We are thinking about you and our community as we proactively respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are praying for those who have been impacted by this illness, as well as those who are working around the clock to provide health care and find effective treatments. Let’s choose to respond with hope and faith, not fear. We are working hard to keep our church family healthy and safe when you are with us. This page is the most up-to-date place to receive answers to commonly asked questions.
Can we come back yet?
Yes! We are taking many steps to keep everyone safe so ask you to be aware of the following:
- Please wear a mask. Our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks. They will also have their temperatures checked upon arriving to the nZone.
- Watch online if you may be sick. Please stay home if you have symptoms of any communicable disease. We want to keep everyone safe.
- Enter through the main entrance. Our greeting team will be happy to greet you at the nZone entrance. They’ll be holding the doors for you and giving you a big smile behind their masks. All other entrances will be closed.
- Practice Physical Distancing. We will have small clusters of chairs allowing a family to sit together while being appropriately distanced from others in the service. We also have both plastic (sanitized) and cloth seats for you to choose from.
KidZone is in-person for babies through 5th grade during the 11 a.m. service and registration is requested in order for us to have adequate space and leaders allocated to each age group. For those still not comfortable attending in person, kids can join leaders for an online interactive service at 9:30 a.m. or enjoy the KidZone lesson together at home at your convenience. The lessons are posted online weekly or you can select a lesson from our KidZone YouTube Playlist any time.
As an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death, COVID-19 poses an inherent risk exists at every public place where people are present. While we strive to keep New Life safe for everyone, we cannot guarantee you won’t catch the virus while at New Life. If this concerns you, please wait to attend services until such a time you are willing to accept such risk.
What about online?
Watching online is still a great option. If you are high risk, fearful of contracting COVID-19, or are otherwise just not ready to come in-person, that’s fine. We are thrilled to have you watch with us.Watch Online
Do you still have online groups?
We sure do. Lots of them. While a few small groups will be moving to meeting in-person soon, most are staying online for the time being. Click here for a list of options.Online Groups & Gatherings
How can I help those in need?
New Life is working in local communities and with several groups serving those who need help. This ranges from delivering meals to making shopping runs for people who cannot. to find out how you can be a part. Or, click here for ideas on how you can serve your neighbors directly. You can also donate to our benevolence fund to help support New Lifers, nZone staff, and other local families who need help through this crisis.Donate to Help Others
What can I do to help keep New Life healthy and safe?
We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses. You know all this stuff but please:
- Stay home and watch online if you are high risk or may be carrying any infectious disease;
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Cover your cough or sneeze;
- Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.
How is New Life staff and leadership monitoring COVID-19?
We are monitoring updates from the following reliable and official sources and we encourage you to do the same:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- Washington Post Coronavirus Info Page
- Virginia Department of Health
- Fairfax County Department of Health
How should we respond spiritually to COVID-19?
We want to take the impact of this pandemic on our world seriously. We want to be wise by implementing the recommendations of our local, state, and national health organizations. We know that we live in a fallen and broken world that is daily impacted by sickness and death, but we have hope because of Jesus. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and God raised Him from the dead. When we repent and believe in Jesus, we receive the gift of eternal life. It is our hope in eternal life that helps us deal with this world’s problems, issues, and concerns. We want to be busy during these days of uncertainty loving our neighbors and looking for opportunities to turn coronavirus conversations into gospel conversations.