As you probably have heard by now, a new regional stay at home order has been issued and SLO county is incorporated into the “Southern California” region which is currently experiencing record hospitalizations. You may be asking yourself, how do these new regulations affect New Life. Well the quick answer is: actually not that much. Within the guidelines, outdoor religious services are exempt from these stricter mandates.
With that being said, we also acknowledge that these regulations are going to be hard for many of our friends and local businesses. We think that the best way we can help our neighbors is to do our part to keep each other healthy. So we’re going to continue our outdoor and online services as usual...with a little extra mindfulness to keep our distance from those outside our households and to wear our masks as much as possible. Also, if there’s any question about an exposure you may have or any sickness you’re feeling, please just watch from home.
We look forward to seeing you tonight at our tree lighting! Please do your part tonight to adhere to the safeguards we’ve put in place, and remember to bring your mask. As a reminder, the Christmas Walk will be lit every night so if you’d like to experience it with less people, you’re welcome to come any other night after tonight.
We love you! Thanks for partnering with us in showing love to our community as we continue to safely gather as the people of God!
Our services (9am + 11am) will be ALL outdoors starting this Sunday and it’s looking like some GREAT Central Coast weather! We are anticipating God to move in our parking lot, which has become a sacred space over the last few months. Looking forward to being together!
Couple of details: No need to register for adult services. Our KidsMin Service (3 years-6th grade) is only offered at 9am, and you can check your kids in when you arrive this week, but please continue to register them between Monday and Friday at noon in the following weeks. You can bring your own chair, or use one of ours. Don’t forget a hat, sweater, sunscreen, and your mask (they need to be worn whenever you’re within 6ft of someone not of your household)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.