COVID-19

UPDATE

 TPC Families and Friends- 

 

Over the last several weeks, our Elders have been praying for wisdom and preparing for what would be best as we begin to meet again in person at TPC. We are excited that this Sunday, May 31st, we will begin this process. We have endeavored to streamline our service, provide a safe environment, and address your concerns about re-gathering. We want to provide you with more information for what our Worship Experiences will look like. 

For the past two months, we’ve been grateful for the ability to worship together online and we encourage you to continue to attend online if you or a family member doesn’t feel well or if you're just not ready to attend church in person. We want you to make the best decision for you.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

  • We are modifying and shortening our worship services to one hour during this regathering process.

  • All staff and volunteers working in close proximity to others will be wearing masks. This does not include those leading from the stage (worship, preaching, etc.)

  • All hard surfaces in high-volume areas will be wiped down or sanitized before and after services.

  • TPC-Preschool and TPCKids will not be open until further notice. Your entire family is welcome to attend church together in the auditorium.

  • We are providing Family Worship Bags for families with kids to be used during the message by Pastor John.

  • We have adjusted seating in the auditorium to follow state guidelines for social distancing. Gaps of 6 feet (approximately 3 seats) are to be left empty between your family and the next family. Ushers will be available to assist you and your family.  

  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout the building.

  • Volunteers will not be offering hugs or handshakes. Just smiles!

  • We will not be providing bottled water, coffee, or donuts. You are welcome to bring water/coffee with you.

  • No offering buckets will be passed. Online giving is the best option during this season. There will be offering buckets available at the back of the auditorium for guests who want to give while in person.

  • All doors will be propped or held open and exterior doors will be clearly marked for either ENTRANCE or EXIT.

  • We will be removing all sitting furniture in the lobby and discouraging congregating before and after services.

 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • If you don't feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and join us online. 

  • We encourage you to wear a mask and will have one available for you when you arrive. You are also welcome to bring your own. Masks are not mandatory, but are encouraged out of love for others and concern for self. 

  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.

  • Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other guests.

  • Arrive in the building no more than 15 minutes before the service.

  • Enjoy meeting up with friends outdoors while observing the six-foot rule. Our indoor lobby will be designated as a pass through area and lead directly toward the auditorium.

 

 

BEFORE YOU COME EACH SUNDAY

 

Be sure to ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before attending TPC this weekend: 

  • Am I showing any flu-like symptoms? Flu-like symptoms include cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. 

  • Have I had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?

  • Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? 

  • Is there any medical reason why I believe I shouldn’t be around others?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to attend TurningPoint Church Online this weekend.

Pastor John  

May 4, 2020

TPC Families and Friends-

 

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the way you have responded throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted every facet of our lives. Through your help and support, TurningPoint has been able to provide meals to hospital staffs at St. John’s Tulsa, St. Francis Emergency Room and Dialysis Units, the Tulsa Fire Department Station 28, as well as serve individual families. I share all of this as a reminder: the building may be closed, but the church is OPEN. 

 

Over the last number of weeks, our team of Elders have been praying for wisdom about what our re-gathering process and timeline should look like. In addition, we have sought the input of the TPC Covid-Response Team. 

 

Throughout this process, we have been praying for clarity and discernment over:

 

  • When will we re-open for church services? 

  • What will services and ministries look like in light of social distancing, cleaning procedures, and the health of “at-risk” individuals?

  • What is the best strategy for re-engaging nursery, kids, and small groups?

 

One thing we are sure of: there will be some who feel like we are moving too slow in this process while others will feel like we are moving too fast.  Our great desire is to make the best decisions for ALL who are a part of TPC. 

 

So what is our plan?

 

I want us to view our reopening as a process not as a specific date in time. At this point, everything will remain ONLINE only through May 17th. At that point, we will look at what the CDC and local officials are saying regarding the spread of COVID-19. Following May 17th, we will further communicate when we will reassemble for corporate worship. 

 

Once we do begin meeting together, our nursery and kids ministries will not meet. These integral components of TPC will be phased in at a later date. 

 

There is so much to consider in the re-opening process. One of the things that I love about the people of TPC is the genuine love, care, and friendships we enjoy. Your team of Elders is eager to reassemble, however we want to operate in a smart and safe way. 

 

Finally, if you or someone you know has been impacted financially through this pandemic, we want to be a resource and an extension of God’s grace and love. You can email us regarding the situation at tpctulsa@gmail.com.

 

We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and will respond in accordance to updates from the CDC and the Tulsa Health Department as they are given. We will continue to update you as new information arises. Please know that the safety of our TurningPoint Church family remains our greatest priority. 

 

I love you, I am praying for you, and I am confident that God is going to use this moment in history for His glory. 

 

Pastor John

May 25, 2020

TurningPoint Church

918-835-4110

tpctulsa@gmail.com

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Tulsa, OK, 74133

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