Join us for worship & Kids’ City (age 2-3rd grade) – Sunday at 10:30a

Each week all Kids’ City volunteers and families must submit this
prescreening questionnaire electronically or by form located in Kids’ City.

Please see our phased reopening guidelines below.

zClick here to register your attendance for the upcoming Sunday so our COVID-19 guidelines are met.

zEmail office@cityviewcc.net if you have any questions or needs.


 

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Phased Reopening

UPDATE: While we don’t require masks, we encourage them for those not fully vaccinated.

Join us every Sunday at 10:30a, with Kids’ City open for ages 2-3rd grade.

Now that Illinois is in the “bridge” to Phase 5, we wanted to make you aware of a few changes to our Covid policies and procedures.

  • First, we will no longer ask people to register to attend the services in person, because indoor capacity limits are now well above our weekly attendance. (We will still need families to register children for Kids’ City, but those families will receive instructions on how to do that.)
  • Second, we will no longer rope off any of our auditorium seating. We ask that you try to maintain distance as best you’re able still, and please “read the row,” so to speak, by giving extra distance to families or individuals who look uncomfortable when you sit by them.
  • Third, to avoid the “whiplash” that accompanies too much change too quickly, we are going to move slowly away from requiring masks of those who have already been fully vaccinated. When interacting indoors or when moving about the building (to use the restroom or to drop off children in Kids’ City, for example), please keep your masks on for the time being. However, once seated in the auditorium, you may remove your mask if you are fully vaccinated. In accordance with CDC guidance, we are asking those who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks at all times still. This includes all children under the age of 12 at this point, whether they’re in Kids’ City or up in the service.

We realize these decisions will not be uniformly popular, so we continue to ask for your prayers for the unity of our church. Your view of masks and vaccines are not gospel issues, which means we can disagree and still enjoy fellowship as the Body of Christ. Indeed, Paul’s admonition that we submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21) and the exhortation in Hebrews to submit to one’s leaders (13:17) quite clearly imply that we will disagree on many secondary issues. When that happens, we have a choice to make: we can be “humble and gentle,” and “patient, bearing with one another in love,” making “every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3)—or we can choose to sin.

While the coronavirus presents a certain danger to our bodies, our response to the pandemic could present a grave danger to our souls. We will be tempted to pride, judgment, slander, dishonesty (e.g., claiming to have been vaccinated when one hasn’t been), divisiveness, failing to submit, unkindness, and a host of other grievous sins. By God’s grace, and with the assurance that he hears our prayers as we cry out to him for unity, we will expect better from Cityview. We have every confidence that God will (continue to) use this difficult time to work in us until we all reach “unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

We will revise and update our policies and procedures when Illinois enters Phase 5, which will likely occur on June 11. Until then, we thank you for your prayers and willingness to follow these protocols.