This page will carry all relevant updates for our church family moving forward. For up to the minute news and alerts from us text “Updates” to 928-218-3111.
If you want to learn more about how you can help the community or if you have been impacted by COVID-19. Check out our community care page.
CAMPUS CLOSURE UPDATE
LATEST UPDATE: 04/01/20 7:49a
As we continue to look to our national, state and local government authorities for direction in this season, our hope is to support their efforts and recommendations as best we can to love and care for our community.
In step with the latest guidelines from the Governor’s Office, we are maintaining our closure of campus, as well as the pause of all off-campus group meetings through April 30. This includes all Life Groups, Heights Youth and Heights Kids gatherings and activities of any size.
The physical church office will be closed but our staff team will be answering phone calls, receiving mail and responding to email. We care deeply for you and are still available to connect virtually by the gift of technology.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you Sunday as we continue to gather at our Online Campus at 10:30a and 6p. Our Lobby Team can’t stop talking about how much fun and life you bring to them each week in the chat!
SUNDAY GATHERING TIMES UPDATE
UPDATE: 03/27/20 2:44p
We are so grateful for the way you all have embraced the online campus these past few weeks! For some of us, this is all completely new – we are so thankful we have the opportunity to gather virtually.
In an effort to continue to bring everyone together on Sunday, the 10:30a Service will be LIVE with a rebroadcast at 6p. In both services, the Lobby will be filled with our amazing Lobby Team that will be there to connect with you, pray with you, and enjoy some coffee with you.
We are so excited to spend Sunday with you and we can’t wait to see you at our Online Campus this weekend!
LIFE GROUP MEETINGS ON PAUSE THROUGH 3/29
UPDATE: 03/20/20 1:24p
With our continued heart to love and care for our church family and neighbors, Heights Church is now pausing all off-campus group meetings now through the end of next week. This includes all Life Groups, Heights Youth and Heights Kids meetings and activities of any size. We are taking these steps to support the requests of national, state, and local government health officials.
Heights physical campus will also remain closed through next week. Any on-campus events will be rescheduled for a later time.
Our weekend gatherings will be happening ONLY at our online campus this Sunday. Join at our regular service times (8:45 | 10:30 | 11:59 & 6 PM) for connection, worship, prayer, and teaching from God’s Word. We can’t wait to gather with you online this Sunday!
CAMPUS CLOSES SATURDAY
UPDATE: 03/13/20 6:59p
Beginning Saturday, March 14 our physical campus will be closed for all meetings and activities. This closure includes all scheduled groups, classes, events, and gatherings.
On Friday afternoon, several members of the Senior Leadership team attended a live webinar with the Arizona Department of Health Services for faith-based organizations. During the webinar, ADHS officials asked us to, “Identify activities that involve those with higher risk such as individuals over age 60 and those with pre-existing medical conditions, and consider modifying those activities to limit their exposure.”
Based on the information provided in the webinar, we believe it is loving our church family well to pause all activity on our campus at this time. This is a fluid situation. We continue to pray, listen, and evaluate on a week-by-week basis. Visit this page and sign up for text alerts from us to stay informed on Heights Church schedule, campus closures, and other essential information.
OUR POSTURE AND WEEKEND PLANS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
UPDATE: 03/12/20 7:03p
Since there are growing concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share with you how Heights Church is currently responding with an important update to our weekend service plans.
Like you, we are following the news surrounding COVID–19. Like you, our phones are constantly pinging with alerts. Like you, we are tempted to react to what we’re seeing and hearing based on our fears, assumptions, and anxieties. But as a church family – and as people who follow Jesus – we seek to respond based on what we know is true.
This is what we know to be true.
We know that our protection and hope rests in the power and goodness of God.
We can trust in God. He is the Creator and Sustainer of our lives. We can stand firm in troubled times because He will never abandon or forsake us.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)
We know that prayer is our best and first response to our feelings of worry and fear.
We are thankful we have a God who invites us to bring our requests to Him in times of uncertainty.
We are praying for those impacted by this virus in our community, our state, our country, and around the world, especially for those who have been diagnosed.
We are praying for the first responders, medical professionals, and those in authority making decisions, setting policies, and directing all that is involved in this large-scale response.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7)
We know that we are called to love our neighbors and carry one another’s burdens.
We are looking for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, or oppressed. Over the next few weeks we will continue to seek opportunities to help our neighbors and express God’s heart of love and compassion.
“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” (Galatians 6:2-3)
Based on these things we know, we are taking the following steps to love, protect, and care for you, our church family, and our community.
We are not canceling Sunday services, but we are moving our services exclusively to our online church experience.
This Sunday, all our gatherings are taking place ONLY at our online campus because government health experts say large public gatherings contribute to the spread COVID-19. For this reason, our physical campus will be closed for kids, youth, and adults. Click here to join our online church experience from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
For some, this may seem like a surprising decision. However, our heart is to love our church family well. We have looked to God’s Word, wise counsel, and government health experts for wisdom and information. Knowing that a significant population of our church family falls within the most vulnerable demographic for COVID-19, we are taking the proactive step to move all our gatherings this weekend online as a way to express care and concern for those whose age or health status puts them at an elevated risk.
Church services will happen this Sunday ONLY at our online campus during our regular gathering times: 8:45am, 10:30am, 11:59am, and 6pm (PT).
Gather in your Life Groups for church this week.
We value community. We also know that fear, anxiety, depression grows best in isolation. So, this is a time when your Life Group needs each other. We would encourage you make plans to worship at one of these times together with your Life Group. While we are practicing social distancing to help keep everyone healthy, thanks to technology we won’t have to practice spiritual distancing this weekend.
We remain alert and attentive to national, state, and local government authorities and will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines they communicate to us. We encourage you to also follow our governing authorities for ways to maintain your health and prevent the further spread of disease.
We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Arizona Dept. of Health Services for how to best respond to the developing situation.
If you have questions about what is happening in Arizona, how the virus is spread, and what we all can do to help prevent its spread, information and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the CDC and AZDHS websites:
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (928) 445-1421.