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As we move into the fall/winter season we are committed to making thoughtful and informed decisions based on data as provided by the following institutions:

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(updated October 21, 2021)

 

WELCOME!

Beginning October 24, 2021, we will begin holding services inside, continuing our hybrid in-person/online model. Please read below for how to attend:

1. Please come healthy

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If you are feeling ill or have a fever, we kindly request you join us for our service online (see below).

2. Bring a mask

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Currently, both Santa Clara and San Mateo counties require mask wearing for indoor gatherings. We are requiring all Sparkers to wear masks while participating in indoor activities.

3. Choose indoor or outdoor (online below)

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INDOOR: We will be spacing out seating in the sanctuary, limiting attendance to 50% capacity, and opening all doors and windows to maximize air flowAll persons who attend inside are required to wear masks. We will be checking weather forecasts as well for temperature comfort. While we expect indoor temperatures to be slightly warmer than outdoor, please plan to bring warm clothes, and your Spark blanket In addition, we will be requesting that all food and drink items be consumed outside.

OUTDOOR: Masks are encouraged, but not required. Seating will be available on the patio with both video and audio support. Bring your blanket, beach chairs, or any other items for your attendance.

4. Wear a bracelet

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Three different colors and two different sizes (adult and child) will be available for you to take when you arrive. Please keep whatever band you take (they're a free gift), and you may obviously change colors at any time. The goal of this system is to provide a no-pressure, guilt-free, and simple way for Sparkers to communicate with each other about their own levels of comfort.

RED

NO CONTACT

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE WHEN CONVERSING

NO EATING WITH OTHERS

YELLOW

 

ELBOW BUMPS

CONVERSATIONAL DISTANCE OKAY

DISTANCED EATING OKAY

GREEN

 

HUGS/HANDSHAKES

NO MASKS

EAT TOGETHER

5. Hospitality & Snacks

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The hospitality team is currently providing prepackaged items in addition to our coffee cart and water. You are welcome to bring snacks, however, please ABSOLUTELY NO PORK OR SHELLFISH. For now, we are kindly asking that all food and beverage items be consumed outside.

6. Children/Families

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In addition to accessibility to the outdoor playground, we will be offering children's programming during services in the Double Tree room with open windows and a HEPA filter (MERV rating 11 or greater).

For any parent or volunteer who will be in the room with children, we are requiring proof of a COVID vaccination to be on file in addition to having passed a background check. Please email your vaccination proof to kevin@spark.church. Any additional questions about children's programming, contact Pastor Mark.

Online Services

Join Us Online

4:45 p.m. (PST)

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For Sparkers who need or prefer online attendance, a Zoom link will be provided in the "Weekly" email. For security reasons, you will need to be subscribed to that email to join each week. To follow along with the slides, please click below.