Dear Northwest Community Church Family,
During a recent meeting, the elders discussed COVID-19. They agreed that this virus can be a serious health risk for some. The decreased number of cases in our area, however, provides encouraging news. With that in mind, please review our updated efforts to deal with COVID-19:
Please consider the following criteria before coming to the church campus:
- If you or someone in your household have recently been sick or in a compromised environment, then we ask that you not come to the campus on Sunday or Wednesday.
- Please consider the following additional questions before coming to the campus:
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
- Have you had a low-grade fever in the last 48 hours?
- Have you experienced a new loss of taste or smell?
- Have you experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
- If any of these apply to you, please do not come to church, but seek the appropriate medical care.
- If you are someone who would be considered in the “at risk” category or who has a compromised immune system, please consider staying home and live streaming one of our Sunday services.
- For those who may be sick or still uncomfortable attending, you may view a live stream of both services at the appropriate times (9:00 AM and 10:45 AM).
Regarding the wearing of a mask at church:
We are no longer going to recommend that everyone wear a mask while on the church campus. What we do recommend is that you do what you think is best for your own health and comfort. When you come to church, you’ll notice that some people wear a mask, but many don’t. Whether or not you wear a mask is completely up to your own preference. We will continue to provide masks in the church foyer for those who want one but do not have one. We will also continue to encourage frequent hand washing and/or the use of hand sanitizer.
We continue to give thanks to the Lord for His mercy and grace that He shows each of us. Although this year has been full of challenges, it is encouraging to remember that God can and does use trials to help us grow spiritually and cause His children to shine like bright lights in a dark world.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20–21).
If you have any needs, physical or spiritual, please let us know so that we can care for you. We love you in Christ.
Pastor Scott Christmas,
On Behalf of the Elders of Northwest