We are committed to physical distancing throughout the campus including the worship service. Reserved seating is the only way we can achieve that. Physical distancing greatly reduces our capacity and allows for approximately 1/5 of our sanctuary seating to be utilized. As you know, under normal circumstances we can seat 3,000 people. However, during COVID-19, our seating capacity is greatly impacted and we can only seat approximately 650 people.
With that in mind, unless you are certain that you’re going to be able to attend, please do not reserve seats so that others may attend in-person worship. If you reserve tickets, we strongly encourage you to arrive at least seven minutes before the scheduled service time to assure you and your family can get through the proper safety procedures and seated by the start of worship.
To ensure we can accommodate everyone who desires to join us for in-person worship, if a reserved seat is not in use 10 minutes after the start of worship, we reserve the right to offer it to another party. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re unable to use your tickets for any reason after you’ve reserved them. We would greatly appreciate it.
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ARRIVING AT NORTHLAND
If you are uncomfortable with any of these requirements or if you are part of a vulnerable population, we encourage you to join us online for worship until guidelines relax and/or you feel comfortable joining us in-person.
We appreciate your grace and flexibility as we navigate what it looks like to gather together for worship while maintaining guidelines and proceeding with caution. We will keep you apprised of changes in the guidelines as we continue to partner with local government officials and health care experts.
We can't wait to worship with our entire Northland family again this weekend—whether you join us online or in-person, you’re a part of our family and we are grateful for you! Thank you for your faithfulness and prayer during these unprecedented times.
Please email us with any questions!
Your Northland Family
COVID PROTOCOLS AND SAFETY MEASURES FOR CHILDREN’S CHURCH
In-person Children’s Church is returning on October 3-4! Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be available at the same time as our weekend worship services. Tickets for weekend of October 3-4 will be released at 2 p.m. this week instead of the usual 8 a.m. time slot.
Like our redesigned weekend services, we’re taking additional steps to keep our children’s environment safe.
Each week, we are asking families to RSVP each child by Friday at noon for the upcoming weekend. This helps us make sure we have enough open rooms and volunteers to serve in those rooms.
We’ll all need to work together to help keep our volunteers, kids, and families safe, so please stay home and participate in our children’s church online if you, your child or any member of your household:
As for our onsite precautions, please know we deeply value the health and safety of each and every person who enters our facilities. We are taking extra precautions in our common areas, using the CDC recommended cleaning agents to disinfect frequently touched surfaces. In addition, we encourage everyone to follow the following precautions for your own safety, as well as the health and safety of others.
Florida Department of Health launched a Call Center for COVID-19 questions which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1 (866) 779-6121
As a church, we are committed to being a light for Christ as well as a source of spiritual and practical help. We also remain dedicated to “bearing one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2) as a local church family. If you have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many local organizations that are a great place to start depending on your needs. You can view a resource list here for Seminole and Orange County. If none of these organizations are able to meet your needs, you can submit an application for financial/material support here.