COVID-19 Guidelines

Religious institutions are exempt from the state's COVID-19 restrictions.

In-Person Services on Sunday at 9 & 11 AM

Livestream at 9 AM

Watch Sunday's message live at 9 a.m. on the New Community Church Wexford YouTube Channel or on our Facebook Page.

Also, you can visit our YouTube Channel anytime to watch the service and previous messages. 


No registration for services needed.

There are certain risks inherent in any public gathering at this time. You assume responsibility for those risks when you attend. We will continue the in-place protocols of mask wearing (inside the building) and social distancing as well as our cleaning procedures during this time. 

NCC's Plan

The health and safety of our congregation is our top priority. We have made modifications for our services to meet federal, state, and local regulations. We very thankful that religious institutions are exempt from the current COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Worship Center capacity is currently limited. Seating is adjusted to accommodate recommended social distancing.
  • We encourage our most vulnerable church family members to continue to worship from home.
  • Our commitment to bring you an engaging online worship experience is ongoing.
  • Contact-free hand sanitizer stations are available.
  • High traffic areas are sanitized between services.
  • Masks are required at all times.
  • No paper handouts are distributed. All opportunities to stay connected are available on NCC’s website and in weekly emails.
  • Cry Room is open to one family at a time.
  • We continue to sing during the worship service.
  • We recommend online giving options. Offering bins are  located at the exit of the Worship Center.
  • Communion is available in a new packaged distribution.
  • Access to restrooms have been adjusted for capacity and safety along with additional procedures.
  • No coffee, food, or water fountains are currently available.  
  • Social distancing guidelines should be respected at all times.
  • If you feel sick, have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, please stay home.



Extensive Cleanliness Policy

Dear Friend,

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.


Cleanliness 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.

Café

  • No Cafe is being offered at this time.

Children’s Ministry

  • We always have hand sanitizer in each of the classrooms. Teachers use it before distributing snacks. We also clean the surfaces with disinfectant between services.

Greetings and Handshaking

  • 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!”

Offerings

  • We encourage everyone to move to online giving. Offering boxes are available in the worship center near the exit.

Communion

  • 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.

Those 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 gathering.

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 this.


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


Sincerely,

Mark for the Staff and the Elders