Woodland Hills Coronavirus Updates

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way...
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."

- Psalm 46:1-2, 11

Sunday Worship

We are resuming in-person gatherings at both campuses beginning Sunday, May 24th. Services will be held at 9:00 and 11:00am both in Abingdon and in Meadowview. If you plan to attend, please register ahead of time using the link below. If you are not yet ready or able to return to in-person gatherings, we will be livestreaming the 11am service from the Abingdon campus.

Precautions for In-Person Gatherings

We are taking every precaution to ensure that we can gather safely while protecting the most vulnerable in our congregation and our community. We ask that if you feel ill at any level, please stay home and join the service online. We also advise that if you fall into the category of those most at risk of contracting the virus that you stay home for your own safety.

Registration: Following the guidelines set by the State of Virginia, we are limiting the capacity of our services to 50% in order to allow for adequate social distancing. We ask that you please register ahead of time for the campus and service you plan to attend. You can sign up using the link above.

Check-ins: When you first enter the building we ask that you check in at the desk in the lobby. We're not trying keep your attendance, we just need to know who comes for the sake of contact tracing.

Children's Services and Nursery: Children's services will not be provided, and the nursery will be closed, however the main service will be shortened to be more manageable for children and a packet of materials that accompany the message will be provided for children.

Connection Cafe: The Connection Cafe will be closed at both campuses.

Personal Precautions: We recommend that everyone attending in-person gatherings should wear a mask while entering and exiting the building, and through out the service. A limited number of masks will be available at each campus if you don't have your own. You should also try to stay at least 6 feet away from others who are not in your household. We have spaced the rows of chairs apart, and recommend that you leave three empty chairs in between your family and others.

Exiting the Building: When the service ends, we ask that you not linger in the building very long, but make your way outside through all available exits. We'll open up more doors to help keep them from getting too crowded.

All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between services.

Thank you for doing your part to help us make sure our gatherings are safe for everyone. We can't wait to see you Sunday!

The Lord's Supper

Pre-packaged containers of Communion bread and grape juice will be placed in chairs before the service in order to avoid the contact of passing trays.

If you plan to join our services online, we encourage you to be prepared with bread and juice so that you can share in the Lord's Supper with us from home. If you are unable to acquire these on your own, let us know and we can make Communion elements available for you to pick up, or deliver to you at home.

Giving

We encourage you to continue to worship the Lord through the giving of tithes and offerings. We’re seeking to love like Jesus by caring for those in our community who are most vulnerable and those who are financially affected by quarantine and social distancing. We ask you to join us in providing for their needs by giving like the example of early church in Acts 2 who “were together and had everything in common.”

Contactless giving will be carried out at in-person gatherings by baskets near the doors to the Worship Center. You also can give online, through our mobile app, or by mailing gifts to our office at 16173 Elementary Dr. Abingdon, VA 24210.

Discipling Groups

For us to continue as a community of believers we consider it more vital now than ever to be engaged in a Discipling Group. At this point, we are recommending our group leaders to continue to meet virtually using online platforms like FaceTime, Zoom, GoTo, and others at the discretion of each group leader. If you’re not part of Discipling Group, we want to encourage you not to walk through this time alone, but find community with other followers of Jesus who can encourage you and remind you of our hope in him. To learn more about Discipling Groups and to sign up to join a group, visit whcc.info/dgroups, or contact the church office.

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Ways to Serve

Love Thy Neighbor Cards

We found these cards made by another church to leave on your neighbors' doors offering to help those who are self-isolating and unable to leave their homes. Download the printable file or pick some up at the church office.

Emergency Student Food Boxes

We're putting together food boxes for students and families in need. You can bring donations to either the Abingdon or Meadowview campuses or donate money to purchase supplies.

Sign Up to Volunteer

We'll keep you updated as we become aware of our community's needs. If you're interested in volunteering in general, follow the link to put your name on the list and we'll reach out as needs are communicated to us.

Quarantine Survival Resources

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Daily Devotions

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Spotify

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Mr. Phil TV

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