Special Message from
5.31.2020 COVID-19 Update:
Friendly reminder that we are meeting inside until further notice. We are following all social distancing guidelines as well as mask guidelines. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the church office.
5.16.2020 COVID-19 update:
Just a friendly reminder that will have an outdoor service tomorrow at 10:00am.
We ask that everyone bring an chair and wear a facial covering of some sort. However, for those who are uncomfortable with the thought of venturing out into lathe groups or have a compromised immune system, we will air a live service on Facebook and YouTube at 10:00am.
While this is neither ideal or convenient, we humbly ask for patience and grace as we work through these very confusing and dividing times. Our goal is to worship our Lord to the best of our ability with each other. As such, we’ve designated seating areas that are compliant with social distancing regulations, and are strongly encouraging a no-physical contact manner of worship.
At the present moment, we will temporarily limit ourselves to one meeting on campus; meaning, small groups and Sunday school classes will NOT meet on campus. Additionally, we are unable to provide child care or nursery at the present time.
Please refer to our FaceBook and Instagram pages.
Thank you for understanding and demonstrating great sacrificial patience.
3.15.2020 COVID-19 Update:
I want to take this opportunity to provide a brief update about our church operations. In view of the increasing number infected with COVID-19 and urging from our governmental leadership, our leadership has made the decision to temporarily suspend all corporate gatherings for the next two weeks.
What does this mean?
Small group meetings are temporarily cancelled.
Sunday school meetings are temporarily cancelled.
Sunday morning worship is temporarily cancelled.
Wednesday evening events and services are temporarily cancelled.
All activities on our campus are temporarily cancelled (this includes worship team, various meetings, and staff functions).
Additionally, we ask that no one visit our campus for the next 14 days.
This is to ensure a clean campus and to conserve cleaning supplies. It seems unreasonable to ask Ruth to clean and sanitize the church every day for the next 14 days. For this reason, we’ve closed our offices except for business that is absolutely necessary. I realize that this response may seem wild and—even—unreasonable. However, the basis for this request is neither fear nor panic-driven; rather, it is a logical and necessary response to help eradicate this virus. The leadership of NHBC feels compelled to communicate to our church that our faith and trust in God is unbroken and unhindered. To the contrary, we believe this is a decision based upon the wisdom and insight that God has gifted to humanity.
In my previous email I mentioned that human emotion tends to alternate between incapacitating fear and bold disregard. As followers of Christ we must live in the reality of the tension between these two. The sovereignty of our God allows us confidence. However, the reality of sin within a fallen world imparts to us the knowledge and reality of sin’s consequences. Our God has gifted us logic and faith—we must operate with both!
Logic and compassion dictates that we strive to take the necessary measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 for the good of others. Faith in God demands that we neither panic nor hide. What do we do with such knowledge? We maintain our sincere worship of God while living with wisdom for the good of others—both spiritually and physically. That is, we live wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16) while we do all things to glorify Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 10:31).
For us, this means that we will:
Live stream our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services on Facebook.
You will see an email from me every day to encourage you in your time with the Lord and in your witness to others.
We ask that, in addition to praying for your ONE, you regularly pray for the health AND salvation of our nation.
We ask that you regularly call, text, email, and be in contact with those in your Sunday School, your Small Group, and those who may not receive our emails or media updates.
Please continue to read, pray, give, and live in a manner worthy of the gospel.
Additionally, for those with a new-found extended time at home, allow me to encourage you to dedicate a larger portion of your day to the reading of God’s word and prayer—this is how we grow in our knowledge of and intimacy with God leading to strength (John 15:5).
If you know of anyone that is sick or in need within our church, please pass that information on to us.
As always, I love you and pray for your growth in Christ Jesus.