Covid-19 Info & Updates

About Regathering

Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) is committed to the safety and well-being of our community, congregants, members, students, and staff. 

While COVID-19 has changed the way we gather, it has not stopped nor slowed us down. During this pandemic season, our deep spiritual, emotional, and social needs are profound. PCC recognizes the critical importance of being together in Biblical community. We continue to find creative ways for you and your family to deepen your relationship with Jesus.

Here are just a few ways you can safely participate and enjoy community online.

Since restrictions began in March 2020, PCC made a commitment not only to your health and well-being, but to support our community by providing essential services. Working with our community partners, San Mateo County, and our local school districts, we have dedicated our campus facilities to:

Feeding and providing for those in need within our community.

Providing access to childcare, distance learning, and mental/physical fitness.

When will we regather?

PCC is eager to gather again in person on Sundays, as well as throughout the week in our small and large groups. We will carefully begin returning to campus when it is safe, in accordance with county and licensing guidelines. Our schedule and calendar may require modifications, depending on the current state and county health orders and the color tier system.

Our regathering will be a slow and methodical process. As we begin to regather, worship gatherings will be different than those in the past. Our PCC leadership has been listening to you through:

  • 1:1 communication
  • Surveys
  • Discernment Team process 

We have been using this time to learn and prepare.

The heart behind our decisions

Credibility of the Gospel: 
PCC has existed for 70 years around one driving passion—to go to the people with the Gospel, the amazing good news that everyone qualifies to receive new life through Christ. Our number one priority during this pandemic has been to walk with wisdom, maintaining the credibility of the Gospel within our Redwood City community.

Missional Resilience:
Closed campus doors on Sundays do not stop us from continuing to live out on our mission. We have never been a “Sunday-only” church. We haven’t swayed from our mission to “empower the generations to passionately follow Jesus, one person at a time.” As followers of Christ, we can continue being a “radiant church” everywhere. We can keep breaking down walls, building up people, and being a light for our city, no matter where we are.

Safety:
The health and safety of our PCC family and staff is also a key priority. Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed increasing numbers of cases throughout the San Mateo County. We are weekly monitoring state and county health guidelines, as well as what like-minded churches are doing on the Peninsula.

Our Sunday Gatherings

We are currently finalizing plans and preparing the campus to begin modified Sunday Gatherings. Check back shortly for more information.

Large & Small Group Gatherings

We are following California’s Blueprint colored-tier system to determine capacity for large and small group gatherings. As San Mateo County changes from purple to red to orange and to yellow, we will expand our on-site activities accordingly.  We are all anxious to be back together!

Government Resources

The following resources are a few tools used to help provide us with information, as we navigate together through this difficult and confusing time. 

State of California:
Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California Department of Public Health:
COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Places of Worship

San Mateo County Health:
COVID-19 Requirements & Resources

Centers for Disease Control & FEMA:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation

CalChamber Advocacy:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Public Health Guidance for Community-Related Exposure

California Department of Public Health:
Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings