When: May/June/July

Key Focus: Restarting Worship & Returning to the Building

Target Date to Reopen: Pentecost Sunday, May 31


  • Sanctuary and church will be professionally cleaned prior to beginning services.
    John Mantor has been asked to head a cleaning team to sanitize between/after services.


  • Bethany Davis (Professional Events Planner) has been asked to put our plan together.


  • Worship-only for several weeks.


  • Due to social distancing & limited attendance will require a phone reservation


  • Per Governor Holcomb, those of high risk (ages 65 and up) are asked to stay home and watch the service online

  • 2 Identical Morning Worship Services at 8:30 and 10:30

  • The 10:30 a.m. worship will continue to be live-streamed.

  • Children's services and the nursery will on hold until school resumes in the Fall. Children will sit with parents

  • The doors to church will be propped open to avoid contact with door handles.

  • No bulletins or materials will be distributed.  All announcements made be made on the screen.

  • Greeters and ushers will greet and give directions from 6 feet away but will not touch anyone.

  • South door (Family Center) will be entry, west door (offices) will be exit.

  • Face masks will be recommended and made available at the door.

  • Offering plates will not be passed but offering receptacles will be located on tables at exit door.

  • Rest rooms by offices closed. Family center rest rooms will be open for individual use.


  • Coffee bar to remain closed.


  • Social distancing to be practiced: Households may sit together but others 6-feet apart.


  • To exit, people will be dismissed by rows.


Thank you for understanding that we must return slowly and safely.
This is our new normal, but it is temporary.

New Castle First Church of the Nazarene

1727 Grand Ave. New Castle, IN 47362

765-529-0607.....Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm