As we continue with Stage 4 of our return to in-person services, we are making a change to the day and time for our in-person service. We are offering an in-person service at 11:00 am on Sunday mornings. We will have musical elements, and the same message will be given that is live-streamed online at 5:30 pm on Saturday and 9 and 11 am on Sunday. We encourage everyone to take this at your own pace. If you don’t feel safe or if people in your household are vulnerable, please continue to join us online at

If you plan to attend a weekend service in person, here are some things to know.

Our Highest Priority Is to Keep Everyone Safe, So We Are Beginning with Limited Services.


Here’s What That Means During Stage 4:


If You Plan on Attending

  • Seats: To assist with seating and planning, we are asking everyone to reserve seats online ahead of time. A link to reserve your seats will be sent out closer to the service date.

  • Questionnaire: When reserving your seats, you will be asked to acknowledge “yes” to a Health Screening Questionnaire.


Things to Consider

  • Kids: We will only be offering adult services to begin with. If you would like to bring your kids with you, they are welcome to join you. Feel free to bring activities from home to occupy your little ones during the service.

  • Coffee/Soda: We know a hot cup of coffee or an ice-cold soda is the best way to prepare for church, but for now, we will not be providing coffee or soda. You are welcome to bring your own!


Touchless Service

  • Get the App: Make sure to download the New Hope Church App before you come, as we will be using this instead of printed materials. Simply visit your phone’s app store and search for New Hope Church Lorton or click here.

  • Offering: No collected offering (offering drop boxes will be available).

  • Open Doors: Our greeters will get the door, so you don’t even have to touch the handle.

  • Touch-free Guest Interactions: No hugs, handshakes, or high fives for now. Waves, air hugs, and positive interactions are encouraged. Although we are asking that you not remain in the building to fellowship after the service, we hope you will take a minute to catch up with each other outside.


Social Distancing

  • Face Masks/Shields: We are requiring everyone to wear a mask when they are in the building. Our greeters and staff will be wearing them, but trust us, we are smiling. The CDC recommends wearing masks as a positive way to prevent spreading COVID-19. Please don’t make wearing or not wearing a mask a political statement. Let’s lookout for the interests of our brothers and sisters.

  • Seating: Our ushers will help you find your seat to make social distancing easy.

  • Six Feet: We ask that everyone respect the comfort levels of the people around them by remaining six feet apart while in the building.

  • Atrium: The atrium will be closed for fellowship.



  • We will be disinfecting all used spaces and surfaces.

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

If you have any questions, please email us at

  1. Feeling feverish and/or having chills –documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher?

  2. Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last three days?

  3. A new cough that is not due to another health condition?

  4. New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition?

  5. New chills that are not due to another health condition?

  6. A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition?

  7. New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?

  8. A new loss of taste or smell?

  9. Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?

  10. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

Reserve Seats

After answering "no" to the following questions, click the button below to reserve your seats.

By clicking the "Reserve Seats" button below, you agree to the guidelines outlined.

After reserving your seats, you will receive a confirmation email.  If you don't see it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder.