INFORMATION REGARDING ONSITE WORSHIP SERVICES.
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Here is information and what to expect, etc. this Sunday as you join us onsite for worship during this Covid-19 time.  As soon as we are able to adjust and “go back to normal”, we will be ready to do so, but we will always provide a clean, sanitary environment for all events at New Hope.
   
(Online LiveStream Worship is still available each Sunday at 9a & 10:30a, and then re-posted.  Click here for Livestream online.)

We are in our “temporary normal” as we host our onsite worship services at 9a & 10:30a on Sundays.  A LiveStream will still be available online every Sunday Morning for those desiring not to attend in person…online worship option will not ever go away.
We fully and completely understand that some may not be able or comfortable attending yet in person for a variety of reasons, and we respect and understand that decision.  We’re ONE FAMILY whether OnSITE or OnLINE!!

Below is what you can expect as we have our new “temporary normal” for worship attendance under the current virus situation following the Government & Local Authority Cabinet guidelines as well as our own protocols as a church:

 

FACEMASK/COVERINGS:  Via City of Hutto Declaration & Governor of Texas Executive Order.  Facemasks Required upon entry and until seated.  We will have extra if you want one.  ((From the Disaster Declaration & Policy…Required “when not able to maintain 6 feet distance.” “…all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.” “This requirement does not apply if covering the nose or mouth poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk to the Patron, such as anyone having trouble breathing due to a medical condition, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.”)). 

 

OTHER NOTES:
-If you are not feeling well, or have been around someone ill, or traveled to a “hot-spot” Covid area, please stay home this Sunday and join us Online.
-Upon arrival, you will enter the foyer through opened doors, and we will have everything you need for the Worship Service.-You’ll receive ready-prepared communion, any offering & prayer notes, etc.
-You can place your offering in the basket as you enter or dismiss after worship.
-You will be asked to sit apart where distancing can be maintained.
-Our 9a Worship is “Family Style”, so children will sit with parents. (Activity bags available for children.) 
-Our Nursery & Toddler Care Rooms will re-open early October.  -During our 10:30a Worship, we offer KidzClub for ages 4 years – 4th Grade.  Click Here for information on KidzClub.

-We will still be doing baptisms, but will limit those to one person per baptistry per Sunday.
-Coffee & Refreshments are available and will be served to you.
-In lieu of bulletins, we will encourage everyone to stay up-to-date via our e-newsletter and this website.
-Surfaces & Seating will be sanitized and wiped clean before, during, and after services.
-All our Volunteers will maintain sanitary precautions wearing facemasks always, and gloves where needed.

 
While this is not how we have had “church” and worship in the past, it is how we must have worship right now at this time. We believe these protocols allow us to gather together, which is important.  We are designed by God for community and to “Do Life Together.”
 

We will look forward to the day when this page is deleted from the website and this is behind us and we are “Back to Normal”.  Until then, Thank you for understanding and being patient with us as we do what is necessary in order to gather together.

 
Continue to pray for our church families, our state, nation, world, and everyone affected by Covid-19 in whatever impact it has had in their lives.
 
We pray you have a Blessed Week,
Michael Roepke & Leadership Team