Coronavirus updates

Dear North Collins Wesleyan Community,


It is our desire to respond wisely to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and minimize its spread.  Out of love and concern for everyone who attends, worships, and participates with us, particularly whose who may be most vulnerable to the virus, we will be implementing some safety measures.  Please check out this page to discover the current steps being taken and the status on services, events, and gatherings.  

MArch 27 Update

For the weekend of March 28/29, we will again be hosting online worship services only.  You can connect with the videos of those services here on our website, through YouTube, or on our Facebook Page.  There will again be multiple videos:  Youth, Children's, Service (including greetings, prayer, worship, and message), and the Message Only.  


If you have a need or a question - please reach out to us!  Email us HERE, or call the church - 716.337.3219.

March 21 Update

We remind you that there are no worship services being held at our campus this weekend.  

BUT!  You can join us for worship online!  These worship videos are being posted on YouTube, Facebook, and here on our web page.  To see them just click HERE!


This weekend, there is a video that includes worship, prayer, and a message.  There is a children's video as well as a youth video.  ENJOY!  


And as always, if you need help, please reach out!  We are praying for you and love you.  

March 19 Update

Our church community is assisting in making a care package for a North Collins family quarantined due to Covid-19.  If you would like to contribute, donations can be dropped off at the church during office hours and when the sanctuary is open during the weekend (Tuesday-Friday 9AM to 3PM, Saturday 5PM to 6:30PM, Sunday 8:30AM to 11:30AM).  


Some simple ideas are gift cards for delivery services, gift cards for much needed FUN for the family after the quarantine, arts and craft supplies, books, activity books, board games, card games, etc.  


This is a great chance for our church to be The Church!  Let's rally around one another in love and support! 

March 18 Update

Hello North Collins Wesleyan Community!  We want you to know that we are praying for you!  Covid-19 has brought all of us into an unprecedented situation.  We are all stepping into the unknown.  Fear of the unknown is often the greatest of all fears, please don't let it control you!  Our God is GREATER!  Nothing is unknown to Him; there is nothing He isn't prepared for.  Our FAITH is greater than our fear.  Stay strong in your faith, take a deep breathe, and offer grace to our world in this moment of need.  


In John 16:33, Jesus said, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world."


Here are some updates about our ministries and services over the next few weeks:


1.  Seeking to follow the most recent guidelines of social distancing set by many of our government agencies, we are canceling/postponing all activities and services at the church for at least the next two weeks.  Listed at the bottom are all the events impacted.  For the weekends of March 21/22 and March 28/29, worship services and videos for children will be posted online each Saturday by 5PM.  These will be posted through YouTube and can be found on our Facebook Page, Website, and also sent via email & text message upon request.  We don't know how long these steps will need to be taken, but we will continue to offer online services as long as needed.  For the weekends of Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday, we are working on holding drive-in, radio, worship services.  This will be weather permitting.  


2.  Know that we are here for you!  To keep up contact and connection, and to further build a stream of encouragement, we will be often connecting LIVE on Facebook.  You can expect regular moments of greeting and prayer on Wednesdays at 6PM, Saturdays at 5PM, and Sundays at 9AM (plus other random moments of connection).  


3.  Our office remains open - Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.  The sanctuary is open and heated during this time.  Feel free to stop in for prayer.  The church sanctuary will also be open on Saturdays from 5:00PM to 6:30PM and Sundays from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.   No services will be held during these times, but those seeking a place to pray will find an environment to do so.  We will continue to clean and sanitize the church following the precautions stated in previous posts.  


Upcoming Events Cancelled/Postponed:

Weekend Worship - 3/21&22, 3/28&29

Power-Up Kids - 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

Youth Group - 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10

Paint Work Night - 3/19

Taco Night - 3/21

Soup & App Night - 3/29

Good Friday Service - 4/10


Know that you are loved and you have a source of support in North Collins Wesleyan.  If you know of an individual or family in need, please reach out!  We will be putting together some basic care packages to hand out to those in need.  

March 13 Update

1.  Weekend services for March 14/15 will be held as scheduled.  Anyone concerned or under the weather can/should use their discretion to stay home.


2.  Please refrain from shaking hands or hugging when arriving to service and during the 'Moments of Friendship' time in service.  Greeting one another with smiles and waves can help minimize the risk.  


3.  In preparation for the services, during and after there will be staff wiping down entry areas, surfaces, and restrooms.  Please wash your hands frequently and use the hand sanitizer provided throughout the church.  Restrooms have also been supplied with Clorox Wipes.  


For those who choose to remain at home, we encourage you to join the FACEBOOK Live Message on Sundays at 11:20/30AM.  These messages go live the moment they are happening in service.  Join us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/NorthCollinsChurch/ - you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the services.  


Our response to Covid-19 is one of faith and not fear.  Furthermore, our prayer is that we will all remember God is in control!  As we continue in the message series "Who is in front of you?", this is a great reminder to offer love and care to one another.  


Remember that you have a church family that is here to support you.  You can connect with us on Facebook, by email - office@northcollinschurch.com, or call - 716.337.3219.