What to Expect
At Stonebrook Church, we want to love God and all people by walking in the gospel. On Sunday mornings, we pursue that mission by hearing teaching from the Bible, singing songs focused on the gospel, praying for people inside and outside our church, remembering Christ’s sacrifice by taking communion, giving to important causes, and connecting with one another.
Our services are about an hour long, focused on Jesus, and filled with hope. Our sermons are typically part of a series going through a book of the Bible. The music is a mix of classic hymns and modern songs set to present-day instrumentation, emphasizing the voices of all the gathered people.
We would love for you to join us!
When and Where we Meet
Location: Stonebrook Church – 3611 Eisenhower, Ames, IA
Times and Locations vary – see details
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE?
As public health officials have encouraged measures to slow the spread of the disease including physical distancing and mask wearing, we have taken a number of steps to facilitate that:
- Service length has been reduced to limit the amount of large-group time spent together
- Seating has been reorganized to allow for recommended spacing
- The main auditorium capacity has been limited, and the multipurpose room is setup with a livestream of the service to serve as additional seating
- Doorways are opened by our ushers to avoid multiple people contacting surfaces
- Ushers seat before the service and dismiss after the service to help people maintain the recommended spacing
- Hand sanitizer stations are setup throughout the building
- Group singing has been limited and moved to the end of the service
- Offering is digital only
- Communion is served as pre-packaged, single-serve elements
DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO SERVICES?
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread in our city and beyond, public health officials have encouraged measures to slow the spread of the disease. These include the practice of physical distancing and mask wearing. Our governor has strongly encouraged all Iowans to wear masks when gathered in groups, and our city council has passed an ordinance requiring this. So, to honor our governing officials (per Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17), we follow their guidelines.
Love has also been a primary motivation for our church as we gather. We love the people in our city and campus and want to bring good, not harm. In particular, we understand that the risk of widespread community transmission of this disease is increased when large groups of people gather. So by following public health guidelines, we can lower the risk of infection for our city, church members, and visitors.
With all this in mind, we are glad to voluntarily modify our worship services to express submission and love in this time of global pandemic.
For more information, see our latest announcement on our response to the Coronavirus.
IS CHILDCARE OR SUNDAY SCHOOL AVAILABLE?
Our nursery is available for children ages 2 and under during the service. Children ages 3-4 may attend “Wee Worship.” All other Sunday School is not available at this time.