Updated as of 4.30.21
Sundays & Weekdays at Prestoncrest
Update from the Elders listed at the bottom of the page
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES:
- 8:30 am & 10:45 am // Offered in person & via live stream @ www.youtube.com/prestoncrest
MEMBERS & RETURNING GUESTS: Text CHECKIN to 469-476-5331 on Sunday & receive PDF bulletin
ONLINE BULLETIN: Click the [BULLETIN] button in at the top of this page (see above)
- UPDATES: Members can text UPDATE to 469-476-5331 to see more info not available on the website
SUNDAY BIBLE CLASSES
- Adult Bible Class info @ www.prestoncrest.org/events/covidclasses
- Youth Group Class info @ www.prestoncrest.org/i/PCYGSunday
- Nursery & Children's Class info @ www.prestoncrest.org/i/rsvpKidsLife
GIVING by MAIL or ONLINE: Green [GIVING] button at the top of this page outlines all your options. Also, text onlinegiving to 469-476-5331 for a link.
SMALL GROUPS // WEEKNIGHT GROUPS: Visit www.prestoncrest.org/small-groups to see all groups offered. Contact the group leader for details!
NEED PRAYER? Information? Need to contact us? Visit https://prestoncrest.org/contact
- Members & return visitors can text CONTACT to 469-476-5331 for quick access, as well
COMMUNION SUPPLIES: Available on the 1st floor foyer at Preston Place // M-F 8a-5p // Sat 8a - Noon
CHURCH OFFICE // 972-233-2392 // M-F, 8a-5p - Stay in touch... click HERE to send us an email!
UPDATE (Announced April 25, 2021)
First, the elders want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding over the past year, as we have sought through prayer and study to navigate through this unimaginable pandemic that we have all faced. As a congregation, you have exemplified the grace of our Lord through this time.
Beginning Sunday, May 2, face-coverings will be optional for all people in all worship services and in all areas of the campus. Bible classes will make the determination of the face-covering policy for their own class based on their specific circumstances We will continue to offer streaming worship services for those who are uncomfortable being around those without face-coverings, or if you are not feeling well. Thank you for supporting us over this past year and we ask each of you to honor those who choose to no longer wear a mask and to respect those who choose to continue.
This decision was not made lightly, but with much prayer and deliberation. We are grateful for answered prayers for the availability of effective vaccines as well as the declining number of cases in our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and ask that you join us as we continue in daily prayer, asking for God’s guidance and protection in the weeks and months ahead.
To accommodate members that wish to continue worshiping in a “mask required” environment, we are provding our live-stream services on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall, with face coverings required for all who attend. This is available in the South Fellowship Room (next to the Kitchen) for both Sunday morning services: 8:30am & 10:45am.
UPDATED SEATING IN THE AUDITORIUM (Began Sept 6):
To accommodate increased attendance at our morning worship services, we are now providing seating on alternate rows between attendees, rather than every third row. Along with keeping at least 6' of separation between parties on any row (except for members of the same household or those attending together), we continue to observe the Governor’s Minimum Standard Health Protocols. We are so thankful for all who attend our services and follow our face covering and social distancing guidelines.
UPDATE from the Elders (as of AUGUST 8, 2020) // View our UPDATE VIDEOS HERE!
We pray for God to protect Prestoncrest from COVID-19 and to heal those affected by it. We continually ask for God’s wisdom as we strive to fulfill Jesus’s fundamental commandment to us all, from Matthew 22, demonstrating passion for God by loving God with all we have, and compassion for people by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
We have seen God working here at Prestoncrest. Attendance is trending up. More Adult Bible Connections are looking to meet in-person. Attendance in our new Discover class, led by the newest member of our staff, Young Adults Minister Jacob Hawk, is trending upward as well. Online attendance continues to be strong. We thank God for his perfect plan and for providing Prestoncrest with the means to continue to serve and worship Him, in person, in Spirit, and in truth.
The renovation of the Nursery is nearing completion, and plans are underway for the renovation of space in Preston Place for the Discover class and expansion of the SHOUT class area.
While we have much to be thankful for, the Elders continue to be vigilant shepherds of God’s flock that is under our care, as Peter instructs in 1 Peter 5:2. To that end, the Elders continue to work with and rely on the Reopening Task Force, supported by the Medical Advisory Committee, which has continued to meet and assess how we can best accommodate our fellowship of believers during this extraordinary time.
As Jesus (in Matthew 22:15-22), Paul (in Romans 13:1-7), and Peter (in 1 Peter 2:13-17) have all written, we as believers are to submit the governing authorities. “The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:2) The Elders and Reopening Task Force also consider the advice and counsel of our brothers and sisters on the Medical Advisory Committee. Moreover, we continue to monitor what our medical community is seeing in terms of diagnosed cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19, which have fortunately begun to trend downward after some alarming peaks in early July. Finally, working closely with our Youth Minister Bryan Borden and our Children’s Ministry Director Rebecca Sutton, the Reopening Task Force is assessing how school districts and private schools are planning to function in this difficult environment.
Taking all of this into account, we will be maintaining the status quo through September. We will continue to conduct Worship Services at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. with social distancing and face coverings mandatory during our services. At-risk members are strongly encouraged to stay home and stay safe, watching the online service and Bible class which will continue to be streamed online and posted on Prestoncrest’s YouTube channel.
The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for all attendees ages 3 and over while on the Prestoncrest campus except for those Adult Bible Connections that are meeting in rooms large enough to accommodate social distancing. The Elders and Reopening Task Force are heeding the advice of the Medical Advisory Committee and the Centers for Disease Control on this issue, as multiple studies and the trend lines suggest that face coverings are the single best way to control the virus, no matter the age. While face coverings are certainly not comfortable, they remain a sign and symbol of our care and love for others. As Paul reminds us in Philippians 2:4, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Of course, we will continue our streaming, YouTube, Zoom videoconferencing, and other online group opportunities so all members will be able to worship and meet together in person or online.
In the meantime, the Reopening Task Force, the Medical Advisory Committee, and especially our Children’s Ministry Director Rebecca Sutton continue to work on opportunities for our kids to be able to meet and be taught safely, taking into account not only the safety of the children, but also the teachers. For now, we are going to monitor how the school districts and private schools do with their reopening, while we continue to work on logistical plans for children’s classes inside the building, once it is safe to do so.
Please continue to be in prayer that God will bless us with His wisdom, guidance, and protection. May God continue to bless the believers at Prestoncrest and followers of Christ throughout the world.