We are hosting in-person worship services each Sunday morning, with an online re-broadcast option on Sunday evenings.

In-person services come with an opportunity for us to demonstrate love for one another and to the world. We are living in a time when there is a wide range of opinions concerning in-person gatherings and how they should be done. Overwhelmingly, we have heard and felt a desire to return to in-person church and the strong value placed on being together in community. However, we must show grace to each other and show the world the unity that can be found in Christ, even among our diversity. 

Regardless of the positions you hold concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, every person and every family will have to make decisions that are best for their situation. We respect whatever decision you make, and we are working hard to create worship options that support that range of decisions.

Here is what  in-person worship looks like:

  • Since April 11, we returned to two in-person Worship Services: 9AM & 10:45AM.
  • Full Summit Kids programming has resumed for infants through 4th grade during each Sunday service.
  • Chairs are spaced into family groupings in the Worship Center.
  • Wearing masks indoors is recommended, but not required.

Precautions we are taking:

  • If you are not feeling well or are uncomfortable coming to the building, please worship with us online. (We will stream our recorded worship service at 6PM on Sunday evenings on YouTube.)
  • While a few Sunday morning offsite classes for adults have resumed, our Sunday morning preteen class has not.
  • High-contact areas like bathrooms, door handles, countertops and furniture will be wiped down before and after services. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
  • Church staff and our greeting volunteers will be wearing masks.
  • Our greeter team will great you with a smile and a wave.
  • Entry doors will either be propped open or held by a volunteer.
  • In place of Summit Notes handouts, information is made available on our Summit App. 
  • We have installed new touch-free giving boxes in our Worship Center. Offering plates will not be passed. 

Frequently asked questions

 Are there some people who should not attend the service?

Maybe. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you have been asked to quarantine, you are not feeling well, or you are uncomfortable coming back to the building, please worship with us online. 

What if I am in a high risk category?

Those in a high risk category are encouraged to use wisdom and discernment about their decision on how to participate. We encourage you to make a decision based on your situation, and if concerned, we encourage you to err on the side of caution.

How will parking be handled?

Our parking procedures will not be different than usual. You may use whatever entrance you prefer, and you may drop off at the carport if needed. 

Am I required to wear a mask or face covering?

The CDC recommends wearing a face mask, but this is not a requirement. Children under 2 should not wear a mask.

Will I be the only one wearing a mask?

In an effort to honor the concerns of each person, Summit Staff and our greeting volunteers will be wearing masks.

I love to shake hands/hug. Will Sunday be hard for me?

Yes. As difficult as it may be, we ask you to consider the comfort of others. But please, do not let this discourage fellowship and the excitement of being together!

I like to hang around and visit after the services. Is that a problem?

We encourage fellowship. It's one of the reasons we gather together. But because there are multiple services, it may be more appropriate to have those longer interactions outdoors or in our gathering area. 

It sounds like this is fear-based? Doesn't that contradict Scripture?

The guidelines we have established are not based on fear. They are based on wisdom and grace toward others. We have sought the counsel of the Summit Elders and leaders and have diligently researched best practices. 

What if I disagree with the guidelines?

This is a great time to display Christian maturity, humility, and grace. The Bible teaches there are times that we put aside our liberties for the sake of others (1 Corinthians 8, 10:24, Philippians 2:4). We all need to be cautious in our words, both spoken and written. We believe that we can have unity even in the midst of diversity.