Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Updates
All updates related to changes in services and programming will be posted here.
Update: March 14, 2020, 1:00 pm
Today, we held a meeting with our staff, elder board, and campus deacon boards to discuss the most prudent path forward regarding how we proceed with weekend services at our campuses and mid-week activities. After weighing multiple factors, including the number of ministry team volunteers who have shared that they cannot attend, the risks to our vulnerable populations in our church such as senior adults and the immune compromised, and the impact that holding services can have on our public witness in the community, collectively, we felt that the wisest course of action is to move our services for this Sunday, March 15 and next Sunday, March 22 online to Facebook and YouTube. We will evaluate our service schedules on a week to week basis following March 22. Additionally, we will be pivoting our mid-week activities to various digital avenues as well.
We will keep you apprised of all of the changes via through various means such as email, text, phone, and social media. We have setup a page on our website that will also have the most up to date information. You can visit this page at newlifechurchonline.com/coronavirus.
If you need care or prayer in this time, please call us at 330-562-6285 or email us at [email protected]
We know that this is unique time. As follower of Christ, we operate with wisdom, care for others, and confidence in God. We appreciate your understanding as we attempt to make the best decisions that we can with the information that we have.
We encourage you to take some time to understand proper prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus by reading through the CDC recommendations below. These measures will ensure that we curb the spread of ANY sickness, including the flu and other viruses.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7
We can all continue to use the gift of sound thinking as we take necessary precautions AND pray faith-filled (not fear-filled) prayers for healing, the containment of this virus, and divine wisdom for those working toward solutions. Let’s pray for God-ideas and solutions to be imparted into the public health communities as we continue do our own part to act wisely in navigating this situation.