COVID-19 Updates

In these ever-changing times with the evolving situation around the world in relation to COVID-19, we’re daily thinking through how we respond as a church. Check this page for updates as we navigate this season.

12PM, 12 August 2020

 

Kia ora church whānau,

As you’ve probably already heard, because of the new surge of COVID-19 cases, Auckland has moved to alert level 3. What this means for us at Northcross as of now is that:

  • This Sunday, our services will be online at 10AM & 5:30PM via our website. We will not be meeting in-person on Sunday.
  • All weekly ministries & use of the church building are on hold
  • We encourage all life groups to meet online for the time being
  • Staying connected is always important, especially now, so remember to check-in on loved ones who might be living alone, or need extra assistance

While we’re caring for each other during this time, we as a team are here to care for you, our church whānau, through supporting you in prayer. For those who may be struggling with depression or anxiety, job losses, loneliness or isolation, or have other physical needs such as grocery shopping, obtaining masks etc. we are also here for you.

Head over to the care section of the website to get in touch, or email the team at [email protected]

May we continue to be a family of strong faith in a good and mighty God – trusting that even though some of us have been taken by surprise, He is always in control.

Kia kaha and stay safe.
Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, and Mark

10AM, 28 MAY 2020

Hi church family,

With the Government’s update regarding church gatherings, here is a quick update as to how this affects us:

- Our Sunday services will remain online for the foreseeable future.
- In the coming days, some ministries will be starting up again. Please contact the church office ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, and Mark.

10AM, 12 MAY 2020

Church at Level-2: from now until the 2nd of June.

Alert Level-2 allows for gatherings of up to ten people. We have been asked to be “incredibly careful” in “the new normal”. We have been encouraged to “keep it small, keep your distance, and be kind”

Consequently, we have prayerfully produced the following:

Services
We will continue with our online services (10AM, 5:30PM, Weds 7PM Youth).

Use of the Church Building
The building will be open to Northcross Church staff and others who need to access the building (e.g. cleaners, people making pastoral care donations…). Anyone else wanting access to the premises is asked to make an appointment.

Church Activities
During Level-2, church ministries and affiliated activities that use the church building will continue to be on hold. Some life groups may want to start meeting again in homes – please discuss this as a group and abide by the appropriate health and safety guidelines.

Our intention is to reassess everything on Tuesday 2nd of June, and give updates via our website, social media channels, and our Thursday newsletter.

Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, Mark.

10AM, 26 APRIL 2020

4PM, 23 MARCH 2020

Hello everyone,

Not that this has ever been a problem for us, but the latest update from our Prime Minister can serve as a timely reminder for us that as Christians, we need to comply with the governing authorities and support our leaders in prayer. Remember in times like these that our restrictions around gathering is based on precaution, not persecution.

So we are locking down but not locking out - we're keeping in touch via online channels, so please continue to check social media, our website, and your emails for more updates.

Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, Mark.

2PM, 21 MARCH 2020

Hey everyone!

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, we won’t be gathering for a while, but it doesn’t mean we won’t be meeting! Our church services will continue online. There’ll be music worship, a sermon from Pastor Andrew, and even something for the kids.

It’s easy as one two three:

1. At 10AM or 5:30PM, head on over to www.northcross.org.nz
2. Click “CHURCH ONLINE”
3. Worship!

The entire service will be made available for access after 5:30PM.

More information and plans around how we will move forward as a church will be announced as decisions are made, so please continue to check social media, our website, and your emails.

Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, Mark.

5PM, 19 MARCH 2020

The disappointing news:

Following the government ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, Northcross services have been temporarily suspended.

We won’t be gathering as Northcross Church this Sunday (morning or evening). The Wednesday evening service for young people has also been put on pause.

We know this is disappointing, but it is the right and responsible thing to do.

The good news:

We are going to put in a great deal of effort over the next couple of days to have a worship service available for you online. We will be filming Saturday for Sunday.

We may not be able to gather as a church, but we can still meet on Sunday.

We will be sending out more comprehensive and detailed updates in the coming days via emails, social media and our website. This will include information on small home gatherings and online content.

Blessings

Pastors Andrew, Hangyul, Mark.

3PM, 18 MARCH 2020