COVID-19 UPdates

As the leadership of Coastal Oaks Church continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Aransas County, we are saddened by the reality that the virus still has a presence in our society, and that it's presence is growing rather than shrinking. We remain grateful for the leadership, guidance, and efforts of our local and State officials to make the coronavirus crisis a thing of the past. With that in mind, though, we are aware that the situation continues to evolve.


Going forward we will still be promoting social distancing protocol, minimal to no physical contact, and frequent hand washing, and starting on 7/05 we will be following the recommendation from local officials and requiring masks for entry for anyone ages 10+. Additionally, our facilities will undergo multiple cleanings from Saturday night through lunch Sunday in an effort to create an inhospitable environment for the virus, should a carrier be present. Additional guidance and information about our efforts is detailed toward the bottom of this page.


We are hopeful that this weekend's worship gatherings will be another step toward returning to normal as we seek to relaunch responsibly in the wake of the initial COVID-19 crisis in Texas, but we are aware of on keen fact at this point - COVID is still here. Thank you for granting patience and grace as we seek what's best for the long-term health of Coastal Oaks and the Rockport-Fulton community. Blessings!


With Great Expectation,


Coastal Oaks Staff, Deacons,

and Transition Team


Andy Barlow - Associate Pastor

andy@coastaloakschurch.org

Wednesday - July 1, 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.


  • - Worship gatherings will be family-style at 9:00am and 10:30am at least through the end of July 2020.


    - Starting 7/01 masks will be required for entry for anyone ages 10+ at all on-site gatherings, no matter the size, including during 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 August at least. Please make arrangements to bring your own coffee or water.


    - We continue to recommend staying at home for those who have been ill recently, have symptoms of any kind, or have compromised or weak immune systems.


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


  • - Our greeters will have masks available for any guests who come and are not aware of the requirement to wear one. Also, hand sanitizer is available at each entry and in every restroom.


    - Please refrain from ALL physical contact.


    - Watch for and observe signs of social distancing with other individuals and families.


    - Leave a couple of empty chairs, where possible, between you and the group nearest to you.


    - Sing for joy, loudly even!


    - No nursery or kids worship will be available before 8/01.


    - 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.