Coronavirus Response
Church Office Phone Number: 440-779-9484
UPDATED May 26, 2020
 
NOEFC will resume in-person worship services on Sunday, May 31. We will have 2 services: AWAKEN at 9:15 AM and THRIVE at 11 AM along with Youth Sunday class (7th-12th grade) meeting in the Upper Room during the 11 AM service.  We would like to highlight the importance of the safety of the most vulnerable in this season.  If you find yourself to be among those most effected, we encourage you to continue to tune-in online.  Know that you are missed and we look forward to worshiping in-person soon!
 
Below are 7 points NOEFC will be recognizing as we look to enter into this time of gathering.  
1. We will have 2 services, AWAKEN at 9:15 AM and THRIVE at 11 AM held in the sanctuary.
2. The Sanctuary will be limited to 100 people with every other row of chairs removed.
3. Overflow seating will be offered in the Family Life Center with a Live Stream available. Designated rooms will be open for families if needed.
4. No offerings, bulletins, or hymnals will be utilized. Locked offering boxes are available outside of the Sanctuary for offering envelopes. As we are not passing out paper bulletins, we have made efforts to craft a virtual bulletin that can be accessed through our website starting May 31.
5. Face masks are encouraged for all in attendance. NOEFC staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks unless on the platform leading. Wearing a mask is the best way to show care and compassion towards others and that is one of our first priorities at NOEFC.
6. Children’s Ministry will not be meeting in-person in this initial re-opening stage. Alternative summer activities will be communicated during this time.
7. Youth will meet in the Upper Room during the 11 AM service on Sunday mornings. Several guidelines will be set in place and presented to the teens on May 31. If guidelines are not followed, the ability to meet will be temporarily suspended.  Further information on summer activities will be communicated soon.  
 
Pastor Geoff unpacked each of these in greater detail on Sunday May, 24th in his sermon that can be accessed on our Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and  website at www.noefc.org/sermon-archive.  With any questions or concerns please call the church office Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM.  
We look forward to seeing you soon.