Garden Ridge latest COVID 19 Update

Garden Ridge Family, 

We are excited to announce that we are once again meeting together in the building.

We understand that there are a lot of different opinions and views among our family as to when and how we should proceed in reopening the building.  With such a diverse range of viewpoints, it is no surprise that there is also a vast range of needs.  These needs are what we are focused on trying to meet within our family. 


There are some, for a multitude of different reasons, who are not able or ready to return to the building. We understand this and to meet their needs, we have put a strong effort and focus into having the ability to live stream our service directly from the auditorium to their homes.   We are hoping to provide the closest things next to actually being in the building for those who can’t attend in person just yet.  Those interested in this option will be able to access the live stream, community chat, and live prayer through 

There are others whose needs are different; a need that simply cannot be met by only attending an online service. They are longing for the opportunity to meet together in person once again for a live service.  So, that is why starting September 6th, while following many safety guidelines and procedures as listed below, we will begin offering our Sunday Morning service live in the building.   

It is important for you to make your decisions based on faith rather than emotion. We are a united body through all things but being united doesn’t mean that we are all uniform.  What is good for one might not be what is good for someone else.  Everyone has unique needs and situations, so please make the decision based on what is right for you and your family and we will respect and honor that decision.   

Please understand that attending the live service is optional and is NOT a measure of your faith.  If you or your family have compromised immunity, are at high risk, or you simply have questions about whether this is even right for you to attend at this time, we encourage you to stay home and continue to worship with us through the live stream. 

For those of you who are interested in attending our service at the building, there will be certain guidelines that we will follow to help ensure the safest worship experience and environment that we can provide.


Please ask yourself the following questions.  If your answer YES to any of the following we ask that you stay home and join us through our online steam.

  • Do I have a fever? Have I taken a fever reducer to lower my temperature?

  • Do I have any of the following symptoms or feel sick

    • Cough​

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fever

    • Sore throat

    • Loss of taste or smell

    • Body aches

  • In the last 14 days, I have been in contact with someone sick with these symptoms above or diagnosed with COVID-19


  • There will be no bible classes for adult, teens, or children 

  • We will provide hand sanitizer stations at each entrance, but encourage you to bring your own 

  • We ask that everyone brings and wears a mask.  If you do not have one, one can be provided for you upon arrival.

  • Practice social distancing and refrain from hugging, handshaking, or touching of others 

  • Available Seating in the auditorium will be marked for safe social distancing 

  • Individual communion cups will be available at entrances. A cup will be placed near the end of your pew for the trash, which will be collected after services 

  • We encourage online giving, but there will also be container within the auditorium if you have the need to give that way 

  • We will be information and greeters at each entrance to help guide you


We are excited to come together again as family, whether that is through an auditorium experience or through our live stream option. We ask that you please continue to be praying for all of these things.  

God Bless You Garden Ridge Family