Due to our county’s latest standings and health guidelines, we’ve decided to offer three different options for weekend worship services: outdoor, indoor, and online. We are also adding a second Sunday Service time.
SUNDAYS • 9am + 11am
starting October 4
Here are some important things to know about how this gathering will work best.
We are continuing to offer our outdoor service in the parking lot near the Cross. No registration required.
With our county officially being in the red zone of the COVID recovery process, we’ve decided to add an indoor option to our weekend services. Seating is limited to 100 and we highly recommend you pre-register to reserve a seat. Masks will be required as well as social distancing.
We are holding a KidsMIn service for 1st – 6th grades at 9 AM only on the basketball courts at the Student Center across the street. Please pre-register you kids for this. We plan to expand our kids’ services soon.
You will still be able to watch our services live-streamed at 9am or view them anytime thereafter on Facebook, YouTube and at newlifepismo.com/live
As you may have heard, San Luis Obispo County has been moved into the red tier of the Covid recovery process. This is great news to know that we are moving in the right direction! It also means that some restrictions will be lifted for many of our local industries. At New Life, we’ve decided to add an indoor option to our weekend services in October. We are still working out a lot of the details and will be sharing more information this weekend on our plans moving forward. So, stay tuned! As you can imagine, adding services and venues means we will have more opportunities for serving! We would love to get you plugged in with our weekend adult ministries (ushering, greeting, etc) or our KidsMin services. If you’re interested email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much for doing your part to keep our community healthy and for being flexible as things are always changing! Grateful to be on this journey with you!
During this season we’ve learned a lot. First, we’ve learned that there is no barrier that the Holy Spirit cannot break through! Second, we’ve learned to be flexible and hold our plans loosely since I’m sure you know how fast things can change. Due to our county’s latest standings and health guidelines, we’ve decided to move our service back outdoors.
Our outdoor SERVICES will be SundayS
9 am IN THE LOT BY THE LIFE CENTER
It has been a long 17 weeks since our last indoor service; however, God has been active and present in our midst even during these extraordinary circumstances. We are so excited to be able to open the doors to our buildings once again! As we take these new steps towards regular indoor services we would LOVE your help and support so we can keep moving forward in a way that keeps us healthy and shows love to our community. First we ask that you read through this page to make sure you know exactly how this will all work! Second, we want you to know that we understand that this is wonky and awkward and not normal…we are right there with you! However, we are willing to put in the extra work and take the extra steps so we can continue to gather as the people of God and lift up the name of Jesus together!
Our first indoor/outdoor services will be July 5 at 9am + 11:30am
Pastor David gives an update on our plans for regathering and our commitment to do so with a focus on how we can best love and serve our community. The good news is that the church continues to be the church, even when we’re not gathered together. We’ve been so encouraged by way New Lifers have been serving their community, and we pray that spirit of generosity continues as we move forward.
This is a significant moment for the Church as we determine how to prayerfully move through this time. Even though we’re all in the same storm, we’re not always in the same boat. We tend to see things differently based on our own experiences. But the reality is that the way we see things isn’t the way everyone else sees things. We are taking all perspectives into account as we determine an appropriate plan to reopen the Church campus within the legal guidelines. In this update, Pastor David talks through the different perspectives we’ve seen and how we can continue to be the Church in a time of crisis.
This is a significant week for our county as decisions are made regarding how to move forward towards reopening. There will be a lot of speculation about what should or shouldn’t happen, but this week is also significant because Thursday May 7th is our National Day of Prayer. So, let’s determine in our hearts to be a people of prayer, covering our leaders and asking for Godly wisdom as they decide how to move forward. Our leaders at New Life are also making prayerful decisions about how we will respond, and we will send out an update on Friday to share our plans with you.
We want you to know we miss being together! We are working to ensure we are a part of our county’s reopening plan. I wanted to bring some clarity for how we are navigating these times.
We are committed to worshiping weekly with excellence, safety, and creativity in this unique season where our normal gatherings aren’t possible
Our leadership has been invited to actively take part in the ongoing conversation for how to reopen SLO County. I am working specifically with our Pismo Beach task force led by our city manager Jim Lewis. This team is committed to reopening Pismo Beach safely and responsibly.
We will communicate any changes to our ministries and worship service plans to everyone at New Life Pismo as promptly as possible. You can always check this webpage for our most up to date information.
We are aware of the County’s recent permission to have “drive-in services.” At this time, for a variety of reasons, our leadership has determined that we will not be pursuing any “drive-in services” for this weekend and will continue with our online worship gatherings until further notice.
Please pray for our leadership as we seek the Lord, his wisdom, and his peace in these days!