Resuming Gathered Worship

Friday Update


Plans to Resume Normal Sunday Schedule



Sunday Morning Worship

Our Sunday Morning Worship will remain outdoors (weather permitting) for June 7 and 14. A decision about the final two weeks of June will be made at the June 9 Pastoral Body meeting. We are moving the time for our Morning Worship to 9:30 a.m. in order to help with outdoor temperatures. We hope that the outdoor venue will continue to facilitate the maximum number of members feeling comfortable participating in worship over the next couple of weeks. See more specific information on our outdoor morning worship below.

Sunday Evening Gathering

We plan to begin our Sunday Evening Gathering in the Main Auditorium on July 12. We are essentially beginning our Evening Gatherings in July, but we do not ordinarily have an Evening Gathering on the Sunday closest to July 4. This is why we are beginning on July 12. Paul Campbell, church planter to Utah, will be with us on the evening of July 12 to share about his church planting efforts. We plan to vote on whether to support the Campbells at a Members’ Meeting at the end of July.

Sunday School

We plan to resume all Sunday School classes in their classrooms on campus on August 2. Sunday School by far uses the most space on campus, requiring the most amount of cleaning. It also requires the most amount of children’s ministry classes which in turn requires a lot of volunteers. Therefore, we think it best to begin the normal Sunday School schedule on August 2. We do encourage Sunday School classes to feel free to meet together in other venues at other times, including reserving the Pavilion.

Children's Ministry

We plan to resume all normal Children’s Ministry on August 2. We also plan to offer some Children’s Ministry during the Morning Worship in July, but the details of what this will look like and for what ages are still being determined.  If you are a regularly-scheduled Children’s Ministry worker and are not yet comfortable serving during the months of July and/or August, please contact Pastor Wooster at . A new year of serving begins in September.


HPBC Morning Worship Service Plans

Dates: June 7 & 14


  • Plan A is for outdoor morning services on June 7 & 14.
  • Plan B would be if the weather does not permit Plan A for those dates.
  • A call on the weather will be made early Sunday morning.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

  • We are bumping the service time up to help with the outdoor temperature.


  • Plan A: Outdoor (lower parking lot and grassy areas)
  • Plan B: Indoor (Main Auditorium)

Logistics of Plan A: Outdoor 

Download Plan A Map

  • For those who are able, please park in the upper lot and walk down the hill. 
  • Handicap parking is available next to the Brown (B) and Collins (C) buildings facing State Park Rd.
Welcome Stations:
  • Three stations will have hand sanitizer, service booklets, children's  bulletins, and offering boxes.
Children's Ministry:
  • No nursery or children's ministry. Parents, please have your children with you at all times. 
  • Please bring your own seating: chairs and/or a blanket.
  • The lower parking lot is available to set up chairs and seats. 
  • The grassy areas around the A, B, and Y buildings are also available for seats/blankets.
  • Please keep your seats/blankets around 6 feet apart from other family units. 
  • Restrooms (and changing stations) will be available in the lower Yearick Center (Y building) and Miller Activities Center (A building).
What to Bring: 
  • Chairs/blankets on which to sit
  • A filled water bottle (no water fountains available)
  • Sunglasses and/or a hat
  • Crayons or other writing utensils for the children's bulletin
  • Feel free to dress casually. Dress for outdoors.
  • If you choose to bring an umbrella for shade, please sit towards the back so as not to block those behind you.
  • Feel free to wear a mask.

Logistics of Plan B: Indoor 

Download Plan B Map

  • Regular parking
  • Please enter through the main entrance, the entrance nearest the Connection Center, or the entrance nearest the bookstore. All other entrances will be locked. 
  • Please do not congregate near any entrances to the building.
Children's Ministry: 
  • No nursery or children's ministry. Parents, please have your children with you at all times.
  • Every other row on the main floor and balcony in the Main Auditorium will be used for seating. Rows that are not available will be marked.
  • Please keep three seats between your family unit and the next family unit in the row. Even if you are comfortable with sitting next to another family, please help us by keeping three seats open between you so that we can easily encourage the same expectation for everyone.
  • Offering boxes will be available near the exits to the auditorium. 
  • Restrooms will be available in the back of the auditorium only (ladies' next to the bookstore and men's next to the main lobby). 
What to Bring: 
  • A Bible - the Bibles in the book racks will be removed
  • A filled water bottle (no water fountains available)
  • Feel free to wear a mask.