MASKS - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is now safe for fully vaccinated people to gather outdoors as well as in most indoor settings without masks or physically distancing. These updated recommendations reflect growing confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccines and the significant decline in recent weeks of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. In light of the CDC’s recommendations, wearing a mask at New Church will now be optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
SINGING - There will be music in the service and congregational singing will be permitted.
COFFEE - We will provide coffee.
REGISTERING YOUR ATTENDANCE - We will encourage everyone to register their presence, adults, youth and children, online through our website. A QR code will be provided to make this as easy as possible. Instructions will also be given during the service.
OFFERING - An offering will be received as part of our worship for those able to give. You will be invited to give online using your smartphone, or by placing your offering in a basket at the back of our worship space. Instructions for both will be given in the service.
COMMUNION - We will, as always, share in the Feast of Holy Communion during worship. At the ushers’ guidance, you are invited to come forward where you will be served a piece of bread and an individual cup of juice. You are invited to then dip the bread in the cup and receive the two elements together. Gluten-free bread is also available, as well as individual, fully sealed communion kits, if you prefer.
If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please join us online.