Having Hope Despite COVID-19

We face uncertain times, but we are the people of Hope! We know the coronavirus situation is concerning and creating anxiety. Hope Fellowship's Leadership Team met and has laid a course for HFC for the near future. Please be patient, understanding, and supportive as we walk this unknown path. Our priority is to put God at the center of this experience and ensure that we build and strengthen our relationship with Him and each other.

No matter the circumstances we face, we must always remember that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8). God is with us and He will lead us through this experience.

The HFC Facebook page and this web page will provide the most current and updated information. Subscribing to our e-mail list is also a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest.

(Last updated 12-2-20)

Message from the Deacon Board:

"Dear Church Family,
As you know, Kansas City, has posted new restrictions due to the rise in cases in our area. Our current format for Sunday service is still permitted with the new restrictions. Churches are required to have less than fifty percent building capacity, which we have been at for the last several months. We ask that everyone take the guidelines seriously, including wearing of masks during the service and social distancing. We encourage arriving for service close to the starting time of 10:15 a.m. and not gathering in the foyer afterwards. We are certainly blessed to be open as long as we have been, and hope that we can continue to provide a safe space to gather for worship. For those that aren't attending in person, we have our service livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube."

In Christ,
The HFC Leadership Team

COVID-19 Plan Highlights:
* We are meeting again in person, up to 50% capacity.
* Streaming services will continue to be offered.
* Additional spacing has been put in between chair rows.
* Please maintain social distancing. Masks are required while in the building.
* All additional visiting after the service is encouraged to be done outside in the parking lot. Please do not stand at the exits or cluster in the foyer.
* Only the sanctuary and bathrooms are available for use. Please do not enter the kitchen area or classrooms, except for the children and workers during the Kidz Worship part of the service and on Wednesdays during Awana.
* Please bring your own bottle of water, as the drinking fountain is shut off.
* Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the building. Please use them and/or wash your hands frequently.
* Do NOT attend church or community group activities if you don’t feel well and/or have a fever. If you have been ill, refrain from attending any church or community group event until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
* Participants in high-risk categories, as outlined by the CDC, are discouraged from attending activities at the church or community groups.

Click here to read the full plan from the Deacons.

How You Can Help
We are seeking volunteers to help with cleaning responsibilities, including wiping down all common touch surfaces prior to arrival of participants, and wiping down frequently used surfaces during and after services.

Small Groups are Encouraged to Meet Again
Our Small Group Ministry is critical during this period to maintain the strength of the body. We encourage the small groups to become a foundation of membership care through continuous contact and information sharing during this period. If you feel comfortable, please begin meeting again in person off-site. If your group is unable or uncomfortable meeting in person, you are highly encouraged to stay connected online via regular meetings on an online platform like Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Childcare is not currently offered for small groups. Our standard practice of sharing a meal together during small group time is discouraged.

If you are not formally involved in a small group, please reach out to Andy Nocks (Deacon) at 816-805-5541 or deacons@hfc-kc.org.

WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICE - We feel strongly about staying connected through organized worship. We provide a live streaming service on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m.

PODCAST - Don't forget that we have an archive of podcasted sermons available should you be unable to connect on Sunday mornings or if you need additional encouragement throughout the week.

GIVING OPTIONS - We are, and always have been a generous church body. We feel it is important to maintain our giving during this period so we can continue to support God’s Church and our external ministry programs. We are offering online giving via Paypal. If you prefer to continue to contribute through a written check, please mail your contribution to the church as follows:

Hope Fellowship Church
Attention: Financial Secretary
8350 N. Conant Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64152

If you want to speak to a specific church leader (Pastor, Deacon, etc) in person you can call the church at (816) 587-7400 and leave a message with the secretary who will pass your message to the appropriate person. If you would like to speak to Pastor Frantz, his cell number is (918) 704-6777.