On Sunday, February 28th, we held a Prayer & Vision Night from the new building!
We kicked off the night with a short testimony from Kelly Robertson, DCC member and staff, about what God has done in her own life through DCC. We sang and praised God for his goodness and providence. Pastor Adam also shared some more about our vision for the new building. We then spent the rest of our time praying with DCC elders and asking the Lord to go before us as we labor to ready the building as our permanent gospel outpost.
If you missed this event, below are a couple of videos from our time together! We encourage you to watch these, as you are able, to learn more about the story Jesus is unfolding through us.
By now you may have heard that beginning this Sunday, March 7th, we are moving back to two gatherings, at 9AM and 11AM. This month marks one year since we first transitioned to livestreaming our Sunday gatherings in response to Covid-19, and we're excited to take this important next step towards regathering as Jesus' people. We look forward to, Lord willing, being able to gather unhindered soon!
To learn more about our rationale behind moving back to two gatherings, watch Pastor Adam's note from past Sunday below.
In addition, below is some important information in order to help you better prepare for Sundays going into this next season and answer commonly asked questions.
Are we still requiring pre-registration?
Yes, we are still requiring that you pre-register in order to attend a Sunday gathering. Pre-registration links can be found in our weekly DCC News email and on our website here.
How often can I attend a gathering going forward?
By moving to two gatherings, our hope is for everyone in our body to be able to attend at least one gathering in a two-week rotation. We also encourage you to pre-register yourself to the waitlist for the other Sunday in the rotation and we’ll let you know if there are any remaining spots closer to that Sunday.
Are we still following Covid-19 health guidelines?
Yes, we are continuing to follow CDC and Washington State health guidelines—including 6-feet social distancing, wearing face masks, sanitation protocols, and temporarily lowering our singing volume. In addition, we have incorporated measures to ensure that we are able to support both gatherings while abiding by these health guidelines. For more information, please refer to our Covid-19 gathering instructions.
Will these gatherings be livestreamed?
Yes, both 9AM and 11AM service will be livestreamed for those who are uncomfortable gathering and for those with underlying health issues.
What about Cornerstone Kids?
We are also restarting Cornerstone Kids and will be offering it for 1-3 year olds during the 9AM service to begin with. We hope to add other grades over time, depending on health guidelines and the number of available volunteers. Parents, please read our CKids Covid-19 policies and pre-register your children under the "CKids" attendee type.
Do we have enough volunteers?
We're currently looking for a few more volunteers to better support our Sunday service operations. Click here for more information about how you can be serving in this season.
Are we still holding pre-gathering prayer zoom call?
Yes, we will continue to hold our Pre-Gathering Connect & Prayer as a way to prepare our hearts prior to the gathering. Please note the change in time to 8:15-8:45AM. Our Midweek Connect & Prayer will also continue on Wednesdays at 8-8:30AM. Meeting links can be found in our weekly DCC News email.
We’re continuing to assess and think through other creative options that would allow us to gather more people, more often. Let’s be praying that God would be glorified during this unusual season and that he would give us wisdom each step of the way.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at .
By now you may have heard that beginning March, we will be moving back to two Sunday gatherings. As part of this important next step towards regathering as a church, we will also be restarting our Cornerstone Kids gatherings. Beginning March 7th, we will be offering Cornerstone Kids for 1-3 year olds during the 9AM service. We hope to add other grades over time—depending on Covid-19 health guidelines and the number of available teachers and volunteers.
Below is some important information as you consider ways your child can be participating on Sundays in this next season.
To help facilitate a fast, convenient, and safe environment for all, we require that parents read our CKids Covid-19 policies and pre-register their children in order for them to attend a Cornerstone Kids gathering. You can sign up your child when you register your family for a gathering via our usual Sunday pre-registration links. Please select the "CKids" attendee type for any children that you plan on checking in to Cornerstone Kids.
Note that we are limiting class size to 15 children, to begin with. Spots are available on a first-requested/first-registered basis. If there are no more spots available when you register, you are welcome to add your child to the CKids waitlist and we'll let you know if a spot opens up.
Sunday Morning Check-in
Upon arrival at the building on Sunday morning, please enter through the front main entrance and check in your household/group. After checking in at the front main entrance, please make your way downstairs to the Cornerstone Kids area. We recommend you check-in your children 15 minutes before start of the gathering (i.e. 8:45AM).
Our goal is to keep you, your children, and others safe as we begin to resume our Cornerstone Kids gatherings amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. To learn more about policies and procedures that we've put in place to this end, please read our CKids Covid-19 document which contains important information about classroom setup, hygiene practices, and frequently asked questions.
Our volunteers are carefully and prayerfully chosen. They are committed to faithful, accountable gospel living and can serve as role models for the children. Every volunteer submits an application, completes a background check, is trained in child safety protocols and interviewed by CKids leads.
Serving With Us
We are currently in need of 4 volunteers to help support our CKids ministry. Do you love helping kids and desire to use your gifting to proclaim the good news of Jesus and make disciples? Please visit this page to learn more about serving in Cornerstone Kids, and to apply.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to our Parent Newsletter and mailing list, please don’t hesitate to contact us at .
We are committed to partnering with you to joyfully teach, show, and model who God is and what He has done for us through the person and work of Christ.
Scripture uses a number of words to describe God's people, not the least of which is servants. We are called to serve, as heirs (Col. 3:24), in freedom, through love (Gal. 5:13), in humility (Mk. 10:43; Mt. 23:11), according to our gifting (1 Pet. 4:10), as trustworthy stewards (1 Cor. 4:1-2), being dutiful, faithful and wise (Lk. 17:10, 12:43), with dependent hearts (Ps. 119:125), fully devoted (Mt. 6:24), to please God (Gal. 1:10), to do His will (Eph. 6:6), and enter into His joy (Mt. 25:23)—looking to Jesus as the ultimate example (Mt. 20:28; Jn. 13:5; Phil. 2:7).
A significant part of this calling to be servants is lived out practically and tangibly, in the body of the church, through serving one another.
As we take the next step towards regathering as a church and move back to two gatherings beginning Sunday, March 7th (that's less than two weeks from now!), we are looking for a number of volunteers to help with our Sunday service teams. Whether you're helping greet visitors, readying our gathering space, cleaning up after service, running song slides, operating the livestream, caring for and teaching young children, helping visitors get connected, or ensuring a safe environment to gather, all of that helps remove barriers to hearing the gospel, worshiping God, and receiving the Word—in ways both seen and unseen.
Below is our current list of serving needs. Each of these is essential to the smooth operation of our Sunday gatherings as we enter into this next season. In addition, roles marked with an asterisk (*) require membership and/or may have additional serving requirements (Learn more on our Serving page).
Cornerstone Kids* (6)
Support & Security* (3)
Connect Desk* (1)
Greeting Team* (8)
Support & Security* (3)
Connect Desk* (2)
Sunday Cleanup (6)
Both Gatherings (Productions):
Sound Engineer (2)
If you have taken (or are currently taking) the Foundations Class or are a member, but have yet to begin (or resume) serving with us, we encourage you to consider jumping into one of the above teams.
To learn more about our serving roles, visit downtowncornerstone.org/serve. To sign up to serve, click the link below and fill out our simple form. If you have any serving-related questions, please email us at .
This Sunday, February 21st, and next Sunday, February 28th, from 12–2 PM, we’ll be hosting two open houses of our new building. This will be an opportunity to tour the building, get a sneak peek at some of the proposed plans, and ask any questions you may have for us!
Each tour will be approximately 30 minutes long with groups of 25 or less, which will allow everyone to remain safely distanced. In order to abide by ongoing health guidelines, we ask that you pre-register for a time slot using the links below.
Save the date! In addition to our open houses, we’ll also be pulling together on Sunday evening, February 28th, at 5PM for a special virtual Prayer & Vision Night.
This time will be led from the new building via Zoom, and will be a chance to sing, pray, hear more of the story behind the Lord’s provision of this building, and rejoice in all the ways the Lord is continuing to go before us as a church for the onward spread of the gospel in this city.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at .