Horizons COVID-19 Safety Plan

We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC. You can access the Nebraska DHHS guidelines here. 

Weekly updates following Lincoln’s Covid-19 Risk Meter “If it is orange or yellow, come say hello. If it is red, online instead!”

If we stay in the red on the Lancaster County risk dial – we want to stay connected with you online instead! We hope you can join us on Sundays online!

 

Sunday Schedule

9:00 am – Horizons Service

10:00 am – Elem Discovery Zone Zoom (1st-4th Grade)

10:30 am – PreK Discovery Zone Live with Miss Liz (ages 0-Kindergarten)

10:45 am – Fusion Zoom (5th-8th Grade)

7:00 pm – Arise Zoom (9th-12th Grade)

 

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In-person services with social distancing guidelines, including wearing face masks.

Online services will also be available at 9 am.

All other Horizons events and activities will be determined on an event by event basis.

DiscoveryZone Nursery & Toddler Zone Ages 1 & 2

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: At our normal DZ Check-In Desk. Please only have 1 parent drop off and pick-up. No parent entry into rooms
  • Capacity: 8 Kids & 2 Volunteers Per Classroom.
  • Programming Plan: Kids will be free to move about the rooms. Toys will be sanitized before service. Any toys that go in a child’s mouth will be removed to be sanitized. At this time we will serve children ages 1 & 2, infants will attend service with their parents. No snacks will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 3 and over.

DiscoveryZone Ages 3 – Grade 4

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: Will be in a new location at the East exterior doors of the Horizons building. Please only have 1 parent drop off and pick-up. No parent entry into rooms.
  • Capacity: 10 Kids & 2 Volunteers Per Classroom
  • Programming Plan: Age 3-Grade K will be free to move about the rooms and may share some toys. 1st-4th grade students will have spaced out games and teachings at tables in the room with limited shared supplies that will be sanitized. No snacks will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 3 and over.

Fusion Grades 5 – 8

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: Drop off in the BOB, students will meet parents in the atrium/outside after service. Parents do not need to drop off. No parent entry into BOB.
  • Capacity: 38 Kids & 10 Volunteers in the BOB
  • Programming Plan: 5th-8th grade students will be spaced out for large group teachings and games, and will move chairs for distanced small group times in the BOB. At this time groups will stay in the BOB for the entire service. No food will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 3 and over.

Arise Grades 9 – 12

  • Sunday Nights at 7-8:30 pm
  • Gatherings will be outside weather permitting
  • We will practice “Safe Six” and require masks.

JOIN US ONLINE

Our online campus is here to stay! We believe this is an important ministry at our church. Our online campus has proved to be such a powerful tool for our mission to Lead all to Jesus to become Life-Changed, Life-Changers.

FAQ

1. Self-Screening

a. Please only attend in-person if you can meet our self-screening guidelines. Online materials are available for those participating from home!

b. Temperature checks will be given at our check-in stations.

 

2. Face Coverings

a. Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 5 and over.

b. For 3 & 4 year old’s masks are highly recommended.

 

3. Hand Hygiene

a. Sanitizer will be provided for everyone in rooms and should be applied at entry & exit.

 

4. Physical Distancing

a. Please follow our new drop off locations listed above.

b. Please only have one parent drop off and pick up. Parents will not be allowed to enter rooms, including the BOB.

c. Rooms will open 10 minutes before service and close 10 minutes after service.

Attending church means something different now:

  • You can attend church in person during Green Yellow & Orange
  • You can attend church by hosting a watch party at your house – huddle up at your house with friends, family, or your LifeGroup.
  • You can attend church online

We want to ensure each church experience is going to be the best it can be, whether you are going to join us online or in person. There is no right way to attend a church service right now. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with the decision you make!

When you arrive, you can park and walk to the entrance with your household keeping a 6-foot distance from other households. There will be hosts to assist you in the building and Worship Center.

At all times we will ask you to maintain a 6-foot safe distance and wear a mask as you move through and sit in building. Hosts will help you find your reserved seating in the Worship Center. We are asking you to not congregate in the atrium before or after services to maintain social distancing. We know the time in the atrium is a big part of the experience for many of you and we encourage you to find other ways to connect with people at Horizons. Some ways to connect with others are by joining our Facebook group, Growth Track, a LifeGroup, or by inviting a few people to your home as you’re comfortable. 

We are the Church

LifeGroup

Growth Track

Yes, we are meeting in person, but we are looking to keep you safe. We are no longer passing out physical programs. You can follow along with the message under Horizons Events on the YouVersion Bible App. Individual communion packages will be available to pick up on your way into the worship center. We will not be passing the offering. Giving boxes are mounted on the back walls in the worship center for you to drop your offering in, or you can give online. 

We are taking every precaution as prescribed by the CDC to ensure that Horizons is safe, secure, and spacious for your family.

  1. The building will be thoroughly cleaned between each worship experience in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  2. We are encouraging social distancing and the wearing of masks while in the building. Doors will be propped open for you to limit contact as much as possible. We will also space out seating to ensure social distancing in the Worship Center.
  3. We are temporarily not providing food and coffee to limit contact as much as possible.
  4. We will not be passing offering and will have a system in place to limit contact during communion.
  5. Please follow the Nebraska Guidelines for Faith-Based Services as you make the decision to attend church in person.