Don't do church alone.
You now have the new option to Livestream Together at the church in-person.
8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 am
Livestream Together at the church: The worship music and sermon will be pre-recorded, but there will be a live host, live prayer and live announcements. Also, everyone attending in-person will be worshiping together, which is a powerful time.
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Livestream Together from home: We will continue to post the full service online that you can access on our website or YouTube. If you need to continue worshipping online, we are encouraging you to get together with others safely to Livestream Together at a home, so you can be the church together.
- Watch the service on Youtube
- Watch live on the Black Rock Church website at Blackrock.org/live
- Watch whenever you want on the Black Rock Church website at Blackrock.org/thisweek
RESERVE YOUR SEATS
Reserve your seats for next Sunday, beginning the Sunday before at 1:00 pm.
You may only reserve seats for the next upcoming Sunday. The reservation links for the upcoming Sunday will go live on the prior Sunday at 1:00 pm. (Example: If you want to attend Sunday, November 8, you may reserve your seats beginning Sunday, November 1 at 1:00 pm.)
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do you participate in Livestream Together?
There are several ways to participate in Livestream Together and the important piece is that it is TOGETHER! You can reserve a spot inside the Worship Center, outdoor on the church patio, in Woodruff for the 10:00 am Family Worship Service, or you can simply worship at home with some family and friends.
What will Livestream Together at the church look like?
When you arrive and park, you will be welcomed inside beginning 15 minutes prior to the service start time. Please present your ticket confirmation (on your phone or printed) at the check-in station. From there you will go straight to your seat, as all the common areas will be closed off.
Ushers will greet you in the Worship Center and show you to your reserved seats. Masks must be worn at all times, including once you are in your seats. Bulletin QR codes will be posted throughout the building to access the digital bulletins. We will also have a New Guest QR code posted to access our Connect Form. During service a live host will provide announcements and allow for an opportunity to give your offering. Your offering can be given online, or dropped in the boxes near the exits on your way out. At the end of service, ushers will dismiss each row to allow for continued social distancing. All attenders will promptly exit to the parking lot.
When you arrive and park, you will need to present your ticket confirmation (on your phone or printed) at the check-in station. From there you will go straight to your desired viewing location. All attenders must social distance and wear their masks until seated.
Digital bulletins can be accessed at BRC.church/bulletin. The new guest Connect Form can be accessed at Blackrock.org/guests. At the end of service all attenders will promptly exit to the parking lot.
How do I reserve seats for Livestream Together at church?
Reservations are required for all indoor and outdoor services at the church. Reservations can be made at BRC.church/together. You can reserve seats for the upcoming Sunday will go live on the prior Sunday at 1:00 pm. (Example: If you want to attend Sunday, November 15, you may reserve your seats beginning Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm.)
When will Livestream Together take place?
Livestream Together will happen at our regular service times, 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 am. There will be an indoor or outdoor option for all three services, as well as a Family Worship Service at 10:00 am in Woodruff Hall. We also encourage you to safely Livestream Together at home with family and friends.
Who can attend in-person?
Anyone who feels comfortable doing so and has a reservation may attend in-person. You will be able to reserve your seat beginning at 1:00 pm on the Sunday prior. Reservations will be required to get in for both the indoor and outdoor services.
What do you have for kids at the church for Livestream Together?
There will be a 10:00 am Family Worship Service in Woodruff Hall. The Family Worship Service is designed for elementary school families, but all families are welcome to attend. We will have round tables spaced out, so you can reserve a table for your family. The pre-recorded Livestream Service that will show in Woodruff Hall will include all the kids video elements. There will also be coloring pages on the tables for kids. Please note, regular Black Rock Kids programming and nursery care will not be available.
Is this a live service?
The worship music and sermon will be pre-recorded, but there will be a live host, live prayer and live announcements. Also, everyone attending in-person will be worshiping together, which is a powerful time.
Will other parts of the church be open?
Unfortunately, there will not be any other part of the church building that are open. All common spaces, including the café, will be closed. Bathrooms will remain open and available.
Can I reserve seats for multiple Sundays at a time?
In order to give everyone a chance to attend, including new guests, you may only reserve seats for the upcoming Sunday. The reservation link for the upcoming Sunday will go live on the prior Sunday at 1:00 pm. (Example: If you want to attend Sunday, November 15, you may reserve your seats beginning Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm.)
What if I can’t or don’t feel comfortable meeting in-person?
We know that coming together in-person will not work for everyone. For that reason, we will still be posting a full service online that you can watch on our website or YouTube. It will be the same content being shown in-person. If it is an appropriate option for you, we encourage people to Livestream Together with other individuals, whether that be family, friends, or a few neighbors.
I reserved my seat. What happens next?
Thanks for reserving your seat! You should have received a confirmation email. Keep that handy to show upon your arrival. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early, as the check-in process may take a little bit of time.
I couldn’t reserve a seat for the service I wanted to attend. Why?
Once a service is full, you will not be able to sign up. We anticipate always having overflow space outdoors. You can also add your name to the waiting list and we'll let you know if space become available: Click here for the waiting list
What if I reserved a spot and can no longer make it?
Life happens and we understand. In the confirmation email you received, there are links to view/edit your reservation. You can “donate back” your seat reservation there. We do ask that you follow this step if you can no longer attend since we have a limited number of seats available.
Do you have to bring your own chair to the outdoor service?
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own chair, and setup at least six feet apart from those outside their immediate family. Extra chairs will be available as needed.
What if I have an outdoor reservation and the weather looks bad?
The outdoor service will continue as long as the weather allows. In the event that the weather will be prohibitive, the outdoor service will be cancelled, and all individuals with an outdoor reservation will be notified by 7:00 am on Sunday.
Is there anywhere to receive prayer on Sundays?
Our Prayer Team will be available and happy to pray for you. After each service, our Prayer Team is available in the Next Steps Room and on the Patio for anyone who wants prayer. You can reach out to them anytime throughout the week as well at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the plan to keep people safe during Livestream Together?
Safety is very important to us! Safety guidelines will still be followed through social distancing, wearing masks (covering nose and mouth), and cleaning procedures. If you have reservations indoors, masks will be required the entire time, and our seat reservation system ensures there is adequate spacing between each group. If you are sitting outdoors, masks are required until you sit down. Hand sanitizer will be available, but we ask that you refrain from hugs, handshakes or any physical touch at this time. Our cleaning team will be sanitizing all the public areas in-between each service, including the Worship Center seats.
Why aren’t we having live services?
We believe doing Livestream Together gives options to people who want to watch at home, watch with their Backyard Church or worship in the church building. This allows the most people possible to have the best church experience simultaneously. We know this isn’t going to be the perfect option for everyone, but we want to build on the success of Backyard Church by allowing them or other smaller groups to continue worshipping together, while also providing a place for others to come together as well. We believe that doing church together is important, and this option allows for the least interruption if staff or volunteers get sick. We are taking the safety of our congregation and staff seriously, and need to factor in the possibility of last minute changes. Like we said, this may not be the perfect option for everyone, but we want to do church together, and believe this will accomplish that goal.