Plans to relaunch

[published September 1, 2020]

 

Liberty Corner Church is looking forward in hope as we begin a new year of ministry with opportunities to gather around the gospel of Jesus Christ, grow to be more like Jesus, and go out to share the gospel with the world. In these unusual times, we are innovating, learning new skills, and developing new tools and approaches to continue to provide engaging ways for you and your family to connect.

 

On Sunday, September 13, we launch in-person and live stream worship for both Traditional and Contemporary worship. Liberty Corner Kids, Student Ministry, and Spiritual Growth begin in a blend of formats. Here’s what you can expect on a Sunday morning:


SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9 am

  • Traditional Worship, Sanctuary & live stream
  • Faith Cafe, Zoom

10:30 am

  • Contemporary Worship, Center Court & live stream
  • Faith Cafe, Zoom
  • Liberty Corner Kids, outdoors when possible, indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate
  • Middle School, outdoors when possible, indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate

Reservations are required for in-person attendance. Please note that Traditional Worship will begin at 9 am, allowing time for the live stream team to move and reset between services.

  

IN-PERSON WORSHIP

  1. Reserve: If you would like to attend in-person worship, you will need to reserve your seat in advance. Current NJ guidelines limit indoor gatherings for worship.

    To make a reservation, go to libertycorner.org/worship. The form will be available until Friday (or until seats are no longer available). Reservations can also be made by calling the church office during business hours at 908-647-0340.

  2. Mask: Please bring a face mask from home, as face coverings are required while attending indoor worship at LCPC. A limited supply of face masks will be available should you forget yours on Sunday morning.

  3. Temperature Check: We would encourage you to take your temperature before leaving home. Prior to entering the building, greeters will take each person’s temperature with a non-contact forehead thermometer. Any individual with a temperature above 100.4oF will be asked not to attend that day.

  4. Social Distance: Please practice social distancing during worship. In the Sanctuary and Center Court, while families may sit together, the pews/chairs will be set to help maintain the six feet between yourself and others.

  5. Sick? If you become sick, please stay home.Please stay home if you have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates. 

We will also have hand sanitizer available for you to use. The outside doors will be open to minimize your need to touch surfaces upon entering the church. Commonly-touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently by the greeters/ushers on Sunday morning.

 

LIVE STEAM WORSHIP

We will live stream both Traditional and Contemporary Worship, so you can participate from home. Look for the live feed at 9 am for Traditional and 10:30 am for Contemporary at libertycorner.org/worship. Running late? Catch the full videos after the live stream.

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

We offer small groups and classes to encourage and support your growing faith, including Ascend Small Groups, Faith Café, TraVERSEing the Word, Starting Point, Bible studies for men and women, and more. Most classes and groups are meeting online and are starting soon! Take a look at the the Spiritual Growth page for a list, as well as registration and contact information.

 

FAMILY MINISTRY

Liberty Corner Kids and Student Ministry will offer both in-person opportunities and online materials, so families can choose what works best for them. Liberty Corner Kids and Middle School will meet in-person beginning Sunday, September 13, with drop-off at 10:30 am and pick up immediately after worship ends. Gatherings will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Parents should expect to be asked to volunteer at some point during the school year to supervise children and students.

 

Please register all children (infants-5th) and students (grades 6-12) who will be participating in the 2020-2021 school year, whether in-person, blended, or online.

 

  1. Reserve: To attend Liberty Corner Kids or Middle School in-person, you must reserve your child’s spot each week. Use the Worship Reservation Form at libertycorner.org/worship.

    Parents will check in their children and students and then take them to class before worship begins. Please arrive early to allow time for the check-in process.

  2. Mask: According to the CDC, masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by everyone two years or older while indoors. Children age three through 2nd grade are encouraged to wear the mask, but it will not be required if the child is unable or unwilling to keep the mask on. Children in grades 3-12 will be required to wear the mask at all times while indoors.

  3. Temperature Check: We encourage you to take your child’s temperature before leaving home. Prior to entering the building, greeters will take each person’s temperature with a non-contact forehead thermometer. Any individual with a temperature above 100.4oF will be asked not to attend that day.

  4. Safety Measures: We will maintain safety measures, both outdoors and in the classroom, including social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing, and limiting shared classroom items.

  5. Sick? If your child becomes sick, please stay home. Additionally, please stay home if your child has been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days, is showing COVID-19 symptoms, or recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates.

If you feel more comfortable connecting from home, visit libertycorner.org for Family Ministry resources for all ages, including videos, activity pages, devotions, and more.

 

Watch for more information about High School and Confirmation soon! Contact Kelly Tancredi, Director of Family Ministries, for more information about Liberty Corner Kids or Student Ministry.

 

We are HERE for YOU!

We know this is a lot! We know you are grieving losses from COVID and adjusting to changes in family life, school, and work. We know that change isn’t always comfortable, but we also know God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.

 

We want you to know that we are here for you.

 

If you are struggling with loss, feeling isolated, or are overwhelmed, need prayer or pastoral care, please contact Pastor Barnabas or Pastor Anne or call the church office at 908-647-0340. 


If you need help making a reservation, please contact Peggy Simpson or call the church office at 908-647-0340. 

 

We look forward to gathering, connecting, growing, and serving with you!