Road to Regathering Updates
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.
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 in its entirety 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.
April 17, 2020:
Per the new Safer At Home Order – #28 issued by Governor Evers and WI DHS Secretary Palm on Thursday, April 16, Northwest is now suspending on-site activities, gatherings, and worship services through Sunday, May 31. During this extended time of suspension, we are continuing to hold Online Worship on Sunday mornings, a weekly Online Prayer and Small Group meeting on Wednesdays, as well as posting more resources here on the church website. In the coming days and weeks we will be posting video updates from the different ministries here at the church, and we will also continue to update you regarding our COVID-19 response as new information is released.
March 29, 2020:
We have extended the suspension of on-site worship and activities now until Friday, April 24 per the Safer At Home order issued by the Wisconsin DHS and Governor Evers. As new information becomes available, we will continue to evaluate and update you regarding church cancellations and decisions through this web page, email, and social media. As we further extend this suspension of activities, we are planning to offer a special Good Friday online video message, and will have Online Worship for Resurrection Sunday as well. If you missed any of our Online Worships the past few Sundays and would like to watch them, we have archives available. Visit our Online Worship page to view those. Also during this time if you would like to learn more about ways to continue your spiritual growth or walk with Christ, visit our Discipleship Resources page or view the documents listed above.
March 17, 2020:
Per new guidelines set forth by the CDC, the White House, and the Wisconsin DHS, Northwest Baptist Church has made the decision to implement phase 2 of our plan, and suspend all Sunday morning classes, activities, and services, and weekly small groups effective now through the end of March 2020. At that time, Northwest church leaders and staff will discuss next steps regarding continuing to suspend activities in April, or whether to resume normal church functions. Please continue to follow NWBC church updates and cancellations at nwbc-tosa.org/covid-19.
In light of the above announcement, Northwest is planning to hold a virtual, online worship service. If you would like to join us for online worship, please visit https://nwbc-tosa.org/live. Online worship will begin at 10:30am on Sunday mornings. In addition to watching the service live, you can also listen to past sermons, view the weekly announcements/Ministry Opportunities, and faithfullygive online through Breeze, our secure church management system.
Following the online service each Sunday, the video feed will be archived, allowing you to view the service at a later time if you wish. Lastly, the online worship service can also be viewed on any device that YouTube is accessible from, which includes smartphones, tablets, PC, Mac, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and others.
Northwest is a Disaster Reliefsite if and when needed, so please keep an eye on our website for opportunities to serve if we are called upon by health officials to assist with food distribution and other necessary tasks.
Please continue to pray for our leaders at all levels of government for wisdom, and for the church’s ability to be the hands and feet of Christ to each other and those in need.