Current Protocols

We are living in a time of uncertain circumstances.  Things are constantly changing, so while this information describes what you will currently find here at New Hope (approximately 13 months in), we plan to continue being flexible with the changing times.   *Updated... November 2021
  • You will experience a moderately touchless experience, as we installed new hands-free toilets, faucets, and soap/hand sanitizer dispensers.  However, we have lightened up on opening doors and serving refreshments for people.  If you touch those surfaces, you are encouraged to use hand sanitizer, available in multiple locations around the building.
  • Everyone is welcome to choose for themselves if they wear a mask in the building.  We do have masks available on-site.
  • The chairs in the auditorium are arranged in socially distanced rows, reducing our capacity from 240 down to 150, and we have been averaging less than 100 people in the auditorium at any given time.
  • BOTH the 9am & the 11am Gatherings continue to be steamed LIVE on Facebook & YouTube.  Tune in at either time to worship with us, or check them out anytime later.

*Please note that there are still some who are not comfortable returning to large gatherings, including many of our volunteers.  It requires a significant number of volunteers for our Sunday morning Gatherings to operate at the high level some of you are used to, so if something doesn't seem right, it could be because we are short handed.  If you're ready to return, we'd love for you to consider joining our volunteer team.  Let us know if you're interested!

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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