C H U R C H R E - O P E N I N G D E T A I L S
We are now open for one service at 10:30am. We understand everyone has unique situations and perspectives about public gatherings, so if you feel that this is not the time for your family to return, please continue to connect with us through our online streaming.
We have adjusted our in-service gathering to the requirements set by the state.
We will have adjusted seating in the sanctuary to reflect the 6-foot social distancing requirement. We know it's been so long since we've all been together, and it's going to be difficult not hugging and shaking hands; but we ask that everyone please be mindful of the distancing parameter as you interact with one another.
** Masks are required for public gatherings, but the Governor's Executive Order did include an exception for religious rituals.
Children ages 3, 4, and 5 through 2nd grade must be accompanied by a parent, one parent per family. Children in 3rd through 5th grades may be dropped off without supervision.
Nursery, for children 0 through 2 years, will remain closed until further notice.
Snacks for children will not be provided and play areas will be off-limits to help prevent the spread of germs.
In accordance with the governor's guidelines, the 6-foot social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Middle School Ministry
Middle School will be open in the Union with Nate, with social distancing as required.
School of Word & Worship
We're excited to let you know that the School of Word & Worship will be meeting again in the sanctuary starting Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00pm. We've loved our times together online, but it's time to move forward and gather to meet with God, together.
We've just begun our new segment, "Kingdom Truth: Having a Healthy Perspective on Identity," and are ready to continue it with team teachings, worship and prayer nights, and however else the Holy Spirit wants to flow. So come ready for fresh movements of God!
We ask that you please follow government guidelines and maintain social distancing. Sanitation stations are in place at the coffee shop and lobby entrances along with antibacterial solution and tissues on the sound booth and in the lobby restrooms.
Children's ministry will be open for ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade with social distancing and other government rules in place. No snacks will be provided.
SOWW Chats will remain online at 6:00pm, so please continue to join us on Facebook Live and then move into the sanctuary as we explore Kingdom together. We look forward to seeing you!
All other groups and activities other than Sunday service will open at a later time.
So as we prepare to re-open, we're excited about being together again. It will be a bit different given the situation; however, God is good, and worthy to be worshipped under all circumstances! If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you on June 7th, but if not, please join us online!
Social Media Channels:
Facebook: Living Faith Church
Spotify: Living Faith Church
Apple Podcast: Living Faith Church
The Union Instagram: theuniondmv
The Union & Kids Ministry YouTube: Living Faith NextGen
Other: We will also be providing a variety of “live streaming” chats and messages on social media throughout the week as well as communicating through phone calls and our e-blast system.
Please make sure you’re following us at:
• Facebook: Living Faith Church
• Instagram: livingfaithva
• YouTube: livingfaithvideo
• Spotify & Apple Podcasts: Living Faith Church
Our administrative office will remain open our normal business hours, and we are here for you. If, at any point, you begin to feel isolated, need prayer, or if you just need a friendly connection point and a good laugh, reach out to us. We are a body fitly joined together, and we walk in faith and victory through this. Join us as we’re believing this situation resolves quickly, that our government and professional leaders have wisdom in dealing with it, and supernatural peace overshadows everything.
We will be live streaming our Sunday message at 10:30am. We invite you to connect one of three ways:
• Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/livingfaithva
On Mondays, the message will be posted to:
• YouTube on our Living Faith channel, livingfaithvideo
• Spotify & Apple Podcast on our Living Faith Church accounts (see instructions further down in this email)
• Website at livingbyfaith.com/listen.
We're very grateful for your patience with us as we navigate the best ways to stay connected with you during this time. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the church, 703.331.3820, or direct questions to email@example.com.
Middle School & High School
Wednesdays - Doors open at 7:00pm
Instagram Live Streaming - 8:00pm
Wednesdays in The Union are open again (social distancing guidelines being followed)! Doors open at 7:00pm. But we also know that some may not be ready to gather in person just yet so we are still live streaming as well. Make sure your tweens and teens are joining Nate and the Union leaders for their live stream on Instagram every Wednesday at 8:00pm on the Union's Instagram page, theuniondmv.
They'll also be uploading content throughout the week, so stay tuned to their Instagram page as well as the new YouTube channel, Living Faith NextGen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We love our Living Faith Kids, and we have things planned for them as well! Pastor Abel and the Glory Zone have some fun videos planned on Sundays and throughout the week on their new YouTube channel, Living Faith NextGen. Make sure your kids join in, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Abel at email@example.com.
Communication is more important now than ever. We want to stay in touch with you and are relying on the information we currently have. If you have changed your last name, cell phone number, email address, or physical address, please make sure we have the updated information. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Alesia House at email@example.com.
Living Faith Messages Now Available on Spotify and Apple Podcast Sites
If you love listening to music and podcasts on Spotify and Apple, make sure to add Living Faith to your library. Our Sunday messages and School of Word & Worship teachings are now available on both apps. To add them to your library, just follow these instructions:
1. Open app.
2. Click Search
3. Type in Living Faith Church
4. Look for our logo and click.
5. Touch “follow” at the top of the page to add Living Faith to your library.
For Apple Podcasts:
1. Open app.
2. Click Search.
3. Type in Living Faith Church
4. Look for our logo and click.
5. Click “Subscribe” to add Living Faith to your library.
If you’re not into apps, remember, messages are also available on our YouTube channel, livingfaithvideo, and on our website at livingbyfaith.com (just go to “Watch & Listen” at the top and then click “Listen”).
Church Prayer Opportunities
All meetings and group activities are disbanded at this time in observance of Gov. Northam's directive that no groups of ten or more may gather until May 29th.
Prayer changes things and shifts atmospheres. If you have a heart for prayer, we have a few different prayer opportunities for you to check out:
Pre-Service Prayer: Sundays at 8:00am in the Sanctuary
Join us as we set the atmosphere for our Sunday services. See Pastors David or Bebette for more details.
Prayer for the Nation: 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00pm in the Town Square (Door 10270)
Join us as we pray for our government and our nation. See Heather Craig for more details.
Women's Life Prayer: Tuesdays at 9:15am in the Town Square (Door 10270)
Join the ladies as they gather to pray over their meeting. See Mary Ellen Caso for more details.
Spirit Led Prayer: Thursdays at 12:00pm in the Town Square (Door 10270):
Spirit-Led Prayer meets to pray for our church and our city. See Linda Whitfield for more details.
Joining Living Faith Church
Having a church home and family is so important. It makes a huge of difference knowing that you are loved, you belong and you have people around you that genuinely care about you. If you’ve been coming to Living Faith and feel like this is supposed to become your church family, we’re thrilled and we’d love a chance to get together and talk. All you need to do is go to the bookstore and let them know you’d like to set up a meeting to explore partnership at the church.