CHURCH WIDE COMMS | COVID-19

update |  As of 4.17.2020

Hi there church family! We hope you were have been enjoying our space for reflection and fellowship via our online church experience available online and on the WA Church App.

Our regularly scheduled weekly gatherings will be held over Zoom and our Sunday Services will be held online until otherwise noticed.

If you or someone you know are in need due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, let us know how we can serve them by filling out the "I have a Need" form. Or if you are able to assist those who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, fill out the "Meet A Need" form.

If you want someone to pray with you, email allthingsnew@wachurh.us and a member of our Renew Prayer Team will schedule a time of ministry with you.

We are praying for our immediate and worldwide community as we wait for this season to pass. We are thankful for your prayers and financial support in this season Church Family! 

In Christ,

WA Church Pastors & Staff

SUNDAY SERVICE & Ministry updates | UpdateD As of 3.16.2020

Hi there church family! We hope you were able to enjoy a time of reflection and fellowship at home yesterday via our online sermon.
We wanted to update you all on some building meeting developments.

Due to the rapidly changing guidelines related to COVID-19, WA Church shall be closed for all ministry related activities and meetings
effective immediately. We will continue to make regular updates as things change. We will keep you regularly informed through weekly
updates through the Scoop, our text platform, and the web. Our Elders, Pastors, and Renew Ministry and Prayer teams would like to pray
with or for you. Please send an email to allthingsnew@wachurch.us to schedule a visit or receive online care.

We are thankful for you Church Family. Continue to pray with us over our community at large and beyond Woodinville.

In Christ,

WA Church Pastors & Staff

SUNDAY SERVICE & Ministry updates | Update As of 3.12.2020

We are making changes to our Sunday Worship Service and Weekly Ministries in response to the developing Corona Virus situation and guidance from local officials. We will continue to make regular updates as things change. We will keep you regularly informed through weekly announcements through the Scoop, our text platform, and the web.
 
Update to Sunday Worship Services (Video Streaming) 

Starting March 15th, we will be offering  live video online (live streaming) for our 10 AM gathering. We strongly encourage everyone to watch from home. This is a great opportunity to invite a neighbor, family or friend to join you to watch/discuss the teaching over a cup of coffee. Better yet, share a recent story about the way Jesus has impacted your life!

To watch, simply download the Woodinville Alliance IOS or ANDROID app on your mobile device/tablet or go to our web page from your MAC or PC to begin your livestream at 10 AM each Sunday. Our pastors and staff will be on-site during the livestream where you may also join us in the Worship Center for a time of Teaching and musical worship. Note: In the short term our Worship Team will not be included in the live stream experience.  
 
Sunday Service for Children and The WAY (Youth) will NOT be offered this Sunday 

Discontinuing Children and Youth Services provides you with additional reasons to view the service online.  If you still choose to come, please bring something for your little ones to write on and keep them busy. We also encourage you to review the cautions associated with those that have a higher risk from the Corona Virus. These precautions impact those that:
  • Are Over 60 years of age
  • Have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Are pregnant
  • Are caregivers of children with underlying health conditions (please consult with healthcare providers about whether their children should stay home.)

Anyone with questions about whether their condition puts them at risk should consult with their healthcare provider. As a general guideline, if you have flu like symptoms, please stay home. Greater detail regarding precautions you should take as you consider spending time with us can be found here.
 
Other Ministry Activities and Events 

WA Church shall be closed for all ministry related activities and meetings effective immediately.
We will continue to make regular updates as things change suggested by local authorities in addition to the existing precautions already shared across our church family.
 
The following additional measures have been put in place to minimize exposure risks at WA Church AND attend to spiritual care needed in this unique moment:

  • We have enabled live steaming to encourage smaller group gatherings and prayer in the home setting. Find last week's sermon here.
  • Hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the building.
  • We are encouraging regular hand washing.
  • Welcome Team and Ushers will be elbow bumping, waving, and smiling but are avoiding handshakes and hugs.
  • Our facilities team has increased sterilization and cleaning of surfaces that are high touch.
  • All volunteer/leaders must certify they are COVID19 symptom-free prior to serving at Church
  • Offering Baskets will not be passed down the aisles but will be available at back of room upon exit. We are encouraging on-line giving through our IOS or ANDROID APP.
  • No self-serve beverages will be offered. Our Porch teams will be serving espresso drinks.
  • Our Elders, Pastors, and Renew Ministry and Prayer teams would like to pray with or for you. Please send an email to allthingsnew@wachurch.us to schedule a visit or receive on-line care.
  • Youth Engagement – in next week or so, we will be looking at ways to help your kids stay personally connected as we know many of them already are doing on-line school due to closures and have lots of time on their hands. More info coming!
  • Take a Step - Ask yourself:  What opportunities for development is God orchestrating in my life right now? (share your answer with a friend, spouse, your kids, a relative).
     
We are thankful for you Church Family. Continue to pray with us over our community at large and beyond Woodinville.

In Christ,

WA Church Pastors & Staff

SUNDAY SERVICE & Ministry updates | Update As of 3.09.2020

Important Novel Corona Virus Information for WA Church

The below information is to help our church family and friends familiarize themselves with WA Church’s communication approach to the Novel Corona Virus and the status of our weekly activities and services at or around our building. While we advise individual discernment and taking the suggested pre-cautions offered by local authorities below, we also believe in the power of prayer and healing. We invite you to do both, discern and pray into the emotional anxiety and physical sickness that this circumstance is bringing up in our local community, our country, and the world… placing your trust in Him to “do more than we can ask or imagine”.
  • 1 Peter 5:7 –“ cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
  • Matthew 6:27 - “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”
 
WA Church Action and Guidance

1. WA Church leadership, pastors, and Board are actively monitoring this health situation with support from Health Care professionals within our congregation and the leading authorities listed below.

2. WA Church is taking its cues from the WA State Department of Health, King County Health Department who are in consultation with Federal authorities. We encourage you to consult these links for the latest developments as they are most pertinent to our surrounding area.3. Notification of future closures to the WA Church building (should there be any) will be announced through our church-wide text platform. To ensure you get updates regarding any closures, please text the word "WAOPTIN" to 425-399-7229.

4. Several other important links may be helpful in this matter:
Lake WA School District - https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/health-services/coronavirus-information
Northshore School District - https://www.nsd.org/blog/~board/superintendent-blog/post/letter-to-families-update-on-planning-for-coronavirus
Corona Virus Fact Sheet https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/NovelCoronavirusFactSheet.pdf