Join us this Sunday at 9:30am
8888 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque NM 87111
You are welcome to join us onsite for our Worship Service, Sundays at 9:30am as you feel comfortable attending! There are some things we would like you to keep in mind for the safety of the congregation. First, masks are mandatory by everyone attending on-site, per the governor's orders. We also ask that you continue practicing social distancing habits by maintaining 6 feet distance between family groups; as you take your seats in the worship center, please keep three (3) empty seats in between family groups. We will be doing our part to keep our building sanitized; please do your part by washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
We understand that many of you may not feel comfortable or may have concerns about returning, and we want you to know that there is absolutely no pressure for you to attend on-site until you feel ready. We would encourage you to continue to be discerning if you are in a higher-risk category. If you currently have any symptoms or have been around anyone with coronavirus recently, we ask that you please stay home and watch online until you are free from symptoms or exposure to COVID-19. We will continue to stream our service live on Hoffmantown.Online, Facebook, and YouTube and we'd love for you to join us on any of those platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will we make sure people are not sitting too close to one another?
We will utilize the CDC recommendation of 6’ per person separation guideline. Family units, defined as people residing in the same home, can sit together. Our Ushers will ensure that there are three seats between each family unit.
What if more people show up than we can accommodate in the sanctuary?
We’ve anticipated using the B100 as an overflow. We will be able to have a Livestream experience there. Because we use chairs in that space, we can implement the 6’ per person or family unit.
Where do I enter?
We will limit access into the building to the front glass doors for the sanctuary and the east entrance Building – B. Also, all external and internal doors will be propped opened by a Greeter or Deacon, to ensure a “touchless” entry.
Should I wear a mask?
Yes, The governor’s guideline states that masks are mandated. Information from CDC on cloth face coverings indicates wearing a mask reduces the potential for transmission of the COVID-19. We will have a limited number of masks available for those who do not have one. We recommend people bring masks with them when they enter the building.
How will the offering be received?
Offering plates will not be passed between congregants. Offering boxes will be at the exit doors at the end of the service to receive the offering. Also, you can mail to address of 8888 Harper Drive, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111 or give online at hoffmantownchurch.org/give
What about Communion?
Communion trays will not be passed between congregants during Phase One. When we have communion, we will provide prepackaged elements available for you to pick up as you enter the sanctuary.
Will there be Kid's Ministry available?
On January 10th, in person Kids Worship, Sunday School, and Nursery resumed. We have committed to providing a clean, safe experience for all children. Masks are required for everyone kindergarten and older at all times. Masks are worn by children 2 years-PreK if the parents wish. Our building is thoroughly cleaned between each program and sanitized as needed during each class. Please feel free to contact our Administrative Assistant Sarah Goodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions regarding our COVID-19 practices.
Will there be a Nursing area for Moms?
Yes, there is a room designated for nursing moms, that Livestream of the service. The room capacity is two people at one time. This room will be sanitized before and after.
Where should I park?
There are no restrictions on where people can park. However since we are asking all our members and guests to enter through the one entrance in building- B, it will be easier for you. We will have our cart ministry to assist you to the entry point. Our lot is large and spacious, however, please be mindful of social distancing while exiting cars to enter the building.
What happens after the service?
All the doors in the back of the sanctuary will be propped open for easy/no-touch exiting.
Adult Sunday Schools, Students and Kids (Babies and up) will be returning back into the building beginning January 10th. Click Here to find out if your Sunday School class is meeting onsite.
In addition to our paid cleaning staff, we are adding more people to clean before, between, and after all services. We will wipe down all armrests, tables, chairs, doorknobs/handles/crash bars, all equipment, etc. All water fountains will be shut for safety reasons. We will have a hand sanitizer station upon entrance into building-B
Who do I contact if I have questions I need to be answered before returning to church?
You are encouraged to call the office with any additional questions at 505-828-2600.