Join our In-Person Worship Services, Offered Both Indoors and Outdoors

We’re excited to gather again. Please use your discretion and see below for updates and FAQ.
Advanced registration is required for both types of services (indoors and outdoors). 

Outdoor Worship FAQ

General Questions

Do I need to sign up to attend an in-person service?
Yes, you will be asked to fill out a form that lives 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. 

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.

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 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 at both indoor and outdoor services. 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 for both indoor and outdoor services if you want to give your offering that way. Or, you can give online here.

Is hand sanitizer available?
Contactless hand sanitizer stations will be available at several locations, both in the outdoor seating area and inside the sanctuary as well as in the children’s area.

Will there be kids programming?
Children’s church is offered for children 4 years old -- 3rd grade. Parents will escort children directly to the Fellowship Hall below the sanctuary before the service begins, and children will be picked up after the service ends.  Families who are dropping their children off for childcare should enter the sanctuary just as those entering for the service will. There will be signs directing you to the Fellowship Hall. Read Children's FAQ here.

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).
 
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.

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.
 
Indoor 
How do I get to the sanctuary 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. Everyone entering the sanctuary will have their temperature checked at the door. See the map below for reference.
 
How will I find a seat?
Ushers will lead you to an open pew. Large parties will be seated in a pew by themselves. Smaller parties will be seated on the outermost edges of a long pew, at least 6 feet away from other smaller parties. Every other pew will be marked off.
 
Outdoor
How do I get to the outdoor seating area? 
Outdoor services take place on the lawn on the corner of Mangum Street and Trinity Avenue. Follow the signs toward worship.

How will I view the service as an outdoor service attendee?
The indoor service will be livecast to a screen at the outdoor service, so attendees will experience exactly what indoor attendees are experiencing.

How will I be seated? 
Chairs will be set up and sufficiently spaced to accommodate all registrants. If capacity demands it, there will be volunteers on hand to show you to a seat.

What if the weather forecast looks iffy?
If the forecast for Sunday includes rain, we will cap outdoor registrations so that everyone can sit under the portico. If inclement weather develops after registration is already open, we may email outdoor registrants to let them know we have limited availability under the portico. If the weather is sunny, we can accept a much higher number of registrations, since the lawn is quite large.
 

COVID Updates

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

Where to Park