all we can to provide the best quality online worship experience possible. At the same time, our sanctuary expansion during our Beyond Initiative allows ample space for distancing in our services.

    - Pastor David Beaty

    We are offering three in-person services on Easter Sunday, April 4—at 8, 9:15 and 11 AM. Masks will be required at all times during all services. The 9:15 AM service will be live-streamed, posted to our YouTube and Facebook channels, and available for viewing afterwards.

    Noah’s Ark (nursery - Pre-K) and Kid’s ROCC (K - 5th) will offer in-person ministry during the 9:15 and 11 AM services on Easter Sunday, April 4. We’ll be teaching our kids about God’s love in fun and age-appropriate ways. The only difference is that we’ll be masked (ages three and up), in recognition of NCDHSS recommendations and the challenges of keeping children physically distanced. As a reminder, our children’s ministries are volunteer-driven. So, if your kids are ready to return, please partner with us on Sunday mornings to help them grow spiritually.