JOIN US ON SUNDAY
We're excited to be together again for Sunday morning services at 10:00 am - online and in-person...
(still) better together!
Auditorium seating and Children's Program will be by ticket reservation.
As the COVID restrictions for Maryland are lifted, we will be revising our gathering plan so be sure to bookmark this page and visit often for updates.
We are so excited for the opportunity to gather together on campus - including our Children's Program - as we slowly phase in our in-person services once again. If you missed Senior Pastor Rajendra Pilla's announcement video, watch it here.
Seat reservations will become available online on the Thursday before the Sunday gathering,
one week at a time. If all seats are reserved, consider being put on the waitlist. If you make a reservation for Sunday, we ask that you arrive within 15 minutes of the start time of that gathering in order to best serve you, our ushers, and the rest of the Damascus Road family. Indoor auditorium seating and outdoor lawn seating with LED screen are available.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Gathering in person is important for the Church, but we want to do so wisely and safely. If you plan to attend one of our Sunday gatherings in person, here are a few guidelines put in place to help us meet safely.
To ensure we are managing seating capacity to allow for social distancing and adherence within state guidelines, reserved seating is in place. Simply visit this page of our website each Thursday before the Sunday service and register for your seat. When seating reaches capacity, you can choose to be put on the waitlist which will ensure that you get an invitation to register 48 hours in advance of the next week's registration. Watch your inbox for a special link on the Tuesday before the next week’s service to get a first shot at a seating for that service.
We're excited to offer DR KIDS (formerly KIDVENTURE), our children's program for those up to 5th grade, with the relaunch of in-person Sunday gatherings. All members of your party, including children, must get a ticket to enter.
Watch this video for full details and safety procedures.
WHAT DRCC IS DOING
Volunteers attest to the CDC health guidelines (attesting they’re not sick, haven’t been exposed to anyone with COVID, etc.)
All contact surfaces and bathrooms are sanitized before and after services
Hand sanitizer stations outside and in the lobby
“Touchless” experience with no bulletins, connection café, offering basket or communion plate, doors held by greeters
UV lights and air scrubbers installed in air duct system
No mask- no entry (we’ll have masks on hand if you need one!)
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Ticket registrants attest to CDC health checklist.
Do not attend if you’re sick, have a fever or have been exposed to anyone within 14 days who might have COVID (have an outstanding COVID test or have been diagnosed).
Please wear a mask when in the building.
Move any “fellowship time” outside and do not congregate in the lobby.
If, for whatever reason, you or someone in your household is not able to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us guard our church community’s well-being by notifying Debbie Lawrence, Director of Operations, at DebbieL@damascus.com if you or a family member test positive for Covid19 after recently attending a DRCC event.
SPECIAL NEEDS & youth ministries
There will be no in-person Haven (our ministry for those with special needs) on Sundays at this time, but a great online option is still available. Middle and High School will meet at their regularly scheduled days/times in person on the DRCC campus with appropriate safety protocols in practice.
What will happen after I get a reservation?
You will receive a confirmation email stating that your reservation has been completed for the upcoming Sunday gathering.
What if there are no more seats available?
You can choose the "waitlist" option which will put you in the front of the line for the next available seats should there be a cancellation or you will be given a first shot at registering for the next week's service 48 hours (on Tuesday) before the public registration link goes live. You will receive a special link via email to register in advance.
When do the seat reservations become live?
Registration for live, in-person gatherings open on the Thursday at 7am before each Sunday gathering.
Why are we moving our gathering day/time to Sunday at 10:00 am?
After much prayer and input by leaders and others, we've determined that we are BETTER TOGETHER during this stretch! Moving from three services (Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9 & 11am) to one service (LIVE and in-person and online) will allow us to worship together as one body.
What if I can't attend or watch the service on Sunday mornings?
No worries! The worship service will be on-demand on our website, app, and YouTube for you to watch later. Visit damascus.com/messages to watch.
What if it's my first time?
When arriving on campus, you'll see signs to put on your car's hazard lights and you will be directed to our VIP parking. Then, join us at the VIP tent to say hello, check-in, and beat the line by getting expedited entrance to the DRCC building. We can't wait to meet you!
Do I need to get a ticket for my children?
Yes, children will need a ticket for both auditorium seating and if they are attending Children's Ministry in-person. As COVID safety restrictions are lifted, we will revise our ticket requirements, as well.