July 8, 2020 UPDATE
WHAT: Yesterday, Washington County officials indicated that we will not be moving into Phase 2 of Oregon’s re-opening plan on July 10th as had been hoped. We anticipate hearing more about the timeline for Phase 2 from County leaders soon, but for now it seems clear that the postponement will last a few weeks at least.
HOW THIS AFFECTS HARVEST: This changes the time frame of our re-opening plan, but not the content of that plan.
New Time frame – We had a prayer and fellowship evening scheduled for Sunday July 12, followed by our first in-person worship service on July 19th. Both of these events have been postponed, with no reschedule date as yet. We will communicate the new dates for both events ahead of time, once we have enough information to schedule them with a reasonable degree of confidence.
Same Plan – everything else we’ve communicated about our re-opening plan is still valid:
- Groups of up to 25 people can still meet in person, practicing safe distancing, sanitizing, and face covering especially when indoors.
- We still anticipate that our first in-person event will be a time of prayer, thankfulness, and fellowship, followed the next Sunday by our first in-person Worship Service. As mentioned above, dates for both events are TBD.
- Also, staff continues diligently preparing our facility for in-person gatherings, including sanitizing, distancing, face coverings, and all the details needed to make our building a safe place to be. When the time is right, we’ll be ready to welcome you back.
- Finally, we’re making a change to the format of our worship service video stream. Up to now we’ve been viewing a pre-recorded video, but starting Sunday July 19th we will switch to a livestream from the Worship Center. Nothing will change on your end: you will still log in to harvesthillsboro.online.church as before, but the service will look and feel live… because it will be!