A Letter from the Reopening Committee

Dear CCC Family,

We are so excited to begin meeting in person once again! Never in a million years would we have imagined all that has transpired since March. Mere weeks after our first meeting in our new building, we were faced with the difficult decision to close our physical doors as a part of the effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

And yet, we are so grateful for the way God has led us during this unusual season. Pastor Jim has given many poignant, powerful sermons. Volunteers worked tirelessly to develop the capability to record and stream these messages, to process your financial contributions, to develop an online newsletter to keep us all connected, and so much more. The church doors may have been closed, but Claremont Community Church has, and continues to be, alive and thriving. 

As we take this opportunity to gather, we are also mindful of our responsibility to protect the vulnerable in our community. Moving forward, the choices we make will be our witness to the waiting world, and we are committed to doing our part to show compassion and care to the medically fragile, elderly, and others at higher risk of contracting this pernicious disease.

We also acknowledge the spiritual need for fellowship and communal worship, especially in the face of difficult and uncertain times. The need to gather and connect with church family is real. While we have sought to provide opportunities to connect and grow during our physical closure, nothing can replace the value of gathering together in person. 

To that end, we have formed a reopening committee comprised of our staff and Advisory Board members. This team has worked diligently to develop a way forward as we enter this first phase of reopening. Yes, it will look different for a while, but we are confident that we can weather this storm together and come out stronger for it, all the while pursuing faithful and compassionate ways forward as restrictions continue to loosen.

Understandably, there are a variety of opinions related to reopening and we appreciate your grace and flexibility as we navigate these uncharted waters. The measures we are implementing have been carefully and thoughtfully developed in accordance with guidance from our denomination, the Church of the Nazarene. They have set forth stringent requirements to reopen and we appreciate your cooperation as we implement the plan we have submitted to them.

Thank you for your continued dedication to your church family at CCC. We can’t wait to see you so very soon! If you have any questions, please email info@claremontcommunitychurch.org or use the form found on the contact page of our website.. 

With love and grace,

Claremont Community Church Reopening Committee

What you need to know before you go...


Services Held Outdoors

During this first phase of reopening, we will be meeting OUTSIDE! Join us on the large grass area in front of the church. Services will continue to start each Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Bring a Chair or Blanket

Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. Umbrellas can be used as well, but please be considerate of those sitting behind you.

Stay at Home if You're Feeling Ill

If you are feeling ill or believe you have been in contact with someone who has had coronavirus within the last 14 days, please stay home and join us via the livestream.

Livestreaming Available

For those who are not comfortable gathering in person, are high-risk, or are ill, we are committed to live-streaming the services on our YouTube channel and posting sermons on our website.

What to expect when you arrive...


Enter through the Foyer

When you arrive, please head to the foyer doors closest to the parking lot to go through screening. Social distancing markers will be on the floor to aid in maintaining appropriate space between families.

Temperature Screening

Everyone entering the service will have their temperature taken using a touchless thermometer as a part of the screening process.

Contact Tracing Information

Next, volunteers will gather contact information to aid in contact tracing should the need arise. All information gathered during the screening process will be kept confidential.

Head Outside and Find a Flag

Once you have completed the screening process, head out to the "Front Lawn." Flags will be placed in the grass to aid in social distancing. Individuals must sit at least 6 feet apart; families living in the same household may sit together around a flag. Only one family/individual per flag, please.

Face Masks

Face masks must be worn for the duration of your time on the church campus. 

Please refrain from handshakes and hugs

We get it... this bums us out too! But please refrain from handshakes and hugs for now. 

Wash Your Hands or Use Hand Sanitizer

Please practice good hygiene practices, like washing your hands regularly or using antibacterial hand sanitizer with at least a 60% alcohol content. 


Our bathrooms will be open. However, we would like to encourage everyone to use them only when necessary as they must be sanitized between each use. 

Have questions?

Email info@claremontcommunitychurch.org or use our contact tab in the menu. Volunteers and staff will be available on Sunday mornings to help you navigate this new, temporary routine when you arrive. See you then!