Current Protocols

We are continuing to see more and more of a return to pre-covid life, however the New Hope leadership team continues to be open to how different people might view our current circumstances in different ways.  We are always willing to make appropriate adjustments as they are deemed necessary.  Here is what you might currently find here at New Hope on a Sunday morning.   *Updated... January 2023
  • We have a moderately touchless environment (ie - hands-free toilets, faucets, and soap/hand sanitizer dispensers).  For the most part, we have returned to normal operation throughout the building.  If you touch items and surfaces that may have been touched by other people, you are encouraged to use hand sanitizer, available in multiple locations around the building.
  • As of late 2022, we have returned to offering communion by intinction, as well as the occasional 'greeting time' (with handshakes & hugs).
  • The chairs in the auditorium continue to be arranged in distanced rows, maintaining a capacity of 190, which is about 50 less than it was pre-covid.  We have been averaging close to 100 people in the auditorium at any given time.
  • BOTH the 9am & the 11am Gatherings continue to be streamed LIVE on Facebook & YouTube.  Tune in at either time to worship with us, or check them out anytime later.

*Please note that while we are slowly returning to the large number of in-person attendance we were used to before, we still do not have the same number of people serving in volunteer roles yet.  It requires a significant number of volunteers for our Sunday morning Gatherings to operate at the high level we used to, so if something doesn't seem right, it could be because we are short handed.  If you'd like to consider joining our volunteer team, helping to make things a little more efficient, please let us know!

What effect did COVID-19 have on us reconvening our Sunday Gatherings?

After 30 weeks of strictly online worship, we decided to resume our Sunday morning, in-person Gatherings on November 1st!  If you are not ready or able to attend, don't worry... we have continued live-streaming!  We understand that there are always going to be people on both sides of all the issues surrounding this pandemic.  We pray that you are willing to show grace to both the New Hope leadership, as well as each other, while we continue to slowly navigate these circumstances.  The messages below from Pastor Rob outlined our initial efforts last November.

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