Greetings Friends of Global Harvest Church,

With Covid-19 and its impact on our lives and our church's basic operation, it's been a difficult season for many of us. As many of you know, through prayer and the counsel of medical professionals, we've taken measured steps towards a phased reopening process these past few months.

In recent news, I'm sure you’re all aware of Governor Abbot’s Executive order on reopening Texas by lifting the mask mandates and allowing businesses to operate at 100% capacity. This means starting March 10th, individuals, schools and businesses will have the personal responsibility in deciding to maintain the Covid safety protocol or not and perhaps you’re wondering how this will affect our church.  

Under the protections afforded to us as a religious organization, we have always had the freedom to do what was in our best interest. We have not been led by anything other than the wisdom of God and the genuine concern for others in all our decision making. 

Having said that, while we have reopened our doors for in-person worship, for the foreseeable future there will be no changes to our general Covid safety policies concerning masks or social distancing. Governor Abbott's new executive order explicitly gives GHC the authority to do so as quoted below:

 "4. Nothing in this executive order precludes businesses or other establishments from requiring employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering." https://tsbde.texas.gov/78i8ljhbj/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf

Through the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, the council of our medical professionals and the recommendations of the CDC, we will seek the ultimate good of the people the Lord has entrusted to us. We believe that this will one day pass where we can lift these restrictions but we don’t believe that time is now.  

Let me offer you a few verses that has shaped and helped guide our decision making:

Galatians 5:13-15
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.  And the God of love and peace will be with you.

And finally, Romans 14 as we’re called to not quarrel over opinions but bear with one another in our differing consciences.  

We are called to build up the body, promote the unity we have in Christ and give glory to God as we pursue the vision He has given us.  Remember, we are a Christ centered church fueled by the gospel, meeting people where they are to find Jesus, discover gifts, grow in faith, become a community and make disciples for the Glory of God.  This is what we stand for, this is who we are.

I want to encourage you to get excited for our Phase II Reopening with the following schedule: 

  • April 4 - Easter Service - Reinstated two in-person Sunday Services at 9:30AM and 11:15AM
  • April 11 - Sunday School reopened in-person at 50% (NPM, Kids, Youth)
  • Fall 2021 - Separate in-person Youth Service will resume at 9:30AM in the Youth Building. (Currently Youth students attend Service 1 in the Main Sanctuary.)

The Lord is with us in this storm because Jesus has all authority.  Let’s come together to worship our King!

In Christ,
Pastor David
Senior Pastor

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Phase 2 Re-Opening Sunday Schedule

We are currently in our Phase 2 Re-Opening which consists of a blend of in-person and virtual livestream services. All in-person attendees are required to follow the COVID PROTOCOLS including masks and 50% max capacity. Please watch the NPM & KIDS Check-In & Pick-Up Video for Phase 2 in our COVID PROTOCOLS tab above.

If you are new to GHC or visiting as a guest, please fill out our Guest Connections Form for you and your family and we will make accommodations for you! We'd love to have you!

Sunday Service Schedule - Adults

  • 9:30 AM - Service 1 - In-Person and Virtual (Livestream)
  • 11:15 AM - Service 2 - In-Person Only

Sunday Service Schedule - Youth (6th-12th Grade)

  • 9:30 AM - Service 1 w/ Adults - In-Person and Virtual (Livestream)
  • 10:45 AM onwards - In-Person & Virtual Bible Study Groups (various times, Youth Weekly Video)

Sunday Service Schedule - Kids (K-5th Grade)

  • 9 - 9:25 AM - Virtual Worship & Message (Livestream)
  • 9:30 - 10 AM - Virtual Sunday School Class - Registration Closed
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM - In-Person Worship, Message, & Sunday School

Sunday Service Schedule - Nursery & Preschool (Age 1-Pre-K)

  • 8:30 - 9 AM - Virtual Worship & Message (Livestream)
  • 9 - 9:25 AM - Virtual Sunday School Class - Registration Closed
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM - In-Person Worship, Message, & Sunday School

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Our COVID Protocols

Please know that the senior leadership of GHC is committed to protecting your health and safety and will remain vigilant in taking every reasonable precaution possible. Your prayers and flexibility are greatly appreciated during these unique times. Precautions will include (but are not limited to):

  • Masks – Masks are required at all times. Extra masks will be available in the event that you forget yours.

  • Entry Requirements – Enter through the designated entry door(s) and make sure you are fever/symptom free before planning to attend in-person.

  • Increased Cleaning – Portions of the building, specifically the worship center and high-traffic areas, will be thoroughly sanitized before and after service.

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations – Stations with hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the church.

  • Social Distancing – For your protection and the comfort and safety of others, we strongly advise proper distancing in the worship center.  Please follow distancing guidelines (6 feet apart) throughout the building as possible, and please have fellowship outside of the church building in the open air.

  • Touchless Environment – No paper items will be available in the worship area. Bibles, pens, notepads and all other common items have been removed and drinking fountains have been turned off. Please bring water in non-spill containers for you and your family.

Our Nursery/Pre-School & KIDS Check-In & Pick-Up Process

Thank you in advance for following our protocols and respecting each other's safety and comfort as we worship together!

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