We appreciate everyone's patience as we work to communicate what's happening for Sunday services, events and other gatherings in compliance with the CDC. We will update this post with the latest announcements. Please bookmark and share this page with others.
Last updated: May 22, 2020
- Sunday services - Live stream at 11AM - In person services starting June 14th. (More details below)
- Small Groups - Communicate with your leader for specifics and alternative options (online meetings, etc.)
- Events - All other events and gatherings at church on hold until further notice.
Note from Pastor Peter:
Beginning June 14th, we’ll be offering the option to gather at church for those who are healthy and wish to gather.
Due to following CDC recommendations, our in person experience won’t be the same as it used to be. For this first phase of reopening, we will not have kids church, nursery or coffee bar available. We will be continuing to make every effort for our online experience to be the best, so our layout will be adjusted in the auditorium to accommodate for cameras and live stream set up.
We do encourage families with young children and those within the vulnerable population to stay home and take every precaution.
If you are not quite ready or able to join in person yet, you can continue to join us Online for our Live Stream. We are making every effort to make that experience the best it can be. Our amazing Kids Church will continue to stream their service at 10:30AM, and our main service will follow at 11AM streaming on our website, Facebook and Youtube.
Another option would be to gather a few close friends or neighbors and have a small house gathering to stream the service together! Remember to follow the suggestions from the CDC.
We love you, Northwest, and I am excited to continue meeting with you - both in person and online.
- Pastor Peter
Cares Act Update:
On Friday March 23rd 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, also known as the Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act. It is the largest amount of money ($2 trillion) ever spent by a government to:
- pay companies to quickly hire back their workers, and
- to triple the amount of unemployment payments to keep everyone's income up until they get rehired.
Northwest will have several of our best financial advisors strategize on how to help us as Northwest Members benefit from this opportunity. We will get more info to you soon. But in the meantime here are the facts so far:
- A one time check of $1,200 for each adult will be sent to EVERY adult if your income is $75,000 or less for a single person and $150,000 or less for a married couple.
- Plus you'll receive $500 for each child.
- If you have not filed your 2018 personal tax return yet, you will need to do so immediately in order to get the $1,200 check as soon as possible.
For those of you who are unemployed:
In Florida, the current state unemployment payment is half of your pay up to a maximum weekly payment of $275. The new law adds $600 to the $275 making the new maximum $875 per week.
Please contact the State of Florida immediately to apply for unemployment benefits at:
(Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 6:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday 8AM to 2PM)
Small Business Assistance
If you own a small business, click here for information on the Small Business Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Requires employers to provide certain sick pay and family medical leave benefits to eligible employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
United Against Poverty - Qualified members can save up to 60-70% of their household food and product budget.
Second Harvest Food Bank - Find a Food Assistance Location Near You