COVID-19 FAQs

Re-entry

 

Q:  What are the Sunday service times starting on Oct 11th?

A:  There are live in-person services at 9am and 11am.  Those services will also be streamed online and then rebroadcast at 1pm and 5pm.

Q:  Where will the indoor services be held?

A:  The services are held in the sanctuary.  Seating is available in the sanctuary main floor and balcony.  There is overflow seating in the Overflow Room, as well as the Chapel.  The outdoor seating has been suspended due to the weather change.  All seating will be socially distanced.

Q:  When will Evangel Kids’ resume in-person?

A:  Yes.  In-person Evangel Kids’ church is available for ages 3 through 6th grade.  For now, it is only for the 11am service and has a limited capacity in order to provide a safe experience so pre-registration is required.  We will be working to expand the capacity and make it available during both the 9am and 11am services as soon as possible.  Please follow the link to pre-register: https://evangelchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations

 

 

Q:  What resources do you have for kids if we are not yet ready to return to in-person services?

A: We will be having Zoom Church for ALL Evangel Kids every Sunday at 11 AM. It will be a time where kids can connect with each other and some of our amazing leaders through worship, a lesson and some fun games! The link will be sent via email each week, so if you have not been receiving our weekly Evangel Kids emails, please let us know at children@evangelchurch.com. You can also check out our Evangel Kids Facebook page (facebook.com/evangel.kids) for weekly updates.

 

 

Q:  Will there be a need to pre-register in order to attend in-person services?

A: Due to the recent changes in government guidance, you do not need to pre-register in order to attend in-person.

However, pre-registration is necessary for Kids’ church due to the limited capacity.  Please follow the link to pre-register your child(ren): https://evangelchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations 

 

 

Q:  What do I need to know about coming on to the property and entering/exiting the church building?

A:  We are carefully working to provide the best and safest experience possible for all.  Check out this Know Before You Go video that will help you know what to expect: click here.

 

 

Q:  What is the status of the building upgrades?

A:  The upgrades are well under way and we can’t wait for you to see them!  Some of the upgrades include a newly designed children's space, widening of the downstairs hallway for better people flow, and 100% renovation of the upstairs and downstairs restrooms to include all touch-free fixtures.

 

 

Q:  What are my options for attending service if I am not yet ready to meet indoors?

A:  Feel free to join us online for services at 9am, 11a, 1pm or 5pm.

 

 

Q:  I have more questions.  How can I find out more?

A:  Please check out this Know Before You Go video (click here).  If you have further questions, feel free to contact the church office at 908-322-9300 Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. 

 

Services

Q: What is the status of the weekly Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting?

A: Evangel is a body of believers that Prays Until Something Happens.  We now have two ways to attend the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.  We are able to host a limited number of people in the sanctuary.  If you would like to attend in person, please watch your email for instructions to register and attend.  For those unable to come in person, we will be uniting online for prayer.

 

In addition to texting in your prayer requests and praise reports to 908-325-5163. As part of our prayer service, we have an interactive prayer experience via Zoom where we pray and connect with others immediately following the prayer service.  For the interactive experience, please go to: https://www.evangelchurch.com/prayerroom.

Q:  Is there any way to attend Sunday service if I cannot stream online or come to the in-person service?

A: Yes.  Our services will be on local television as follows:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You can also listen to the three morning services on the phone by dialing: 712-770-5323 and entering the participation code: 753755

 

 

Q:  Is Spanish translation available for any of the services?

A:  Yes.  For the 11:00am service only.  For the best experience, watch at evangelchurch.live with a Chrome browser and call in at (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 619 004 0915

Prayer Requests & Praise Reports

Q: How can I submit a prayer request or a praise report of what the Lord has done?

A: We are committed to praying now more than ever.  We pray until something happens.  The best way to submit a prayer request or praise report is to text it to 908-325-5163.

General

 

Q: Will the church office be open during this season?

A: At the recommendation of government officials and for the safety of our staff, we have instituted a work from home policy.  We will be monitoring email and other forms of electronic communication, as well as phone messages as we are able.  In addition, you may call the church office at 908-322-9300 to speak with the receptionist Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm.

 

 

Q: What is Evangel doing to protect the staff and volunteers of Evangel who are involved in online and in-person services, facility maintenance and Boxes of Hope?

A:  We highly value the staff and volunteers of Evangel and we are so thankful for each and every one of you!  We are taking precautions and following government recommendations regarding meeting sizes, social distancing, PPE, etc.  We have also implemented a work from home policy to minimize physical interactions.

 

Boxes of Hope

Q: How can I help with Boxes of Hope if I live in central NJ?

A: There are two primary ways to help:

First - You can pray for those impacted by COVID-19, that they would receive the hope they need during this season.

Second - You can help by donating funds.  Click here to give and select Kingdom Builders on the menu.

Q: How can I learn more about Boxes of Hope if I live outside of central NJ?

A:  There are over 60 partner churches in 20 states that have already joined the Boxes of Hope initiative and more coming aboard all the time.  Visit www.getboxesofhope.com to find out where there is a Boxes of Hope partner near you, or if your church wants to find out how to partner in spreading hope.

Children Ministries

 

Q:  Is the Evangel Kids’ program available in-person?

A:  Yes.  In-person Evangel Kids’ church is available for ages 3 through 6th grade.  For now, it is only for the 11am service and has a limited capacity in order to provide a safe experience so pre-registration is required.  We will be working to expand the capacity and make it available during both the 9am and 11am services as soon as possible.  Please follow the link to pre-register: https://evangelchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations

 

 

Q:  What resources do you have for kids if we are not yet ready to return to in-person services?

A: We will be having Zoom Church for ALL Evangel Kids every Sunday at 11 AM. It will be a time where kids can connect with each other and some of our amazing leaders through worship, a lesson and some fun games! The link will be sent via email each week, so if you have not been receiving our weekly Evangel Kids emails, please let us know at children@evangelchurch.com. You can also check out our Evangel Kids Facebook page (facebook.com/evangel.kids) for weekly updates.

 

 

Q:  Will there be a need to pre-register in order to attend in-person services?

A:  Pre-registration is necessary for Kids’ church due to the limited capacity.  Please follow the link to pre-register your child(ren): https://evangelchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations 

 

Giving Questions

Q: How can I give my tithe and offering to the Lord’s work at Evangel during this season?

A: There are three ways to give:

 

1. If you are attending the in-person services, there is a designated receptacle in which you can give. 

 

2. You may give online at https://www.evangelchurch.com/give or http://pushpay.com/fsp/evangelchurch.

 

3. You may also mail checks made payable to Evangel Church to the church at 1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076.

 

 

LifeGroups

Q: Will my LifeGroup be meeting this week?

A: LifeGroups are meeting online and in person, depending on the group.  In fact, some groups have found creative ways to meet both online and in person depending on the comfort level of each group member.

 

Q: How do I join a LifeGroup?

If you are interested in joining a LifeGroup, click here. Can't find a group that works for you? If you'd like to host a LifeGroup, click here https://bit.ly/HostLG  - We Row Together!  

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about LifeGroups?

Feel free to contact your leader if you are already in a group, or Pastor Roy at pastorroy@evangelchurch.com.

 

Additional Resources for You

Q:  I am a member of the Evangel family with a particularly challenging need, is there a possibility that Evangel may be able to help?

A:  You may contact the church business office by emailing EvangelFamilyNeed@evangelchurch.com.

Q:  Do you have any recommendations for me as my pay has been impacted by COVID-19?

A:  We know these can be economically challenging times for many.  There are a number of good resources, including:

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/ and

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

You can also check out the Evangel jobs page at https://www.evangelchurch.com/jobs

 

Q: What precautions can I take to stay healthy in this time?

A:  We would recommend the following:

  • Follow the recommendations of our local, state and federal leaders.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

 
 

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