the center reopening updates

Date: 7/29/21 8:00 am
Subject: Center Activities

theCENTER is open for normal, posted hours without restrictions. Surface sanitizing is conducted as our usual practice. Masking and hand coverings are not required for any exercise activity, swimming, or class but may be worn if preferred.

Date: 5/15/20 9:00 am
Subject: Reopen Planning

theCENTER is eager to announce our reopening on May 18th, 2020. We are excited to continue promoting health and fitness across Waco and our surrounding communities as a ministry of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. Following the recommendations and regulations from State and local orders, theCENTER will be implementing new protocols to ensure the health and safety of our members. See all the details, including new procedures and limitations, and make a reservation here.

Date: 5/4/20 5:00 pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

We are in Phase I of our Phased Reopening Plan, so theCenter will continue to have virtual classes online.  For more information, please visit the Reopening page on our website.

Date: 4/28/20 10:15 am
Subject: Reopen Planning

Pastor Josh will share Columbus Avenue's reopening plan on Sunday, May 3rd. Be sure to join the service via Livestream or Facebook Live!

Date: 4/17/20 2:30pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

The Columbus Avenue staff and leadership are developing a three-phase reopening plan that coincides with the “Opening Up America” guidelines ( and with Governor Abbott’s “Open Texas” guidelines ( These plans include ways to reopen the CDC and theCENTER using new procedures aimed at keeping participants and staff safe. At this point, a reopening date has not been established, but training for all staff in new, health safety procedures is being scheduled. An overview of reopening plans is scheduled to be released at the end of next week. 

Date: 3/31/20 5:30pm
Subject: Closures through April 30

In keeping with Governor Abbott's extension of the Shelter In Place order, theCENTER will remain closed to visitors through April 30. April membership dues will not be charged until theCenter reopens. For more information regarding the closing of theCENTER, contact