We are so excited to be able to welcome you back to in-person services. Our services are planned to provide those gathering online and onsite with a meaningful, safe worship experience, regardless of their circumstances.

You will no longer need to reserve a seat. We have set aside seats for those that would like to have a socially distance seat. If you prefer a socially distant seat, please click the button to request seats that are socially distanced. 

Frequently asked questions

What do in-person services look like?

  • We currently offer live music and teaching during the 9 and 11 am services.

  • We also offer live Children’s Ministry programming for toddlers through 5th graders during both services. Everyone 3 years old and up is required to wear a mask in the Children’s Ministry area.

  • The doors open 15 minutes before service.

  • No reservations are required unless you want a social distanced seat (click here)

Do I have to wear a mask?

  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in the building. We will not be policing individuals or “carding” people to show that they are vaccinated. If you prefer to wear a mask, please feel free to do so. If you have not been vaccinated, we encourage you to follow CDC guidelines and continue to wear a mask.
  • Children and volunteers in the Children’s Ministry area will wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

What safety and health measures are being taken?

  • We regularly clean and disinfect all used spaces and surfaces.

  • We have touchless sanitizing stations set up throughout the building.

  • We offer seat reservations for those that want to ensure they are social distanced during seating in the auditorium.

  • Everyone 3 yrs old and up wears a mask in the Children’s Ministry area.

What if I’m not ready to attend in-person services yet?

  • Until you feel comfortable attending in person, you are welcome to join us for church at home, an identical online worship experience to our in-person gatherings. Each of our services will be broadcast on Facebook (with chat) and the Church Online platform (no chat). All services can be watched on-demand at https://www.live.newhope.org/
  • Children have programing that can be viewed on-demand at nhckidstime.com anytime during the week. You can also sign your kids up for a Zoom small group on Sundays at 9:15. Text pssg for toddlers and preschoolers, and k5sg for kindergartners through fifth graders to 703-971-4673 before 8:30 on Sunday morning and we’ll send you a link to join.

What about kids (toddlers - 5th graders)?

  • Children’s programs are meeting in-person during the 9 and 11 am services on Sundays.

  • We play with toys, have worship, listen to the Bible story, have discussion and prayer time, and play games.

  • Everyone 3 yrs old and up wears a mask in the Children’s Ministry area.

  • Be sure to check out nhckidstime.com for more information. If you have questions, email us at familyministry@newhope.org

What about students (6th through 12th graders)?

  • Takeover, our Student Ministry for 6th-12th graders meets on Sunday nights from 6-7:15. Check-in and games begin at 5:45.

  • We play large group games like 9 square and GaGa Ball. We have a service with object lessons, worship, and message. Then we break into small groups that are gender and age specific for discussion, prayer, and social time.

  • Check out nhctakeover.com for our calendar of events.

  • If you have questions, email us at familyministry@newhope.org