Update from March 14, 2020 - 5:38pm PST

Hi family,

In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, we will not be hosting services this weekend at our Courtenay and Port Alberni campus. Going forward we will be making a week-to-week decision as to whether gatherings will take place. Stay tuned to our website for ongoing updates.

It is exciting for our community that over the past year we have invested into upgrading our live stream and so it will be a gift to our church that we can gather together for this Sunday's service on our live stream at www.ngate.ca.

Tune in during our regular service times at 9:00am, 10:45am, and 6:30pm.  We regularly try to communicate ways to be involved and connected at our gatherings so right now it's especially important to tune in online not just to worship and hear a message but to stay connected and up to date.

The church is not closing its doors on being the church.  The church has always been a movement of people.  If people ask you why the church is temporarily meeting online rather than in person, let them know that it's not because we're afraid of sickness but deeply care for and want to protect the vulnerable.

Also, let them know that the as the church we will treat this as a great opportunity to get creative for how we not only meet on Sunday, but how we serve the community in the midst of a pandemic.

Please continue to pray for us for those at risk, our medical professionals, and those in decision-making positions. Pray that the leadership of Northgate might discover new ways of engaging more with all people and sharing the love of Jesus in creative, meaningful ways.

Thank you for your patience. We will do our best to keep you informed and connected.

Pastor Evan Allnutt