By this time, all of us have been impacted in one way or another by the effects of COVID-19. Whatever you may be going through, our church is here for you, and we encourage you to reach out to our staff and leadership, and visit our Care page on our website. Additionally, we encourage all of us to find ways to support one another and serve our neighbors at this time. Visit our Serve page to find ways to get involved.
We pray that you will continue to partner with us as we look towards the future of Radiance Church and our further involvement in the Fillmore. Thank you for remaining faithful with us through every step of this journey. You have shown us that a global pandemic cannot stop God’s Church from loving, serving and restoring the brokenness of the world with the hope of Christ. We are honored to be your leaders and will continue to prayerfully love and serve you all.
-Your Radiance Leadership
Why do we call it regathering? While secular institutions and our city have used the term “re-opening”, we felt this could be misleading because we firmly believe that our church has never closed. Regathering is not limited to just in-person, but we want to continue to grow in our ways to engage our church community virtually as well.
Radiance has formed a Regathering committee made up of Deacons and Staff with the following mission and vision.
To set guidelines and safety procedures for physical regathering of church services and all other community gatherings.
To utilize physical space to create an atmosphere of spiritual growth as well as inspire commitment to the church's vision for the Fillmore
Renew people’s zeal and calling to the church as their spiritual home - Psalm 69:9; John 2:17
Biblical: Conviction and leading of His Spirit
Legal: State and local government regulations
Comfort of our members assessed by continual feedback from congregation
Safety and Preparation Logistics and training including building safety, sanitation and seating
Creative avenues to continue to grow our virtual worship service and presence
However, we do ask that those feeling unwell or experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms to refrain from attending in-person events.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with any of these symptoms may have COVID-19. PLEASE evaluate before coming to church in-person, or discuss with check-in staff prior to proceeding into the main sanctuary building.
OR, if you have had at least two of these symptoms below within the last 7 days:
A Coronavirus Self-Checker is available on the CDC website as well: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Furthermore, for any church member or guest who may fall into one of the following categories, we recommend that you quarantine at home, and follow up with your physician or a health care professional immediately for further clinical guidance:
If these conditions apply to you, we respectfully ask that you stay home and participate in worship online to reduce community exposure. Immediate communication and notification to the church as well, will help us to assess any potential impact on the Radiance Christian Church community and church family.
For a more detailed look at our Regathering Plan & volunteer training material, please download the Radiance Regathering Plan pdf. For questions or concerns regarding any of the above, please feel free to contact our pastoral staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.