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.
Greetings from the Pastor’s desk!
On December 18, all churches (and “faith institutions”) were recognized by the State government as having rights to gather as they see fit. The previous restrictions on the number of people who could attend worship services became “recommendations” only. This was a huge break-through for those who have continued to question the constitutionality of the restricting numbers at church. The leadership of PBCC immediately convened to talk through what the relaxes restrictions would mean for us as a congregation.
We are grateful for being able to make our own decisions regarding safety and health and sanitization here on campus. And after talking it through, we have decided to go back and live with (for the time being) the 35 sq. ft. per person guidelines for assembling together. This increases our worship capacity in the Historic Chapel to 60 in attendance, and in our Worship Center to 100 in attendance (NOT including the worship teams, the Media team, and the pastor/elder leadership).
Reservations are still encouraged because we have seen an upswing in attendance; but we are committed to never turning anyone away from the worship services, so will find ways of accommodating all who come in some way.
In His Service,
Powell Butte Christian Church
Trey Hinkle - Lead Pastor
Scott Knutz – Board Chairman
Troy York – Chairman of the Elders
Check in on Sundays at 8:30am and 10:30 for live streaming of our service. Also use this same link for Christmas Eve Services. If there are problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.
CLICK BELOW FOR A LINK TO OUR YOUTUBE PAGE FOR THE LIVE STREAM
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 (picture). 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.
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
10:30 Worship Center (& Live Stream)
11:15am - Historic Chapel
The WELL (a post-modern worship experience)
5:30pm - TBD
13720 SW Highway 126, Powell Butte, OR 97753
Our office hours are Monday - Thursday
from 9am - 4pm.
We are closed Friday and Saturday