Latest Update: May 19 @ 10AM

We are regathering on May 31!  Register for a Service HERE!

Dear Members and Friends of Kissimmee Christian Church,

Many of you know that we have not been able to physically meet on campus for over two months.  The good news is that the church has still been meeting in other ways.  Our KCC family has been meeting in living rooms, hospital rooms, back patios and dining rooms.  In other words, the church is alive and well.

We have seen a number of people baptized during this time of quarantine.  We have celebrated incredible offerings. We have connected with members on Facebook, through online worship and by making a ton of phone calls to our church family.

Now, for the news you’ve been waiting for… we, as a church family are coming back to 415 N. Main Street for corporate worship on May 31, 2020.

Please read the following information very carefully as we as a Staff and the Elders have come together to answer what we believe will be most of your burning questions regarding what this next phase in the life of our church family looks like.

On-Campus Service Times - Register for a Service HERE
8:15AM Traditional Service – this will take place in the Fellowship Hall. We are reserving this service for Seniors and/or those who may have an immune system that may be compromised.  Chairs will already be set up to conform to Social Distancing Guidelines.
9:30AM Contemporary Service -- The maximum capacity of this service is 125 people in the main auditorium. You will need to register on the events page of our website for the service you would like to attend. This service will also be live-streamed.
11AM Contemporary Service -- The maximum capacity of this service is 125 people in the main auditorium. You will need to register on the events page of our website for the service you would like to attend.
5PM Contemporary Service -- The maximum capacity of this service is 125 people in the main auditorium. You will need to register on the events page of our website for the service you would like to attend.
 
Expectations of our Members
  • If you are feeling ill or are showing ANY signs or symptoms of sickness PLEASE stay home.
  • If you have a fever of 99.9 or higher, please stay home.
  • You are not required to wear a face mask, however if you feel as though it is necessary for you, we encourage you to do so.
  • Please plan to bring your own Bible and pen to worship.
  • We need you to register each week for the service you would like to attend, you can find this on the events page of our website.  Since there is a 125 capacity for each service, you might not be able to attend the service you would prefer.  We ask for your patience during this time. Overflow chairs will be available in the Ministry Center to watch the sermon via the livestream if you show up and are not able to make it into the main building.
 
Guidelines for Children’s Ministry:
Below are the temporary guidelines that the Children’s Ministry at Kissimmee Christian Church will be following until such time as the social distancing order has been lifted. Wearing a mask to the building is encouraged. If you or your child are sick/not feeling well, PLEASE stay home.
There will be no classes or childcare offered at this time for any of our Sunday services. Alternatives for the 9:30AM and 11AM services are listed below.
  • Babies - 2 years old: If you would rather not sit in the auditorium, parents can come with their child to the nursery, Room 127. There will be a TV broadcasting the sermon live, so you will not miss out. Total occupancy per service: 10 (includes adults & children). First come, first served.
  • Preschool (3 - 5-year-olds, not in K): If you would rather not sit in the auditorium, parents can come with their child to the Chapel.  There will be a TV broadcasting the sermon live, so you will not miss out. “Kid Packs” will be available for your child on the back counter in the Chapel (one per child). The packs will have coloring sheets, crayons, etc. Packs are for your child to keep and do not need to be returned. Total occupancy per service: 10 (includes adults & children). First come, first served.
  • Elementary (K - 5th Grade): Your kiddo will join you in service. Worship videos will be available on the Children’s Ministry page of our KCC website. You will need to bring a device and earbuds /headphones for your kiddo. This is just a way to give your KC Kid an opportunity to listen to their own programming. “Kid Packs” will also be available for your child on a table outside the auditorium (one per child). The packs will have coloring sheets, crayons, etc. Packs are for your child to keep and do not need to be returned.
Please be checking the Children’s Ministry page of KCC’s website for updates and news on summer programming as it becomes available.
 
FAQ for Phase 1 Re-Gathering Process for Kissimmee Christian Church

How do I ensure my spot at one of the services?
We are asking members to pre-register for the service they would like to attend. There will be a link on the events page of our website.  After the 125 capacity is reached, the registration for that service will close automatically.
The link will reopen every week with a fresh start and will be available on Mondays at 8AM for you to re-register for the service you would like to attend.
You may call the church office from 8AM-12:30PM to register starting Tuesday, May 26, or, you can start registering online immediately.

Will the service still be live-streamed?
Yes, it is our intention to continue offering a livestream service for those who do not feel comfortable coming into the church building. The livestream will be done at 9:30AM. We will be in communication about what this looks like when we have more details.

Where do I enter the building?
There will be two places to enter KCC, the main entrance doors to the far right and Brack Street.  The Children’s Ministry doors will be locked. There will be greeters there to open the doors for you.

How will I be greeted?
All of our greeters who interact with guests will be wearing gloves and masks to ensure the safety of those around them. We encourage you to let our greeters open the doors for you. There will be entrances both at the main doors and on Brack street.  Entrances will be clearly marked for your convenience.

How will I know where I can sit in the auditorium?
Signs will be placed in each pew marking off safe distances for members to sit.  Every other pew will be marked off for each service, so the pew that was inhabited in the first service will not be for the second.  Families are encouraged to sit together and do not have to sit 6 feet apart.

Will there be Sunday School Classes?
There will be no Sunday School programs for youth, children or adults until a later date.

How do I let you know I attended the service?
There are two ways we would like for you to let us know if you attended.
If you watched the service via livestream on a device and weren’t here in person, please “check-in” to Kissimmee Christian’s Facebook page.
If you attended either online or in person you can fill out a “Check-In Card” via our website.  More on this in the coming weeks.

What will communion look like?
As the communion song is being sung members will be dismissed by row to get their communion. We will have ushers there to make sure there is enough communion for everyone.  We will be double cupping our communion so the bread is on the bottom and juice will be on top.  Every other slot will be filled with communion to ensure people are not touching cups that are not theirs.  For those who are unable to walk down to get their communion, an usher will be available to bring you communion.

What will offering look like?
You will be able to bring your offering down with you as you come to take your communion and there will be a plate set up to receive your offering.
We are also having several offering/information card kiosks put into place around the auditorium for you to be able to place your offering.

Will the other language groups be meeting?
Yes, all language groups are still planning to meet with the same guidelines as the English service.

Will there be coffee and refreshments in the café?
No, we are suspending coffee and refreshments in the café until further notice.

Will there be places to sanitize?
Free-standing sanitizing machines have been purchased and placed throughout the foyer along with masks available for those who may have forgotten theirs.

Can I have physical contact with others?
There will be no official handshaking or physical contact encouraged.

Will we get a bulletin?
No, we are suspending bulletins at this time.

Will the kitchen be available?
No, the main kitchen will be closed until further notice.

Will the Outreach Service continue?
Yes, but in a modified version.  At the present time they will continue to serve meals in Styrofoam containers and people will enter and exit back doors and eat outside only.

Will the bus still operate?
Yes, bus service to church will also begin May 31.

Will the golf cart still run?
Yes, we will still run the golf cart for those who have mobility issues and need transportation.

What about all of the other ministries of the church?
Our specialized ministries will continue to meet remotely at this time.

What does Phase 1 mean?
Phase 1 is what the Elders and Staff have come together in agreement upon for regathering at this time.  We will continue to update the congregation concerning the future of our services, ministries and events, and will be re-evaluating each week as to what our next steps are and when to implement them.  We are doing our very best to make sure that our members remain safe, but at the same time allow for a time of meaningful worship together.