Important Change To Our Reopening Plan
It has been brought to the attention of our leadership team that a significant portion of the staff team required to implement the weekend gatherings were recently exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Out of an abundance of caution for both our staff team and for you, our congregation, we have made the decision to suspend our planned in-person weekend gatherings until further notice. This decision was reached after careful consideration for the ethical responsibility and the health and safety of each and every person who enters our doors.
We are deeply grateful we live in an age where we can gather virtually during these uncertain times. We invite you to continue to connect and worship with us in any of our services at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday on our website, mobile app, Roku, YouTube channel, or Facebook page. We are also continuing our Daily Devotionals on our Facebook page every day at 9 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m.
As Christ-followers, we are called to love and care for one another and those around us. Paul teaches in Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” We know many of you are eager to return to in-person worship services. When that day comes, we will celebrate and rejoice. But for the time being, we will continue to worship exclusively online to ensure the health and safety of our congregation and staff. We look forward to when we are finally able to gather again safely.
**NEW SAFETY REQUIREMENT**
Due to the increase in positive Covid-19 cases over the past week, masks or facial coverings will be required at all times when you are on Northland campus starting immediately. This requirement includes time spent in ALL areas of the Northland campus and throughout the duration of your gathering.
Every single day at 9 a.m., 12 & 6 p.m. we're going live on Facebook! At these times one of our pastors, small group leaders, or Northland families will be praying, reading scripture, worshiping, and just being in community together during these times.
Do you have a prayer request or want to pray for others? Check out the prayer wall and join others in prayer. Also read the daily liturgy which offers a new passage to read together everyday.
Check out this blog by our Missions Director Matt Shiles for some ways that you can serve others during this time.
Children's Ministry has created all the materials you need to teach your child during these times. Below are links to the family devotionals blogs, daily devotional videos, and the weekly children's church skits. All of this content can be found on the Northland Children's page & in the Northland app.
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