CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) UPDATES
 

Ministry updates for August

Adult Sunday School: Some classes will meet at the church at 9:00 am, The classes meeting will be Acts, the Gospel Project and the College/Young Adults. Social distancing will be observed.

Our church service will be mask-mandatory in compliance with the order from Sedgwick county and the city of Wichita. Exceptions are allowed for children age 5 and under, and for a few other situations. We will have masks available at the entrance to the church.
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Children’s Church is available during the service for ages 3-1st grade. Check-in will be available at 10:00 am prior to service, or at the beginning of Children’s Church.   Temperatures will be taken of all participants. Families may choose to take the temperature of their children at home and report that to the ministry leader upon their check-in. Otherwise, temperatures will be taken at check-in. If a participant has an above normal temperature, they will be asked to not participate in children’s ministry for 2 weeks following that temperature reading. 
 
Live streaming: We will continue to utilize the YouTube live stream on Sunday mornings. You can access the live stream by typing www.youtube.com in the web browser. In the YouTube search bar, type “gracefirst.church.” This will direct you to the GraceFirst channel. Click on the GraceFirst logo and join the live stream @ 10:15.
 
Fireside Groups are beginning to meet in person again. If you are not connected with a Fireside Group and would like to participate in fellowship, please notify Pastor Patrick.

Finally, we have two new online giving options available. Please read below. An email has already been sent out that contains the following information:

 

We have two *online giving options available.

On this website::

1) Click the ONLINE GIVING button.

2) Enter the amount you want to give, select a fund (currently we have the General Fund and Benevolence available), choose the frequency, and enter your email.

3) Click CONTINUE and enter your payment information to complete the transaction.

 

Text Giving:

1) Text GRACE FIRST to 73256.

2) Click the link you receive in the text message response.

3) Follow the prompts to give.

Text giving saves your payment information so you can quickly give it again.

 

You can also

1) drop your tithe by the church during church hours, M-Th, 9:00-3:00, or

2) mail it to the church at 14725 E. Harry, Wichita, KS 67230, or

3) Enroll in ACH automatic withdrawal. You can set this up to occur bi-monthly (5th and 20th of the month) or once a month choosing either the 5th or 20th. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact Erin. Please know you can cancel this method of tithing at any time.

 

We hope providing these options will help you to continue giving faithfully, especially while sheltering in place is in effect. Thank you for your faithful giving.

 

*Note: The church incurs fees with online giving. A debit/credit card transaction costs 2.65% + $.35. A bank account transaction costs 0.90% + $.35. For example, with a donation of $100 by debit/credit, the church would only be receiving $97 after fees. With a bank account donation, the church would receive $98.75.

 

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to serve and minister to you during this time.

-Patrick and Todd