HIGH   POINTE  
REGISTER   TO   ATTEND   IN   PERSON ON  AUGUST 9

For the protection of our congregation, we request that  you and your household refrain from attending if anyone in your household has experienced any of the following:
  1. Tested positive for or been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. Persistent cough, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath.
  3. Fever greater than 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 48 hours.
  4. New loss of taste or smell.
  5. Unusual vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
*please look below the registration form for a details pertaining to safety precautions we are putting in place for our services

Although we will follow recommendations closely and stringently maintain a sanitary environment, there are still risks of being exposed to and potentially getting sick with COVID-19 or other illnesses. By attending, you acknowledge and accept those risks, and will not hold High Pointe or its representatives liable.

What will services look like? 

Our guidance for safe gatherings is found in the guidelines provided by the CDC and the Texas AG.
  • Masks– to effectively reduce the spread of Covid-19, we are asking everyone over the age of 10 to wear a mask. Those serving on the platform may remove their mask while they are serving (making announcements, singing, reading Scripture, praying, preaching), but once seated in the congregation, they should put their mask on again. Please bring your own mask, as it is not possible for us to purchase disposable masks for each service.
  • Social Distancing – the rows of chairs in the auditorium have already been set to meet social distancing requirements. Those who come together may sit next to each other. But those who do not come together should leave two seats between other parties.
  • Hand Sanitizers – we ask that all persons entering the auditorium use hand sanitizers to clean their hands upon entering and leaving the building. Hand sanitizers are available in the foyer and the auditorium.
  • Cleaning – we have asked a team of volunteers to clean the auditorium as recommended by CDC guidelines after each service.
  • Signage – we have placed signage in the foyer to help remind us of the necessary precautions to take while gathering together and out in public.
  • Volunteer Training – volunteers have been trained in the appropriate ways to help our members during the service without having to come into personal contact with any members. 
  • Volunteer Screening – volunteers will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms before the service and given surgical gloves to wear while they serve. 
  • Vulnerable Members – according to the CDC guidelines those who are 65 years of age and older, along with those with other health complication (especially respiratory issues), are in greater health danger if they contract the coronavirus. Therefore, we ask members in the vulnerable population to remain home until it is safe for them to gather with us again. Those who stay home may watch the livestream of our service at 10:00 am each Sunday.
  • Bathrooms – we ask that members try to avoid using the restroom while in the building. However, volunteers will be at each restroom to direct proper social distancing.
  • Helps for families with young children:
    • Pack a church bag for each of your young children
      • Possible items to include (younger kids/toddlers): kids' Bible, Bible story book(s), a coloring book with a few crayons, a small puzzle, pipe cleaners or other fidget type toy to manipulate, peel and remove sticker book, lace up cards, a lap board or hard flat book for your child's lap.
      • Possible items to include (older kids): Bible, printed copy of our Sermon Notes for Kids page, pencil, colored pencils, blank paper.
      • Note: No markers, please.
      • These church bags will be most useful if most of the items contained are new or at least not seen by your kids regularly. The novelty will keep their attention for much longer.
    • Pack a water bottle with a lid for each child, as there will be no access to our water fountains.
    • Family Overflow Room will not be open during Phase 2.

We realize that there are many ways of interpreting guidelines and no matter what we may do, it will be a burden on all of us. Consequently, we want to be as safe as possible and follow common sense as much as possible.
  • We will continue the livestream for those who are vulnerable and those who are not ready.
  • Those who are not ready to gather in a large group may meet in smaller groups in homes and watch the livestream together.
  • There will be NO nursery, Kid’sPointe, AWANA.
  • Pew Bibles will NOT be available.
  • We will NOT observe the Lord’s Supper.
  • We will NOT offer coffee or printed bulletins.
  • We will not collect an offering (continue online giving, offering boxes will be available)
  • We will provide digital bulletins online.
  • We will provide digital guest registration.