As you may know, churches have been given some freedom to begin meeting again, as stated in the Governor’s updated guidelines in the Back on Track Indiana Plan. The leadership of Mt. Gilead has come up with a plan that allows us to re-open our physical campus slowly and carefully.

Mt. Gilead’s plan will closely follow the Back on Track Indiana Plan. We will be following the recommended guidance for the numbers of people in social gatherings. Along the way, we will still have all of our online activities for kids, students, and adults.

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Stage 2 — May 4-May 23 // Gatherings of 25 or less 
We are going to invite groups under 25 to begin meeting as long as they are comfortable in doing so. Current group leaders will have guidance coming their way.

Beginning Sunday, May 10 we are encouraging groups of people to gather in homes to watch the online service together. We also have a new livestream service time, Sundays at 10am & 5pm, to accommodate groups meeting together.

Stage 3 — May 24-June 13 // Gatherings of 100 or less
Groups over 25, larger MG University classes, and Student Ministry activities will have the green light to begin meeting in-person as long as everyone follows health and social distancing guidelines.

Stage 4 — June 14-July 4 // Gatherings of 250 or less
In-Person Services Resume! We are targeting June 14 to resume in-person worship services. We will continue live-streaming our services. Service times and other details will be coming soon. 

Stage 5 — July 5 and beyond // Gatherings of 250+
Beyond July 5, we hope to expand our services and introduce events back into the life of the church.

Our Children’s Ministry is waiting on updated guidance from the school system. We will generally follow their lead on when to resume our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry programming. Families will sit together in worship services throughout the summer.

In regard to previously scheduled summer activities, see Mt Gilead Kids & Students Restart Plan below 

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Summer Children’s & Student Ministry Activities

As guidelines allow, Mt. Gilead Children’s and Student Ministry departments are eager to begin to offer in-person activities. While our summer activities will look very different from what we planned many months ago, we are still excited about what we are able to offer kids and students.
The events and activities this summer will allow kids and students to gather together with friends and make the most of this summer. The leadership of Mt. Gilead completely understands if some kids and students are not able to participate in these activities and events.
Mt. Gilead Children’s and Student Ministry departments are keeping health, safety, and social distancing guidelines top of mind while planning these summer events.

Summer Nights - Weekly Student Ministry Programming

Middle School (Grades 6-8) Every Wednesday starting June 3 6-8pm at Mt. Gilead
High School (Grades 9-12) Every Thursday starting June 4 6-8pm at Mt. Gilead

VBS —> VBX July 21-23 (Mornings)

We have made alternate plans for VBS. Since it won’t feel like “normal,” and will be a new eXperience we’re renaming it! VBX is going to give kids a fun way to learn about Jesus this summer at church.

Location: Mt. Gilead Church
Time: 9am-12pm
  Grades K-2 will have VBX on Tuesday, July 21
  Grades 3-5 will have VBX on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23
Cost: FREE

Middle School Mania July 21-23 (Evenings)

Mania typically happens alongside VBS at the same time and place, but due to current circumstances, we’re adjusting the schedule. Grades 6-7-8 will have Mania Tuesday July 21-Thursday July 23 from 6:30pm-9pm at Mt. Gilead
Cost: FREE

CIY Move @ Allendale July 19-21

Christ in Youth has decided to cancel our previously scheduled CIY Move conference in Holland, MI. While we’re bummed about not being able to go to Holland, we are VERY excited to still have CIY Move this summer! We’re moving CIY Move to Camp Allendale! We have made arrangements with CIY to use all of the session materials, videos, and activities at Camp Allendale. 
All previous CIY Move registrations have been automatically transferred to the new CIY Move @ Camp Allendale experience. 
Cost: $175