Neighborhood Family and Neighbors,
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic level and has gripped our world in an unprecedented fear and become a worldwide concern. Those effects have reached not only the United States, but also our local community here in Bentonville and NWA. Our heart and prayers are with each of you as we embrace unexpected and dramatically changed routines and lives. While being in constant communication with local authorities, schools and local churches, The Neighborhood Church also has been in prayer and proactively working alongside the CORE Team, Staff and Key Leaders to develop and implement an immediate plan and a short-term plan as we witness the daily impact of the spread of this virus on our culture and abroad.
First, please be in prayer alongside our church and all churches as we embrace hope, peace and share the love of Christ in the midst of growing fear. While the expression of how we do church will change in the coming weeks, the love of Christ and the gifts of the Spirit within us can and will continue to grow and be nourished. This is our hope, wherever we find ourselves.
HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY...March 15th
(this is updated hourly and is subject to prayerful change with new information we receive)
We will be postponing the nextSTEP Sunday event following worship. We have thoughtfully and fully worked through gathering people together and believe for the health and safety of all that postponing the event following worship is the best option. In addition, we have asked our guest speaker, Justin Grimm, to reroute his trip and head home to his family for his own safety and ours. We care deeply for all in the church and want to promote a peaceful worship environment without fear this Sunday. We will reschedule nextSTEP Sunday as part of worship for a later date.
Regarding worship this Sunday, we have worked diligently to create a space that allows people to worship if you desire. Our focus will be prayer, to add peace and to calm our hearts. There will be no commitments this Sunday for nextSTEP Sunday, only worship. We will have our normal scheduled worship at 9:00am and 10:40am
We will have worship available LIVE and ONLINE this Sunday on Facebook. (if we have any changes we will update via email and text and online).