Road to Regathering

June 7, 2020:

The Leadership Team is announcing we are moving to Stage 2 of our Road to Regathering plan. Beginning Sunday, June 14, we will open our doors for in-person worship again, with social distancing guidelines and limitations in place. Please note during Phase 2 there are no Small Groups, Sunday School, or Nursery/Preschool care. In addition to worshiping in our Sanctuary, we will have available a separate worship area for those at a higher risk for catching COVID-19. If you would like to worship in this area, please note masks are required. Northwest will have a limited supply of masks available. Online Worship will continue to be available through all phases. Scroll down below to see the full information about what worship will be like at Northwest during Phase 2. Click the image below to view a PDF of our Road to Regathering plan.

Measures & guidelines in place at
Northwest during Phase 2 (starts June 14):

 

  • Church building is open again for in-person worship.
  • Please enter the church building using the main door (under the overhang). Our Welcome Team will greet you, answer any questions you may have, and direct you where to head for worship, including over to the vulnerable persons area (see below) if you need.
    • Church doors will be propped open (weather-permitting) to minimize contact.
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers are located near each entrance. Please use these as you enter the church building.
    • Be careful to maintain social distancing of 6 feet or greater.
      Thank you for not shaking hands or giving hugs during this time.
    • Thank you for not congregating while in the Foyer or hallways.
      You are welcome to fellowship with others outside the church building.
  • Max 50 people in the Sanctuary. Social distancing guidelines in place.
    • Please wait for one of our ushers to seat you in the Sanctuary.
      Members of your household/family may sit together but must maintain social distance from those not in your household.
    • Alternating rows will be blocked off and floor markers placed to assist in following distancing guidelines.
    • Masks are encouraged to be worn inside the church building and the Sanctuary. Please feel free to bring your own mask, hand sanitizer, wipes, etc. as you feel led. Northwest will have a limited supply of masks available to give out if needed. Please ask one of our Welcome team members for a mask if you need one. Masks will be given out on first-come, first-serve basis.
    • To help us have a contact-free worship experience, bulletins and handouts, and pew Bibles and Hymnals will not be available at this time. Bible verses and song lyrics will be displayed on the projector screens. Announcements and other important information will continue to be made available here on the church website.
    • An offering plate will not be passed. Instead, offering baskets will be located near the back of the Sanctuary and worship areas for your tithes/offerings.
       Online giving is available as well.
    • On Sundays with Lord’s Supper, we will have tables set up in the church Foyer with pre-packaged Lord’s Supper cups on them. Please take one for you and each of your family that will be participating in Lord’s Supper. The cups will be spaced to reduce contact. offering procedures that reduce hand-to-hand contact.
  • We will have a separate vulnerable persons worship area set up for those at greater risk for catching COVID-19 or who are not comfortable worshiping in a less-stringent environment (the Sanctuary). Masks are required to be worn and a contactless forehead temperature scan will be performed upon entry to this area. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed to enter the vulnerable people’s area.
  • Online Worship and our sermons will still be available online. If you are uncomfortable joining us in person, or have any symptoms of or have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, please continue to stay home and worship with us online.
    CDC – COVID-19 Symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell
  • Overflow seating available (30 people capacity) in the Fellowship Hall, using side entrance. This area to be used if the Sanctuary reaches capacity.
  • No Small Groups, Sunday School, Youth Group, Preschool, Nursery care, or Children’s Church at this time.
  • The Wednesday night Zoom Prayer & Bible study call will be continuing.

Road to Regathering Updates:

 

June 7, 2020:

The Leadership Team is announcing we are moving to Stage 2 of our Road to Regathering plan. Beginning Sunday, June 14, we will open our doors for in-person worship again, with social distancing guidelines and limitations in place. Please note during Phase 2 there are no Small Groups, Sunday School, or Nursery/Preschool care. In addition to worshiping in our Sanctuary, we will have available a separate worship area for those at a higher risk for catching COVID-19. If you would like to worship in this area, please note masks are required. Northwest will have a limited supply of masks available. Online Worship will continue to be available through all phases. Scroll up to see the full information about what worship will be like at Northwest during Phase 2. Click here to view a PDF of our Road to Regathering plan.

 

May 29, 2020:

Northwest church leadership and pastors have formulated a Road to Regathering plan, a multi-phase, stepped approach to regathering. The PDF of the plan  can be read here. Phase 1 begins Sunday, May 31. Phase 1 continues our online-only worship model, with the change focusing on allowing the entire Worship Team to return to the church building to lead us in worship. As the two-week mark approaches for deciding whether to move to Phase 2 (allows in-person worship to resume with strict social distancing requirements in place), we will send out further updates here on the church website, through email, and social media.

 

Spiritual Growth resources

Click the button below to view our Spiritual Growth Resources guide. The guide is designed to encourage you toward continued growth in Christ and with each other.  We hope that you will experience rich, soul-nourishing time with our Lord, discerning this time of containment as his invitation to an extended Sabbath. 

Spiritual Growth Resources