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Important Updates – October 22, 2020

Many of you have most likely heard that parts of Steuben County have been placed in the Yellow zone due to an increase in COVID-19 positive clusters of cases. This has impacted our area schools and some businesses.  We encourage each of our NBC church attenders to choose what you are most comfortable with concerning attending church in person. For now, our Sunday morning 9 am service will continue to be held on site and virtually on Facebook. We will continue to follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines when meeting in person. Please continue to pray for our community and pray we will see a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases.

 
Important Updates – October 16, 2020
 
Update on Sunday School and Fellowship Time

The Spiritual Leadership Team (SLT), after much discussion at their meeting last Tuesday, have decided that because of the rise in Covid-19 cases we will not hold Sunday morning Sunday School or Fellowship time until January. This decision will be reviewed monthly by the SLT.
 
 
Important Updates – October 03, 2020
 
 
Update to our church family. The scheduled startup (10/4/20) of Sunday School and Fellowship time is being postponed due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our area. We will hold in person church tomorrow, October 4, but we will not be adding on Sunday School and Fellowship at this time. We are doing this out of caution and seeking to do what is best for our church family at this time.
Thank you,
Pastor John, Mark Austin, & David Mogren
 
 
Important Updates – June 18, 2020
 

Guidelines for North Baptist Church Worship Services: the initial phase

Covid-19 is still a reality and is invisible until someone is affected. The CDC and New York State have established guidance for restarting religious gatherings. * It is designed to limit the possible spread of the virus. In accordance with this guidance, the church leadership** has established the following guidelines for the first phase of in-person worship services in the church building. Over time, we expect to be able to make changes to these guidelines as conditions warrant. 

What you need to know and do before attending in-person church service beginning on June 28, 2020

  • Make sure you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • Answer these questions for your-self:

o             Within the last 14-days, have you experienced any of the Covid-19 symptoms that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

o             Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact with someone who is currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

o             Within the last 14 days, have you or a family member traveled outside the U.S. or to a state or city where Covid-19 is still a serious problem?

If you answer Yes to any of these questions, please stay home and follow the church service on Facebook.

  • Have a face covering (mask or other) available to wear upon entering the church building until you are seated with social distancing guidelines (at least 6 feet from others). Your face covering is worn whenever you sing, leave your seat during the service, and when exiting at the end of the service.
  • Bring personal water container if so desired. Drinking water and coffee is not available.
  • Church service continues to be live streamed on Facebook.

What to expect upon arrival for an in-person church service

  • In the interest and care for others, face coverings are always worn inside the building. One exception is when you are seated and not singing; at that time, you may temporarily remove your face covering.
  • All staff/helpers wear face coverings and gloves all the time.
  • Social distancing is always maintained whether waiting in a line or seated. This includes no handshakes and no hugging.
  • Hand sanitizer is dispensed at top of stairs upon entrance to the building and at the bottom of stairs upon exiting.
  • Entrance and Worship Center doors are propped open
  • Rows of seats are spaced to provide front and back social distancing.
  • Ushers assist you with seating to assure social distancing in a row.
  • No printed bulletin (see Weekly email for information).
  • Offering plates are by rear door to Worship Center (i.e. plates will not be passed).
  • On communion Sunday, a staff member hands out individual prepackaged communion elements as you enter the Worship Center. Gluten free “bread” is not currently available.

What to expect during the service

  • Family units sit together and maintain social distance from others (four chairs between a family unit and the nearest person in same row).
  • Lobby restroom is re-sanitized with alcohol spray after each use. (Other restrooms are closed)
  • Ventilation system working (attic exhaust fan and open windows)
  • No nursery and children’s church.
  • No fellowship time or Sunday School.
  • If you feel ill or notice any of the Covid-19 symptoms coming on, please leave your seat immediately and notify a staff person.

What to expect at the end of the service

  • At the close of the service, attendees remain seated, put on their face covering, and wait for their row to be dismissed by an usher.
  • Rows are dismissed beginning with the back row. Attendees, with face covering in place, maintain social distancing and proceed directly to exit the building, Continue to move away from the church entrance.

What North Baptist Church staff/helpers are doing

  • Wear face coverings and gloves all the time.
  • Routinely sanitizing all touchable surfaces — hand railings, door handles, counter tops
  • Disinfect the chairs in the Worship Center before each use.
  • Arrange seating to maintain social distancing protocols.
  • Close off the water fountain in the lobby and the spring water dispenser in Kinner Hall.
  • Close the offices, Kinner Hall, and the basement to everyone except staff.
  • Prop open the doors at the entrance and to the Worship Center.
  • Assist attendees with proper seating
  • Set up a “sick-room”

 

Reminders

If you are not sure of your own health situation, please stay home and join the church service by Facebook. You will not be looked down on or considered to be less spiritual but rather as someone who cares about the welfare of others.

 

If you are not yet comfortable being in a large group setting and decide to stay at home, that is perfectly acceptable and you are in no-way less spiritual.

* These guidelines are based on those published by the CDC (Center for Disease Control)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html

and New York State https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/ReligiousandFuneralServicesSummaryGuidance.pdf

** Church leadership includes the Spiritual Leadership Team, Covid-19 Adhoc Committee and Physical Resources Ministry Team.
 
Important Updates – June 12, 2020
 

UPDATE: Status of In-Person Church Services and Activities

Following the recent decision of Governor Cuomo and the re-opening of the Southern Tier Region, we are planning to begin in-person Worship services on Sunday June 28, the Lord willing. Importantly, we will be implementing practices recommended by the CDC and the state of New York for religious gatherings. Initially there will only be the Worship service on Sundays. It will continue to be live streamed on Facebook for those who may prefer to stay away from large gatherings for a while longer.

Another development during the past two weeks was, by taking appropriate precautions, some groups started holding in-person meetings in Kinner Hall. They are the Ad-hoc committee, Physical Resources Ministry Team, and Spiritual Leadership Team.

Continue to pray for God’s mercy on our country, state, and ourselves. Pray for the state and county authorities in the decisions they make. Pray for the church’s Covid-19 ad-hoc committee and the Physical Resources Ministry Team as they plan and arrange for the resumption of activities in the church building.
 
Important Updates – May 22, 2020
 
Status of Church Services and Activities
 

The church’s Corona-virus ad-hoc committee and the Spiritual Leadership Team are keeping abreast of the guidance coming from the CDC, Governor Cuomo, Steuben County government, and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom regarding when churches can begin holding services. According to the current information we have, churches are included in the governor’s fourth and last phase of reopening.  This means it could be August before we can have services and activities in the church building.

 

The ad-hoc committee and Physical Resources Ministry Team are currently planning what we will need to have in place to ensure a safe environment when we are able to meet (gather) again for services and other activities. Until we can again gather in the church building, we will continue to use Facebook for Sunday service and Zoom for meetings. Pray for the governor and the county authorities as they make the weighty decisions about what and when to allow resumption of various activities, especially churches. Pray for the leaders of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom as they represent Christians and seek to have a voice in state government decisions. Pray for the church’s ad-hoc committee and Physical Resources Ministry Team as they plan and arrange for the eventual resuming of activities in the church building.

 
 
Important Updates – May 15, 2020
 
Status of Church Services and Activities

The church’s Corona-virus ad-hoc committee and the Spiritual Leadership Team are keeping abreast of the guidance coming from the CDC, Governor Cuomo, and Steuben County government regarding when churches can begin holding services. In the most current information we have, churches are included with the non-essential gatherings of individuals. This places the churches in the governor’s fourth and last phase of reopening. The ad-hoc committee and Physical Resources Ministry Team are currently planning what we will need to have in place to ensure everyone’s safety whenever we will be able to meet (gather) again for services and other activities. Until we can again gather in the church building, we will continue to use Facebook for Sunday service and Zoom for meetings. Pray for the governor and the county authorities as they make the weighty decisions about what and when to allow resumption of various activities, especially churches. Pray for the church’s ad-hoc committee and Physical Resources Ministry Team as they plan and arrange for the eventual resuming of activities in the church building.

Important Updates – May 2, 2020
Dearest North Baptist Church Family:

We sincerely and lovingly greet you in the matchless name of our precious Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We continue to pray and trust you are all well and that the Lord is working in and through each of us, for His glory, during challenging days.

 As of this writing, we do not yet know when steps will be taken to begin to phase back into a more normal manner of connecting as a North Baptist Church Family—both with one another—and with our community.

 Your Corona Virus—COVID-19 Ad Hoc Team continues to virtually meet each Tuesday morning. Among many other matters which are carefully and prayerfully considered, we have begun to pray and plan for the time that we are all anticipating—when physical distancing will be relaxed—and we will be able to be with one another again! This past week we met with Spiritual Leadership Team Members and Ministry Team Leaders to discuss these matters (along with a number of other related matters).

 Below is an abbreviated format of that which we have been carefully and prayerfully considering. Under each point there are many sub-points (not included in this ministry memo) that are being studied and discussed as to their implementation.

 Seven Step Plan to Reopen North Baptist Church

  1. Pray

Our focus needs to have two elements: (1)  Praying for the people of our church. Some may have lost jobs, and some may have experienced emotional challenges. Some may desperately need connection and community (2) Praying for our community. The Lord is providing us with a great opportunity to reach our community for Him.

 

  1. Prepare to Help Those Who Lost Jobs

A number of people may have lost jobs. They cannot pay their bills They may have difficulty putting food on the table. They will need help. We need to care for one another during this time.

 

        3. Communicate with Our Church People

Communication is critical during this time as we have probably noticed. We must continuously communicate. We have been and we should continue to do so in the following ways: USPS (cards, notes, letters), phone, email, text, website Facebook, Zoom.

 

  1. Make the First Sunday Back A Big Celebration

This should be a very memorable experience for all of us as we celebrate being together again. The time of our church reopening is the culmination of the greatest (and only) world-wide pandemic we have seen in our lifetime. While we rejoice in being together again, we must remember that we may have guests. We must not make them feel marginalized or isolated.

 

  1. Maintain Healthy Best Practices in The Church Building

 

When we all come back to the church building, we need to be certain that we have done all we can to make (and keep) our facility clean and germ-free.

 

  1. Have Our Ministry Teams Fully Mobilized

We may find that we have an influx of visitors during this post COVID-19 time. People have had time to think about life, and God may have used this pandemic to draw them toward Himself. Many who had control of their lives lost control, and they recognize the need for the One who is in control. This is one reason we exist—to help people far from God find life in Him.

 

  1. Receive A Special Offering

We have a huge opportunity to financially bless those who may be in need. Whether those who lost jobs or people facing other financial burdens, we can be a major blessing to people.

 

Can We Do More Than This?

 Yes!

But this will keep us busy for a while. And these are, initially, the important things to consider. Great days are ahead North Baptist Church! While it still seems hard to imagine when we will be able to meet again, in reality this day is soon approaching. As we give careful consideration to these steps, we will have stewarded well the resources and opportunity God is giving us.

In the power of the Holy Spirit, let’s maximize this upcoming season of ministry.

 All Our Love to All of You,

 Your Corona Virus—COVID-19 Ad Hoc Team

 
 
Important Updates – April 17, 2020
 
In light of recent mandates from our governmental leaders, we will not meet onsite, until at least Sunday, May 17th. At that time, we will evaluate, on a week-to-week basis, when we will be able to meet again onsite. We are all looking forward to that day!
Important Updates – April 7, 2020

Our North Baptist Church Ad Hoc Team met for our weekly virtual meeting this morning. We prayerfully discussed several important matters. One such matter was that, in light of recent mandates from our governmental leaders, we will not meet onsite, until at least Sunday, May 3rd. At that time, we will evaluate, on a week-to-week basis, when we will be able to meet again onsite. We are all looking forward to that day!

 

In the meantime, we humbly ask that we all continue to very intentionally, pro-actively and creatively reach out to and connect with one another, and to remember that…

 

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

(Second Timothy 1:7)

 

Important Updates – March 31, 2020

 

 

NORTH BAPTIST CHURCH

CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

AD HOC TEAM

MEETING # 3

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020

 

Dear North Baptist Church Family:

We very lovingly and sincerely greet you in the name of our precious Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We pray and trust you and yours are all well.

We also pray that we will all continue to rejoice in the presence and rest in the power of our good and faithful God in every detail of our lives. He has always been, is, and will always be faithful and true to His all-powerful name and His unchanging Word.
Your Corona Virus / COVID-19 Ad Hoc Team met once again by way of Zoom this morning, Tuesday, March 31st @ 9:00 A.M. Those “present” were Amy Blencowe, Mitch Carr, Stephanie Carr, Jeff Dunning, Gordon Kemp, Tom Marmor, Dave Mogren, Hope Robinson and Len Robinson.  We had an excellent time of prayer and discussion and we would like to share these points of discussion with you.
 
The Lord very richly blessed and encouraged us this past Sunday morning by way of our virtual worship. We are very humbled and very grateful to the Lord for His evident working in and through our lives. These unprecedented times have caused us to be very creative and innovative and to, without compromise, “think outside the box”. We are very thankful for the means of technological communication that have made our remaining connected with one another possible.
 
We carefully and prayerfully discussed ways of continuing to be creative and to make adaptations to our times of virtual corporate worship and our times of meeting together virtually so as to not get “stuck in a rut”. We will be sharing these thoughts with you in the coming days and you will also be experiencing them as we continue to worship and meet and serve together.

 

Several within our church family continue to very faithfully and effectively reach out to and to connect not only with each other but also with those in our communities. We are very grateful to you and very thankful to the Lord for these pro-active and intentional demonstrations of love.

 

We also want to sincerely thank you for your very generous response to our communication related to the importance of continuing to support the ministry our Lord has entrusted to us as a North Baptist Church Family. Later this week we will be sharing additional and encouraging information related to your sacrificial giving.

 

We look forward to connecting with you later this week and to sharing specifics of some upcoming very exciting ministry opportunities together, so please keep checking your emails, your mailboxes, our website, and our Facebook page. And, in the meantime, please be assured of our continued love and prayers and availability.

All Our Love To All Of You,

Your NBC Ad Hoc Team

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”   (Second Timothy 1:7)

 

NORTH BAPTIST CHURCH

CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

AD HOC TEAM

MEETING # 2

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

 

Dear North Baptist Church Family:

 

Your Corona Virus / COVID – 19 Ad Hoc Team met once again on Tuesday, March 24th @ 9:00 A.M.  Our virtual meeting was conducted via Zoom, with the following members “present”  :  Amy Blencowe, Mitch Carr, Jeff Dunning, Gordy Kemp, Tom Marmor, Dave Mogren, Len Robinson (Hope also joined us in order to assist Len in discussing and preparing for recording a Children’s Story and a Message for this coming Sunday, March 29th.
  
Your Ad Hoc Team carefully and prayerfully considered and embraced a recommendation proposed by your Pastor and Overseers  (Len ,Dave, Mark). The recommendation was, in light of additional government mandates and recommendations, the ages and underlying health issues of some who serve on our Praise Team and in our Audio/Visual ministries, the ages and underlying health issues of some of the family and loved ones of those who serve in these areas of ministry, and, consulting with other ministries who are facing the same challenges, to “scale back”, and that our Sunday morning virtual worship be limited to a children’s story and a message.

 

We recognize that not everyone may agree with this recommendation. We (your pastor and overseers and ad hoc team) know we are not infallible. We do, however, very sincerely desire to be led by the Holy Spirit of God and to make decisions for the glory of God, for the blessing of you our church family and for the effective and faithful reaching of our community, while demonstrating a respect for and a God-honoring testimony toward the authorities He has placed over us.

 

We continue to sincerely desire to glorify God and to pro-actively love and care for our entire NBC Family. Recognizing we have within our NBC Family not only a significant number of elderly people (over 60 years of age) but also a significant number of people with underlying health issues, and sincerely desiring, to the best of our ability, to prevent the spread of this serious virus, we carefully and prayerfully decided to continue to implement the following:

 
Sunday: 

Regular Sunday Morning Worship Services on-site are suspended until Sunday, April 19th, unless necessary to extend beyond this date. In place of the on-site services we continue to make plans and preparations to be connected with one another virtually, and to be able to worship together every Sunday morning.

In place of Sunday School, we want to encourage you to access the excellent teachings that are available through “Right Now Media” at no cost to you. If you are not signed into “Right Now Media”, or if you have any questions about how to access this valuable tool, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Marmor at adminassistant@northbaptist.org (Tom will be sending out an additional communication related to this excellent resource this week).

Again, we would humbly ask that you please continue to faithfully give through our online means at www.northbaptistchurch.org or by mail at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. Your ongoing faithful and sacrificial giving is very important to the faithful and effective fulfilling of the ministry our Lord has graciously and mercifully entrusted to us.
 

Wednesday: 

All Wednesday activities (Ladies’ Bible Study, KidZone, Prayer Meeting) are suspended until Wednesday, April 22, unless necessary to extend beyond this date. Prayer requests will be sent out via email every Wednesday. Please have all requests submitted to our NBC office by 10:00 A.M. Wednesday morning. Prayer requests may be called to 607-936-4284 or sent to office@northbaptist.org. Urgent prayer requests may be submitted at any time. They will be sent out in a timely manner.

 

 

Great News to Share:

 This present journey has resulted in several of you very carefully and prayerfully “thinking outside the box” and considering creative ways, without compromise, of fulfilling ministry entrusted to our care.

 North Baptist Church has purchased a Zoom Account, for only $14.00 a month. This account enables us to virtually conduct meetings and gatherings with up to 99 participants. Simply by calling in and hitting the link we can instantly be connected to each other  (Esther Marmor has very graciously agreed to serve as the Hostess of our Zoom Account. Please direct any questions you may have about “zooming” to her).

 

 How The NBC Zoom Account Has Been (And May Be) Utilized:

 

The ministry of Healing Journey continued, via Zoom, without a hiccup. What a blessing to be able to carry on this very important and worthwhile ministry.
 
Our Fellowship Ministry Team conducted a virtual meeting for prayer and preparation this past week, via Zoom. Some of the team members joined visually while others called on their phones.

 

Plans have already been made, and communications have already been sent out to you, sharing about plans for our first virtual Prayer Meeting. This will take place tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 25th @ 7:00 P.M. (please note the change in time).

 

Those who have been faithfully and effectively involved in our KidZone Ministry are carefully and prayerfully considering ways to connect with the children and families who have been actively attending our weekly KidZone activities. This is very exciting.

 

As communicated last week, because of government mandates, we will be unable to conduct an on-site Good Friday Service. However, some within our church family are creatively considering how we might be able to connect with one another, and our community, during these very important days for us as followers of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We humbly ask that each ministry please keep in mind not only the mandates that have come down from our authorities, but also the precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. By utilizing our Zoom Account we have the possibility and the privilege of connecting with one another virtually. We readily recognize that meeting virtually is very different from meeting physically and face to face. Yet, this is a great tool for us to gratefully and effectively and faithfully utilize in serving our Lord and one another.
 

We encourage you to take some time to understand proper prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus by reading through the CDC recommendations at the following link:
 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

 

 

 

Here are some of the basic measures listed on the CDC website: · Avoid close contact with people who are sick. · Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. · Stay home when you are sick. · Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. · Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. · Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. · If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
 
It has been necessary to alter our office hours from that which was previously proposed. We do want, however, to emphasize two very important thoughts: (1) Pastor Len is available at any time and may be reached by calling or texting his cellphone at 315-481-2977. (2) We all can, and should, be reaching out to one another during these uncertain, and potentially lonely, days. Many of you have been reaching out to others—to those within, and to those outside of, our church family. Thank you so very much for doing this—please continue to do so.

Again, our highest priority in this is to love and glorify God by caring for the safety and well-being of you our church family and our community. Please let us know if there’s anything you need during this time. We may have to practice “social distancing” but that doesn’t mean we stop loving and caring and helping one another in any way we can. 
 
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”
(Second Timothy 1:7)
 

 

Important Updates – March 17, 2020

The Corona Virus / COVID – 19 Ad Hoc Team of North Baptist Church met on Tuesday, March 17th @ 9:00 A.M. @ North Baptist Church. Members present were Amy Blencowe, Stephanie Carr, Jeff Dunning, Gordy Kemp, Tom Marmor, Dave Mogren, Len Robinson.

 

Following the consideration of biblical teachings and principles as set forth in Second Timothy 1:7, Romans 13:1-14, First Peter 2:13-17, First Timothy 2:1-2 and Act 5:29, we prayed together and proceeded to discuss what steps should, without fear, be lovingly and wisely determined.

 

We sincerely desire to glorify God and to pro-actively love and care for our entire NBC Family. Recognizing we have within our NBC Family not only a significant number of elderly people (over 60 years of age) but also a significant number of people with underlying health issues, and sincerely desiring, to the best of our ability, to prevent the spread of this serious virus, we implement the following:

 

Sunday:  Regular Sunday Morning Worship Services on-site are suspended until Sunday, April 19, unless necessary to extend beyond this date. In place of the on-site services we are making plans and preparations to be connected with one another and to be able to worship together (more information about these plans and preparations will be communicated as they are developed and finalized).

                      In place of Sunday School we want to encourage you to access the excellent teachings that are available through “Right Now Media” at no cost to you. If you are not signed into “Right Now Media”, or if you have any questions about how to access this valuable tool, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Marmor at adminassistant@northbaptist.org.

               We would humbly ask that you please continue to faithfully give through our online means at www.northbaptistchurch.org or by mail at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.

 Wednesday:  All Wednesday activities (Ladies’ Bible Study, KidZone, Prayer Meeting) are suspended until Wednesday, April 22, unless necessary to extend beyond this date. Our Praise Team will determine when and if they will meet. Prayer requests will be sent out via email every Wednesday. Please have all requests submitted to our NBC office by 10:00 A.M. Wednesday morning. Prayer requests may be called to 607-936-4284 or sent to office@northbaptist.org. Urgent prayer requests may be submitted at any time. They will be sent out in a timely manner.

 

Although we would advise not meeting in groups of 10 or more people, all ministries are encouraged to carefully and prayerfully determine whether or not to meet together. We humbly ask that each ministry keep in mind not only the precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, but also the possibility of connecting virtually. These ministries may include but not necessarily be limited to Ministry Teams, Leadership Teams, Discipleship Groups, Healing Journey, SewFest, Transition Team, etc.

 

In addition to that which has been communicated, we want to make clear that all other previously scheduled activities, including, but not necessarily limited to our Congregational Meeting and the visit of our pastoral candidate are postponed and the on-site Good Friday Service is cancelled.

 

We encourage you to take some time to understand proper prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus by reading through the CDC recommendations at the following link:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

 

Here are some of the basic measures listed on the CDC website: · Avoid close contact with people who are sick. · Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. · Stay home when you are sick. · Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. · Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. · Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. · If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

 

Additional precautionary measures are being taken to ensure, to the best of our ability, the prevention of the spread of illness to those that may be utilizing our facility.

 

During this time, office hours will be changed from 9:00 – 12:00, Monday – Friday. Also, please keep in mind that Pastor Len is available at any time and may be reached by calling or texting his cellphone at 315-481-2977.

 

We encourage you to please check our NBC website (www.northbaptistchurch.org) regularly for important updates and communications.

 

Our highest priority in this is to love and glorify God by caring for the safety and well-being of you our church family and our community. Please let us know if there’s anything you need during this time. We may have to practice “social distancing” but that doesn’t mean we stop loving and caring and helping one another in any way we can.

 

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

(Second Timothy 1:7)