Extensive Cleanliness Policy
The New Community Church staff and Elders have been giving
careful thought to how to protect the health of our congregation during this
unusual situation with the Coronavirus. In light of this current situation, we
have prepared a strategy we want to share with you. As part of our ongoing
commitment to providing a clean, safe, and welcoming worship environment, we
have extensive cleanliness policies and procedures in place to help protect against
the spread of bacteria and germs.
of the facility
- We are making extra efforts to clean and
sanitize surfaces that are touched by people on a regular basis such as door
handles, coffee urn handles, and the like.
While we make every effort to keep these surfaces as germ-free as
possible, you can help as an ‘end-user’ by carrying and using hand sanitizer
after touching anything that might be a means of germ transmission.
- No Cafe is being offered at this time.
always have hand sanitizer in each of the classrooms. Teachers use it
before distributing snacks. We also clean the surfaces with disinfectant
- During this time, we recommend that greetings be
done without touching in a way that shares our germs. We are saying, “Share the
love, not the germs!”
- We encourage everyone to move to online
giving. Offering boxes are available in the worship center near the exit.
- Easter Week Communion is coming up in April. We have procedures that prevent the transmission of germs for that
special moment of taking the Lord’s Supper.
most at risk
- For those in our church family who have
compromised immune systems, we support your decision to not expose
yourself to crowds. If you are not already aware, our service can be
viewed live on our YouTube Channel as a safe way of being with us without being exposed to a public
This is a situation that most of us have not faced in our
lifetimes. While we don’t have to live in fear, we want to take wise
precautions that not only protect our health but the health of those who are
more vulnerable than we may be. As we learn more, we may have more to say on
In the meantime, I am reminded of
the bumper sticker I read on the back of a tractor-trailer on my way to Ohio to
visit a very sick young woman this week: “God is still in control.” It was a
good reminder to me, and I am sure it is a good one for all of us.
God uses times of trouble to remind people of their need for
Him. The Church of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. We can pray that God
will use this time of uncertainty to draw people to the only thing that is
certain; God’s promises.
“So, do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I
am your God, I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Mark for the Staff and the Elders