Starting Sunday October 25th we’ll be meeting at 11am at our temporary location of 553 Clinton Ave, Albany 12206. Thanks to our friends at Koinonia Primary for hosting us!
Amidst all the challenges of the year 2020 and living during a worldwide pandemic, we are thankful for the opportunity to meet in-person (with an abundance of caution) during the cold months. Here are the specifics for joining us at our “live” gatherings during this season:
Koinonia Primary Care (Capital Region Prayer and Healing Center) – 553 Clinton Ave., Albany 12206. We’ll be on the ground floor with plenty of signage to direct our regulars as well as visitors.
Parking is generally found on the street and on occasion we may have access to a small lot across the seat.
11am on Sundays.
Although our team of volunteers arrives as early as 9am. Interested in serving with us? Sign up HERE (select “serve in ministry” in the drop down).
What Should I Bring?
-Bring a mask (if over age 2) and plan to wear it when moving around or when in close proximity to others.* Once sitting you are welcome to take it off.
-A Bible (or device with a Bible app), if you don’t have one, we’d love to give you one!
What About My Kids?
We’re currently working on a hybrid kids model that will include flexibility for the varying degrees of comfort different parents will have. If you want to volunteer your time to these efforts, we’d love your help! We have all sorts of activities and things children can do while sitting with their parents. Additionally, we hope to have a more child-focused Sunday program plan worked out soon. Check back HERE for updates.
What About The Weather?
In the case of snow during the cold months we’ll post cancellations or alternate plans on our Instagram page.
What If I’m Not Comfortable Getting Too Close To People?
*We’ll be grouping chairs with plenty of space to follow current health suggestions and requiring masks when not seated.
We totally get that, and as such we adopted this neat idea that a lot of folks have been sharing: Simply place a red wristband (we’ll provide them) on your wrist to indicate you’re not comfortable coming into close contact with people.
Yellow is cautious but distant, and green is for those who are okay with hugs and handshakes (we still request you wear a mask when not sitting). We’ll also make sure to stock some extra masks as well as an abundance of hand sanitizer.
What Should I Expect?
Come prepared to sing 5 or 6 songs, listen to a message from the Bible, fellowship with others (at your comfort-level), and participate in communion (for those trusting in Christ).
What Should I Wear?
We prefer you wear clothes, beyond that, it’s really not our place to tell you what to wear… (Dress for the weather and your comfort level.)
Still Got Questions?
We thought we covered everything, nonetheless, if questions remain shoot us an email, we’re happy to serve you in any capacity possible.
*As a community seeking to love others and put their interests before our own (Phil. 2:3) we joyfully set aside and lay down whatever opinions, privileges, or rights we believe we’re entitled to in order to be well thought of by others (1 Tim. 3:7) and put their needs before our preferences. Be courteous and wear a mask, this is not a political stance, this is accepting a minor and short-term inconvenience out of deference to others. It’s really not a big deal people.