Covid-19 Information & Updates

(Friday, July 3rd)

Saints,

Great news! With careful planning, we’re excited to open up the NBCF Kid’s ministry this
Sunday, July 5th.

NBCF Kid’s is an important part of our mission to lead kids to grow in their walk with Christ. I’m so thrilled to be able to welcome families back into our NBCF Kids ministry area.

We’re taking additional steps to keep our kid’s environments safe (and fun) for your family!

  1. We will continue to use the front entry door only; rear entry will remain closed.
  2. All volunteers, children, and parents checking their kids in will have their temperature taken with a touchless thermometer and a short screening for symptoms before entering the kid’s check-in and classroom areas. We aren’t able to check in anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.
  3. We will only be using the main kid’s check-in station to check-in nursery/toddler and all other classrooms. We will continually be cleaning the check-in station and printer and only have 1-2 people running it.
  4. We will continue to utilize Touchless check-in & check-out by using the church center app so you can pre-check in your kids, this allows you to simply swipe your phone under the barcode scanner and print out name and security tags. (See below for more information)
  5. We encourage families to only have one parent enter the kid’s ministry area for drop-off and pick-up to help limit hallway traffic. In addition, classroom doors will be propped open at all times to limit touching door handles.
  6. We will have a hand sanitizer station available at the pre-check area and we encourage you and your children to use the sanitizer or wash your hands before entering the kid’s areas. In addition, hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom.
  7. We asked all volunteers to increase hygiene and cleaning protocols in all our kid’s ministry spaces before, during and after services.
  8. All toys and hard surfaces will be sanitized before and after every service.
  9. We will be removing toys that can’t be easily cleaned and sanitized. In addition, we will be removing some chairs and furniture to allow for more open space.
  10. No snacks or drinks will be provided during services.

    Please Note: Weather permitting your children may be going outside for classes. 

In addition, we are taking church-wide precautions as shared previously

New Beginnings supports the following safe behavioral practices:

  • social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space)
  • frequently washing hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • wearing cloth face coverings (are encouraged when 6 feet is not possible)
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • staying home when sick
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces

Of course, we’ll need to work together to help keep the kid’s ministry a safe place for everyone, so please stay home and participate in church online if you or your child has had a fever in the past 14 days, shows any symptoms of COVID-19, or has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We also have kid’s resources available on our website https://nbcfellowship.org/nbcf-kids-at-home/

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.

Love in Christ ~ The leadership team

Church Center App

The Church Center App allows you to pre-check-in your children for the nursery/toddler room and/or kid’s church. In addition, it allows for a touchless Check-In & Check-Out procedure by simply swiping your phone under our barcode scanner or IPad. This will Check-In your children and print out their name and security tags or Check-Out your children at the end of service.

Apple and Android download links below:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/church-center-app/id1357742931

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ministrycentered.churchcenter&hl=en_US

Promo video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjC4hLGOz5c

(Friday, June 19th)

Saints,

This Sunday, June 21st we will be meeting in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is set up for family service, meaning children will be in the sanctuary. The seating is set up for social distancing and the lobby is set up for overflow. We ask to practice social distancing and to wear a mask when social distance is not possible. We have a few masks at the information table if needed.

The children’s church will begin to reopen Sunday, July 5th.

Seasoned Saints will be gathering together on Friday, July 3 at 5:00 PM for a picnic at the home of Angel and Deb Rosado. Please sign up at the information table to bring a dish to pass. Any questions, see Angel or Deb Rosado.

We encourage you to join us Wednesday, evening June 24th @ 7:00 PM as we resume our Wednesday evening times of worship and bible study.

We pray that you are ministered to by the Lord during Sunday’s service as we worship Him and study His word together.

Love in Christ ~ The leadership team

(Friday, June 12th)

Psalm 122:1 (NKJV)
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.”

Saints,

This Sunday, June 14th will be our last PARKING LOT service.

Starting Sunday, June 21st we will be meeting in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is set up for family service, meaning children will be in the sanctuary. The seating is set up for social distancing and the lobby is set up for overflow.

The children’s church will begin to reopen Sunday, July 5th.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV)
24  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Love in Christ ~ The leadership team

(Thursday June 4th)

Saints,

Our first PARKING LOT DRIVE-IN SERVICE was such a wonderful blessing! Many people expressed joy and were thankful that NBCF provided the outdoor service.

We will continue with the DRIVE-IN SERVICE on SUNDAY, JUNE 7 @ 10 AM.

  1. Come 10 to 15 minutes early to get parked and situated.
  2. Parking lot attendants will be available to assist you.
  3. Tune your car radio to 88.1 FM.
  4. Parents bring things to do for kids that may get easily distracted (ex: coloring books).
  5. NOTE: there will not be any snacks before or after service. Parents bring snacks for your children.
  6. We encourage people to use the restroom before coming to service to avoid entering the building, but they are available if needed.
  7. The service will be about an hour long.
  8. Feel free to bring lawn chairs if you wish to sit outside.
  9. We encourage people to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.
  10. Invite family and friends!

God bless, looking forward to seeing you!

NBCF


Update (Saturday May 23)

To the Saints and faithful in Christ Jesus,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It was a blessing to hear on Friday, May 22 the President’s order to let churches reopen.

To answer some questions we may be wondering please read the following:

Will New Beginnings reopen this Sunday, May 24th?

No, NBCF will continue with the streaming service.

When will New Beginnings Reopen?

New Beginnings will have our first PARKING LOT service on Sunday, May 31st at 10 AM.

We are working and have secured the necessary equipment to broadcast our service to be heard over a car radio FM station. (The station will be provided upon entrance to the parking lot.)

Will Livestream service continue for those not able to attend the parking lot service?

Yes

When will our first in-person sanctuary service be?

The president’s announcement did not provide the specifics of reopening details. It seems reasonable to say that these details will be provided by our local authorities this week. Our hope is Sunday, June 7th but this is a tentative date. Updates will be provided.

Once we are cleared to meet, what kind of safety measures can we expect at New Beginnings?

New Beginnings will exercise the guidance provided by the CDC for churches: “CDC offers these suggestions for faith communities to consider, consistent with their own faith traditions, in the course of preparing to reconvene for in-person gatherings while still working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, and acceptable, and tailored to the needs and traditions of each community of faith.  The information offered is non-binding public health guidance for consideration only; it is not meant to regulate or prescribe standards for interactions of faith communities in houses of worship. Any decision to modify specific religious rites, rituals, and services should be made by religious leaders.” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html

New Beginnings supports the following safe behavioral practices:

  • social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space)
  • frequently washing hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • wearing cloth face coverings (are encouraged when 6 feet is not possible)
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • staying home when sick
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces

In addition, we will have FAMILY SERVICES, to begin with. “Meaning children’s church will not be available until a near-future date (n/a).”

  • The sanctuary seating will be configured to accommodate for family seating as well as 6 feet social distancing.
  • The lobby seating will be configured to accommodate social distancing while still being able to view the service on the screen.

As information concerning COVID-19 and church reopening continues to be updated by the government, NBCF will provide updates that apply to our fellowship when deemed necessary.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord be with your spirit.

Love in Jesus ~Pastor David, and the Leadership Team of NBCF


Update (Monday, March 16)

Dear saints, you are in our thoughts and prayers. These have been difficult days, but the Lord is with us and tells us not to worry or be afraid.

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Today Governor Cuomo signed an executive order, restricting gatherings to no more than 50 people. In addition, President Donald Trump issued guidelines that called for Americans to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people. In submission to those who are in governmental authority (1 Peter 2:13-17) all activities and services for this week are canceled.

Concerning Sunday morning, we will be working to provide a live cast to watch from home at our normal service time. Details will follow.

Updates will be provided for our activities and services when new information is released.

Please continue to pray for our country, state, counties and especially the household of faith.

Love in Jesus, the Elders, and Deacons.

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Protect Yourself

Psalm 91:1-16 (NKJV)
1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6  Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7  A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8  Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9  Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10  No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11  For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12  In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13  You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14  “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15  He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16  With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”