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Hi NCC Family!

As you’ve heard, both NYS and Onondaga County have adopted the latest CDC guidance regarding Covid-19 personal safety precautions. What a relief to see the pandemic start to wane, and begin to enjoy some aspects of pre-covid life.

We NCC leaders have done our best to supportively remain in step with what our county executive has asked of us and this recent guidance is no different. Our updated guidelines for our church family is the following: 

  • If comfortable, fully vaccinated adults and fully vaccinated students (12yrs+) may attend without a mask or social distancing. We won’t be asking for proof of vaccination.
  • For those who are either immunocompromised or unvaccinated, the CDC and State & Local Health leaders recommend continuing to wear a mask and to social distance. We encourage our attenders to adhere to those recommendations.
  • For now, for those who may remain extra cautious, we will also continue on with distanced indoor seating and a weekly Live Stream of our Sunday service.
  • Driven by our ongoing desire to remain consistent and in-step with our local school community and until new guidance is published, we’ll continue to follow school district guidelines until the school year ends on June 21 — asking school age children and kids worker staff to continue to wear a mask while inside the buildings. Our expectation is that this guidance will be updated and relaxed in the weeks to come.

Thanks to each of you for responding with grace, compassion, and patience over the last year. It’s so important to remember that for some of us - this new guidance has been far too long in coming, and for others it’s far too soon. It’s in situations like these that the self-sacrificing, others-preferring nature of being a humble disciple has the potential to shine brightly. Let’s continue to extend grace, patience, and kindness with one-another as a testament to what we’ve been given in Jesus.

With our deepest thanks,
NCC Pastoral Staff and Leadership