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Re-Gathering Plan

We will follow the “Texas re-open plan”. As they move to the next phase, so will we.

Phase 1: Stay at Home

No in-person gatherings. All services and groups meet online.

Phase 2: Restricted We are here

Strict Safe Distancing

Individual Safety

• Connection team (mask required)
• Congregation (mask optional)
• Sanitizer stations
• No handshakes or hugs
• No Connect Groups or Hallmark Kids.
• No coffee or breakfast served
• Offering in boxes or online
• Spaced Sanctuary Seating (Social Distancing)
• Sanctuary sanitized between services
• Limited restroom availability
• Worship Center will be the only building
open

Church Programming
  • 50% capacity in sanctuary
  • Two service times (9:15 / 10:30)
  • All other Bible studies online
  • Connect groups online
  • Hallmark Kids online
  • Hallmark Student Ministry online
  • Church open for normal office hours
  • Continue live-stream for “vulnerable”

Phase 3: Transition

Moderate Safe Distancing

Individual Safety
  • Connection team (mask required)
  • Congregation (mask optional)
  • Sanitizer stations
  • No handshakes or hugs
  • No Connect Groups or Hallmark Kids.
  • No coffee or breakfast served
  • Offering in boxes or online
  • Spaced Sanctuary Seating
  • Sanctuary sanitized between services
  • Limited restroom availability
  • Worship Center will be the only building open.
Church Programming
  • Limited capacity in sanctuary
  • Two service times (9:15 / 10:30)
  • All other Bible studies online
  • Connect groups online
  • Hallmark Kids online
  • Hallmark Student Ministry online
  • Church open for normal office hours
  • Continue live-stream for “cautious”

Phase 4: New Normal

Reduced Safe Distancing

Individual Safety
  • No Masks
  • Maintain Sanitizer Stations
  • Coffee served in Atrium and Connect Groups
  • Offering in boxes or online
  • Normal Sanctuary Seating
  • Resume Normal Cleaning Practices
Church Programming
  • Sanctuary – full capacity
  • Wednesday night Bible studies resume
  • Hallmark Kids resume
  • Hallmark Student Ministry resumes
  • Connect groups resume
  • Continue live-stream for “outreach”


From the Pastor

Dear Hallmark Faith Family,

I pray each of you and your families are staying safe during this difficult time and are finding ways to continue to lead people to find and follow Jesus.

The staff and I have been prayerfully trying to determine what the Hallmark re-gathering process will look like. We, as a staff, have decided to move forward cautiously and we will not be meeting together in person YET.

We do not plan to meet in person until Texas moves from Phase 1 to Phase 2. Phase 1 of the Texas reopening place is currently scheduled for May 1-18. If there is not another spike in Covid-19 cases, Texas plans to move into Phase 2. We have decided to continue with online-only services at least until Texas moves to Phase 2. This means the earliest we will re-gather is May 24, 2020. I can’t wait!

I desire, more than you know, to meet in person again. I miss you, and I miss seeing people gather together as a faith community. However, we will continue to proceed prayerfully and with the utmost caution. No doubt there will be a few churches open sooner. However, we are making decisions that we feel is best for our church and our community.

The next time we meet in church will not look like it did on March 8, the last Sunday we met together. Church will be different and it appears social distancing, of some form, will be with us through the summer.

As always, your pastoral staff, deacons, and elected officers are here for you. If you need anything, please call the church office at (817) 370-0123. Also, if you are in financial need during this time please let us know. Due to the generosity of many of our members, we have funds available to help you. Thank you for your continued faithfulness in giving. I am happy to report that the general fund offering for April was the highest month of 2020. God is good! We will get through this together and we are excited for the day when our faith community gets to gather together in person. I look forward to saying, GOD IS GOOD and hearing you loudly and proudly respond, ALL THE TIME!

I love you and continue to pray for you during this time. It is my joy, privilege, and honor to be serving as your pastor!

Praying for you,
Pastor Jon