Out of the Depths

On Sunday morning Pastor Chris will be preaching a special message entitled “Out of the Depths,” from Psalm 130:1-8. The first service (9 a.m.) will be outdoors, weather permitting. The second (10:30 a.m.) will be in the church sanctuary. Please join us at 1 Bunting Lane.

Our online worship folder is found below for online viewing with your smart device or at home printing. Our online sermon only video will be available early afternoon. There will be no full worship service video this week.  

September 12, 2020

 

Greetings!

On Sunday morning Pastor Chris will be preaching a special message entitled “Out of the Depths,” from Psalm 130:1-8. The first service (9 a.m.) will be outdoors, weather permitting. The second (10:30 a.m.) will be in the church sanctuary. Please join us at 1 Bunting Lane.

 

Giving

Thank you for giving so generously and consistently to this ministry! You can continue to give:
    • By check, made out to New Covenant Church and mailed to: 
      1 Bunting Lane, Naperville, IL 60565;
    • From our website;
    • Pushpay.
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Bulletins

Children’s class on Sunday!

Covenant Kids, ages 2 through second grade, will be meeting outside in the courtyard during the first service. 

    • Drop off children before the service, pick them up afterwards.
    • Kids will have their own carpet square to sit on and their own supplies to use.
    • Masks are optional.

Families will receive a separate email with more details. 

COVID-19

    • Thanks for your cooperation in the wearing of masks and practice of social distancing. Our COVID-19 guidelines are here.
    • Outdoors, you may remove your mask during the service while in your designated circle. Afterward, you are welcome to linger on the south lawn to enjoy fellowship. If you do so without a mask, please observe the recommended six feet of social distancing and be sensitive to the concerns and health needs of others.
    • We will move the first service indoors in the event of wet weather. Look for an email alert Sunday morning if this becomes necessary.
    • While we’re working hard to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable at our services, a sterile environment cannot be guaranteed. Come at your own discretion.
    • One’s personal information is used exclusively for pastoral care purposes. It is not shared outside of New Covenant Church. 

Don’t forget:

    • The sermon and service videos will be available here later on Sunday.
    • RSVP and volunteer to help below!
Let us trust wholeheartedly in the Lord, who listens to our pleas, forgives our sins, loves us steadfastly, and redeems us from our iniquities.

June 18, 2020

Instructions for New Covenant Church Services:

9:00 am Service (Outdoor Service, congregational singing)

10:30am Service (Indoor Service, congregational singing)

Before you register, please read the guidelines below.

GUIDELINES

As you know, Governor Pritzger has started Phase 4 of the reopening plan in Illinois. This change allows churches to open with limited capacity and specific safety protocols. Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable in returning to NCC’s church services. So we’re following the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. Thus, the services will look a bit different from what we’re all used to at New Covenant.

Here are some NCC specifics you need to know:

  • While we are trying very hard to avoid the spread of COVID-19 by being as clean as possible, you need to know that it is impossible to maintain a sterile environment. Please note that you are joining the church service at your own risk.
  • Signage will instruct those who are sick or have been in contact with known COVID patients to stay home and refrain from attending worship service for 14 days in case of contact with a case of COVID or 14 days after all symptoms abate, in the case of infection.
  • Masks are mandatory inside and outside the building. It is still advisable to cough or sneeze into the arm, as opposed to the hand. You may remove your mask for our outdoor services once you are in your designated circle.
  • Everyone will be encouraged to wash their hands before attending a service, to avoid touching their faces, to refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or touching others outside of their immediate families, in any way.
  • All restrooms will be wiped down after each person uses the restroom, by that person, using disinfectant and wipes provided. A more thorough cleaning will happen between worship services.
  • Door knobs and pew rails will be wiped between services.
  • There will be no childcare or Sunday school classes. Diapers should be changed in the main floor bathrooms and the changing station should be wiped thoroughly with using disinfectant and wipes provided after each use.
  • There will be no communion at this time, and there will be no singing for the inside worship service.
  • Refreshments will not be available, but a social time will be held after the worship service, on the south lawn. Please remain six feet apart from all non-family members.

RSVP

  • Our seat reservation forms will be open until Saturday at 9 a.m. for the service of that week. At this time service seating is limited. If a service meets capacity, the link will no longer work. We are asking everyone who wants to attend to register with us each week. A video option for home worship will also be available.
  • You must reserve seats for each Sunday service you are attending. If you do not reserve a seat for you and each member of your family, we may not be able to accommodate you on Sunday morning.
  • Every service will be less than an hour in length, and strict cleaning procedures will occur between each service.

PRECAUTIONS:

BEFORE CHURCH

  • Please use your restroom at home.
  • Please take your temperature at home before leaving for church. If you have symptoms of any kind, please do not attend in person. Instead, choose to watch the service online.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes early to check in.

AT CHURCH

  • After you park according to the attendant’s instructions, head to the check-in by the front door, and we’ll guide you from there.
  • Please wear masks inside and outside, and observe appropriate social distancing during our time together. 
  • Outdoors, you may remove your mask during the service while in your designated circle. Afterward, you are welcome to linger on the south lawn to enjoy fellowship. If you do so without a mask, please observe the recommended six feet of social distancing and be sensitive to the concerns and health needs of others. 
  • Choose your social distanced assigned seating and allow the usher to seat you.
  • Please obey all signs and follow all traffic-flow instructions.
  • Please use the church restrooms only in an emergency.
  • Please use the designated trash can.
  • Please use the designated offerings box for your gifts.
  • Every service will be less than an hour in length, and strict cleaning procedures will occur between each service.
  • We will be creating a touchless environment that includes no bulletins, no passed offering baskets, and no need to open doors or touch handles.
  • In order to maintain the recommended social distancing during the services, we will practice one-way travel through the building and will be leaving four open seats between every family group seated in the sanctuary.
  • We will not provide coffee at this time.