Frequently Asked Questions
Will N.B.C. still be having services this Sunday?
(Updated 3/17/20) We have decided to modify our normal Sunday services as follows for Monday, March 16th through March 31st. In cooperation with the recommended "15 Days to Slow the Spread" that the CDC and President Trump have advised, we are taking a two week break from any small group meetings.
• We will still have our 10:30 a.m. worship service. (This service will be live-streamed only!
• There will be no Sunday school or Adult Bible Fellowship classes at 9:15 a.m.
This webpage is the most up-to-date information available. Our leadership team will continue to monitor the situation and make determinations on a week to week basis. The church's leadership team is closely monitoring developments and governmental recommendations concerning the coronavirus and assessing on a daily basis what events should remain open and what should be canceled.
How can I better understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The Center of Disease Control states that this virus is a new coronavirus that is a respiratory disease. For the most up-to-date medical information in our state, please visit the IN Dept. of Health's information page or visit the city of Noblesville's page.
Have any staff or members of N.B.C. contracted COVID-19?
To our knowledge, no staff or members of N.B.C. have contracted COVID-19.
Should I come to N.B.C. if I or anyone in my family has been sick?
We are asking that if you or anyone in your household has exhibited symptoms of being sick (fever, running nose, cough, etc.), please stay at home. This helps ensure the safety of everyone and especially those who are considered high risk.
What precautions should people take if they come?
We strongly encourage all who come to take the following precautions:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Avoid contact with those who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people.
Please stay at home if you are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and immediately wash your hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.
If you are considered in the high-risk category (older adults or anyone with underlying medical conditions), we ask that you consult your physician before coming to any service or activity.
Is N.B.C. taking any precautions to protect others from COVID-19?
The health and safety of everyone who comes to N.B.C. is of utmost importance to us. In addition to our regular precautions, N.B.C. has instituted the following policies:
Wiping down of all surfaces, nursery toys, and touchpoints before and after all services.
Discouraging hand-shaking and encouraging social distancing.
Requesting that if someone has experienced sickness that they stay at home.
We are encouraging folks to avail themselves of our hand sanitizing stations located at each entrance.
We are putting a hold to all children's ministries for a season, yet continuing to offer wholistic ministry to families.
Are the services available to watch online?
How should a Christian respond to COVID-19?
Consider the following Proverbs as truths that we must hold in appropriate tension: Prov. 24:10, "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small." and Prov. 22:3, "The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go and suffer for it." Our hope is to model to our community both the strength that is found in Christ and the wisdom of Christ to guard against unnecessary dangers.