COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Updated May 14, 2020 at 3:50pm

At Connection Point Church we take the health and well-being of our congregation, staff, and community very seriously. Our staff team is monitoring local and nation-wide coronavirus (COVID-19) updates closely. In addition to our regular efforts to maintain a healthy environment at Connection Point, we have implemented the following measures. We will update this page with new information as it arises.

 

UPDATE: On-Campus Worship, Summer Activities, and The ROC

For details about on-campus worship, summer camps, and the ROC Fitness Center, watch the video below. Specific details will be added soon!

 

Survey Results

Many of you have asked to see the full results of our survey about your feelings toward gathering on campus again. We think it's important for you to know how others in our church family are feeling about the weeks ahead. Download survey results.

As you will see, we heard from people in all age groups, from all campuses, and with many different viewpoints. Our Lead Team is using this information to create a re-opening strategy that will best serve the majority of our large multi-generational church family. Watch for more information on that strategy in the days ahead.

 

 



During this season we are unable to meet on-campus at either of our locations, but we are looking forward to gathering with you online this Sunday! Find out everything you need to know about gathering with us online.

 

Church Buildings Closed

At this time our Raytown and Lee's Summit buildings are closed. ALL on-campus activities have been postponed, moved online, or moved to a different location. We are making this decisions on a week-by-week basis and will update this page as information from local and national authorities becomes available.

 

Connect With Our Staff

Our staff team is returning to the office on Monday, May 18; however, our building is still closed to members and the public. You can connect with our staff via email. Visit our Staff page for a list of email addresses. You may also email contact@connectionpoint.tv and we will make sure your email gets to the right person. If you don't have email, call the church office at 816-353-1994 and leave a voicemail. Our staff will check these messages regularly. If you are sick or need to request prayer, please see the navy blue bar below regarding Prayer List & Hospital Visits. If you are mailing your tithe/offering or other items to the church, please be aware that while the building is closed, the Post Office will hold our mail and a member of our staff finance team will collect it from the Post Office on weekdays. See below for more information about giving.

Your Connection Point staff team loves you and is praying for you daily!

 

Serving Our Community

In times of health and in times of illness, we are in the city for the city. See how we are able to meet the physical needs of our community on the Hope Network website. We continue to be in close communication with the Raytown School District to see how our church family can bless families in need in our community. They have been overwhelmed with requests to help, so at this time we are simply on standby. We will update you as we learn ways to meet the physical needs of our community.

What can I do to serve? The best thing you can do right now is make phone calls, send emails, or schedule a FaceTime or Skype session. Stay connected with your friends and family and reach out to someone who might be feeling alone during this time. This is an excellent opportunity to provide support and encouragement to those in your circle of influence and beyond. We're praying for you as you make these connections!

 

Quick Links to Resources

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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The ROC

ROC FITNESS CENTER - closed through March 31
Based on recently updated guidelines from county officials and our commitment to serve you and keep you healthy, we are closing the ROC Fitness Center and canceling all associated activities effective at 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 18. We plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 1. Please check back for updates as this schedule may change.

You are an important part of our ROC family, so we ask you stay committed to the ROC during this time by not canceling your membership with us. Our doors will reopen again soon and we look forward to getting ROC Fit together once again.

If you have questions, please email rocfitness@connectionpoint.tv.


ROC EXPRESS CAFE - closed through March 31
The ROC Express Café will close at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 19, and plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1. Please check back for updates as this schedule may change.

 

ROC BOOKSTORE - closed through March 31
The ROC Bookstore will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 18, and plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1. Please check back for updates as this schedule may change.

Schools

LITTLE LEARNERS PRESCHOOL
Due to the “stay at home” mandate, and following Raytown Public Schools, we will remain closed until April 27. The church building remains closed as well. We are not accepting new student enrollment packets at this time. Please continue to check our site for when that will change.

Questions? Contact PJ Null at pj@connectionpoint.tv


A TIME TO DANCE & CELEBRATION ACADEMY
At this time we are not holding A Time to Dance or Celebration Academy classes or lessons at our Raytown Campus.

A Time to Dance is posting daily physical activities for three different age groups on their Facebook page.

For more information, please contact Megan Buck at megan@connectionpoint.tv.

Childcare

For the health and safety of children and families in our community, childcare will remain open only for Connection Point staff children at this time.

Questions? Contact Julie Pieratt at juliep@connectionpoint.tv.

LifeGroups

During this season, we are unfortunately unable to host LifeGroup gatherings on either of our church campuses. However, we encourage each LifeGroup to continue meeting during this season. Here are some alternative ways to meet with your group:

  • Host online – By using a platform such as Facebook Live, the teacher can present a lesson while the members of the group interact with each other in real time.
  • Small groups gather in one home – If your group is small enough to meet comfortably in one person's home, we encourage you to gather for community, growth, and worship.
  • Large groups gather in many homes - If your group is too large to meet in one home, we encourage you to break into smaller groups during this time and meet in multiple homes to keep in community with one another.
  • Meet with your family – If you aren't comfortable meeting in someone else's home, meet in your own home with your family. Each Sunday we are gathering online, we will provide Bible study resources for all age groups on our Sunday Resources page. We encourage you to utilize some of these resources to foster growth and community within your own family.
Give Online, Via Text & By Mail

Thank you for continuing to be faithful in your giving during this difficult season. As a result of your generosity, we are able to continue hosting church services for 1,000+ online, provide Bible study resources, and meet the tangible needs of the hungry and hurting in our church and community.

To give online, visit our Give page.

To give via text, text CONNECTIONPC to 77977.

To give via mail*, send checks to:

Connection Point Church
10500 E 350 Highway
Raytown, MO 64138

* While the building is closed, the Post Office will hold our mail and a member of our staff finance team will collect it from the Post Office on weekdays.

Prayer List & Hospital Visits

Our Pastoral Office offers support for all aspects of life. To let us know you or a loved one needs care, please use one of these contact methods:

Prayer Request Line – Call 816-778-1144 to leave a prayer request for the church-wide prayer list.

Pastoral Care Line – Please call 816-778-1110 when you or a loved is in the hospital or if death is imminent. During this season we will not be able to make in-person visits, but someone from our Pastoral Care Team would be honored to call and pray with you.

We love you and we are praying for you!

Resources


PRESCHOOL MINISTRY BAGS
Our Preschool Team has created bags of age-appropriate activities for 2 year olds through kindergarteners. You may pick up a bag for your child just inside the ROC entrance. Be sure to visit the Preschool Facebook Group for digital resouces as well!
 

SOCIAL MEDIA
Various ministries will update their Facebook pages with videos, resources, and updates in the days ahead.

Staying Healthy

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
As the people of God we cannot submit to fear, but faith. But as people of faith, we are to walk in wisdom, which is why at Connection Point Church campuses we are doing the following to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Sanitizing all surfaces before/after use
  • Limiting people allowed in the building to a small group of staff members
  • Providing online resources for LifeGroups
  • Providing video streaming for worship services
  • Following guidlines set in place by the CDC and Jackson County regarding public gathering attendance limits


YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.