Friday, July 31, 2020

Dear Church Family,


Session met on Tuesday, July 28 and voted to re-open more of our on campus ministries over the coming weeks. Beginning Sunday, September 13, our early childhood ministry will be open and ready to care for children ages 2 thru Pre-K at our 9am traditional and 11am contemporary services each week. Our program for elementary kids in grades K-5 will also open on Sunday, September 13, but during the 11am service only. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we’re planning to utilize additional classrooms in the Education Building for the children to help them with physical distancing. Therefore, we will not be resuming adult Sunday school classes or Sunday morning Common Ground at this time.

As far as Wednesday evening classes this fall, Common Ground, our student ministry for those in 6th-12th grade will be resuming their meetings on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm in the Education Building. Adults will have a single class option, to be offered in the sanctuary, each Wednesday beginning September 16 at 6:30pm. We are not planning to offer Extreme Team for kids in grades K-5th or early childhood ministries on Wednesday nights.

Staff, Session and leaders have creatively and diligently worked to come up with plans so that all age groups have in person opportunities each week at our facilities. More information about specific guidelines will be forthcoming as we approach September and the further re-openings. We’re so grateful for our New Hope family and how generous and adaptable they’ve been as we do our best to keep safety in mind with our on campus activities. We appreciate each person and if you have further questions, please contact Pastor Eddie or Pastor Mike. If you’re interested in continuing a previous on campus ministry, please contact Ed Harger to discuss those plans and he can guide you through the protocols and expectations.