Skyline’s Response to the Purple Tier Restrictions
– November 10, 2020
Skyline Church values the health and safety of our community. Regardless of what tier the governor assigns to San Diego County, our Board, Trustees, and staff all agree that it is necessary to remain open for the overall health and well-being of our communities. We will continue to conduct services safely for the purpose of good public health.
Public health entails more than just one aspect of physical health. Public health entails the spiritual health of the community, the social health of the community, and the mental health of the community, among others. Skyline has been open since June with zero outbreaks. We have, for six consecutive months, been able to prove that you can be open and operate safely. Our businesses, schools, and churches can be open and safe. This is not an either/or proposition, this is a both/and reality.
We fully understand the science behind this virus. It is not a death sentence, as it is purported by so many media outlets and governmental officials. We believe in facts over fear. You are more likely to die from a lightning strike than the Covid-19 virus. The incredible increase in mental health issues, suicides, and overall hopelessness caused us to open in June and remain open to serve the hurting community of San Diego, Lakeside, Kansas and beyond.
Over the course of these past 9 months, and especially in the beginning 2-3 months of the lockdowns, we saw an astronomical increase of relapses in drug and alcohol abuse. During this same time, domestic abuse and divorces have increased by over 35%. We cannot, in good conscience, close our doors now. This would be spiritual malpractice.
If you or someone you know is looking for a place to worship and receive hope during these very hopeless times, we invite you to Skyline Church. Here, there is a sense of normalcy in the midst of these crazy times. Your kids can play in the HUGE play area we have for them, and you can get a healthy dose of hope to cope.
We will continue to have indoor seating as well as outdoor seating for those who may be more comfortable outside. And, of course our online services are available as well.
There comes a point when you have to ask yourself, “What is really going on?” Strip clubs can remain open, casinos can be open, liquor stores can be open. Countless other stores where people are side-by-side can remain open and continue to flourish during these times, and yet churches, schools, and other businesses are mandated to be closed.
As a church, we will continue to exercise our rights given to us under the Constitution of the United States of America, therefore Skyline Church will remain open in order to help people. We are here to serve our community. We hope to see you Sunday.
We are so excited to see many of you face to face and be together on Sunday!
Frequently Asked Questions
What times are the weekend services?
Sunday: 9 a.m. | 11 a.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. | 5 p.m.
Many of you have enjoyed the online experience in this season. We will continue to offer this option at SkylineChurch.org.
Where do I go once I arrive at church?
When you arrive on campus, feel free to park in any available spot. There will be signs with arrows directing you. If you are unsure about where you are going, look for someone in a green Skyline T-shirt.
Do I have to wear a mask?
What is Skyline doing to ensure a sanitary environment?
Our facilities team is sanitizing all seats, restrooms and other public surfaces between every service. Additionally, we are asking individuals to not touch anyone or anything but his or her seat in order to minimize the spread of germs.
Can I come if I’m 65+ or Immune Compromised?
Will the cafe be open on Sundays?
The Cafe will be open on Sundays. However, there will not be any indoor seating available at this time.
Additionally, the Cafe is open for business Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We would love for you to swing by for a drink!
What about Sunday School Classes?
Sunday School classes are now open. For more info Click Here
Are the church offices open?
Our office is open, but in-person meetings with our team are not recommended – yet.
Please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-660-5000 if you have any questions.