UPDATE ON Tuesday, September 15, 2020:

The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church is now open for Worship Service each Sabbath. At this time, there are no in-person Sabbath School classes. 

Please note that our church is complying with the Oregon state mandate requiring that face coverings be worn at all times while inside our church, and that a 6′ physical distance must be maintained from others who are not in your family unit.

According to the Oregon Health Authority document #2390E, venues should offer “a reasonable modification” for people claiming medical exemptions, but to allow anyone over 5 years of age to enter the building without a face covering (no matter if they have an exemption or not) is no longer an option. To learn about our church’s available modifications, please contact the church office at (541) 476-6313 Mon – Thurs 9 AM – 3 PM.  

As much as we would love to see everyone come back to church immediately, we need to realize not everyone is comfortable in this situation. As we work on implementing the following guidelines, we thank you in advance for your continued prayers, shared compassion, and your cheerful cooperation with the following: 

1) To maintain physical distancing requirements, we are utilizing an online reservation system. We ask that everyone who is planning on coming to church make a reservation ahead of time so we can arrange the seating to have the maximum number of people possible.
a. Click here to reserve your seat. Please note that the reservation form is disabled at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon, or earlier if our maximum occupancy has been already reached.
b. If you know of someone who does not have email access, please have them call the church office at (541) 476-6313 Monday-Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM to make a reservation.
c. While reservations are preferred, walk-ins will be welcome, provided we have not already reached seating capacity. The maximum number of people that can attend is 100, so if we are at capacity, we may not be able to admit you into the building.

2) The glass front doors will open at 10:30 Sabbath morning. Please remember to maintain the 6′ distance as marked on the pavement. We ask that you check in with a greeter, and then a deacon will usher you to your seat in the sanctuary.  Church will begin at 10:50 with a music prelude, followed by the main church service beginning at 11:00 AM.

All this is new for all of us. Your patience, prayers and positive attitude towards these changes is much appreciated. We need to make the best of everything we have, because God gave us the best in His Son! Let us do all things decently and in order, giving thanks in all things, for this is the will of God for us.

ZOOM meetings have been created so you can join your favorite group electronically!  Check the church calendar for updates and links, or look below. Please note: For security reasons, Zoom has updated their software. Please make sure you have the latest version of the “Zoom” app (version 5.0) on your device prior to joining the meeting. You can also join the meeting by phone at: 253-215-8782 or 669-900-6833. You can begin joining the meeting a few minutes earlier than scheduled. Thank you. 

FIRST LIGHT morning devotional, prayer and sharing time
Time: 7:00 AM each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings
Join the zoom meeting by clicking here
Meeting ID: 253 019 896
Please contact either Pastor Byrd or the church office to receive the password you will need to join this meeting. 

AT REST evening devotional, prayer and sharing time
Time: 7:00 PM each Monday and Friday night
Join the zoom meeting by clicking here
Meeting ID: 952 4438 7766
Please contact either Pastor Byrd or the church office to receive the password you will need to join this meeting. 

PRAYER MEETING with Sean Murphy
Time: 6:30 PM each Wednesday night
Join Zoom Meeting here
Meeting ID: 919 3806 0608 

FINAL EVENTS BIBLE STUDY with Chuck Austin
Time: 7:00 PM each Thursday night
Join Zoom Meeting here
Meeting ID: 898 2984 4007 

SABBATH SCHOOL CLASS with Donna Griffith
Teacher:  Donna Griffith
Time: 9:15 AM each Sabbath morning
Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here
Meeting ID: 936 727 636 

SABBATH SCHOOL CLASS with Les Derfler
Teacher:  Les Derfler
Time: 9:30 AM each Sabbath morning
Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here 
Meeting ID: 224 993 681 

And don’t forget our weekly CHURCH SERVICE, which will be live-streamed each week!
Click on this link to watch the service: 
https://www.grantspasschurch.com/church-service-live-streaming/
Click here or call the church office for information to join the Zoom audio option if you are unable to view the livestream.

PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN with Donna Griffith
Time: 12:30 PM or immediately after church service has ended every Sabbath
Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking here
Meeting ID: 873 0537 8300
You will need a password to join this meeting. Please contact Donna Griffith or the church office to receive it.  

OPEN AGAIN!
The CHURCH OFFICE is now open! Office hours are back to being 9:00 AM -3:00 PM, Monday-Thursday. There is a slot in the office door which you may place your tithe and offerings at any time.  There is also a box at the front door which has the new quarterlies, so please come by and pick them up.
DORCAS (Adventist Community Services) will be open on Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, and then from 12:30 – 1:45 pm. At this time, we are only preparing food boxes, and the clothing section is closed. Please call the Dorcas office at 541-476-2052, or director Larry Sample at 541-660-9088 if you have any questions.
SOUP KITCHEN will be open on Tuesday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and only serving sack lunches at the door.  There is to be no admittance into the building.
THRIFT STORE has reopened on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The CDC and Oregon Conference have mandated that masks and gloves are required in order to enter the store, and social distancing must be maintained.
VEGGIE FOOD STORE at the school is open Tuesdays from 12:00 – 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.
ROMANS BIBLE STUDY has resumed and meets in the Multipurpose Room every Tuesday at 4:00 PM.
PRAYER MEETING has resumed and meets via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Click on the calendar for the link.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY has resumed and meets in the Multipurpose Room every Tuesday at 2:00 PM.
PATHFINDERS has resumed! Starting September 14, they will be meeting in the Better Living Center from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Contact Eric Wagner for more information.

CANCELED/POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CHOIR 
HANDBELL CHOIR
IMPACT will be on hiatus for the summer
MUSIC VESPERS SING-ALONG  every 3rd Friday of the month
SABBATH FELLOWSHIP MEALS