LATEST UPDATES: COVID-19 Plans & Adjustments
UPDATED JULY 26, 2020
Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting daily life in so many ways, we want to remain connected with you, and continue in our efforts to fulfill the mission Jesus called us to - leading people to a growing relationship with Jesus: locally, regionally, and globally. Below are details on how we will continue to reach up, reach in, and reach out during this season.
REACHING UP IN WORSHIP
Our leadership team continues to seek wisdom in how we move forward. Following careful consideration, we are *tentatively* planning to resume in-person worship gatherings on Sundays, beginning August 16, returning to what we’re calling “Phase One.” Phase One will include social distancing measures, and attendees will be asked to wear a mask or face covering. We have a plan in place to provide a safe and clean environment, including the sanitizing of chairs and surfaces between each gathering, and a mostly “touchless” experience. Anyone who is sick is kindly asked to remain home and worship with us online, but all others are welcome, at their discretion. During Phase One, families will sit together in the worship center, including children. Our separate Family Ministry areas will not be open, quite yet.
As we transition back to meeting together in-person, we know that many people will need to (or choose to) remain at home; we will continue to provide a well-crafted online broadcast, just for you! You can worship with us online on Sundays at 8:00/9:30/11:00A (CST). For the full, interactive experience, stream our broadcast from your phone or tablet through our 3Circle Mobile App, or at 3CircleChurch.com on your computer or mobile device. We also stream through Facebook Live and YouTube, which is sometimes preferable for devices such as Apple TV or Roku. Simply search for "3Circle Church" on YouTube or Facebook. And regardless of how you access our broadcast, be sure to follow along with our teaching notes, through the 3Circle mobile app!
3CIRCLE JR., 3CIRCLE KIDS, AND PRETEEN STUDENTS
We will continue to partner with you, as parents, providing you with engaging, age-specific content to encourage spiritual growth and continued joy for your children during this season. To do this, we are filming weekly videos, including live teaching and many other supportive elements (even games!). These videos are all available on YouTube, under the "3Circle Family Ministry" channel. For access to all of this, through weekly email links and updates, please click your campus name in the “Family Ministries” section at the bottom of this page.
STUDENTS: MIDDLE SCHOOL + HIGH SCHOOL
We are committed to keeping students connected during this season - to God, to each other, and to the local Church. To accomplish this, we are filming weekly videos with teaching and discussion questions, encouraging continued small group interaction through video chat platforms, and providing additional resources for growth and engagement. These resources are available on Wednesdays through Instagram (campus-specific student ministry accounts), Facebook ("3Circle Family Ministry"), and on YouTube ("3Circle Students"). For easy access to all of this, and other ministry updates, please click your campus name in the “Family Ministries” section at the bottom of this page.
WEEK NIGHT ACTIVITIES
Celebrate Recovery is not currently meeting in person. However, we are still here for you! Weekly chat groups are active, and great content is being created and shared weekly. Want more info? Have questions or prayer requests? Reach out by emailing CR@3circlechurch.com.
Most other in-person gatherings and activities are not currently meeting in person. Check back here for further updates.
We encourage you to continue to partner with us in faithful and generous financial giving, as we shoulder the load together to continue our mission to reach and serve the world around us. To give online, go to 3circlechurch.com/give, where you can set-up a one-time or recurring gift. (See below for info on our COVID-19 Special Offering, as well).
REACHING IN TO GROW
Our adult small groups are not currently meeting. For more info on Small Groups, launching again in September 2020, click here.
We are here to help you! Although our physical offices are currently closed to the public, please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 251-990-3112, and leaving a message.
REACHING OUT TO SERVE + SHARE
COVID-19 SPECIAL OFFERING
During this time the church is setting aside some of its resources to care for those impacted economically by COVID-19. We are also asking you to be the hands and feet of Christ during this uncertain time, by making a donation to our COVID-19 special offering. Go to 3circlechurch.com/give, and as you give your regular tithes and offerings, please prayerfully consider giving towards this special offering.
Please continue to spread the word about our efforts through 3Circle Helps, meeting specific, tangible needs for those who are elderly, sick, disabled, or otherwise home-bound. For those in need, text ASSISTANCE to 97000 from a cell phone, or email email@example.com.
Hope Center is a ministry of 3Circle Church in Fairhope, offering professional medical care, dental care, and counseling services, at low costs. The Hope Center will continue to see existing patients during this season, dependent upon volunteer staffing. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or would like to volunteer at the Hope Center, please call 251-445-2273.
ASSISTING OTHER CHURCHES
We are FOR the local church, as partners in the Gospel! If you are a church leader, who does not have access to necessary equipment for recording/broadcasting your sermons online, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to help you!