Church In-Person and Online
Updated September 3, 2021
Join us for church... in person or online!
We are blessed to have people in worship each week of all age ranges (newborn to senior). We recognize that while many who attend church are healthy in general, some who attend may be immunocompromised or have other (sometimes very serious) underlying health conditions that increase their vulnerability. Whether spiritually or physically, we all need to experience the tangible touch of Jesus Christ. Worship provides a time and space that facilitates that connection (and can be done safely).
Still, we are mindful of the seriousness of the increased contagiousness of the latest variants of COVID-19. We are also mindful of Scriptural exhortations for Christians (and the church) to obey governing authorities. (Romans 13:1-7) We can do so without compromising or faith in God or the gospel in any way.
The Governor of Illinois has issued an executive order (effective 8/30/2021) calling for the use of masks “in all indoor spaces.”
Considering all of the above, we are taking the following precautions:
- Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms. Join us for church online.
- Please stay home if you have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Join us for church online.
- Each worship venue and all bathrooms are cleaned/disinfected (using special equipment designed for that purpose) immediately following each service.
- Masks are available at all entrances.
- Communion is provided in self-served prepackage containers.
- Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and various locations throughout the building.
- Offering boxes are located in each venue.
We look forward to seeing you in worship in person or online!
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES
Saturday at 5pm
Sunday at 9am & 10:30am
We love the people of Decatur. We understand some are ready to come worship in person and others are not. Worship services are live streamed at Church Online Platform, YouTube, and Facebook Live. If you've never watched church online, scroll down for tips to a great online experience.
Visit the "What's Happening" page below for the latest news:
Tips for a Great Online Experience!
You can watch any of our worship services on our Church Online Platform on any device. A church online host is present during every worship service to answer any questions you may have as well as guide you through the worship service. A church online host can also pray with you privately through our online prayer chat. You can also interact with others watching church online. You can also watch our worship services on YouTube and Facebook Live.
- CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ADVANCE
In order to prepare for the weekend services, consider creating a Church Online Platform account at https://firstdecatur.online.church in advance.
- CHECK YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION
You will need to have high-speed internet in order to have a smooth worship experience with no interruptions.
- HAVE A BIBLE
Have a bible and pen/paper ready to take notes.
- ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
This will help you have a wonderful worship experience.
The video will begin with no audio so you will need to unmute it. There is a button in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen where you can unmute the audio.
- ONLINE GIVING
Participate in worship through giving in a secure, easy manner at firstdecatur.org/give.
If you have any questions regarding this issue, contact the church office by calling or texting (217) 875-3350.