Join our In-Person, Outdoor Worship Services

We’re excited to gather again. Please use your discretion and see below for updates and FAQ.
Registration is required.

Worship Walkthrough

In this short video, learn from Pastor Daniel about what these services look like and what to expect on Sunday mornings.

COVID Updates

We continue to monitor and assess our offerings in light of COVID-19. Stay up to date below. 

Outdoor Worship FAQ

Do I need to sign up to attend a service?
Yes, you will be asked to fill out a form that will live on this page. The registration also includes a pre-screening section to let us know of any potential exposure to COVID and any symptoms you’ve been experiencing.

Where do I park? 
You can enter the parking lot from three entrances:
  1. from Mangum St.
  2. from Seeman St.
  3. from Trinity Ave.
Please only park in the northern lot. See the map below for reference. 

How do I get to the lawn from the parking lot?
Enter using the sidewalk along Mangum Street. To ensure safety and efficiently seat everyone, it’s important that everyone uses one entrance. On your way in, feel free to say hello at the Connect Table! We’ll also have hand sanitizer stations along the way. See the map below for reference.

Can I sit with my family?
Yes, you will be able to sit with your family. You will need to list your entire family when you register for a service.

How will I find a seat?
Ushers will lead you to an open seat, at least 2 chairs away from other seated parties.

If I'm volunteering at a service, do I need to register?
No.

Will I need to wear a mask/face covering?
All worship service attendees will be asked to wear a mask/face covering. Disposable face coverings will be available for any who forget to bring one. This request does not apply to children 2 years of age and younger.

Will there be communion?
Yes. Pre-wrapped (at the manufacturer) bread/juice cups will be distributed by gloved/face-covered leaders to each person in their seat. Congregants will not process to the front to receive communion. All participants will be asked to hold on to their used cups and discard them when exiting.

Will an offering basket be passed?
Offering baskets will not be passed during the service. There will be boxes as you enter/exit if you want to give your offering that way. Or, you can give online here.

Will there be kids programming?
Children’s church is offered for children 4 years old -- 3rd grade. Children will participate in VBS style programming. Children will go directly to the children’s area behind the church before the service begins and will be picked up after the service ends. Families who are dropping their children off for childcare should enter the parking lot from Trinity Avenue. Parents will receive more information from Jordan when they register for childcare. Read Children's FAQ here.

Is hand sanitizer available?
Contactless hand sanitizer stations will be available at several locations around the lawn and at the children’s check-in station.

Are restrooms available?
Access to restrooms inside the Durham Nativity School will be available. Cleaning protocols will be in place (wiping down surfaces before, between, and after the services). To use the restroom, enter the double doors to the left of the stage and turn right and walk down the hallway. The bathroom is not handicap accessible at this time.

How long does the service last?
Approximately one hour.

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19 who attended a worship service?
It will be requested of any member/attendee who tests positive for COVID-19 and has attended a worship service at Christ Central Church to notify the church office immediately by way of info@christcentraldurham.com or calling 919-908-7787. The highest levels of privacy will be maintained; no individual names of any who disclose to the church office a positive COVID-19 test result will be publicized or made known to the rest of the church. Attendees should take note of the row they are sitting in. If a person tests positive, their row location will be communicated to all attendees.

Will the online services continue?
The live stream of the full service will continue for the foreseeable future.

What if the weather forecast looks iffy?
We will let registrants know by 7am on Sunday via email that the outdoor service has been canceled due to weather. If that's the case, join us online instead!

How do you cancel a registration?
If you're no longer to able to attend an outdoor service, please email info@christcentraldurham.com and we'll remove your registration to make room for someone else to attend in your place.
  

Where to Park

Getting to the Lawn