Covid-19 Updates

Covid 19 Update – 05.22.2020

FCC Update And Plans To Reopen On-Campus Meetings
(as of May 22, 2020)

With all the information (see links below) that has been hitting the news outlets on TV and the internet, it is quite possible that people will assume we are resuming on-campus services this Sunday. However, we are NOT meeting until we can do so safely, with a plan in place, to protect our people using social distancing and other protocols to mitigate virus spread.

So, in light of recent events (Attorney General Barr sent a letter to Governor Newsom saying current treatment of churches in California regarding reopening is discriminatory and illegal + President Trump and the CDC today declared churches should reopen this Sunday)….. FCC will NOT open THIS weekend (May 24). But…..FCC’s staff will meet by virtual Zoom call this week to discuss plans for possibly reopening on-campus meetings, beginning Sunday, May 31.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/trump-church-reopening-essential-religious-freedom.html

https://news.yahoo.com/u-department-justice-warns-california-030212870.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html

Our staff has been discussing reopening plans and protocols for the past 4 weeks and have also shared our ideas with Santa Clara County officials. We have detailed plans and strategies that will allow for both on-campus and livestream Sunday service options for our FCC church family.

Be watching your inbox for updates next week for more updates about when and how FCC will reopen and begin on-campus meetings for Sunday services and other meetings to encourage all who attend and provide much needed hope to our community.

Pastor Bill

2020-05-22T17:02:14-07:00May 22nd, 2020|

Covid 19 Update – 05.15.2020

FCC Update And Plans To Reopen On-Campus Meetings

Melody and I and our entire FCC staff are looking forward to the day we begin meeting again with our church family on campus! Hopefully, that will be soon. While we prepare to reopen in Phase 3 of the Shelter in Place Order, our staff has been collaborating virtually to strategize our facility set-up, protocols, and sanitation procedures.

In the meantime, I’d like to update you on the some of the things we’ve been doing during the shelter in place season to get ready for on campus meetings.

We have been working feverishly to do a deep clean of our entire campus. Facilities team members have been going room by room, from ceilings to floors, and cleaning every nook and cranny. Carpets have been shampooed and repairs have been undertaken as needed.

Our staff has developed protocols for each department and each area of our campus. These will address things like non-touch check-in procedures in Children’s ministries, sanitization of rooms and equipment before and after each service in all ministries, closing water fountains, and setting up rooms for social distancing measures.

5,000 masks have been ordered so that anyone attending services that wants/needs a mask can have one. 8 commercial hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed strategically in our campus and smaller hand sanitizer dispensers will be located in most classrooms and ministry areas. Our HVAC system is being adjusted so that maximum outside air will be added into our ventilation system to keep the air we breathe extra clean and fresh.

The list of preparation goes on and on. We have a plan and protocols ready to reopen our campus in a safe and flexible way that maximizes ministry while protecting our congregation and community as we begin to enjoy much overdue times of worship and prayer together.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer multiple livestream options to keep you connected to God and each other and keep you growing in your spiritual walk with Christ. CLICK HERE

I commend our staff for their creativity and commitment to provide ministry with excellence for our FCC family during these times. It takes more effort and dreaming outside the box to do all that our team is doing, and I am most grateful for them, as I am sure you are too.
• One example is the She Is Sister Tea Pastor Lily and her team pulled off a few days ago.
• Another example is the livestream Sunday kids programming provided by Pastor Colton and Pastor Rebecca (parents must pre-register their kids to participate by Zoom).

Stay connected to the many FCC online options each week that will recharge your spiritual batteries and encourage you. CLICK HERE I look forward to seeing you online this Sunday! For your convenience, here’s the link to view our Sunday morning services. CLICK HERE

Pastor Bill

2020-05-17T09:22:38-07:00May 17th, 2020|

Covid 19 Update – 03.20.2020

Greetings, FCC Church family!

I am excited to preach to you this Sunday for the first time ever…. while being under the rules of “shelter in place” that we’re navigating in The Bay Area! I’m excited because I get to point us all to God’s perspective and power for us… as we face these challenging days head on.

Join us for our livestream worship services THIS Sunday at 9 AM or 10:45 AM and download your sermon notesheet online before the service starts. Click here

Our staff has had multiple conference calls recently and used new tools to strategize ways to keep you connected to Christ and other brothers and sisters in our FCC family. You can find these by a new page on our website called STAY CONNECTED. Click here.

The mission of our church is relevant before, during, and after COVID-19.
How we do the mission God has entrusted to us is different – but not less life-impacting. What we are doing as a church matters more than ever before! Operations, programs, outreach – we are doing all of these things using different tools, but they are still vital and still ongoing.
Your involvement is still vital too!

1. Pray – specifically and often.
2. Promote – volunteer (as possible), encourage, invite, lend your credibility by inviting others to join our online services and venues.
3. Provide – as you are able, support financially FCC’s mission and the people we serve.

Finally, Family Community Church was proud to be one of the three churches from Silicon Valley asked to stand with Mayor Sam Liccardo on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at his press conference, as he announced a new effort, led by San Jose and Silicon Valley community and business leaders, to offer monetary relief, mobilize volunteers, and connect residents to resources. The City is also developing a Countywide food distribution plan in partnership with Santa Clara County, non-profits and private sector. All those wishing to donate, volunteer or in need of resources are encouraged to visit www.SiliconValleyStrong.org.

Let’s love God and love people in our Silicon Valley community in Jesus’ name!

Pastor Bill

2020-03-20T20:23:12-07:00March 20th, 2020|

Covid 19 Update – 03.13.2020

Due to new Covid-19 policies issued a few hours ago by the Santa Clara County Department of Health, FCC’s campus will be closed effective immediately until April 4.

Our Sunday services will stream live at 9 AM and 10:45 AM. You can also watch the Sunday service online at any other time during the week. Click this link for live stream or archived viewing.

Worship team members plus camera and production techs scheduled for this Sunday will assemble at their normal time so that we may broadcast our service live from FCC beginning at 9 AM and 10:45 AM.

I encourage all of our FCC family to stream our Sunday service at 9 AM or 10:45 AM if possible. This will be a great way for us to stay connected to God and each other as we pray for wisdom, healing and protection.

All services, classes, meetings, and Connect Groups are postponed until April 4, due to Covid-19 mitigation measures.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of FCC and its ministries while we all work together to expedite the eradication of this virus from our community.

To give online, click here. Your faithful generosity will enable us to continue the development of programs and material to minister to our church family during and after this season passes.

This is a time to be prepared and do what each of us can to promote the health and safety of all in our community… but it is not a time to be afraid. We rest in the peace of God that is ours, knowing that in all things, He is working for our good.

I look forward to worshipping together with you online this Sunday!

Pastor Bill

2020-03-13T15:54:53-07:00March 13th, 2020|