it's good to see you
We offer in-person worship on Sunday mornings at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM in our sanctuary space and our new Cafe, while following local and state guidance for helping slow the spread of COVID-19 as we serve each other and our community.
The earlier worship gathering includes traditional hymns played on piano or organ; the later gathering includes current praise songs played by Faith's house band. Both services are streamed live via Facebook and YouTube; learn more about church online here.
Dress code is come-as-you-are; some will be in suits and ties or dresses, others will wear shorts and t-shirts.
sanctuary or cafe?
We offer two types of worship spaces during both worship gathering times.
The sanctuary is a traditional worship space with padded pews in rows facing an altar with candles, flowers, and a Bible. We project announcement graphics, sermon information and song lyrics on the front wall under the cross. Our lovely organ and piano help lead us in singing at the 8:15 AM service and the house band plays here at the 10:45 AM service.
The Cafe is a new and relaxed worship space on the other end of the building in "the Big Room" (also known as our fellowship hall). Click here to learn more about the Cafe.
Both the Cafe and the sanctuary are open for both 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM worship gatherings.
updated guidelines for in-person worship gatherings
updated May 2021
As we strive to offer a warm and welcoming environment at our in-person worship gatherings, we've worked with a team of medical professionals, elected officials, church leaders and more to update our guidelines for in-person worship to prioritize the health of friends and neighbors in our community and beyond.
NEW guidelines for attending Sunday worship gatherings in person in the sanctuary and Cafe
Following the new CDC guidelines, Faith Church will no longer require masks during church activities for people who are fully vaccinated. We consider people to be "fully vaccinated":
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to please continue wearing a mask, and that anyone who is immunocompromised to continue following the guidance of health care providers as it relates to masking.
Please know: If you are just more comfortable wearing a mask, we invite you to do so. We will continue to provide masks before our worship gatherings if you need one.
Since children are not currently able to be vaccinated, masks will continue to be required for both children and volunteers in our Sunday morning children’s ministry.
Social Distancing and Surface Cleaning
With social distancing guidelines changing, beginning Sunday, May 23, the ribbons in the sanctuary will be removed to allow for more seating there. The Café will remain open and set up with our current social distancing guidelines if you prefer to worship in person but with more space around you.
We will continue to serve coffee in the Café only, and we will not be passing offering plates or communion trays during worship. We will also continue with our current cleaning practices and have hand sanitizer readily available throughout the building.
As always, we ask that anyone who is experiencing a fever, a cough, or other symptoms of COVID-19, flu, or a cold to please stay home.
Check out our digital bulletin. Keep up with everything going on at Faith online at bellefontefaith.com/bulletin. If you have a question about an event, a ministry, or most anything, stop and chat on Sunday mornings with the friendly folks at the Connection Table in the sanctuary lobby, just outside of the sanctuary doors.
Bring your tithes and offerings. You can place them in a secure offering box available as you enter or exit in either the sanctuary or Cafe. You can also place prayer request or other pew cards here before or after worship.
Bring your own coffee. Coffee and snacks are available in the Cafe but will not be served in the lobby. Grab a cup down in the Cafe and bring it to the sanctuary with you!
worship in person or online?
Remember: Staying home and worshiping online IS worship. Where two or more are gathered, Jesus is there . . . and that includes gathering in person AND online.
In fact, we encourage you to stay home if
- you have any concerns about returning to in-person worship;
- you are enjoying online worship with your family and want to continue worshipping with us this way, or
- if you have a cough, a fever, trouble breathing or do not feel well in any way.