“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” + 2 Timothy 1:7

We are so grateful that our God has given us a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind instead of fear. We’ll continue to move forward in faith with a sound mind considering the comfort and the safety.

We’ll continue to move forward through phases.

In short,

  • Will continue to have remote gathering (If you decide it’d be best for you to worship remotely, please continue to use remote worship tools)
  • From May 31st, we are moving into Phase 1 (testing phase) to prepare for the future on-site.
  • From September 6th, we are moving forward to Phase 2 which will add indoor option
    • Guideline for inside (please click here to find more info): status checklist, social distancing, mask, body temperature (Outside: social distancing)
    • Attendee must pre-register.
    • Location: Only Fellowship Hall
  • We’ll deal by phases
    • Phase 2: Inside option will be available to the congregation (people who have been to the church)
    • Phase 3: Inside option will be available to guests as well
    • Phase 4 and beyond (still in planning)

If you have a question or a comment, please feel free to email to Pastor Nishi. email

If you are interested in details of future phases and additional information, please continue to read.

Core Thoughts:

  • Continue to fulfill the mission of God’s church as we grow and mature in faith together
  • Ensure that no one in the congregation is left behind as we develop ways to participate easily
  • Safety: Operating responsibly by striving our best not to become a place of infecting COVID-19; safe place of worship
  • Openness: Continue to evangelize non-Christians and a place open to them
  • Multiple options/flexibility: Using multiple options instead of one to flexibly meet needs until things begin to settle
Remote-only phase: Remote Gathering only

  • Remote worship: (From the Yamada’s)
    • Video Conferencing/GoToMeeting
    • Phones
    • YouTube Live
    • YouTube On-Demand
  • Online small group: Bible Study, a time of prayer, etc
Phase 1: (test phase) Mainly remote gathering but testing some functions at onsite for the future planning

  • Remote worship: (From the church)
    • Same as remote-only phase
  • Onsite worship:
    • Inside: private (only invited staff)
      • Fellowship hall only (FPC will only use the sanctuary)
      • Not using the same chair for both service (sectioning)
      • 5 people maximum (service staff/helpers)
      • Social distancing: Distanced seating
      • Orientation at the service: explaining where to sit, etc
      • Requirement of a face cover or a mask: the church has extra
      • Screening Checklist: health status, travel, etc
      • Checking Temperature: 100 degree F or below
      • Attempt to limit the time spending inside the room as little as possible (no food or fellowship inside)
    • Outside: Drive-in theater style (anyone can join)
      • By FM radio or online at the parking lot
      • Free wifi to access to visual media
      • Some may join via GoToMeeting
      • Social Distancing
  • Online small group: Bible Study, a time of prayer, etc
Phase 2: Mainly remote gathering but testing to allow people who desire to join inside

  • Remote worship: (From the church)
    • Same as remote-only phase
  • Onsite worship:
    • Inside: private (only for registered congregants)
      • If they are a high-risk considered by CDC, we recommend to not to attend
      • 15 family units (20 people) maximum per service
      • Everything else is the same as Phase 1
    • Outside: Drive-in theater style (anyone can join)
      • People, who can’t be inside, can join outside
      • Everything else is same as Phase 1
  • Online small group: Bible Study, a time of prayer, etc
Phase 3: Remote gathering with options (may adjust in the future)

  • Remote worship: (From the church)
    • Same as remote-only phase
  • Onsite worship:
    • Inside: Only for people who registered (including guests)
      • Up to 15 people
      • Others are same as Phase 2
    • Outside: Drive-in theater style (anyone can join)
      • Same as Phase 2
  • Online small group: Bible Study, a time of prayer, etc
For Phase 4 & beyond is undecided as we need further discussion with FPC. We will always continue to seek ways to allow people to worship as safe & responsible as possible (including the possibility to go back to online only if necessary)