During this time of crisis and uncertainty the church is called to faith, hope and love...
- Physical distancing is strongly encouraged. This is defined as “avoiding close contact with those outside one’s household.” Close contact generally means avoiding being within 6 feet of another person who is not of the same household.
- State restrictions on gatherings of people – currently 25% of building capacity or a 100-person maximum, whichever is lower – applies to churches and must be strictly enforced.
- Hand sanitization stations will be readily available in restrooms and entry/exit points.
- Facial coverings are required. Please bring your personal protection items with you as the church has a limited supply. Face masks and gloves will be provided upon request.
- Those who are 65 years old or older; have serious underlying medical conditions; or have a compromised immune system should consider remaining at home and join us for online services.
- Covid19 guidelines are posted
- Room occupancies are posted
Entry/exit doors will be propped open whenever possible in order to avoid touching door surfaces.
Thorough cleaning will be executed in high traffic areas such as lobby, halls, sanctuary, meeting rooms, classrooms, restrooms, offices, and areas of ingress and egress. Commonly used surfaces including doorknobs, restroom facilities, podiums, counters, tables, donation boxes and seating areas will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Restroom facilities and door handles, push plates, and knobs will be sanitized before and after each service.
Tablecloths will be changed between services
MAY 29, 2020
In Person Worship Service – Sunday, June 7th
Watermark OC Church will resume in person services on the outside patio, Sunday, June 7th.
In person service time: 8:30 am
Online service time: 10:30 am
If you are unable to attend or not yet ready to meet at the church building, we invite you to join us online at watermarkoc.com/online
Please follow directional signs for parking
Hand sanitization stations will be available for everyone. We strongly encourage you to wear face masks while at Watermark OC Church. Because we have a limited number of face masks, we ask that you bring yours with you. The outdoor seating layout will meet social distancing guidelines. Restrooms will be stocked with hand sanitizer and soap. Restrooms as well as commonly used surfaces will be disinfected before, during and after service. Please refrain from handshakes, hugs, and similar greetings that break physical distancing.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, we invite you to join us online at watermarkoc.com/online
If you or someone in your family/group has had any of the following within the last 14 days, we ask that you stay at home and join us for Watermark’s online service: watermarkoc.com/online
- Fever of 100 degrees or higher
- Flu symptoms
- Exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
Watermark honors and respects your decision to worship at the church building OR online. We understand each individual’s situation is unique to them, and that is okay. We stand with you as you work through this current season in God’s grace. We love you and we are here for you.
MARCH 24, 2020
Program & Events:
Sundays, in March leadership development 3rd generation *POSTPONED*
Sunday April, 5th Palm Sunday Food Truck event *POSTPONED*
Friday, April, 10th Good Friday Service, 5pm *TBD*
Sat, April, 11th Del Mesa Egg Hunt *POSTPONED*
Sun, April 12th 9 & 11am EASTER SERVICES*TBD*
Friday, March 20th Mexico church-build trip was postponed for now; however, we have the funds and building materials ready to go in order to build Pastor Carlos’ home on the church property!
MARCH 20, 2020
Important prayer update, Friday March 20th
Get involved with a city-wide 24/7 prayer effort using the following link:
When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains a guide to help people know how to pray during their 1-hour time slot (in English and Spanish). Additionally, you will receive reminder e-mails/texts 8 hours before and 1 hour before your time slot.
MARCH 18, 2020
In line with the Orange County announcement yesterday, Wednesday 17th (what is essentially a modified “shelter in place” order), Watermark is encouraging all households to remain at home with family members and as-need relatives only.
While this feels like a dramatic step and such a loss of personal freedom we believe that this short-term discomfort will lead to long-term success in terms of overcoming this virus.
Our decision to comply with the county is not just based on duty alone-its definitely not based on fear-but rather love!
We believe there are two distinct ways the church can present the Gospel in love during this season.
#1 is practicing social distancing. This cause is worth the effort because, even though we may not fear getting sick ourselves, our acts of discipline now will have a causative affect on our neighbors and friends for the positive!
#2 is the call to crisis response. Assuming you are healthy and low-risk, we will keep referring you to the links above to get involved with personal aid kits and home visits.
Remember to use the links below if
- you need help
- you want to get involved
- you want to keep connected with the church!
MARCH 17, 2020
If you would like to volunteer to serve our Del Mesa neighbors during their time of need Contact Us Here.
If you want to volunteer to serve any house in need in Costa Mesa with the crisis response team use THIS LINK
If you’re in need of a care package use THIS LINK
For streaming the Sunday service go to WatermarkOC Facebook service will be broadcasted 10am Sunday morning!