The elders have decided to start Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 on June 21. There will be an auditorium class, a children and youth class, a college-age class, and a ladies’ Bible study class. The children and youth class will meet in the fellowship hall. We ask that all the youth and children go directly to the fellowship hall and not go to the auditorium. The ladies’ Bible study class will meet in the large classroom on the west side of the building (not in the middle section classroom). This class to will go directly to the designated meeting space and not go to the auditorium before the class meeting time. The college-age class will meet in the loft beginning the following Sunday and will folllow the same procedures as the other classes. Classes will end at 10:45. The children and youth will come over to the main building together. We ask at those arriving for the 11:00 workshop go directly to the auditorium and take your seat, even if class is finishing up. Finally, offering will be collected following communion. Offering trays will be handled by the men presiding at the table and will not be passed down the rows.
Here is the link to the stream for today’s service.
Sunday Worship Service 5/17/2020
After reviewing Governor Lee and the TN Department of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations for places of worship for the resumptions of in-person assemblies, the elders have decided that Netherland will begin a gradual return to our normally scheduled assemblies. Starting Sunday, May 17, we will have an 11:00 worship assembly in the building. We intend to have a live broadcast of services over Youtube and Facebook available for those who prefer to remain at home or if health concerns prevent them from attending. Please, if you or a family member are not feeling well or running a fever, do not attempt to attend. The auditorium seating has been rearranged to allow for more social distancing and where family units can sit together and others can sit with the recommended distance allowance. If members want to wear masks and/or gloves to the services, they should feel free to do so. During this time, we will discontinue door greeters, meet and greet periods, candy and mint distribution, and we encourage everyone to avoid handshakes and embracing at the assemblies. A table is set up in the foyer for everyone to pick up a bulletin and an offering envelope. Communion will be served by men of the congregation, but trays will not be passed. Servers will present trays with double cups with the bread in the bottom cup and the fruit of the vine in the top cup. A prayer of thanksgiving and blessing will be offered over each element by the brother presiding over the table. We ask that everyone dispose of their own communion cups at the close of the service. Offering baskets will be placed in the foyer and offering envelopes may be placed in the baskets at the close of service. Eventually, we will begin meeting for Bible Study and Sunday evening worship. An announcement will be made at that time. We will have homecoming worship on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:00. As per Governor Lee and the TN Department of Health’s recommendations, we will not have a fellowship meal that day. A-Teams wanting to resume meeting need to make a request to the elders with a plan on how they will maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines. Upon the elder’s approval, the A-Team may resume meetings.
Here is the link for today’s YouTube stream.
Watch “Sunday Worship Service 5/10/2020” on YouTube
We will be having another Drive-In Church service on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The procedure will be similar to last week. We hope to see everyone there.
We will be having another Drive-In service on Sunday, April 19, 2020 starting at 11 AM. It will be carried out in much the same was as last week. The channel is 88.3 FM. Instructions on how to download the AIM app have been posted on the church YouTube here. We hope to see everyone there tomorrow.
The Drive-In service will start at 11 AM on Sunday, April 12, 2020. We hope to see everyone there.
If anyone would still like to dress their kids up in Easter outfits (or themselves) and take family photos, we encourage you to do so.
•Please take the photos at home before arriving to the drive in service as we all must stay in our cars throughout the service.
•Please upload your photos to Facebook and tag @netherlandchurchofchrist. When you begin typing @neth… it will pop up to be selected from the list. The photos will be compiled and added to an album on our page.
We look forward to seeing everyone from a safe distance!
This Easter Sunday we will be having a Drive-In service at the church. When you arrive in the parking lot you will be instructed on where to park. Also, as you come in you will be handed your communion supplies. Once you are parked, tune your radio to channel 88.3 FM so that you can hear the lesson. Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding in this hard time.
This is an important and exciting week not only because we are having a drive in service, but more so because it is Easter -our Lord’s resurrection. And that means a lot. In fact, our circumstances bring us closer to what the first disciples felt and the hope they found in Jesus’s resurrection.
But in order for us to be together, we have to follow the guidelines for this Sunday. As you pull in, you will receive your communion kit and guidance on where to park. Small cars are asked to park in the front while trucks and SUVs park behind them. You will be asked to tune your radio to listen to the service. Those that are able to give, you will have an opportunity to do so. (There may also be an index card for suggestions that you can drop in the basket.) We will exit in an organized fashion, the front line first which are the sedans and then the 2nd, 3rd, and so forth. Also, we will be using the hymnbook Sacred Selections for the Church and the Aim (AIM) app for our singing. Please download the app before Sunday and if you have the hymnbook, bring that with you as well.
Below are three most important guidelines:
1.) Drive slow and safe as you pull in/out.
2.) Stay in your car.
3.) Tune in your radio.
We look forward to seeing you and in celebrating the foundation of our hope.