covid-19 updates

*updated May 10, 2021

re-opening plans

In the last several months, we have monitored guidelines and best practices for gathering in a safe way. After a significant amount of prayer and preparation, our buildings are able to remain open with cautions listed below.
We have entered the Yellow Phase and resumed in-person services at all campuses. We're committed to creating an environment that meets government recommendations for safety.  Our gKids area is open for children from birth to 5th grade. Your entire family is welcome to attend church with you in the auditorium, we just ask you sit with your household.

What We’re Doing:
- Removed every-other-row in each adult environment
- Ask each household to keep 3 seats between their household and the next household
- No passing out bulletins and other handouts
- No passing of offering buckets
- Touchless offering boxes at all doors
- All coffee will be prepared and served by our Coffee Bar teams
- All high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services
- Additional hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building
- Everyone is encouraged to wear face coverings, but not required.
- Colored wristbands are available. Red = I'm keeping my distance. Yellow = Okay with talking but not touching. Green = Okay with hugs and high-fives.

How You Can Help:
- If you don't feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and join us at Graystone Online.
- Please wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.
Graystone Online
For the past several months, we’ve been grateful for the ability to worship together at Graystone Online, and we encourage you to continue to attend Graystone Online if you or a family member doesn’t feel well, or if you're just not ready to attend church at a physical location. You’re part of the Graystone family no matter where you choose to attend!

Graystone Online is also a great option if you want to invite a friend to join you! You can head to to experience worship, the message, and the community of your church family through live chat and prayer. You can also find online community on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Graystone Kids
Graystone Kids is open for  regular programming. The precautions are listed below:

Standard Precautions:
Please stay home and participate in gKids Online if your child:
- has had a fever in the past 14 days.
- shows any symptoms of COVID-19.
- has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Additional Precautions:
- Before kids, volunteers, or staff enter a gKids room, they’ll need to get their temperature checked.
- We encourage you to only send one parent into the gKids area for drop-off and pick-up to help limit traffic in the hallways.
- All non-essential items from home will need to stay in the hallway or in your vehicle.
- We’re sanitizing surfaces and toys frequently, and our volunteers are washing their hands often. Encourage your child to do the same!
- All rooms & toys will be sanitized between services.  
- Children and volunteers will sanitize and wash hands several times during the service.
- Contact tracing:  If a child were to become sick, parents of children in the same classroom will be contacted by the Children’s Pastor.

Of course, if you want to stay at home - that’s okay! We encourage you to continue teaching your kids about Jesus using  Graystone Kids Online!

Graystone Students
Our students (6th-12th grade) are having their services and small groups! Head on over here to see the latest.
- Masks aren't required but encouraged.

We are continuing to monitor the situation in each of our communities to determine any necessary changes. We encourage you to make the best choice for your family and situation as you consider attending a physical location or continuing to worship at Graystone Online.

Check back here for further updates and information. We’re so thankful you’re a part of our Graystone family!
Has COVID-19 greatly affected your family? Let us know how we can help.

Local Outreach Efforts

There are lots of ways to help us make a difference across our campuses. Many people  are not able to get out to go to the grocery store, get their medication, or need help with basic life functions. Are you willing to help? If so, fill out this form below.