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In-person gatherings have been suspended at all locations until the weekend of December 12th. 

COVID 19 Response

November 19, 2020

I’m sure you’ve already heard the statement given by our Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry and our Health Minster, Adrian Dix with regards to suspending in person worship services until midnight, December 7th. What does this mean for us at Coastal Church? 

Our weekend Worship Services will once again continue online only. This change affects all in-person watch parties, including Coastal Kids services.

These LIVE services will continue each weekend at 5:00 pm on Saturday evenings, and 9:00 am & 11:00 am on Sunday (PST).

How can we prepare for our worship time in our home?

  1. Let’s decide which weekend service we and our family will attend (Saturday at 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am or 11:00 am PST or a Spanish service at 5:00 pm PST) and which platform to join. Do you enjoy participating in our chat room or want prayer during the service? Then we invite you to join us at: live.coastalchurch.org.


    If you prefer gathering around a Smart TV, we’d suggest trying Youtube and subscribing to the Coastal Church channel for future videos.

    If you like participating together with friends online, and sharing the service, join us on Facebook LIVE.

  2. Let’s pray to receive from the Lord prior to tuning in.
  3. Let’s pray for family or friends that may also need to be encouraged during this time and ask them to ‘join’ us, with a follow up call following the service.
  4. Let’s give God our best in how we posture ourselves, as it is an act of worship to the King of Kings! If possible, stand during worship and keep distractions to a minimum.

As we journey through a pandemic together, we purpose to continue to speak faith into the darkness, and choose to walk as we are reminded in Nehemiah 8:10, ‘Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength’.

Love, Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop & our Coastal Church Team

Coastal Church is committed to creating an environment that meets government recommendations for safety. To make that possible, our weekend services have been redesigned to accommodate new safety procedures and physical distancing. This includes significantly reduced capacity and adjusted service times.

Downtown Vancouver Campus

1160 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Family Watch Party
(11:00 AM Only)

Commercial & Crosstown Campus

1645 N Grandview Hwy, Vancouver

Sunday 11:00 AM

Pitt Meadows Education Centre

102 – 105, 12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Richmond Campus

14211 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Common Questions

Are reservations required?

Yes. You will be required to register before attending an in-person service. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Physical distanced seating is available at each location with assistance by our team.

If you are not able to attend, we ask that you withdraw your name online as soon as possible. We will adhere to the 50 person maximum and it would be unfortunate if we didn’t give every available seat an opportunity to be filled!

How far in advance can I register?

In-person registration will reset each week, following the Sunday services. In order to accommodate each guest and prepare our buildings, registration will close every Saturday at 1:00 PM.

Why is Crosstown Campus not meeting?

The Crosstown Campus meeting location (International Village Cinemas) is currently unavailable for weekend gatherings. We’re encouraging everyone who considers Crosstown their home campus to join us at Commercial Drive!

Why is the audience capacity so small?

At this time, all event organizers are ordered by BC Health Authorities to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, theatres, religious gatherings or other similar events.

The timing for a safe restart for activities requiring large gatherings is still to be determined as part of Phase four of BC’s Restart Plan. Coastal Church will expand building capacity once the provincial government has approved such gatherings.

What is the difference between a studio audience & watch party?

When attending a service Downtown, you will join in as a participant in our Studio Audience! Because you’re joining a live recording, you must arrive at a specific time before filming begins. The sanctuary looks somewhat different with production equipment, lighting and physical distance seating, but it’s a good different. You’ll have some insight into how Coastal creates a weekly live online service, along with stepping into the recording as the ‘live’ audience to respond both in worship and receiving the Word spoken.

When attending a service at Commercial, Pitt Meadows or Richmond Campus, you will join other viewers for a LIVE Watch Party! Watch Parties are just like watching church online, but together!

Are there services for kids?

Yes! Kids services are happening Downtown, Commercial & Richmond. 

If you’re planning on attending the Downtown campus with your family, we’ve prepared a special watch party just for you! The viewing location will be at our Downtown Alberni offices, directly across the street from our church building. Your kids will join others their age to engage in an interactive viewing of our kids weekend video led by our Coastal Kids Team, while you and other parents join a LIVE viewing of the 11:00 AM worship service just across the hall in Room 205. It’s just like watching church online, but together with other families!

If you’re attending Richmond or Commercial Campus, you can reserve a spot for your kids during registration. 

What sanitization & safety measures will be in place?

Our team will frequently disinfect surfaces throughout the building and we will sanitize the auditoriums between services. Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building. Water fountains, food-services, and coffee stations will not be available at this time. All seat-back materials, papers, and pens will be removed.

We will also check your temperature when entering. If a fever is present (normal temperature range is 36.1˚C – 37.2˚C), we will ask you to come back when you’re healthy. We’re thankful we still have the worship service online for you to participate in, where the majority of our connections are made! We also pray you would have a complete recovery.

What about face coverings?
We will adhere to our province’s decision regarding mandatory masks. Masks are strongly encouraged. Please be prepared to wear a mask upon entering, throughout worship, as well as when exiting. This is a done as a consideration to those you will be worshipping with.
What if I am considered “high-risk”?

If you or someone in your family is considered “high-risk” for severe illness, we encourage you to continue worshipping with us online.

What if I don't feel comfortable coming in person yet?

We completely understand, and we want you to feel comfortable. We invite you to continue worshipping with us online at live.coastalchurch.org.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Safety Response

As per Dr. Henry’s update on November 19, 2020, regarding indoor social gatherings, Coastal Church will be suspending in person worship services until the weekend of December 12th. We invite you to join us for Church Online to experience worship, the message, and the community of your church family through live chat and prayer.