We are thankful to God that we’re seeing some positive changes in the coronavirus pandemic, and we are excited to share some next steps for our corporate worship gatherings.

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 4th, we will have three options for worshiping together.

First, for those worshiping with us online, we are committed to making it the best experience possible. This will remain a priority not only for those who are unable to attend in person but also for those who are exploring faith in Christ or what New Life is all about. We continue to hear from new guests that they participated online for several weeks/months first!

Second, for those desiring in-person worship with added elements of caution, our 9:00 am service will continue as is with COVID protocols in place for both kids and adults. This service has pre-set social-distanced seating, and masks are required at all times.

Finally, our 11:00 am service will move toward a more open format. Specifically, we are introducing personal choice on masking, open seating in the worship center, and the self-serve coffee bar will be open.

Our staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks inside the building during all services in order to preference the needs of those desiring added levels of precaution.

For 11:00 am service attendees who choose to not wear a mask, we would ask and expect care and thoughtfulness to be shown toward others, in the spirit of Philippians 2:3-4. Please provide ample personal space, and mask up before approaching masked attenders for conversation.

3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.

Thank you to everyone who has been so gracious in walking this unique and most-difficult year of ministry with us at New Life.

As we look ahead to this next phase, and whatever additional challenges that are ahead of us, let’s continue working eagerly to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3). It is that kind of unity that will show the world Who we follow (John 17:21).