Service Updates
& Resources

Worship With Us Indoors and Online

Updated: October 20, 2020

As we continue to move through the phases of reopening, we will provide updates here on this page, through our weekly emails, and through Facebook and Instagram. Please check back here with updates to service times and guidelines to maintaining social distance while at onsite services.

As a gentle reminder, we have a great online giving resource. Offering checks may also be mailed to the office.

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

  • Indoor Services

      Indoor Services

      Saturdays at 6 PM | Sundays at 9 & 11 AM | Worship Center | Register

      Join us for indoor worship services.  Registration will be required and capped at the first 150 people per service. Children’s Ministry for ages 4 to 4th grade and the Level 5 Bible Study for 5th grade will be held during the 9 AM service ONLY. Masks and check-in will be required when you enter the building.

      Details:

      1. We are requiring registration and check-in to maintain our limit of 150 people indoors and provide a record of those present for contact tracing purposes. Bring your registration confirmation email with you. Check-in stations will be at the main entrances to the Worship Center and at the Fellowship Center for families at the 9 AM service. Registration will be made available on Mondays for the following weekend. Please only register for the service you plan on attending.
      2. Masks are required when entering the building. For everyone’s safety, please be considerate of those around you and maintain proper distancing while indoors.
      3. Please sit in marked rows and leave at least 3 seats (equivalent to six feet) between you and the next party. Staff and volunteers will be available to help you find a seat.
      4. Children’s Ministry programming will be provided during the 9 AM service ONLY. Children ages 4 to 4th grade should be dropped off and picked up at the Fellowship Center Main Entrance. 5th graders should be dropped off and picked up at the 219 Fellowship House. There is no preschool or nursery at this time. Please feel free to make use of the Family Room if you have small children.
      5. Check your temperature before leaving home. If anyone in your party is running a fever, or exhibiting any other symptoms, please stay home and worship with us online. If you should need cancel your registration, email RSVP@myfac.org.
      6. The cafe will be closed as we are unable to provide refreshments at this time.
      7. For your safety we will be frequently disinfecting the bathrooms and other high-traffic areas. Please make use of the hand-sanitizing stations in the Atrium. We are making this a touchless service as much as possible with doors open and touchless check-in.
      8. Please avoid handshakes and other physical contact. Waves and smiles are absolutely encouraged!
  • Online

      Online Services

      You can join our live broadcast here on our interactive streaming platform as well as our YouTube channel and Facebook page during our normal service times (Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.). Those services will be hosted live so we can pray with you, answer any questions, and help you take your next step.

Resources

We are all dealing with the disruption of our normal routines. Couples and families are spending more time together than they are used to. Single people may be spending more time alone than they usually would. We struggle when our routine is changed since we are typically creatures of habit. In addition, fear or anxiety has gripped some of us, especially when things seem out of our control. Here are a few questions and resources we’d like to provide during this time.

Stay Engaged

What are some things I can do at home in regard to my relationship with God and still be fully engaged with Fellowship Alliance Chapel?

CONNECT

  • Participate in our online worship service! Go to [www.myfac.org]. It will show at 6pm live and can be accessed at any time after that.
  • Spend daily time with God. There is no “social distancing” needed when it comes to meeting with God!
    • Spend time in prayer and silence with Him. Take time to listen rather than merely talking to God.
    • Spend time in His Word with Him. Seek His presence
  • Look for ways to connect with your group online and through phone calls. If you’re not in a group, this is a great opportunity to start one with a few of your friends! For ideas and tools visit our page for [Small Groups].

SERVE

  • Even though you may need to practice “social distancing,” you can serve those that you live with in practical ways.
  • Give neighbors a call to check in on them and ask how they are doing and whether they need help picking up groceries or other errands.
  • Take on a service project. Check out www.myfac.org/serve for ideas.

GIVE

You can give a one-time or recurring gift [online], through our [mobile app], or by mailing your check to the office.

INVITE

Invite neighbors and friends to check out the online worship service. Host a watch party or just let them know they can go to [myfac.org] and check us out on [Facebook] and [Instagram] for more!

Feeling Anxious?

What are some practical steps I can take if I’m feeling anxious during this season?

  1. Get alone with God. There is no “social distancing” needed when it comes to meeting with God!
    • Spend time in silence with Him. Spend time in His Word with Him. Seek His presence.
    • Meditate on Romans 5:5 and John 14:27
    • Reflect on what the Lord has done in your life and the lives of others
  2. Acknowledge the anxiety, don’t avoid it
    • Anxiety is caused not just by the crisis, but who we are who meets the crisis. Most people spend more time reading about the crisis than learning to understand themselves better.
    • Recognize that fear and anxiety can show up as control. Shopping for food and supplies may give us some sense of control, but then we are left with the quiet.
  3. Schedule your worry with reflection (journal, pray, reflect)
    • Journal, pray, and reflect.
    • Who we are in difficult times is often who we are in peacetime. Ponder who you are in difficult times by looking at the following during the past few weeks.
      • Your thoughts
      • Your words
      • Your actions
    • Don’t judge yourself. Just be curious about yourself. These may be areas that we need to allow God to work.
  4. Accurate information is one of the best ways to combat anxiety.
    • Limit amount of news you seek
    • Be aware of who is watching when you are watching, especially with kids who may not have the capacity to process the amount of information.
    • Pick one or two trusted sources and follow those sources. Any more and you are looking for something that they cannot provide.
    • Watch/read with a friend if possible.
    • Be mindful that with watching the news, you are not likely to find what you seek in regard to assurance, control, or peace of mind.
    • Find accurate information from a trusted source like the [NJ Dept of Health].
  5. Focus on what you can control.
    • Your time with God.
    • Where you will place your faith.
    • Your attitude.
  6. Pursue things not to just keep you busy but to make progress. (These are sometimes in often neglected areas of life). For example:
    • Long conversations with family and friends
    • Cooking and eating together as a family
    • Extra time with the Lord
    • Home projects
    • Service projects (Check out www.myfac.org/serve for ideas.)
  7. Connect with people through technology. Remember, social distancing does not mean emotional isolation.
    • Talk with others through video chat (i.e. FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)
    • Give people a phone call instead of merely texting.

We Want to Support You!

Talk With A Pastor

We are living in unusual times; we are separated from friends, family and at times isolated. A lot of us are laid off and without income. Some of us struggle with our relationships with spouses, family or kids. During these times we tend to comfort ourselves in many ways. Some of us struggle with problems, habits and or addictions. We are facing a virus that has taken lives.

In the midst of these uncertain times, one truth we know is that God is faithful. You do not have to walk this alone. We have people who want to help and walk with you.

To schedule a meeting to talk with a pastor [click here].

Consider joining one of our many support groups. [Learn More]