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Get ready to worship in-person!

We are so excited to announce we are open for in-person worship services!

Who can attend NMPC’s in-person service?

All are welcome to attend! However, if you are symptomatic or considered high-risk, please stay home and join us online. Please refer to the health requirements section under Protocols & Precautions below for further details.

Do I have to register if I wish to attend?

Registration is not longer required! We will have a capacity limit determined on a periodic basis to ensure ample space to socially distance between households.

Protocols & Precautions for Attendees

What are the health requirements to attend?

We are still in the middle of a pandemic. Because of this, all registered people and their household guests must meet the following minimum health standards.

Within the two weeks prior to the service, you or anyone in your group must:

NOT HAVE tested positive for Covid-19, or are currently waiting for a Covid test result.

NOT HAVE experienced any symptoms of Covid-19, including: fever (over 100.4F) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

NOT HAVE been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or Covid-like symptoms.

What safety practices will NMPC be implementing?

Your safety is our first priority! In the interest of making our in-person services as safe as possible, in addition to the NJ state and CDC guidelines for in-person gatherings, NMPC will follow the following guidelines:

All attendees over the age of 2 years will be required to wear masks (over mouth AND nose) at ALL TIMES inside the building.

Strictly no eating or drinking inside the building.

All attendees will be temperature-checked prior to entering the worship space. Anyone with a temperature reading 100.4F or higher will be asked to wait outside. After 15 minutes, a second temperature reading will be taken, and if the reading is 100.4F or higher, then we will ask that you return home to join us online for worship.

Individuals and family groups will be seated a minimum of 6-feet apart. To ensure the safety of all of our guests, we will NOT be seating non-family/household groups together.

While the temptation to mingle with people will be high, please do not congregate with people outside of your immediate household group before, during, or after the service while inside the building.

We will have a capacity limit determined on a periodic basis to ensure ample space to socially distance between households.

PPHS cleaning service will be sanitizing the auditorium, including seats, before service.

Hand sanitizer stations and masks will be available.

What to
Expect
on
Sunday?

When should I arrive?

Doors will open at 9:30AM for check-in, temperature checks, and seating.

Where do I go after I park?

Upon entering the school, you will see signage and/or our Welcome Team member(s) will usher you to your seat. All attendees will be checked-in and temperature checked prior to entering the auditorium.

Note: Anyone reading a fever of 100.4F or higher will not be allowed to participate in the in-person service and will be asked to participate online.

How will seating work?

After you’ve been checked in, our welcoming team will escort you to your socially-distanced seat(s).

Will there be children’s service?

Sadly, we are not yet providing a dedicated children’s service and are taking this opportunity to encourage and foster family worship.

Will there be bathrooms available?

Yes, men’s and women’s bathrooms are available for use. For the single stall bathrooms, only 1 person may occupy the restroom at a time. The larger bathrooms at the back of the school allow for two people in the restroom at a time.

Will offering be collected?

No physical offering will be collected. All giving will be collected online at nmp.church/give.

Other frequently asked questions

Will NMPC still be live streaming the service?

Yes! Click here to participate in our online service on YouTube.

What are our church’s thoughts on re-opening?

In mid-March 2021, we sent out a reopening survey to better understand the pulse of our church’s thoughts on reopening. Results of our most recent survey can be found here.

Didn’t see your question?

If you have a question about our in-person service that was not answered, or general concerns, please contact inperson@nmp.church.