Welcome back

As we resume in-person Worship Services at Grace, learn more about what to expect here!

In-person services will resume on August 23!

9:00am & 11:00am | Davidson Center
We are excited to be back together for in-person services beginning on August 23. We will have two identical services at 9:00am and 11:00am, with online live-streaming continuing to be available at both hours for those choosing to continue worshipping from home.

We will be taking precautions to help keep everyone safe while attending. Please take a moment to review the information below for details about steps we are taking. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Helpful Information Regarding Our Regathering

We know that the current season is still one of uncertainty, and our team is diligently working to stay abreast of the latest information being provided by health officials at a state and national level, as well as information being provided by medical professionals. We are taking that data and using it to shape what our services will look like now and in the coming weeks. Please use the information below to learn a bit more about what to expect, and how you can help us keep everyone safe and healthy!

Live Streaming Will Continue

We understand that many will choose to continue worshipping with us online. We absolutely respect that—in fact we’ve upgraded our tech capabilities in order to provide you with a live stream option at our 9:00am and 11:00am service times, with a rebroadcast also available at 5:00pm. We also encourage you to host or join a Watch Party  to watch the service on Sundays with a small group of people. If you’re not feeling well for any reason, if you’re part of the vulnerable population, or you’re just not sure about regathering just yet, please join us online!

When to Stay Home

If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please worship from home. The health and well-being of our community is very important to us. For those who choose to attend, we ask that you consider yourself healthy and request if you are not feeling well for any reason, please join us online.

Face Masks

In accordance with the City of Tempe mandate, we are asking everyone who attends the service to please wear a mask.  All of our guest services team will also be wearing masks while serving you.

Seating

While on campus, please maintain a distance of six feet between you and others. Ushers will be seating guests by household/parties.
We encourage everyone to follow social distancing guidelines while you are on campus. Seating will be arranged to accommodate social distancing between parties, with a limited capacity of total individuals in the Davidson Center. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to help the ushers maximize social distancing seating measures. All seats will be sanitized between services. 

Printed Materials

No printed material will be distributed.
We encourage you to bring your own Bible, journal, and note taking items, as all printed materials have been removed.

Tithes & Offerings

Tithes and offerings will be collected upon exit and online.

Communion

We will refrain from serving communion at this time. 

Entrances & Exits

Please follow marked entrances and exits.
Doors will be propped open for no touch access into and out of the Davidson Center. Plan for exiting through multiple doors will be in place to accommodate social distancing among congregants. In addition, we also encourage social distancing guidelines while you are on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to come to services at Grace?

We are doing our best to make our environment as safe and healthy as possible for all guests. We encourage all attendees to evaluate the information currently available from local government and medical professionals and use your best judgment as to whether it is safe for you to attend.  If you are part of the vulnerable population, we encourage you to worship with us online.  

Do I have to sign-up to attend a service?

While seating in the Davidson Center will be limited, we anticipate having room to accommodate those who wish to attend, and therefore, are not asking guests to RSVP at this time. 

Will hand sanitizer be made available for guests?

Yes! Hand sanitizer is readily available in the lobby. There will also be increased cleaning and sanitation, with extra attention to restrooms and high-touch surfaces.

What about my kids?

Our Next Gen ministries plan is to offer programming the week of Sept 6th, two weeks after our regathering date of August 23rd. For more detailed information, be sure you are signed up for email updates from each ministry.  To opt in for GraceYTH text message updates, visit graceaz.com/students.  For GraceKids stay updated with emails and follow GraceKids on Instragram.  For more details visit  graceaz.com/children.

Will classes and groups be meeting  on-campus as well?

Right now, there will be no on-campus programming for any ages on Sundays; however, you can continue engaging with your ministry area through online opportunities.  Many of our Sunday Classes meet via zoom each week and many small groups meet during the week as well. Check out these classes & groups here. For more information, contact karenf@graceaz.com.

How can I stay connected in community with others?

1. Worship Services - Attend an in-person gathering on Sundays at 9am or 11am in the Davidson Center beginning on August 23rd.
2. Watch Parties - Find out more about hosting or joining a watch party on Sunday mornings at 9am or 11am.
3. Classes and Small Groups - Many groups and classes are meeting online and connecting via screens, zoom calls and phones. View upcoming events and classes on our website calendar or contact us for more info.  
4. Email & Social Media - We  invite you to interact with us through our social media channels and subscribe to our weekly e-mail where we share videos, important news and updates.

Can I watch services anytime or just when they are live?

Each Sunday, we broadcast our services at live.graceaz.com and on our Facebook page at 9am and 11am . The service is also re-broadcasted at 5pm via both platforms.  Throughout the week you can watch the entire service  via the Grace app, or access the sermon via our website or podcast.  We also offer a kids program for GraceKids that is available all week long.

Will the Connection Center be open on Sundays?

The Connection Center and Library will remain closed on Sunday mornings during August. Our Guest Service team will be available outside and in the lobby to answer any questions you may have when you arrive. 

How can I request prayer?

Prayer Requests are given to our prayer team each week. If you have something you would like prayer for, email us at  Prayer@GraceAz.com.

How can I help?

On our all-church survey, many of you indicated a willingness to serve. We're so thankful for that! If you would like to serve as a door greeter, parking lot greeter, or usher, please email karenf@graceaz.com to join our guest services team.

Live Streaming will Continue!

9:00am & 11:00 - Live Stream // 5:00pm - Rebroadcast
Even though we're resuming our in-person gatherings, we will continue to make our Worship Services available for you to watch online from the comfort and safety of your own home. Whether you're part of a vulnerable population, or simply aren't comfortable coming back yet, we understand and invite you to continue worshipping with us from wherever you are! We look forward to seeing you online this Sunday!