Coronvirus Updates
 
WE HAVE REOPENED FOR SUNDAY SERVICES! 
 

Dear Family,

We have some great news! We have reopened the church for Sunday services!

This is a very unique circumstance in which we find ourselves. Not since the Spanish Flu pandemic of the early 1900’s have we quarantined our nation. This has been a trying time, but a time of great opportunity for this church to be the Church! We have continued to pray, continued to worship, and continued to serve our community!

With that being said, we want you to feel secure about coming on Sunday so the leadership has put these guidelines in place to help you decide whether you want to physically attend services or continue to watch them online, at home.

If you are symptomatic (fever, cough, chest congestion, etc.), please stay home and take care of yourself. We want you to be safe and healthy. We will continue to stream our services online. CDs of the sermon are always available via request to secretary@newhopevineyard.org.

Cleaning – We have completely cleaned and disinfected the entire church building using anti-bacterial, anti-viral products designed specifically for health services.

Touch surfaces – we will have doors open so they won’t need to be handled while entering and exiting the building. There will be no bulletins printed (no touch needed). If you like to take notes, bring a notebook/journal with you.

Distancing – We would ask that everyone keep a proper distance of 6 feet while in the building. This will be difficult, because have missed seeing each other. This will be especially tough for our little ones, so we’re asking parents to be extra vigilant – hold on to those kiddos! Try not to congregate in public areas.

Seating – Please keep “distancing” in mind when selecting your seat on Sunday morning. We have removed every-other row in the sanctuary to help with this. Of course, people in the same household may sit together. There is also an overflow section set up in the Gathering Place for additional seating.

Face-coverings – We encourage you to wear a face-covering or mask while in the building, especially if you are considered “high-risk” (elderly, medical issues, etc.). This is not mandatory, but we do want you to be safe and we want to keep others safe. We will have a limited number of masks available if you need one (first come, first served).

Hand sanitizer – There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the church for your convenience.

Drinks – Coffee and water will not be served on Sundays for a while. This will help us prevent “touch/contact issues”. If you like to have a drink during church, please bring your own from home.

Kids’ Church – For the next few weeks, we will not have VKC. We ask that you keep your children with you during service. We will keep the service a little shorter during this time, but you may want to bring a snack and/or quiet activity (coloring book, puzzle book, etc).

The leadership has worked prayerfully and diligently to put these guidelines in place so that everyone, no matter their ideals or convictions, feel some level of security while worshiping at New Hope Vineyard Church. We have considered state recommendations as well as guidance from the Vineyard and Citizens for Community Values in making our decisions. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this most unusual time.