NCC COVID 19 RESPONSE

2020-2021

Updated: 4.14.2021

 

  • The restrooms by the Café are open once again.

  • We have increased the seating capacity in the auditorium while still maintaining social distancing.  

  • NCC Kids classes will be available at both the 8:45 and 11am service starting May 2nd.
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On June 14th, 2020 we began to meet in person for our church services again. While we understand many were excited to return, we also know that many were concerned about being in a group setting. Please rest assured that we are dedicated to continuing the Live Stream every Sunday as an option to watch from the comfort of your home.

 

We will be offering an 8:45am and 11:00am in person service.

 

For those attending in person, we are excited to see familiar faces and worship together again. Please note as we start in person services again, there will be some changes to our services. Please see the changes below.
 

  • Masks: Due to the recent rise in local COVID-19 cases, as well as the recent PA Department of Health order, the leadership at NCC has decided that masks be must worn at all times when inside of the church building with the only exceptions being for individuals who are on the stage speaking or leading worship, and for those that are exempt for medical or health reasons. We feel this is a necessary step to protect our congregation while still allowing us to have in person services.  We understand that there are many differing views on this matter, but as Christ-followers we are asked to respect our governing authorities, and more importantly we are commanded to show love and humility to others. 
     

  • Children’s Classes: Classes started back on Oct. 4th for Preschool-12th Grade during the 8:45am Service. Classes for Preschool-6th Grade during the 11am Service will begin May 2nd
     

  • Entering the Building: Only the front doors will be used for entering the building. 
     

  • Entering the Lobby: The café will be closed for now. 
     

  • Entering the Auditorium: There are clusters of chairs that are spaced appropriately. There are groups of 1, 2,3 and 4 chairs. If you have a larger family feel free to move a few chairs to accommodate them.
     

  • Seating Capacity: We are limiting the auditorium to 200 people. If needed we will have overflow seating in the balcony where the live stream will be viewed on the TV.
     

  • Communion: You may choose to visit one of the communion stations on your way into the auditorium, or you may wait until communion time to get your emblems.
     

  • Bulletin (Communicator Cards, Prayer Lists, Sermon Outlines): We will continue to have online communicator cards, online prayer lists and online sermon outlines as well as having paper copies on the chairs. Click HERE for the Online Bulletin
     

  • Offering: Offering can be placed in the wooden boxes in the back of the auditorium or online.
     

  • Service: The service will be shorter than we are used to (50-55 minutes). We will have a time for worship, communion and sermon.

We ask that you prayerfully consider all of these changes as they are meant to keep your safety and others a top priority. These are all simple things we can do in Christian love to protect others.

While we understand the church service will look different for now, we are hopeful and praying that these are temporary changes. As we progress through 2021 we may be able to lift several of the mitigation efforts.