COVID-19 UPdates

We are super grateful for the wisdom and guidance of both Sate and local leaders as we strive toward relaunching responsibly in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis in Aransas County. Data from August 2020 seems to indicate numbers are trending in the right direction, but we will continue to remain diligent in our fight against the virus.

Going forward we will continue to promote social distancing, minimal physical contact, frequent hand washing, and recommending masks in all on-site gatherings for anyone ages 10+. Additionally, our facilities will undergo multiple cleanings per week in an effort to create an inhospitable environment for the virus. Additional guidance and information about our efforts is detailed toward the bottom of this page.

At this point we want to ask you, "What is your role?" The Church still exists under the direction of Christ himself to "go and make disciples," so let me say this clearly. WE NEED YOU to play an active, in-person role in the life of Coastal Oaks Church. Yes, COVID is still here. Yes, the Gospel is still THE Good News. Our new reality is ministry in that tension.

Thank you for granting patience and grace as we seek what's best for the long-term health of Coastal Oaks and the gtreater Rockport-Fulton community. Blessings!

With Great Expectations,

Coastal Oaks Staff and Transition Team

Andy Barlow - Associate Pastor

Wednesday - Sept. 9, 2020

Relaunching Responsibly

Coastal Oaks Church continues to follow a phased responsible relaunch plan implemented by our Staff, Transition Team, and Deacons in early May 2020. While we are excited to join together with you again in corporate worship, we want to do our best to make sure everyone has a good experience together. As such, we are asking everyone to observe the following guidelines for the foreseeable future concerning worship gatherings at Coastal Oaks Church.

  • - Masks are strongly recommended for anyone ages 10+ at all on-site gatherings, no matter the size, including office hours.

    - We are asking families travel together and to sit together.

    - Our Welcome Center, where guests have previously been able to get coffee and snacks, will be closed until at least October. Please make arrangements to bring your own coffee, water, or snacks.

    - We continue to recommend staying at home for anyone who has been ill recently, is showing symptoms of any kind, or with compromised or weak immune systems, no matter a person's age.

    - Bring your own Bible, pen, and something on which to take notes.

    - Facilities and meeting spaces are undergoing full cleanings by staff and volunteers multiple times per week.

  • - Door greeters at weekend worship gatherings will have masks for any guests who come without and wish to wear one. Hand sanitizer is also available at each entry and in every restroom.

    - Please refrain from all physical contact.

    - Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.

    - Observe and respect signs of social distancing in others.

    - We recommend wearing a mask while moving around, but feel free to remove it once seated.

    - Leave 1-2 empty chairs between you and those nearest to you.

    - No nursery or kids worship will be available before 10/04.

    - Rooms in kids wing will be available for nursing mothers only.

  • - Seating sections may be dismissed separately to minimize crowding in exits and restrooms at the end of worship.

    - Once dismissed, please do not congregate.

    - Do your best to maintain social distance protocol while exiting.

    - Drivers and pedestrians alike, please be watchful in the parking lot.

    - Stay connected via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube during the week for news and announcements.