COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness

UPDATE #9

November 19, 2020

Our church attendance standards have been updated.
  • We encourage you to remain at home and join us for our online service if you are not comfortable attending a live service, are at risk with a medical condition, or not feeling well.
  • Anyone at risk or currently not feeling well should not attend.
  • Our objective is to keep EVERYONE in attendance safe.
  • The admin wing is available for staff only.
  • 6-foot social distancing must be practiced. Every other row is open seating. Please allow two (2) seats between your family and other guests seated in your row.
  • Face masks are required at all times while you are in the building in accordance with the most recent Executive Order from the Governor of Indiana. This includes wearing a mask during our worship experience. If you do not have a mask, LHC will provide you one. Gloves are also available.
  • Our café will not be open until further notice.
  • We have multiple hand sanitizing stations available.
  • Offering boxes are conveniently located in the lobby and outside of the Sanctuary doors. Please see a member of our Host Team to assist you if needed.
  • Our church is sanitized and cleaned regularly. If you attend a service and subsequently get diagnosed with COVID19, please let us know so we can schedule additional sterilization. (219-769-3601 ext 1 or LHCinfo@LHCweb.org).

UPDATE #8

October 20, 2020

Our church attendance standards have been updated.
  • We encourage you to remain at home and join us for our online service if you are not comfortable attending a live service, are at risk with a medical condition, or not feeling well.
  • Anyone at risk or currently not feeling well should not attend.
  • Our objective is to keep EVERYONE in attendance safe.
  • The admin wing is available for staff only.
  • 6-foot social distancing must be practiced. Every other row is open seating. Please allow two (2) seats between your family and other guests seated in your row.
  • Face masks are required at all times while you are in the building in accordance with the most recent Executive Order from the Governor of Indiana. This includes wearing a mask during our worship experience. If you do not have a mask, LHC will provide you one. Gloves are also available.
  • Our café will not be open until further notice.
  • We have multiple hand sanitizing stations available.
  • Offering boxes are conveniently located in the lobby and outside of the Sanctuary doors. Please see a member of our Host Team to assist you if needed.
  • Our church is sanitized and cleaned regularly. If you attend a service and subsequently get diagnosed with COVID19, please let us know so we can schedule additional sterilization. (219-769-3601 ext 1 or LHCinfo@LHCweb.org).

UPDATE #7

July 17, 2020

We want to update you on a recent positive COVID-19 case with a daycare worker this past week. On Saturday, July 18th, we have an outside cleaning company cleaning the entire church to ensure safety for all. As an extra precaution, we will not have Kids Ministries on Sunday, July 19th. All Sunday Kids classes will resume on Sunday, July 26th.

We want to remind you, our church family to continue to use wisdom and safety precautions. We understand that masks and social distancing might be inconvenient; however, they are necessary to maintain safety for all.

See updates 6, 5, and 4 below for information on our safety standards and attendance guidelines for Sundays, Youth, and Kids ministries.

UPDATE #6

June 30, 2020

As of July5th:

Seat reservations are no longer required.

Our church attendance standards have been updated.

  • We encourage you to remain at home and join us for our online service if you are not comfortable attending a live service, are at risk with a medical condition, or not feeling well.
  • Anyone at risk or currently not feeling well should not attend.
  • Our objective is to keep EVERYONE in attendance safe.
  • The admin wing is available for staff only.
  • 6-foot social distancing must be practiced. Every other row is open seating. Please allow two (2) seats between your family and other guests seated in your row.
  • Face masks are required at all times while you are in the building in accordance with the most recent Executive Order from the Governor of Indiana. This includes wearing a mask during our worship experience. If you do not have a mask, LHC will provide you one. Gloves are also available.
  • Our café will not be open until further notice.
  • We have multiple hand sanitizing stations available.
  • Offering boxes are conveniently located in the lobby and outside of the Sanctuary doors. Please see a member of our Host Team to assist you if needed.
  • Our church is sanitized and cleaned regularly. If you attend a service and subsequently get diagnosed with COVID19, please let us know so we can schedule additional sterilization. (219-769-3601 ext 1 or LHCinfo@LHCweb.org).

UPDATE #5

June 22, 2020

Living Hope Church Youth Ministry Re-Opening Standards

WE ARE BACK!!! We are so excited to announce that our youth ministry (6th -12th Grade students) will be coming back and having services at Living Hope Church. Our first Youth service will be on Wednesday, June 24th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Students will not want to miss this night as we will be having FREE Chick-fil-a, games, worship, a message, and simply a time to connect in person again!

As our students are returning, we want to remind and inform everyone of some steps that we are taking to keep our youth, families, and church a safe place.

Standards for Living Hope Church Youth Attendance:

  • Everyone will enter the front main doors and use the admin hall to get into the Student Center
  • Your temperature will be taken when you arrive. You will be asked to leave if your temperature is above 100.4.
  • Masks are required to be worn in the church building. Once you are seated in the Student Center you may remove your mask. If you leave your seated area you will need to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, LHC will provide you one.
  • 6-Foot social distancing must be practiced (Seats will be spaced out to support distancing)
  • Restrooms will be limited to the admin hallway only
  • We have multiple hand sanitizing stations available
  • Anyone at risk or currently not feeling well should not attend
  • Our church is sanitized and cleaned regularly. If you attend a service and subsequently get diagnosed with COVID19, please let us know so we can schedule additional sterilization. (Call 219-7693601 ext. 1 or email lhcinfo@lhcweb.org

Our goal is always to have a safe environment for our students. We will be creating a fun place where students can connect with each other and grow closer to God. We are excited to be coming back together and hope to see our students soon!

We will go LIVE on Instagram each week at 7:15pm for students who are unable to attend. Please contact bryan.hart@lhcweb.org if you have any questions.

UPDATE #4

June 22, 2020

Living Hope Church Kid’s Ministry Re-Opening Standards

Check-in Counter:

  • Spaced out computers
  • There will be no self-check-in available until further notice
  • You will be asked a few screening questions before checking children in
  • Hand sanitizing stations in the check-in area
  • Check-in will close at 10:40a.m. All children attending Kid’s service must be checked in before this time.

Drop off/Pick up:

  • Drop off and Pick up procedures have changed.
  • All children and parents will be greeted at the double doors. One of our volunteers will assist you with getting your child to class.
  • To limit the number of bodies down the hall and help with the flow of traffic, we will be limiting the number of adults walking their children to their classes at a time.
  • Parents will need to wear a mask while walking their children to their classes.
  • To pick up your children, we ask that you wait by the double doors and our volunteers will assist you.

Class Structure:

  • Our babies through Kinderbeach classes are all going to be rooms in the green hallway.
  • Babies (6 weeks to 1 year): Limiting class size to 5 babies and 3 volunteers
  • 1’s and 2’s: 1-year old’s and 2-year old’s will be in class together. We will be limiting this class size to 8 children and 3 volunteers.
  • Station 34: Limiting class size to 10 children and 3 volunteers. We will have spaced out tables and chairs.
  • Kinderbeach: Limiting class size to 10 children and 3 volunteers. We will have spaced out tables and chairs.
  • 1st through 5th graders: We will be in the student center. Limiting class size to 30 kids. Chairs will be space out, no contact games, no open gym. Children will go directly into Student Worship Center where they will be seated

Cleanliness:

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present in all classrooms
  • We have a cleaning team who thoroughly sanitizes/cleans all areas
  • Drinking fountains will not be open for use
  • Cleanings occur before, during, and after services

Phases of Ages Re-opening

*Be sure to see above for the class size information under Class Structure

July 5th:

  • Faith Factory re-opens. Faith Factory is LHC Kids who are in 1st through 5th grade

July 12th:

  • Faith Factory (1st through 5th graders)
  • Kinderbeach (5-year old and those in Kindergarten)
  • Station 34 (3-year-old and 4-year-old class)

July 19th:

  • Faith Factory (1st through 5th graders)
  • Kinderbeach (5-year old’s and those in Kindergarten)
  • Station 34 (3 to 4-year-old class)
  • Toddlers Class (1-2-year-old class)

July 26th:

  • Faith Factory (1st through 5th graders)
  • Kinderbeach (5-year old and those in Kindergarten)
  • Station 34 (3 to 4-year-old class)
  • Toddlers Class (1-2-year-old class)
  • Babies (6 weeks to 1 year old)

We do understand that everyone is not in the same place about returning to church. Please know that we understand that you know what is best for your children. We do ask that you remain sensitive and respectful to those who do not carry the same mindset as you. We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon. If you would like more information or have any questions or concerns, please contact Stefanie Towne at stefanie.towne@lhcweb.org.

UPDATE #3

May 10, 2020

  • We encourage you to remain at home and join us for our online service if you are not comfortable attending a live service, are at risk with a medical condition, or not feeling well.
  • Anyone at risk or currently not feeling well should not attend.
  • Our objective is to keep EVERYONE in attendance safe.
  • The admin wing is available for staff only.
  • 6-foot social distancing must be practiced. Every other row is open seating. Please allow two (2) seats between your family and other guests seated in your row.
  • Face masks are required at all times while you are in the building in accordance with the most recent Executive Order from the Governor of Indiana. This includes wearing a mask during our worship experience. If you do not have a mask, LHC will provide you one. Gloves are also available.
  • Our café will not be open until further notice.
  • We have multiple hand sanitizing stations available.
  • Offering boxes are conveniently located in the lobby and outside of the Sanctuary doors. Please see a member of our Host Team to assist you if needed.
  • Our church is sanitized and cleaned regularly. If you attend a service and subsequently get diagnosed with COVID19, please let us know so we can schedule additional sterilization. (219-769-3601 ext 1 or LHCinfo@LHCweb.org).

UPDATE #2

March 20, 2020

We are continuing to follow the direction of the Indiana State Health Department and limiting our interactions in person. We will be having our livestream available to watch live or at a later time. We have praise and worship, offering, updates and a great message. So plan to worship with us this Sunday at 10:30am.

Here are the links to Watch Live and Give:

We will do our best to keep you informed and updated as this journey continues. We will be utilizing e-mail, Facebook, Instagram and our website to communicate updates. Continue to pray for our government officials, medical personnel, those affected, and our church during this season. We serve a God that is greater than any virus, corona or otherwise.

Be blessed, see you online Sunday!

-Living Hope Church Leadership Team

UPDATE #1

March 13, 2020

Living Hope Church Family,

Here is our latest update regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To prevent the potential spread of this virus, the Indiana State Health Department has made a recommendation to NOT host mass-gatherings or large community events larger than two hundred fifty (250) people until further notice. While we choose to not walk in fear, we do honor and respect our government and will comply with this recommendation. So for this Sunday, our services our cancelled.

The good news, we will still be having a live-stream service you can watch in the comfort of your own home. We will have praise and worship, offering, updates and a great message. So plan to worship with us this Sunday at 10:30am.

Here are the links to Watch Live and Give:

We will do our best to keep you informed and updated as this journey continues. We will be utilizing e-mail, Facebook, Instagram and our website to communicate updates. Continue to pray for our government officials, medical personnel, those affected, and our church during this season. We serve a God that is greater than any virus, corona or otherwise.

Be blessed, see you online Sunday!

-Living Hope Church Leadership Team

Check this page often for further updates.