Hello New Design Church family,
With the current situation regarding COVID-19, the State of Maryland is continuing to operate under a state of emergency, and all levels of government are taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach to keep Marylanders safe. The list of ongoing state actions is available at the Governor’s website.
In compliance with the mandates and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the state of Maryland, New Design Church is making the following changes, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice:
- All public worship services will move to an online format only. Services will be regular time, prayer 10am and Sunday morning 10:45am. There will be worship, announcements, and a message just like normal. We are grateful to our tech crew for providing an awesome livestream ministry. Although we will not be together in person, I encourage you to join us each Sunday via livestream so that we may still be together in worship.
- All small groups and group meetings are not to use the NDC facility. With the recommendation of not meeting in groups of ten or more we are asking our small groups to either take a break, or use technology to meet and pray together (i.e. Skype, Zoom, Conference Call). Please make it an effort to be in touch with one another as a means of walking with each other during this time.
- The Community Easter Egg Hunt and the March Adult Social are cancelled.
- District Youth Retreat 2020 is cancelled.
- Good Friday Service and Easter Sunday Service will be online only. Communion on Good Friday will be celebrated together. When you join us online, please have some bread and juice ready so we can take communion together.
- During each service there will be an opportunity to worship through tithes and offering. During that time we welcome you to give online via the tithe.ly app or on the Tithe.ly website. If you are not comfortable giving online, please mail checks to New Design Church, 7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick MD 21703. We thank you, church family, for your continued faithfulness in financial support to keep NDC running!
- Our current teaching series, “Acting Up”, a study through the book of Acts, will continue as planned. In the face of a pandemic, we will rise and be the church God has called us to be. I pray we will not be filled with fear, rather filled with the Holy Spirit, boldness, truth, love, mercy and the Risen Lord Jesus himself!
- I, Pastor Rob, am still working. Should you have any prayer requests or needs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God bless you, church! I encourage you to stay in touch with one another via social media, texting and calling. Take some time each and day and call someone, pray with them. Continue to be the great people of New Design Church and the Frederick Community.
Pastor Rob Simone and the Elders of New Design Church.