Phase 3 for Re-Gathering – Connect Groups Meeting
Tallowood is in Phase 3 in our Conditions-Based plan for re-gatherings. We are offering in-person on campus Connect Groups (Sunday Bible Study Groups) for all ages. Many of our groups will continue to offer online Zoom groups as well. We may have some Connect Groups that may not gather immediately. You are welcome to participate in another group if your group is not ready to meet in person. Visit the Welcome Center to see a listing of Connect Groups that will be meeting in person.
If you have children PreK through 5th grade, we ask that you pre-register each week to ensure we have a healthy environment for your children. To pre-register go here.
Phase 1: Socially Distanced Worship
During this phase we will continue streaming the service online, and we will begin re-gathering for in-person worship in the Worship Center. Safety protocols include mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing, and seating in the Worship Center will be spaced to ensure at least six feet between individuals/families. A move to phase 2 requires a continued period of flat or downward trends in the benchmark data.
Phase 2: Limited Gatherings
During this phase we will continue online and in-person worship. We will add Preschool care for birth through 3 years. Pre-K and older will worship with their families. In addition, small outdoor gatherings for adults, Students and Kids of 35 or fewer people and, and small indoor gatherings for adults and students of fewer than 25 people. Examples of these gatherings include sub-groups of Connect Groups meeting in front/backyards of people’s homes, small groups of Kids or students meeting outdoors on campus and small leadership meetings at church. Safety protocols previously mentioned will be practice. A move to Phase 3 requires moderate / controlled transmission of the virus according to benchmark data.
Phase 3: Expanded Gatherings
During this phase we continue online and in-person worship, and we will have a scaled increase in capacity for in-person worship in the Worship Center. In this phase, we will plan all age groups to begin Connect Groups on campus. Examples of other indoor gatherings may include: Wednesday night programing for all ages, Women’s and Men’s Ministry studies, and other weekday ministry programs. A move to Phase 4 requires minimal / controlled transmission of the virus according to benchmark data.
Phase 4: Return to Normal
During this phase, it is our desire we resume all gatherings – Worship, Connect Groups, etc. – at normal capacity. Safety protocols will continue as warranted.