FAQs for online and In-Person Worship Gatherings

starting August 16

We are one church, worshiping Jesus together over multiple platforms. 


IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS


When will OxBF start meeting again in person?

  • We will start our in-person worship gatherings on Sunday August 16 at 9:00 and 10:30 AM.

  • The worship gathering will be similar to our regular worship gatherings with congregational singing and a message from the Bible. 

  • We will be providing as much as possible a “no-touch” experience. Doors will be opened, no hand outs or Bibles will be in the seat backs, and instead of handshakes and hugs; we encourage you to be creative and find a way to say "Hey" to one another.

  • If you are bringing a financial gift, we thank you for your generosity. Please be prepared to drop it in the secure box located by the Worship Center doors either just after entering the Worship Center or just before exiting.

Do I need to reserve my seat?

  • No. You don’t need to reserve your seat to come to one of our worship gatherings. Just come on in and we will help you find a seat. 

Are face coverings required?

  • Yes. In accordance with local and state authorities, face coverings will be required of everyone in attendance who is entering 4th grade and above. 

  • If you happen to forget to bring one or don’t have a face covering, we will gladly offer you one when you arrive. 

  • Please be sensitive and aware that if someone is not wearing a face covering, it’s safe to assume they have a reason for not doing so. No one will be forced to wear a face covering or turned away if they are not wearing one.  

  • Anyone who is upfront leading music or speaking will not be wearing a face covering while speaking or singing. 

What will it be like when I get there?

  • When you come you’ll walk into our brand new facility.  But more importantly, you’ll be welcomed by a host who will guide you to a place to sit in the worship center, the loft, the lobby or at other places around the building.

  • We have designated seating capacities in each room and will display that information for you to know how many people are in each seating location.

Will there be a class for my child? 

  • We are excited to start up a new year in OxBF Kids Ministries on Sunday, October 4 during the 9:00 AM hour.

  • We highly encourage parents to take time studying the Bible at home with your children. This is an excellent opportunity for you to invest in your children’s spiritual growth. Please contact Angie to receive those emails for your children that provide activities for you to do at home. 

  • Contact our Director of Children's Ministry, Angie Dunn, to get more information about how you can serve.

Will the youth group be meeting on Sunday mornings? 

  • Our Student Ministries have resumed meeting in person on Sunday. They meet at 9:00 AM in the Loft at OxBF! 

  • Our Student Ministries will continue to meet every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30 PM.

  • Please contact Director of Student Ministries, Pastor Emanuel Istrate for any questions or information about our Student Ministries. 

Is it safe to come to an in-person worship gathering? 

  • There are inherent risks associated with coming to an in-person gathering.  And while we will do our best to make sure to have a clean facility, we cannot guarantee that there will not be any transmission or spread of coronavirus. Great efforts are being made to meet all recommended sanitation and procedural guidelines for in-person worship. 

  • We encourage everyone to weigh the risks associated with attending an in-person event prior to coming and to feel no pressure to attend the worship gathering; there are still multiple ways to worship online.

  • If you consider yourself to be at-risk, we strongly encourage you to worship online. Or if you are sick, have a fever, or are showing any symptoms of illness, please do not attend our in-person gathering.

What will happen if someone has coronavirus in the service? 

  • If someone who attended the in-person service tests positive for coronavirus, we will notify through OxBF e-news. Are you a subscriber to OxBF e-news? Click HERE to subscribe and keep up to date with all the happenings at Oxford Bible Fellowship.


 ONLINE WORSHIP GATHERINGS


What time will the online worship gathering be streamed? 

  • We will have an online worship gathering every Sunday at 9:00 AM and a rebroadcast at 10:30 AM.

Will the online gathering be the same as in-person gathering?

  • Not exactly. Our online worship gathering will be a unique experience from our in-person worship gathering. 

  • Our online worship gatherings will be similar to the last few months with a few additional ways for us to build an online community. We believe this will help you stay plugged in and engaged while you are at worship at home.

  • The message will be the same but it will be delivered in a way for you to stay engaged at home. 

Will the live stream stop at some point in the future?

  • No. For the foreseeable future we will have an online worship gathering. We want to give you the opportunity to stay plugged into the life of Oxford Bible Fellowship, even if you feel uncomfortable coming in person or if you are unable to attend due to illness. 

In humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  (Philippians 2:3-4)