Please read this letter from the Pastoral Team at New Beginnings for an update on how New Beginnings Lakeside is currently handling gatherings in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
POSTED: JUNE 7th, 2020
New Beginnings family, this is our June 7, 2020 update on some of our plans as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are currently meeting once again at the church building! We have reduced the amount of seating in our sanctuary so as to maintain a distance of 6 feet between seats and rows. We also have hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the church building. Service times are 5:30 PM on Saturday and 9:30 and 11AM on Sunday. Our Saturday service is reserved for those that are 65 and older or immunocompromised, as it is a much smaller gathering. The governer and CDC recommend that those that are 65 and older or immunocompromised stay at home. Each individual of our church body can make their own determination as to whether they would like to attend our services or not. Please note that there will not be children's ministry offered in-person at this time. All children will need to sit with their families in the main service for the time being.
Worship Services: Live Stream
For those not comfortable with gathering in-person, we will continue to hold our main service online on Sundays at 10AM. We will be streaming it on both our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NBLakeside/) and YouTube channels (https://bit.ly/3aLX2It and click the Latest Message Link). The stream will offer worship, teaching, and communion just as we usually do on a Sunday morning. You can prepare a communion setting ahead of the streaming of the service with crackers, bread, juice or water. Communion will directly follow the Message. Please continue to GATHER with us from your home.
Let’s Make Every Effort to Stay Connected
We will be attempting to stay connected in a variety of new and creative ways! Please be prayerful and make every effort to join us as we stream Worship and Teaching, Worship Events, Home Groups and much more.
We will be uploading curriculum sheets we use each week so that you can work together as a family and continue to teach your little ones at home. As stated above, there is currently no children's ministry being offered in-person due to the difficulty of social distancing and maintaining a safe environment for the kids.
Our high school students are currently meeting with our young adult Bible study for the summer. We enjoy food, fellowship, Bible teaching, games, and more. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to get updates on where that will be held from week to week.
Home groups are currently on break for the summer. We will resume meeting for the fall quarter during the month of August.
To facilitate more prayer for one another, for our community, for our nation, and for our world, we have set up a Facebook group that we are encouraging everyone to join. Use this group to post and respond to prayer requests. Let’s be a people of prayer, and all the more so at this time!
Tithes and offerings can still be made in 3 different ways.
1. The first way is ONLINE (https://www.nblakeside.org/give). You can give easily and securely through the “GIVE” tab on our website or via the Church Center app.
2. The second way is through TEXT. Simply text any dollar amount to 84321 and follow the set up instructions.
3. And finally, you can mail checks to New Beginnings at 11420 Middle Mt. Vernon Rd. Evansville, IN 47712.
We are so thankful for the opportunity we have to meet with each another once again. The writer of Hebrews in Hebrews 10:24-25 said this: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
We will be sending out regular updates via email and posting updates to Social Media platforms. You can follow us on our New Beginnings Lakeside Church Facebook page and our Instagram pages: @nblakeside, @nblakesideyouth, and @lakesidehighschoolministry.
God Bless and we’ll connect with you each weekend online for Worship!
Pastor Darrick, Pastor Doug, and Pastor David