Is It Safe to Visit Your Church?

This is the question everyone is asking, and we know you won’t consider planning a visit unless we can answer that question. That is why we have loaded this page with information describing the steps we have taken to make our church as safe as we can for everyone who walks through our doors.
 
Over the last few months, we have made a significant financial investment in tools and systems that will help to keep our environment and everyone in it as safe as possible moving forward. We hope the description of these steps will communicate how committed we are to your safety and that you will feel comfortable enough to join us for worship on a Sunday morning.

Lead Pastor Wes Hamilton talks about Sanitation
and Safety at Hulen Street Church

Read below to find additional details and information about the measures we have taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

1. Air Quality and Cleaning Procedures

A. “The AIR War”
We have recently installed a Bi-Polar Ionization System throughout the church. What does ionizing the air do?

If our rooms were sealed, unoccupied, with the ionization system running alongside our AC the room air should be 99% sanitized after about 30 minutes Obviously, that is a “perfect world” environment and does not reflect a typical Sunday morning.

Therefore, we are not claiming that a Sunday morning at Hulen Street is 99% virus-free, but the new system is working continuously behind the scenes to significantly reduce the amount of virus, bacterial, and allergens in the air circulating throughout the church.

Click the links below to learn more about the science and the benefits of bi-polar ionization systems.
B. “The GROUND War”
We have also purchased an electrostatic backpack mister. The mister uses a hospital-grade, plant-based disinfectant that is given a positive charge as it leaves the machine. Because everything around us has a negative charge, the mist is attracted and adheres to every nook and cranny, every toy and tabletop. This technology allows us to thoroughly disinfect all surfaces in multiple rooms in just minutes and the mist dries quickly. The worship center and classrooms used during the 9:30 service are sanitized before the 11:30 service.

2. Worship Seating

To keep appropriate distance during worship, we have redesigned the seating of our worship center into “pods” of 2 to 5 chairs. When you arrive, you will be assigned to a “pod” based on the size of your family or party. We will make every effort to seat you in the location of your choice, but seating is limited and your flexibility is greatly appreciated.

3. Face Masks

One of the values of Hulen Street Church is:
Surprising Hospitality- Doing more than what is expected to convince everyone they are wanted and (in this season) safe.

We have always been a church that considers the experience of everyone who walks through our doors. We work hard to constantly identify and dismantle any obstacles that would cause someone to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable at Hulen Street. Many times, this requires us to set aside our personal preferences for the sake of someone we do not even know. It is in that spirit that we are going to require everyone in attendance who is 5 years old and older to wear a face mask during worship.

If you do not have a mask, don’t worry, we have facemasks that will be available for anyone who needs one on Sunday morning.

What's next for you?

If you are ready to visit in person on a Sunday morning we’d encourage you to go to the Plan Your Visit page designed to make your first time at Hulen Street as smooth as possible.

If you’re still are not yet ready to worship with us in person, we would invite you to go to www.hulenstreet.com/livestream or www.facebook.com/hulenstreetchurch where you can join us online at 9:30 or 11:00 am every Sunday morning.