The elders and staff continue to evaluate how to proceed in light of the spread of COVID-19. Out of love for others, and in an effort to comply with the recommendations of our civil authorities, here are some of the precautions we are currently taking:
- There will be no Wednesday night activities on Wednesday (3/25) (this time off was previously scheduled due to Spring Break).
- This Sunday (3/29), we will not be gathering on the church campus for corporate worship, but will live stream one service at 10:45 am. The worship center will not open to the public, but the service will be available to view on our church website, the NCC app, and the Boxcast app (Roku, Apple TV, or Fire Stick).
- We are also cancelling our normal small group meetings for this week.
- The office will continue to be open during the week for modified hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm), although we are encouraging many of our staff to do what they can from home.
- During office hours, the foyer doors will be locked to reduce face-to-face interaction. If you need to drop anything off, please call ahead first (602.978.2740).
One of the tools we are using to encourage virtual group interactions throughout our church is Zoom. Zoom is a free video conferencing app (similar to FaceTime) that can be used to have face-to-face conversations with people. This is a great tool to help you stay connected virtually to the people with whom you serve, your small group, and/or your discipleship group.
We are thankful for your continued financial support. If you would like to give, you can do so through the following methods: the physical mail, your existing online bank, the NCC app, and our church’s website.
We do miss being together. This time apart can increase our appreciation for time spent with our brothers and sisters in Christ. As always, our church staff and elders are available to care for you through the normal means of communication (phone, text, or email). If you are in need, please let us know how we can help. Please continue to reach out to one another and ask God for the wisdom to make the most of this challenge. We continue to look forward to how God will use this trial to advance the gospel.
Psalm 4:8: “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For Thou alone, O LORD, dost make me to dwell in safety.”
Choosing to trust God with you,
Pastor Scott Christmas