Check out how Sundays will run with your safety and wellbeing in mind.
We are looking forward to meeting in person for
Comeback Sunday on March 21st at 10:00 AM
Ethos Regathering Overview
We are excited to worship with you in person. Your safety is our priority, and we’ll be working hard to ensure you and your family feel comfortable and safe while attending.
Here's the summary:
We will host a single 10:00am worship gathering at Nationwide Conference Center*.
All guests over 5 yrs of age are to wear a mask throughout their visit while practicing safe physical distancing.
Hand sanitizer & masks will be readily available.
Rows of chairs in the auditorium will be 6 feet apart.
In partnership with Nationwide Conference Center, the building will be thoroughly cleaned & sanitized.
All children & parents will be temperature checked before entering Ethos Kids.
Ethos Kids classrooms will be operating at a limited capacity & requiring registration to participate. Registration for Ethos KIDS opens the Thursday before each Sunday.
All Servant Leaders will wear masks & be temperature checked.
Additional information regarding our safety measures may be reviewed in the FAQ’s below.
*We recognize not everyone is ready to attend in-person yet. No worries — we’ve got you covered and will continue to live stream our worship experiences online. Whether you are in-person, online, or in a Community Group, our hope is that you continue to feel seen & valued in this season.
I’m not comfortable returning to in-person gatherings yet. May I continue to be a part of the online experience?
Yes! We encourage you to join us online as we will stream each Sunday on Facebook, YouTube & will be posting the service on our webiste under the "Watch" page.
When & where will Sunday morning gatherings take place?
To begin, we will host a single 10:00 AM worship gathering at Nationwide Conference Center*. Additional gathering times will be communicated as they are added. Please follow us on Instagram & Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
*Ethos will continue meeting online through Facebook & YouTube live at 10:00 AM. Consider following "EthosOH" on Facebook & YouTube.
Will Ethos be limiting the capacity of their buildings?
Yes, we are limiting our capacity to ensure physical distancing in our auditorium & overflow areas. As the local, state, & federal guidelines evolve, we will update our seating limitations accordingly & communicate immediately.
How will Ethos practice social distancing on Sunday?
We will have dedicated Service Hosts to help seat you and any guests on Sunday morning to help ensure safe social distancing. Additionally, we will be seating every row 6 feet from the next row to keep a safe distance between families within the auditorium. Additionally, we ask to have 2-3 seats between each group seated in the same row. We ask that every individual practice social distancing while in the lobby or common areas.
Will I need to wear a mask?
We will be following the State of Ohio & CDC guidelines by asking all guests over the age of 5 to wear masks throughout their visit. We are closely watching local, state, & federal guidelines to ensure all recommended safety precautions are implemented to ensure your safety.
How is Ethos cleaning its facilities?
In partnership with Nationwide Conference Center, we will conduct regular cleanings between gatherings to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout Nationwide Conference Center.
Will restrooms be open?
Yes, all restrooms will be open & will undergo routine cleaning.
Will Ethos be screening those who attend in person?
Temperature checks will be required for all our staff, servant leader teams, & all children attending Ethos Kids. We ask everyone to use good judgment. If you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home & participate in our live-stream online experience.
Will there be Ethos Kids available for my children?
Yes. Ethos Kids classrooms will be operating at a limited capacity to follow State of Ohio & Nationwide Conference Center safety policies. Registration will be required for participation in Ethos Kids & will open the Thursday before each Sunday. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your children while you attend the worship experience. To receive Ethos Parent updates through the Remind App, text “@EthosKid” to 81010
Can my kid(s) join me in the worship experience?
Yes. Any child who is not in Ethos Kids on a Sunday morning at Nationwide Conference Center will be invited to join their parents for the worship experience. Children joining their parents/guardians will receive an activity bag before entering the auditorium.
What safety precautions and procedures can I expect for my children?
When classrooms are open, Ethos Kids will be taking several precautions to keep your kids & our servant leaders healthy & safe:
- Masks & temperature checks are required for all Ethos Kids servant leaders.
- Temperature checks are required for all children & parents during Ethos Kids Check-In.
- One parent will be allowed in the Ethos Kids area for drop-off & pick up to limit traffic.
- We are asking that all kids (grades K-5) wear a mask. All other ages will not be asked to wear masks.
- Hand sanitizing will be offered & encouraged before entering the Ethos Kids area for all servant leaders, parents & children.
- Room capacity limits will be set to provide adequate social distancing.
- All non-essential items from home (like toys & blankets) will need to stay in the hallway or in your vehicle. Essential items include; baby carrier, diaper bag, bottle & other items to care for a child.
- We will be sanitizing rooms, surfaces & toys frequently. Items placed in the month of a child will be placed aside to be cleaned & sanitized before use of said item by another child.
- Our servant leaders are washing their hands and/or sanitizing often, & we’ll encourage your child to do the same.
If I choose not to attend in person, will there still be an online curriculum from the Ethos Kids ministry?
Yes, you will still be able to find resources for your child online. Go to the "Church Online" page.
Is there an experience for my Junior High or High School Student?
Ethos YTH, our weekly experience for students, will continue to meet in person the first three Tuesdays of each month at 7:00PM. To receive Ethos YTH updates through the Remind App, text “@EthosYTH” to 81010.
Ethos YTH Location: 1992 Lewis Center Rd., 43035
I’m new to Ethos Church, how do I get connected?
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to fill out a connect card, text “EthosNEW” to 94000 & we’ll be in contact with you. You can also join us on Facebook & Instagram to stay connected to the Ethos community.
If you would like to be a part of our Servant Leadership Team, join us for our next Ethos 101.
How may I continue giving?
During this time, we will not pass offering buckets. We will be encouraging digital giving. You can give online on the "Give" page or text any amount you’d like to give to the number "84321", then follow the link in the message you receive.
During our Sunday in-person gatherings, we will have "Generosity Boxes" stationed in the auditorium if you prefer to give by cash or check.
If you are newer to Ethos, please do not feel obligated to give. We practice generosity as a representation of our faith in God in order to reach more people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
What is Ethos Church doing during this time to serve the community?
As always, we’re committed to meeting the needs of our communities locally & around the world. This is the heartbeat of the Ethos Community. To serve our city through COVID-19, we have supported local businesses, launched a grocery giveaway, provided relief domestically & internationally, partnered with local organizations to serve the city, & engaged Ethos servant leaders in I Love My City Projects.
If we can serve you in anyway, please text "EthosCare" to the number
"94000" & we will follow up with you shortly. We are in this together.