Welcome back to South Barrington!

ATTEND A WEEKEND SERVICE!

We are gathering each Sunday at 9 & 11:15 a.m. at 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington.

As always, services will be streamed on YouTube and WillowCreek.TV

En Español

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for the following ministries: Promiseland (ages 2-grade 5), Casita (preschool), Elevate (grades 6-8), Special Friends, and Casa de Luz.

Registration links will be open every Sunday at 5 p.m. for the following weekend. Links will remain open until capacity has been reached or the following Saturday at 11:59 p.m., whichever comes first. Check back regularly as spots may become available throughout the week.

Register for service:

April 25 @ 9 a.m.

April 25 @ 11:15 a.m.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you arrive at church, our team of volunteers will get the doors for you and help direct you to your seat or check in your kids!

 

SIGN UP TO SERVE

Serving is the heartbeat of our church and volunteers are the key to successfully and safely reopening. Below are the roles with the greatest need. If you're interested in learning more about a specific position, fill out an interest form and someone on our team will reach out to you with more information.

Ready to serve with us? Explore these roles and other serving opportunities here.

 

CASA DE LUZ

Casa de Luz and Casita de Luz are open for services, on Sundays at 9 & 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel. Registration will be required to attend. Registration links will be open every Sunday at 5pm for the following weekend. Links will remain open until capacity has been reached or the following Saturday at midnight, whichever comes first. Find specific information about Casa and Casita services here.

 

KIDS & STUDENT PROGRAMS

This last year has been challenging—especially for kids and students. We are excited to provide safe spaces for them to gather, interact, play games, and grow in their faith. In order to keep our rooms at safe capacities, we ask that you register in advance.

Promiseland (ages 2–grade 5): Welcome back to Promiseland! We are so excited to have our spaces open to kids ages 2-grade 5 at this time. We will have fun, games, and large group programming to help your child learn about Jesus and grow in their faith. Your child will have time to connect with friends and a caring leader in modified small groups. While the heart of our ministry remains the same, we aim to provide the safest space possible. Find out more information about Promiseland registration here. For those who are unable to come to Promiseland, we will have the same weekend content available for you and your family online at www.promiselandkids.org

Elevate (grades 6–8): Elevate can't wait to welcome your student back! Our large group program will have fun games, engaging worship, a chance to make new friends, and teaching to help students grow in their faith. We look forward to providing a space where students will be welcomed and feel safe as we regather. **Small groups will continue outside of the large group gathering. To get your student connected to a group, please email [email protected]

Impact (grades 9–12): Welcome back to Student Impact! We are so pumped to have you join us for our Impact Worship Service and House Groups on Wednesday nights at Willow’s campus. Our team’s priority is to provide a safe, authentic, and FUN community experience as we reopen! We’re hosting Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. and House Groups on campus at 7:15 p.m. Are you new to our ministry? We’d love to get you plugged in here >>> studentimpact.com/newstudent.
Check out our Instagram (@studentimpact) to stay up to date with our ministry’s gathering details.

Special Friends: Special Friends can't wait to welcome our students back! Both our Kids side (ages 4-13) and our Teens/Adult side (ages 14+) will be open with limited capacity. We are excited to have a time of worship, engaging play, arts & crafts, and biblical teaching with our friends! We look forward to gathering safely as we engage in learning about Jesus together.

SF KIDS: If you are unable to attend, you can continue to participate in our online Sunday services.

SF TEENS/ADULTS: In addition to in-person Sunday services, our Midweek Tuesday Bible Study and our Saturday night services will continue via Zoom. Find out more information about digital services here

Starting Wednesday, April 28, from 6:30-8 pm, join us for in-person Midweek Teens & Adults Bible Study. Register here!

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, FAQS, AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

Safety Precautions

Your health and safety is a top priority for us! Let's work together to make our weekends a fantastic experience for all who serve and attend.

We will...

  • Hold the doors for you to keep the surfaces clean.
  • Provide visuals for social distancing by marking off seats, utilizing floor decals, etc.
  • Make hand sanitizer readily available.
  • Refrain from passing offering baskets to handouts (as always, you can give online!)
  • Stagger dismissal to avoid exit bottlenecks.

Out of concern for others, we ask that you kindly...

  • Wear a mask at all times. If you cannot or do not wish to wear a mask, please join us online!
  • Do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Maintain proper social distancing and avoid congregating before or after services.

Frequently-Asked Questions

The auditoriums are limited to a maximum of 25% capacity. Rows are blocked off to ensure safe social distancing. We encourage you to only sit directly with members of your own household.

Doors will open about 30 minutes before the start of the service. If you have children, we ask that you allow 20–30 minutes for check-in.

Please refrain from bringing food or beverages into service as it requires the removal of your mask.

Here at Willow we strive for best practice and the highest standards of care for our congregation and staff, therefore a mask is required at all times in our buildings.

Absolutely!

Yes! We are so excited to see your kids and students. In order to safely gather, we do require registration so that we have proper distancing and volunteer ratios. Please view registration information provided above.

Any child age 2 and older is required to wear a mask.

On site remote viewing will be utilized if we reach capacity in our auditoriums.

We hope to host small- to medium-sized gatherings in the future! At this moment, we are only able to hold worship services and kids/student programs in order to maintain proper cleaning and distancing protocols.

Please notify the church by emailing [email protected] if you test positive after you have attended a service. If we have specific contact information of the infected person, we will notify those in direct contact with them.

The Care Center reopening is going to start small and learn more before expanding to offer in-building services across more shifts with the ultimate goal of fully reopening in the late spring. Learn more about the Care Center's reopening and current services available here.

At the moment, language interpretation will only be available online for the 11:15 a.m. service.

 


Participation Acknowledgement

Last but not least, for the safety of all joining us, we ask that you review, acknowledge, and abide by this participation agreement when attending a Willow Creek service or event:

  • There are inherent risks with any gathering, especially if I am considered to be in a high risk category or live with or have daily contact with anyone that is considered to be in a high risk category. I understand these risks and fully assume all responsibility.
  • I understand that safety precautions are in place and I agree to abide by all guidelines communicated verbally or in writing.
  • I agree to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines from the CDC, including, but not limited to, frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times while indoors at any church campus and/or activity.
  • I agree to maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) while indoors or outdoors at any church campus and/or activity.
  • I agree not to congregate inside the building. I will go directly to my seat and leave the building immediately after dismissal.
  • I agree that I will not visit any church campus or participate in any church activities if any of the following statements are true:
  • I or anyone in my household have any underlying health conditions that increase our health risk for COVID-1;
    • I or anyone in my household are awaiting COVID-19 test results due to concerns of being infected;
    • I or anyone in my household have had any cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, within the last 14 days;
    • I or anyone in my household have been in contact* with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days;
    • I, or anyone in my household have travelled to any of the domestic states deemed restricted by the Cook County Department of Public health.
  • I agree in the event I become symptomatic or COVID-19 positive within 14 days after attending a service, I will notify the church via email ([email protected]).

*in contact described as in close proximity (within 6 ft), unmasked, for more than 10 minutes.