This Sunday we are celebrating! We are celebrating 50 years of God’s goodness and faithfulness. We are celebrating the dream of a few believers 50 years ago to start a church on the north side of Springfield to connect more people to Christ and one another.
On Sunday morning, Wayne – along with some special guests – will be sharing about Northside’s story. You won’t want to miss this special Sunday, so join us in person or online at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
Students in grades 5-12 will be joining us for our in-person services this Sunday, September 27. As a reminder, masks are required for anyone age 12 or older during our 9 a.m. adult worship service; masks are encouraged (optional) during our 10:45 a.m. service, especially during transition times and in our lobby spaces.
Our 50th anniversary celebration will continue on Saturday afternoon with our annual Church Picnic at 4:30 p.m. We will be spreading out across the parking lot outside of Entrance 1 and 2 (essentially the north side of our building). The best place to park your car will be in the new parking lot addition by Entrances 3 and 4, and the west parking lot alongside Highway H.
Northside is providing this year’s dinner, which will be hot dogs, chips, cookies and bottled drinks. These pre-packaged items will be available for pickup from 4 different food stations during the entirety of the picnic. We will also be showing Northside’s 50th Anniversary Documentary every 40 minutes in the new Worship Center.
We are taking coronavirus precautions this year by adjusting our activities and food options. You can help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing the three W’s:
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. We will have sanitizing stations throughout the picnic area. We ask that you “scrub in and out” before and after participating in any activities.
- Watch your distance. Please continue to practice physical distancing even when we are outside. If waiting in a line for an activity, food station or bathroom, please place 6 feet of space between yourself and others. Help your kids do the same.
- Considering wearing a mask when you can’t keep your distance. We recommend wearing a mask when picking up your food and when indoors.