Since the beginning of this pandemic the pastors, staff, reopening team and session have struggled to find the right balance of when and how to reopen safely.  We have been creative in finding ways to live out our mission statement, “We are Christ’s disciples, celebrating God’s grace, creating community and making a difference,” and we are so thankful for everyone’s flexibility, care and commitment.  

It is now optional to wear a mask at Northwoods.  We are still encouraging people to social distance and be mindful that we do have immune-compromised members and unvaccinated participants.  It appears that this coronavirus will continue to surge and recede, and we shouldn’t let down our guard. 

These guidelines will be modified as we gain new information.

If you, or someone in your home, is in a high risk group or if you have any apprehensions, we encourage you to continue worshipping with us online.

We continue to be concerned for those who are unable to connect with us either virtually or in person.  Please contact the church office if you, or someone you know, has not been able to watch our services and will not be able to attend in person.  We are offering special mailings and want to be sure all who are not connected are included.

We continue to give thanks for you.  Please join us as we pray for God’s leading as we continue to minister in these uncertain times.


Grace and Peace,

The Rev. Dr. Paul Nazarian                       The Rev. Dr. David Puig