June 23, 2020 Update
As some of you may have observed, over the past week the number of Covid-19 cases have climbed to the highest levels since the outbreak. At the same time AZDHS.gov is reporting that hospital beds are filled with the greatest number of patients since the outbreak.
It is with this information in hand, and with much prayer and consideration that I have decided that we will not be reopening our in-person worship services until the middle to late July.
Being physically separated has been very hard for me, and I am sure it is very hard for you too. What I want to encourage you to do during this time is to gather and make memories as house church, made up of family and friends. Gather together in groups of 10 or less to eat breakfast and watch the message. My family has enjoyed immensely the opportunity to eat pancakes while watching the message and then we stand up afterwards for worship. I have had so much fun watching Amanda's lessons with my kids as we dance and sing along to the videos on the North Hills Extreme kids Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Northkidsphx/ .
I encourage you to continue worshiping with us on facebook live, https://www.facebook.com/northhillschurch/ or catch the messages throughout the week on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsmostgb0r8mdukaQ3Id87w
Ashley is leading the charge on updating some hardware, software, and licensing so that we can livestream a service with worship and the message combined in real time. As a staff we will continue to strive to produce high quality and enriching communication for our church family.
May God Bless you,
Pastor Zach Schifferer
March 17, 2020 Update
Though the Bible says that we do not live in the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7), it also says that we are to love our neighbors and to follow the law of the land. At this time, we continue to closely monitor the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and have determined to suspend all in-person meetings until local authorities and health professionals have deemed it safe to gather. During this time, North Hills Church is committed to regular communication with our congregation and continuous monitoring of the Arizona Department of Health and CDC regulations and recommendations, and will be following those guidelines as we prepare for reopening in the future. At this time, all in-person gatherings have been suspended until further notice. Please visit this page and look to our Facebook and Youtube pages for regular updates.
STAY CONNECTED WITH NORTH HILLS
Since all in-person activities have been suspended, our Sunday services have moved to an online format. We host a live premiere of the message on Sunday morning at 9am on Facebook. Student services are hosted on Zoom Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Children's services are hosted on Facebook on Sundays and Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. Click the buttons below to explore these online service options.
CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER.
At North Hills, we embrace "social distancing" in this way: we are "physically distanced", however we are "socially connected". Christ's church is not the building, but the people who make up the body. At this time, it is imperative that we remain socially connected via phone, email, texts, FaceTime calls, or any other means in order to continue to grow in our relationship with Christ and each other. Our mission at North Hills is to connect with God and connect with others, and we fully believe we can continue to do this even as we stay home. Our community is important to our faith walk, so continue calling each other and reaching out! We are still the church, with or without the in-person meetings.
HOW LONG WILL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES BE SUSPENDED?
We are continuing to monitor the situation and rely upon information on the AZDH and CDC websites. At this time, we are planning to follow the guidelines of the CDC and our local authorities on the recommendations for gatherings. Right now, Arizona is in phase 1, and our 85022 community is in active widespread transmission, so we will continue to meet digitally. Please stay tuned for more updates about regathering.
WHAT TIME ARE SERVICES ONLINE?
Our regular family service premiers online Sundays at 9am. Kids services premier on Sundays on the NH Extreme Kids facebook page.
I MISSED THE LIVE WATCH PARTY ON SUNDAY. HOW CAN I VIEW THE SERVICE?
We post our services on YouTube and on our website each week, so you can view any services you may have missed anytime. See the bottom of this page to click on our youtube site or check the Sermons page on this site.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR MY KIDS RIGHT NOW?
North Kids services are posted on the NH Extreme Kids facebook page every Sunday. They also meet Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on Facebook live. For more information, click the CONTACT US button below.
North Youth meets on Zoom every Wednesday night at 7pm. For more information on how to participate, click the CONTACT US button below.
WHAT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR US RIGHT NOW?
Although we can't meet in person, we still have other opportunities for you to find community and stay involved right now.
-Financial Peace University: Zoom meeting Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
-12pm Prayer: prayer together on Facebook live everyday at noon
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19?
Visit the sites below to find more information about COVID-19.