UPDATE: Read our response to Covid-19 (updated 7/3/20).   Learn More

Our Response to COVID-19

Worship at Church

Reserve your seat to worship with us in person on Sunday! Space is limited to protect the health of our church family and community, so reservations will close once capacity is reached. (We will also continue to broadcast our service online.)

Updated 5/14/2020

This Sunday, May 17, we are broadcasting a live worship service at 10:45 a.m., featuring a new sermon by Pastor Chuck Swindoll. This live service is not open for our congregation or community to attend in person, but we are taking steps toward safely reopening our campus in the near future.

Worship live with us this Sunday on Stonebriar’s Facebook pageYouTube channel, or our Watch page.  

Updated 7/3/2020

Next Steps in Our Response to COVID-19

Our campus is reopening in phases as we continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 and work to protect the health of our church family and community. In accordance with guidelines given by county and state officials, we are limiting the number of attendees for our Sunday worship services and other on-campus events.

We are currently offering worship services on Sundays in English at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. in our Worship Center and in Spanish at 10:45 a.m. in our Multi-Purpose Room. To ensure that everyone can safely maintain social distance while inside our building, we ask that all worship attendees reserve seats in advance. Please visit our reservations page for details.

In view of Governor Abbott’s announcement from July 2 and the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in Collin County and the state of Texas, we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask while on our church campus.

We are continuing to broadcast our 10:45 a.m. services online for those who prefer to stay in or are unable to join us in person. You can use the channels below to worship from home with us, live or on demand.

Worship in English:

Worship in Spanish:

We are also offering a variety of online and on-campus programs for all ages, as well as opportunities to care for our community. Our church’s mission to love God and love others remains as important as ever, so our staff is here to care for you, and we invite you to stay connected with us and join us in serving others in Jesus’ name. Here are a few links to help you get started:

Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the Stonebriar Community Church family. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff at info@stonebriar.org. In this and every season, we pray you find joy and peace in God’s everlasting love.

“Indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39b)

Updated 5/22/2020

Next Steps in Our Response to COVID-19

As we continue to practice safety protocols to care for the health of our congregation, our church campus will remain closed this Sunday, May 24. We invite you to worship from home with us by tuning in to our live service at 10:45 a.m. on Facebook, YouTube, or Stonebriar.org. This live service is not open for our congregation or community to attend in person.

Next Sunday, May 31, we will reopen our campus for worship with a limited seating capacity. To ensure that everyone can maintain social distance while inside our building, all attendees must register in advance. Registration will close when the maximum number of attendees have signed up.

A link to register to attend the May 31 service will be sent to our congregation via email next week. We will continue to broadcast our Sunday services online for those who are not able to attend in person or prefer to worship from home. Thank you for staying connected with our church family as we navigate this season together.

Please join us in praying for our community and world in the wake of this pandemic. We encourage you to follow the public health guideline to stay home if you can, for your health and to care for the vulnerable among us. If you personally are in need of prayer or aid at this time, please fill out this form or contact our staff at info@stonebriar.org.

Our church’s mission to love God and love others remains as important as ever, so our staff is here to care for you, and we invite you to stay connected with us and join us in serving others in Jesus’ name. Here are a few quick links to help you do that:

Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the Stonebriar Community Church family. In this and every season, we pray you find joy and peace in God’s everlasting love.

Updated 5/1/2020

Next Steps in Our Response to COVID-19

Through the collective prayer, wisdom, and planning of our Senior Leadership Team, Elders, Lead Pastors, and Directors, we have developed the following plan for the near future.

For the health and safety of our church family, our building will remain closed for the time being, but we are implementing a phased plan to reopen our campus.

  • On Sundays beginning May 10, we will broadcast a new live service from our Worship Center led by Pastor Chuck Swindoll at 10:45 a.m. to our usual online channels—YouTube, Facebook, and stonebriar.org. We will also continue providing online groups, events, and resources throughout each week while our campus is closed.
  • At this time, these live services will not be open for the public to attend, but we are working to develop sanitation and social distancing procedures to safely welcome our congregation and community on Sundays in the future.
  • We will evaluate and share the next steps toward reopening our campus after Governor Greg Abbott’s assessment on May 18, which may further reduce or reinstate restrictions.
  • Our desire and hope is to gradually increase the number of people who can physically attend our Sunday morning worship service, as quickly and safely as possible. The well-being of our congregants is our primary concern.
  • For both our church and community, the proper response to this pandemic is very fluid, so our plans will remain flexible, and we will communicate changes as they arise.

We also want to make you aware that Pastor Chuck Swindoll has canceled his sabbatical this summer so that he can be with us, encourage us, and speak to us from God’s Word in July and August.

Please join us in praying for our community and world in the wake of this pandemic. We encourage you to follow the public health guideline to stay home if you can, for your health and to care for the vulnerable among us. If you personally are in need of prayer or aid at this time, please fill out this form or contact our staff at info@stonebriar.org.

Our church’s mission to love God and love others remains as important as ever, so our staff is here to care for you, and we invite you to stay connected with us and join us in serving others in Jesus’ name. Here are a few quick links to help you do that:

Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the Stonebriar Community Church family. In this and every season, we pray you find joy and peace in God’s everlasting love.

Updated 3/20/2020

To protect the health of our church and community, our campus is closed until further notice. But remember that our church is a family, not a building, so church life is never canceled.

We will offer online services every Sunday at 10:45 a.m., so join us for worship on Facebook, YouTube, or our website. Our ministries are also developing ways to keep programs going online, so stay tuned for updates!

Though our campus is closed, our staff members are still available to serve and care for you. If you need anything, from prayers to groceries, please reach out to info@stonebriar.org to let us know how we can help.

In the days ahead, we’ll be sharing devotionals, family activities, messages from our ministry leaders, and more on our social media channels, so be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

How You Can Get Involved Too

To find ways you can help our church and community, visit: http://bit.ly/stonebriarcovidhelp

For information on ways to give to our church during this closure, visit: stonebriar.org/giving

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13, NIV)

 

Updated 3/12/2020

Our church’s response to COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, does not come from a place of fear, but out of a desire to prepare wisely and consider the health of our church family. As always, we trust in the Lord’s plan and presence, and we are praying for our community and the world in the midst of this virus.

Worship services will be held as usual this Sunday, but some children’s programs will not be available. These are the details for Sunday, March 15:

  • Worship services will be held as usual at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. in the Worship Center (English) and 10:45 in the Multi-Purpose Room (Spanish)
  • There will be NO children’s programs for ages birth through fourth grade
  • Preteen and Student Ministries programs for grades five through twelve will meet as usual
  • Sunday Fellowships will meet as usual
  • Special Needs programs will be available for tweeners and adults only

If you would prefer to stay home and away from crowds, please know that you can worship at home through our live stream or recordings of past services, and online giving is available for your convenience.

In addition to these changes for Sunday morning, all programming from Sunday afternoon on March 15 through Saturday, March 21 is canceled. Going forward, we will evaluate the situation on a weekly basis and post updates on our website and social media channels.

If you have traveled internationally, please follow CDC precautions, which include the following:

  • stay at home for 14 days
  • keep your distance from others (about 6 feet)
  • take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for a fever
  • watch for a cough or trouble breathing

Here are several measures our church is taking to limit the spread of germs on our campus:

General Health Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout all areas of the church campus.
  • Sanitation wipes are present at every check-in station for volunteers to use on keyboards and surface areas.
  • Disinfectant has been provided for volunteers in children’s areas to use on toys and surface areas.
  • Highly touched surfaces, such as door handles, will be cleaned thoroughly and frequently.
  • Signage has been posted to remind everyone of health protocols recommended by the CDC, including frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if sick.

Sunday Morning Precautions

  • Rather than passing the offering plate, our ushers will have collection baskets at the Worship Center doors where people can place their offerings after each service. Online giving is also available at stonebriar.org/giving.
  • Coffee will not be provided, to prevent the spread of germs at self-serve coffee stations.
  • Greeting time during the services will be temporarily suspended to prevent the need for shaking hands.
  • If needed, we will make adjustments to our usual processes the next time we serve the Lord’s Table.

Please regularly check this page and our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram for updates). If you have any questions, please reach out to info@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5200.