A Message From Our Staff
Springfield First Coronavirus Update
We take the physical and emotional health of our community very seriously and encourage people, especially the most vulnerable, to be cautious. Our leadership team is monitoring scientific and governmental recommendations and will adjust our plans as needed in the weeks ahead. Check back here for updates.
Springfield First continues to follow the Bishop’s and Governor’s plans for reopening. There is a good chance that some other churches and organizations may reopen sooner than Springfield First. But we remain confident in our ability to build Christian community through virtual means until it is believed to be safe enough to return to in-person ministry.
At this time, the church will be closed through July 2020. We offer online worship services at live.springfieldfirst.org.
Video Message from Pastor Roger and Pastor Justin
In April, Pastor Roger Grimmett formed a Church Reopening Task Force with the mission of determining how to reopen the church. The team has met several times and will continue to meet throughout this pandemic.
The Task Force has outlined specific sanitization requirements campus-wide and important safety measures. Once we return to having people in the church, these will be implemented. You will most likely see reduced occupancy levels, social distancing, and changes in schedules for some groups.
Church Building Improvements
Although the church building is closed, staff are working hard during this time not only to provide online worship experiences each week but also to do some exciting changes to our interior. Many ministries are still going strong, and many classes and small groups are continuing to meet virtually.
Inside the church, there have been some exciting changes and we can’t wait for you to see them! The Community Life Center has been painted a new color, and a brand new relational area just outside of the CLC has been created! Other surprises are in the works as well!
Worship Services, Classes, and Groups
If your small group or class would like to begin meeting in person at the church, please contact Pastor Justin. Sunday morning classes, support groups, and events are on hold for now. When we reopen these programs, strict protocols will be followed.
Springfield First remains very active in helping others during this time while keeping safety a top concern. Baptisms and mission trips have been canceled through at least July. Funerals and weddings are following governmental and the Bishop's guidelines.
The church offices are closed to the public through at least July.
We can't wait to worship safely again with you in person!