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Thank you for connecting with us!

This page details both the continued online opportunities to worship as well as details on how to join in’person worship events.  

 

In-Person Worship Event Details:

Sundays  at 9am, or 11am

As a result of social distancing guidelines, our capacity is limited in each worship encounter.  An online seating sign up is available. Sign up and indicate which worship encounter you would like to attend.   If both the 9am and 11am become full we will offer a third service. No one who desires to come together an worship will be left out.    Please sign up for one service only.   Seating will be reserved by household (Only reserve seats in groups of people who live in the same house) . Each seating group will be spaced six feet from other seating. We will offer as many worship encounters as needed to ensure no one is turned away from worshiping with us.  

 

We care about your health and safety. 

While we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment, we are taking steps to help prevent transmission of Covid-19.  You can read more about those steps below.  If you are sick,  , please contact us so we can come pray for your healing ! We still believe in the power of Jesus to heal when we gather together in His name to pray for the sick!

If you are in a high-risk group and decide not to worship in person, we want to minister to you!  We offer  all of of our ministry online as well.

 

In-Person Worship Encounter Schedule

  • Sundays | 9:00 am (Children welcome)
  • Sundays | 11:00 am (Children welcome)
  • Sundays | 3:30 pm (Starting Sunday, May 24th – Kids Encounter with Parents)
  • Wednesdays  | 6:30 pm Newsong Student Ministries ( sign up  available / for ages 12-18)
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What is the Kids Family Encounter?

Every Sunday  at 3:30 pm, you and your children ages 5-11 can attend together.  Have you ever been just a little bit curious what it’s like for your kids in their worship encounters? Here is your chance! The format will be fun and interactive. The focus will be on the kids.

Our Guidelines for Your Safety

Social Distancing:

Our sanctuary is set to allow for social distancing.  Measures have been  taken to observe the standards – six feet between separate household groups. Entering, exiting, and moving about in the building is done with 6 feet between those not living in the same residence as others. 

Common areas and gathering spaces of the building will be closed.  That includes the coffee bar, Fresh Start Cafe, and any place where people might congregate.

Masks:

Here is the link to the Governor’s directives regarding masks issued on July 16th.

https://governor.arkansas.gov/…/executiveOrders/EO_20-43.pdf

The following  is our interpretation of these directives for churches from the Governor’s executive order. After we cover our interpretation, we will cover what is encouraged for those who attend Newsong Church.

The Governor’s Executive Order directives that impact places of worship:

First, it’s important to understand that the Governor’s order DOES NOT mandate masks for places of worship, however, they were strongly encouraged.

Second, if you have a health condition or medical reason not to wear a mask, you are not required to do so.

Third, children under age 10 are not required to wear a mask.

Fourth, per the information provided by the state, and our understanding of it, the executive order is only enforced by complaints of non-compliance, from businesses owners, who mandate masks for their business. This enforcement scenario DOES NOT apply to Newsong Church, as we have no need for enforcement.

Direction for Newsong Church:

Now, for what we encourage for the worship encounters at Newsong Church, regarding masks:

First and foremost, is the importance to not forsake the assembling of ourselves over things that are within our control. (Please read Hebrews 10:19-25) This text mentions it is even more important, the closer we come to the return of Christ. That is now.

Second, in the body of Christ we can only encourage one another to do what is right for each other. And, to know what is right, we need to look at scripture.

Here is an article that may help in seeking God’s direction from scripture. We encourage you to read it and pray for direction from the Holy Spirit.

https://www.google.com/…/www.thegospelcoalition.org/article…

Third, we have prepared the Newsong Campus to accommodate social distancing. Within the executive order, it stated that masks are to be worn when social distancing is not possible. From our interpretation of the Govenor’s directives if you are up and moving around, and can maintain social distancing, your need for a mask is NOT REQUIRED, only encouraged.

Here is what we have observed:

Many, including our ministry team, have years of practice being “up close and personal.” Hugs and handshakes were “first nature, not second.

Even with four months practice in social distancing, we find ourselves closer than six feet before we catch ourselves. If you struggle with this like we do, then out of love and respect for others who feel masks are necessary, please consider wearing a mask when moving around.

At Newsong, we will strive to provide masks for those who need them and don’t have them. 

 

Disinfecting Procedures:

Before every service, the sanctuary and all high-touch surfaces will be disinfected.  We will only allow people in the room after that procedure is complete.

Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the building.  We encourage their frequent use.

We will continually wipe down surfaces in the restrooms and other high-touch areas.

The Drinking fountain will not be available for use.  Feel free to bring water, coffee or your favorite drink with you. Stay hydrated!

We will not distribute any or printed materials other than offering envelopes upon request, which have been quarantined for at least five days. 

We encourage you to continue giving.  During Worship Encounters, we will take an offering by placing offering envelopes on the seats prior to your arrival. If you choose to give while  on campus offering envelopes will be available upon request. You can place your giving in the giving boxes mounted on the back walls of the Worship Center as you leave.  You can also give online here on our website, or mail your giving in.

Parking

When you arrive you are welcome to enter the building up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the Worship Encounter you signed up for. 

Connecting On Campus

You can visit with others before and after the Worship Encounters observing social distancing of at least 6 feet apart. This applies to those who do not live in your household. All families living in the same household do not have to social distance from each other. 

ONLINE WORSHIP

All of Newsong Church regularly scheduled Worship Encounters and Ministries will be Online as we navigate the challenges to ministry impacted by the Corona-virus  Global Pandemic 

Worship Encounters, Prayer Encounters,  and Age or Gender Specific Encounters can all be viewed live online. For Sunday Worship Encounters and Wednesday Prayer Encounters  go to our website visitnewsong.com. Click the  “messages tab” and select “live Stream. Or enter this link into your web browser:

http://visitnewsong.com/facebook-live/

You do not have to have a Facebook account or open up Facebook to watch our Live Stream Simply go to our website and watch there. 

 

WATCH LATER  OPTIONS:

  • Three ways to watch the recording after Live Stream has  ended:
    • Our Website , Our Facebook Page, and our YouTube Channel :
      • Website: Go to visitnewsong.com and click on the “Messages” tab on main menu and select “HD Recording” 
      • Our Facebook Page:  Go to: https://www.facebook.com/VisitNewsong/
      • Our YouTube Channel :
        • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzi-ZR0_dEDsGRFvEUavJHQ

 

For Age or Gender Specific Ministries those can also be viewed live online

 

To join any Newsong Event, Worship Encounter or Age / Gender Specific Encounter: 

  1. Go to: http://visitnewsong.com/newsong-events/
  2. Our events calendar will come up.
  3. Look for the date of the event
  4. Click on the event you wish to join
  5. Follow the instructions where it says “Description” there.

Here are a list of available ways to receive ministry from Newsong Church:

  • Sunday Morning Worship  Encounters
  • Newsong Young Adults (Ages 13-35 , Single or  Married)
  • Newsong Student Ministries (Ages 12-18)
  • Newsong Kids (ages Birth to 11)
  • Newsong Women’s Ministry
  • Newsong Men’s Ministry 
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  • SCHEDULE:
  • Sunday Worship Encounters
    • 9 & 11 am 
  • Newsong Kids Encounter
    • Sundays at 3:30 pm
    • In Person with parents attending.and online .
  • Newsong Student Ministries (NSM)
    • Wednesdays  6:30 pm – In-person & online
  • Newsong Young Adults (Ages 13-35 , Single or  Married)
    • Sundays 6 pm – Online
  • Newsong Women’s Worship & Bible  Study Encounter
    • 6:30 pm – 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each Month – online 
  • Newsong Men’s Worship & Bible  Study Encounter
    • First Saturday of each month.  Times vary – online and activities in person.
  • Newsong Prayer Warrior Group
    • Receive and share prayer requests with a group of gifted prayer warriors.
    • e-mail us at info@visitnewsong.com to get added to the group.
  • New Believer Resources 
    • If you have recently become a follower of Jesus e-mail us at info@visitnewsong.com and tell us about your decision to follow Jesus. We will give you free resourced to help you. 
  • Life Groups – Coming Soon!  -We are prepared and ready for launch.
  • Grow Path – Coming Soon! 

 

 

Last update 5/8152020 @ 3:00 pm CST

 

A word from Rev. CJ Brummett

Lead Pastor

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A word from Rev. CJ Brummett


Please, give me a moment to “Pastor” you and then I’ll share the details of our action steps.

 

First of all, I am unwavering that we serve the all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present God. He is not taken by surprise in this recent development of a global health concern. Jesus is still at the right hand of the Father, advocating for us. It is Jesus who has the keys to death, hell and the grave. As followers of Jesus, we do not live in fear, nor allow fear of temporary trials to change our direction in fulfilling the vision and mission of the church. In spite of the COVID-19 concern, WE WILL increase reaching the lost and equipping more disciple makers. WE WILL do this while using Godly wisdom and creativity, to adapt to these current challenges.

 

We are the church and this is prime time to walk the walk and talk the talk as the world is closely watching the response of the church. It IS a reflection of Jesus to the world in how we respond to these major events.    

Above all, in love, I beseech you to not get caught up in “taking sides” or proving a point, that you remove yourself from the mandate of scripture to not forsake the assembling of ourselves. Please do not rob yourself and others of the unity of the body of Christ and as a result choose between worshiping together and making a political stance.

 

The Brummett Family, myself, Jennifer and our children are your faith family. We hurt when you hurt. We rejoice when you rejoice. We are sold out to Jesus, not to politics. Our faith is in Christ, and our commitment is to leading you toward Him. We will not participate in the division of believers, nor the rejection of non-believers who will give us the opportunity to preach the Gospel.

We love you all and it anguishes us to be apart from you, no matter what the reason.

If you don’t have a medical reason to be separated from us, please love us enough to put our relationship with each other and Christ above hurt, fear, anger, and pride.

Our resolve is that we will be with you for all eternity. This, which we endure now will pass eventually, and we refuse to let it steal you from us.

I have more “fight” in me for you and your loved ones than you may be able to comprehend this side of Heaven. Because of what Jesus has done in me I stand firm in this confidence.

If you are sick, no matter what the illness, please allow me to come pray for you. If it is a contagious illness I will take steps to quarantine myself afterwards for the appropriate time for the sake of my family and others. I will not stop laying hands on the sick and believing for healing. Prayer for the sick is not limited to laying on of hands (Luke 7:1-17), however this is my personal conviction and stance after much prayer and hearing from the Lord (Luke 4:40) (Luke 13:13)(Mark 8:23). God is my shield and my refuge. Jesus is our healer and great physician.

In Service to you for My King Jesus,
CJ Brummett, Lead Pastor