LOOKING FOR A CHURCH IN KATY, TEXAS?
It has always been hard visiting a new church. That is especially true now in these ever changing days of COVID-19. We understand and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Here is some information that can help.
What should I wear?
We urge everyone to wear a mask. We believe that is the loving thing to do because the virus is transmitted so readily through airborne droplets. If you don’t have a mask, we will offer you one.
Other than that, we don’t care what you wear. If you are comfortable, so are we. Khakis, jeans, shorts, or other casual wear is fine. Or if you prefer something dressier, that is fine too.
Where should I park?
We have a large parking lot right in front of our entrance. It includes specially marked spaces for guests near the front door.
What about kids?
We love kids. In normal times, they are welcomed and included in different, age appropriate ways.
- For infants through age four, we offer our professionally staffed Grace Nursery. It is located in the hall to the left of the foyer. For more information, Click Here
- Children aged five through fifth grade, we invite into the service while songs of praise are sung. Afterwards (during scripture reading, preaching and prayer), they are led to our children’s area where they experience innovative learning about the faith. They return to the service later so everyone can share communion as a family.
Unfortunately, for now, we are unable to offer these things. Children, regardless of age, will stay with their parents. However, children will be given activity bags that will occupy them during the service.
What is the service like?
Our worship is a rich blend of ancient prayers and contemporary music. Central to the service is the remembrance of Jesus through the taking of bread and wine. Although the service is highly structured, it is also interactive and participatory. Everyone is invited to engage and express themselves as their hearts guide them.
Is there Communion? What is it like?
Yes, there is Communion at every service. We believe Communion reconnects us with God’s great story of redemption. Through bread and wine, we are reminded that God so loves the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. It is a powerful experience.
We serve real bread and real wine. For everyone’s safety, the bread and wine are distributed by a priest who is masked and gloved. The wine is served in tiny, disposable cups.
What about social distancing?
We love to be together and to be close. Shaking hands and hugs come naturally to us. But in these unnatural times, we must practice social distancing. That means we will do our best to maintain 6 feet between one another (if not in the same family). We have also rearranged our worship space. In the photo below, we were arranging chairs for good social distancing. It isn’t natural but it is what we must do to safeguard one another.