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Latest Update: July 26, 2020

Plans for Reopening

Offices and Buildings

On Monday, July 6 - all offices and buildings will be open full-time.

  • Frye Farm Campus offices will be open Monday - Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

  • Buildings will be open and can be scheduled on a case by case basis.

    • Rooms will be limited to 50% capacity​

    • Masks are required while in the building, if over the age of two. (Medical exemptions apply)

    • We will be following cleaning and sanitizing guidelines.

Weekend Worship Services

Overall Plan:

  • Phase 1 - Launch online worship with chat at regular worship times.

  • Phase 2 - Launch House Church Movement to gather in homes to worship through online platform.

  • Phase 3 - Outdoor Worship and continue House Churches and online worship.

  • Phase 4 - Inside Worship at regular worship times and continue House Church and online worship.

Phase 3: Outdoor Worship and continue House Churches and online worship.

Through the end of August, we will provide outdoor worship at all four campuses at 11am.

  • If you are sick, have a temperature, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, please stay home.

  • Locations will be determined by each campus.

  • Masks are optional, if you are at least six feet apart from other participants. Masks are required if distance cannot be maintained.

  • No Kids Ministry or nursery. Kids Ministry will still be available online. 

  • Frye Farm Campus Student Ministry will meet outside at 6pm on July 19 and at homes the week of July 26.

  • Bring a chair, blanket, or remain in your car and listen through your radio.

  • House Churches can continue to meet. 

  • We will continue to offer online worship. 

Phase 4: Inside Worship and continue House Church and online worship.

At some point in the future, we plan to return to our corporate worship environments at our regular times at all four of our campuses.

  • If you are sick, have a temperature, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, please stay home.

  • We will be operating at 50% capacity.

  • We will practice social distancing in seating people for worship.

  • Masks are recommended.

  • No Kids Ministry or nursery. Kids Ministry will still be available online.

  • Student Ministry will continue to meet in homes based on the campus. Visit charteroakstudents.org/summer for more information. 

  • House Churches can continue to meet. 

  • We will continue to offer online worship. 

We Recognize...

The way things looked 30 days ago and even 60 days ago are very different than they look right now. Trying to look beyond mid-August is extremely challenging. We are seeking to make wise decisions with the information we have, knowing things could change quickly, as they have many times in the last three months. Please keep checking back for the most up-to-date information.

Thank you for your patience and for extending us grace through this season. We ultimately want to honor God with our decisions, equip people to be fully devoted followers of Jesus, and be the church in an authentic, loving way that points people to Jesus. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Outdoor Worship (July 19/26)

Here's what you can expect:

Q: What does a "touch less" service mean?

A: We are excited to see you -- but for the moment we are modifying our practices to include:

  • Greet one another with a friendly smile and wave. Please refrain from handshakes or hugs out of respect for those who may be vulnerable.

  • Worship folders and Bible will not be distributed.

  • Physical distancing will be practiced.

Q: Can I bring my friends?

A: Absolutely! That's one of the ways we live out our mission.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?

A: Masks outside will be optional.

Q: Where will the worship service be?

A: In the lawn right in front of the big windows facing Frye Farm Road. You can worship on the grass or you can park your car in the front parking lot and listen through your radio.

Q: Will there be a greeting time?

A: While we love you and are excited to see you, we are encouraging six feet of distancing between families without physical contact (which includes hugs, fist bumps, and handshakes). Let's not make it awkward. :) Please, love one another from six feet apart.

Q: Will there be singing?

A: We will choose familiar songs we pray will authentically lead you into God's presence.

Q: Will there be an offering?

A: Yes, there will be a box for your offering. We will not be passing the offering bags.

Q: Do I need to bring a chair?

A: Yes, that would be great! You can bring a blanket if you would prefer.

Q: Will there be shaded areas?

A: Feel free to bring an umbrella or canopy that will be able to be set up in designated areas that will not obstruct the view of others.

Q: How will I know if a worship service is canceled?

A: If it rains, everyone can join in the worship service from your car by listening live through the radio.

Church Office

The office is open daily from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Masks and social distancing guidelines remain in effect. You can also give us a call at the number below for any questions or needs you may have.

Email: info@charteroak.church

Phone: 724-805-0355

Address: 449 Frye Farm Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

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