This weekend’s Cornerstone Graduates Celebration will include our first drive-in church service followed by a drive-by parade!
This email will be a tad long, but we want to make sure you have all the relevant information to decide how and when to participate.
Drive-in Church Service 7p—Because space is limited, you must register here!
Drive-by Graduates Parade 7:45p
Saturday, June 13
Church Office Location
Staying home? You can still help! See the NEEDS section below.
Cornerstone Online will stream as usual at 7p Sat, 9, 10 & 11a Sun.
We are grateful for the Lord’s provision and the fruitful ministry that has happened during the lockdown. Buildings and businesses have closed, but the church is always in business, even during a lockdown. However, there is a concurrent desire to meet in person again to further the mission of seeing more people saying YES! to Jesus more often, and we want to provide those opportunities as soon as wisdom & availability allow.
To that end we are pleased to announce that Cornerstone will offer its first drive-in church service as a first step towards resuming in-person gatherings. A drive-in service will greatly reduce the risks and concerns associated with the virus while still allowing for an in-person celebration & worship experience.
- Love & celebrate our graduates and their families.
- Benefit from the unique encouragement of in-person worship.
- Decorate—Feel free to decorate your car and make signs (the bigger the better) to congratulate our graduates on their accomplishment.
- Drive-up—Drive-up and park in an assigned/designated parking space.
- Settle in—Set out your own chairs immediately beside your vehicle if you like. There will be an extra parking space beside your car for this purpose. Cars will be parked with two spaces between them.
- Celebrate!—Service will start at 7p and include music, a brief message by Pastor Brian, and recognition of our Cornerstone graduates.
- Sing—You are welcome to sing along! Being outside and separated greatly reduces any risks associated with singing. Links to the lyrics will be sent ahead of time so you can use your device to find the words.
- Drive-by—At the conclusion of the service, we’ll load up the cars and join with anyone who wants to come for just this segment to form a drive-by celebration parade to wish the graduates and their families well.
The weather forecast looks good, but if that changes the service may be cancelled. An announcement would be made by text message to the church by 5p.
By registering or showing up for the drive-in service, you are giving your word that you are willing and able to abide by the guidelines set forth and directions given at the event. We are committed to continuing online options for those who can’t or don’t want to participate with these restrictions, as well as for those for whom participation would be unwise. CDC: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
- Each participant should assess their own health and should not participate if the answers to any of these questions is "Yes." NH Universal Guidelines
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?
- Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
- Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?
- Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?
- Once you have been directed to your parking spot, please remain in or directly around your vehicle. We will all have an understandable desire to visit and say hello, but this will be an active parking lot at all times, and...
- Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained at all times between yourself and people who came in other carloads. CDC: How to Protect Yourself & Others
- Masks are welcome but optional. An atmosphere of respect for each person’s choice is expected. CDC: About Cloth Face Coverings | NH Bureau of Infection Disease Control: Using Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Children must stay with their carload "family" at all times. In addition to social distancing concerns, this is an active parking lot.
As with everything our church accomplishes, this event will be dependent upon the service of our incredible people. There will be people setting up, leading music, speaking, running tech, and putting things away when we’re done. Additionally, in order to pull this off we need:
- 5-8 Parking Attendants (willing to wear masks & give direction).
- 2-4 Chat Hosts at home for the 7p online service.
I am very much looking forward to seeing and celebrating with you! – Pastor B