Powell Butte Christian Church exists to
Know, love, and serve God by helping people to CONNECT to Jesus Christ and God’s family, encouraging them to GROW to become more like Christ, equipping them to SERVE in ministry, and facilitating the body of Christ to GO both locally and globally in the expansion of God’s Kingdom.
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TREY
As of the June PBCC Board Meeting, it is now official that Powell Butte Christian Church can safely re-open its doors for in-person worship on Sunday Mornings – with social distancing guidelines in place, of course.
Based on square footage of our Worship Center and our Historic Chapel, we have determined that as a public venue we can accommodate around 100 people for the 8:30 and 10:30 services in the Worship Center, and around 60 in the Historic Chapel (plus some from overflow into the Fellowship Center, if needed). This is going to help a lot, seeing that we would typically see around 400 people or so during a typical weekend for worship here at PBCC.
Some people are eager to come back; some are still hesitant for various reasons: feeling under the weather themselves, not wanting to risk their health by being around too many people too soon, connecting well with the home watch parties… So we know that we are likely to be fine with accommodating the size of crowd we anticipate. BUT – just in case…and in keeping with the strict guidelines required by the government – we are putting in place a “save our spot” system for all three services on Sunday mornings.
What this means is that you will need to let us know as best you can the following information:
You will have to do this each week. If we have a good idea of our numbers and find ourselves in a situation where we MIGHT have to turn someone away at the door – a visitor, perhaps, that didn’t know about this “save our spot” system – because we are too full, then we can be proactive in preventing that scenario by arranging for others who also had planned to be at that service to consider being flexible and switching services for that week in order to free up some spots.
Is this a little inconvenient? Yes. But it’s important to remember that throughout Church history, God’s people have been choosing to give up some of their privileges in order for others to be served. In addition, we know that when you DO come and join us that there will be a different look, different feel, different expectations of worshipers, all of which will be a little inconvenient at first as well. I would ask, as your pastor, to learn how to work within the new guidelines with a cheerful and humble heart. After all – we ARE going to be able to connect with more of our brothers and sisters in Christ (though it looks different than the way we were used to doing it before the shelter-in-place made fellowship more difficult).
Please keep praying for the health situation around the world. Please continue to pray for the church, that we might find God’s wisdom and have the boldness to continue to follow His lead.
It will be awesome to see many of you again! Stay healthy and safe. Let us know if you need anything.
I love you and love serving as your pastor,
Scott Knutz – Board Chairman
Troy York – Chairman of the Elders
You may wonder why any church would ever require reservations for people to come to church. It certainly doesn’t serve the cause of Christ to turn people away at the door of a church because a lack of “reservations.” And we agree - which is why we have chosen to comply with the state’s guidelines for opening of churches during Phase 2 in this regard. We don’t want to re-open in a way that compromises Phase 2 in Crook County. That’s not a great witness to the love and faith of a Christian community.
Based on our square footage of the Worship Center, we know how many people can legally and safely attend each of our services. By utilizing a reservation system, we can know ahead of time if and when we are approaching the maximum limit for each service, and consequently we will be able to connect with certain people who plan to attend to see if they would be willing to - for that particular week - give up their seat so that others (perhaps visitors who do not know about the reservation need) can participate in the service.
If we all work together, staying flexible as conveniently as we can, we can make sure PBCC never has to turn anyone away for joining us for worship on any given Sunday.
We thank you for your gracious understanding and partnership during this unprecedented time for our community and our church. God is still in control and we will continue to worship Him and look to Him for guidance.
Powell Butte Christian Church
Select the Reservation button below. This button will take you to a web site called "Event Brite". At this site you will be able to select the date(s) you would like and the number of sets you would like for your family.
Check in on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30am for live streaming of our service. If there are problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.
CLICK BELOW FOR A LINK TO OUR YOUTUBE PAGE FOR THE LIVE STREAM
Join us for one of our weekend celebration services (Please make a reservation):
"Blended" Worship Style
8:30am - Worship Center (& Live Stream)
Modern Worship Style
10:30am - Worship Center (& Live Stream)
The WELL (a post-modern worship experience)
5:30pm - Meeting in the youth room
13720 SW Highway 126, Powell Butte, OR 97753
Our office hours are Monday - Thursday
from 9am - 4pm.
We are closed Friday and Saturday