The church’s access card system makes the church more secure, yet provides members with better access to the building for activities through coded key cards. This page will give you an overview to help you understand the system. Many members will not need an access card at all.
Do you need a card?
The answer is “no” if:
- You typically just attend worship services, Family Night activities, concerts, or other broadly attended events. Aside from a couple doors around the childcare areas, church doors will be unlocked for major events.
- If you come to the church on weekdays during office hours. Just enter by the Reception Desk at Door 9 (see map) to get a Visitor Badge and gain access.
The answer is “yes” if:
- You attend activities or meetings not listed above. Church members needing evening access for meetings and other user groups can get key cards coded for your access needs. Details about access times and doors will be provided with your card.
- You'd like to have a card handy to use the Automatic Door opener at Door 9.
Good Things to Know
- Cards do not disable the security alarm. The alarm is set after meetings end, weekdays, and most Saturdays. Overnight/holiday access is restricted to those with codes to disarm the system.
- If you lose or misplace your key card, contact the Facilities team right away.
- If your access needs change, you can keep the same card, just contact Facilities staff to modify your access rights.
- If you do not have a card, but wish to attend an evening event be sure you have a cell phone number of another participant handy – just to be safe.
- To protect our children, we restrict access to the CE wing. Only parents of current church youth, teachers, and HS youth have access to exterior doors to the CE Wing (Doors 5 and 6).
- If you have limited mobility issues, a card can be set up for access to doors that are easier for you to enter the church.
Mobility Challenged? Use the Automatic Opener at Door 9!
The church’s north entry doors (Door 9) now have a key card-enabled automatic opening door (courtesy of an anonymous donor). With your key card, you can simply swipe your card to simultaneously unlock and have the door open for you. It stays open about 15 seconds, then slowly closes. Access to the power door will follow your existing access schedule.
For anyone without a keycard who needs the power opener when the church is unlocked (Sunday am, weekdays during office hours, weddings/funerals, etc.), there is a specially-coded key fob hanging by the reader that can be swiped to open the door.
For questions about cards contact the team at .