Latest updates to our response to COVID-19

Greenville Oaks Response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Published: May 20, 2021

Read the latest Health and Safety Protocol statement from the Greenville Oaks leadership.

COVID Policy Change

After reflecting on the latest CDC guidelines, Greenville Oaks is accelerating our change to a “masks optional” approach. Beginning this Sunday, May 23, masks will be optional in our building.

In order to provide a more controlled environment preferred by some, the two rooms at the back of the Worship Center will remain “masks required” and signs will be posted accordingly. Also, the center sections of the Worship Center will remain socially distanced for now.

Your patience as we adjust our practices with the realities of the pandemic is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. We are thankful to God for his continued healing, provision and care in this difficult time.

Warmest Regards In Him,

Greg Coffman

for the Greenville Oaks Elders

Previous Health & Safety Protocol Statements

Published: April 28, 2021

Read the latest Health and Safety Protocol statement from the Greenville Oaks leadership.

Health & Safety Protocol Statement

After much discernment, the Greenville Oaks Elders have decided that our current mask “required” policy will become masks “optional” in our worship services, beginning June 6.

We understand that many of us would like to see this change happen immediately; however, to accommodate some very special church-wide family events during the month of May, we will postpone the implementation of the mask policy change until the first Sunday in June. We look forward to welcoming more members, guests, friends, and family to these very special events during the month of May:

  • Mother’s Day - May 9
  • High School Senior Sunday - May 16
  • Family Dedication - May 30

We believe that striving to keep our gathering environment as safe as possible for these special events will enable more people, who are still being cautious regarding COVID, to feel as comfortable as possible when attending. It is exciting to continue to see more of our members, as well as new guests, feel comfortable to join us for in-person worship. We anticipate that more of our families with young children will participate, especially in the Family Dedication event, with the mandatory mask protocol remaining in place. (In fact, we have received several requests to keep our mask protocol in place so their families can participate in Family Dedication).

Thank you all for your continued patience during this unprecedented time of transition. Your support is greatly appreciated!!

Also, we are very excited to share that plans are being made to offer adult Bible classes once again on Sunday mornings, beginning in mid-June. The details of these plans will be announced once they are finalized, but we wanted to let everyone know that this is coming soon.

Warmest Regards In Him,

Greg Coffman

for the Greenville Oaks Elders


Published: March 11, 2021

Read the latest Health and Safety Protocol statement from the Greenville Oaks leadership.

Health & Safety Protocol Statement

Following Governor Abbott’s lifting the Texas mask mandate last week, our leadership has been monitoring the response of a variety of organizations including medical practices, school systems, and reviewing the information and guidance provided by local government agencies, especially the Allen Fire Department.

For the time being, Greenville Oaks has decided to keep the current mask protocol in place.

There is much encouraging news regarding the progress against the COVID virus, and we are grateful:

  • COVID infections are trending down across the state.
  • Allen has the lowest infection rate of the five largest communities in Collin County.
  • Vaccination rates are trending upward in our community.
  • Hospitalizations in Collin County continue to decline.

Even with this progress, Allen is still experiencing infection rates and hospitalizations above what was recorded for last September.

Because we want to continue to contribute to the progress and keep our environment as safe as is practical, we believe it is most prudent to keep our current mask protocols in place for the immediate future.

We look with great desire and anticipation to the time we can all worship together without major restrictions. We will continually monitor progress, evaluate this approach, and will relax restrictions as soon as we believe it to be prudent.

Thank you for your patience and contributions to the safety of Greenville Oaks, Allen, and Collin County. May God continue to intervene in the elimination of this virus!

Published: September 15

In-Person Worship Resumes

Greenville Oaks has resumed in-person worship. Read the guidelines below for our safety protocol.

Together Again Guidelines

In-Person vs. Online

Worship Is open to everyone. We encourage everyone to use discernment in deciding whether to attend or not.

We recommend that those with the following conditions stay home and worship online:

  • Anyone who feels vulnerable due to health condition or age
  • Anyone who is sick OR has someone sick in their household
  • Anyone who is uncomfortable with an in-person worship gathering using these health and safety guidelines

Worship Details

The Greenville Oaks campus is open for in-person worship on Sunday mornings.

Health & Safety Protocol

  • Masks are required for all in attendance while in the building, as we lovingly care for each other during worship.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at worship entrances.
  • The building is being regularly cleaned and sanitized. Seats are sprayed with a virucide sanitizer.
  • Individually sealed, pre-packaged communion elements are available at worship entrances.

Giving

There are multiple stations available across the campus (West Lobby, Faith@Home Center, and South Entrance) for giving cash or checks. You may also give:

Social Distancing

  • Social distancing guidelines are observed before, during, and after the service.
  • The Worship Center is configured to provide an environment for families to remain socially distant during worship.
  • Family members are seated together and families are socially distanced throughout worship.
  • After worship, families are dismissed to the nearest exit and are welcome to interact socially outside.

 

Published: October 22

Greenville Oaks resumed in-person Children's Worship on November 1, 2020. Read our safety protocol below. 

Children's Worship

Children's worship is available, beginning on November 1, during the sermon time of 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship for preschool and elementary children through 6th grade. The staffed nursery will be open during the entirety of worship on Sunday morning.

Health & Safety Protocol

  • Masks are required of all volunteers.
  • Masks are required for all children 10 years and above, but are encouraged for those younger and able.
  • There will be extra sanitization in all areas and toys used by children.
  • We will conduct temperature checks for all adults and children attending children’s programming.
  • Only one adult from each family should drop off and pick up children.