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In-Person Gatherings

We are now offering two in-person gatherings, at 9:30 and 11 am on Sundays. We are excited to welcome you to our Kirkland campus and will make it a priority to ensure that you and your family feel comfortable and safe should you choose to attend in person. We realize that not everyone is ready to attend in person. And that’s okay — you can continue joining us online for the same great experience. Northshore Online is still live at 8, 9:30, and 11 am.

To learn more about the safety measures we are taking, keep scrolling on this page. Additionally, our NKids Ministry will be available for kids in grades 1-5, with limited capacity and registration required, on a first-come, first-served basis. Whether you join us in person or continue to attend online, you can expect to see worship, pastoral teaching, and hosts to welcome you. However you choose to engage with us, we are still one Northshore family and still a church that is together for our neighbors, the next generation, and those in need.

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What to Expect

We are committed to gathering safely on our Kirkland campus while we monitor current guidelines and best practices. That’s why our weekend gatherings have been redesigned to create a touch-free environment including physical distancing, enhanced sanitation efforts, and reduced capacity in our worship center. Read more about what to expect on Sundays in the sections below.

Physical Distancing & Masks

In keeping with state guidelines for church gatherings for, our in-person gatherings will have reduced capacity and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to minimize the spread of COVID-19. To reduce close contact with other attendees, we will provide clear signage, dedicated entrances and exits, and appropriately-spaced seating. Masks are required on our campus for everyone 3 years old and up at all times, even if you’ve already been vaccinated. If you forget to bring a mask, we will provide a disposable one for you before you enter the building.

Sanitization

Cleaning of our campus will continue to take place at or above all guidelines set forth by the CDC, including but not limited to all surfaces in the auditorium, lobby, restrooms, and any other high-touch surfaces. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the campus for your use. We’ve also upgraded our HVAC systems to filter air throughout the building at all times.

Touch-Free Environment

Our team has worked hard to ensure that weekend gatherings are as touch-free as possible. If you choose to worship with us in person, you won’t have to open any doors or pass offering or communion containers. Additionally, we are suspending our coffee service for the time being.

Staying Healthy

To keep you, our staff, team members, and guests safe, we are following Washington COVID-19 State Health Department guidelines. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and join us online. Additionally, while on campus, we ask that you wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often, as well as maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and guests whom you do not live with.

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NKids Ministry

We’re offering NKids ministry for 1st-5th graders at 9:30 and 11 am. Registration is required, and capacity will be limited. Each week’s registration will open on the Wednesday of that week. Once you arrive at Northshore, look for our NKids tent in the parking lot to check in your kids and drop them off. Upon drop-off, kids will receive a temperature check, then both parents and kids will receive their stickers used for a safe and secure check-out experience.

As always, your kids can expect a fun, welcoming, and safe experience designed just for them to hear God’s story in a way they can understand. For more information on registration, COVID-19 precautions, and online opportunities, keep scrolling below. 

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Register Your Kids

Our in-person NKids services have limited capacity and we are requiring parents to register their kids ahead of time. Registration for NKids opens the Wednesday prior to Sunday morning and will close once capacity is reached. Upon drop-off, parents and kids will receive their stickers used for a safe and secure check out experience.

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Physical Distancing & Masks

Kids attending NKids services will be appropriately spaced out in the Glacier Room. Before entering their classroom, all kids age three and up and volunteers must use hand sanitizer, wear masks, and have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4° F or higher will be asked to leave the building and worship with us online.

Sickness Policy

We need your help and cooperation in protecting other kids and families and our team members. If your kid or family member has had a fever in the last 72 hours, is showing COVID-19 or other sickness symptoms, or has recently been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home.

NKids Online

Our team wants to come alongside parents to encourage, equip, and support parents with resources. We will continue to offer weekly NKids online curriculum for your kids to enjoy. There is also a Zoom class for elementary kids at 9:30 am on Sundays. To access these resources, please visit: northshore.church/kids/.

Regather FAQ's

Does this mean the church building is open for other things?

Right now, our campus is only open for Sunday services.

Do I have to register to attend an in-person gathering?

Registration is not required to attend in-person gatherings. However, seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will Northshore be screening those who attend in person?

Temperature checks will be required for all staff, volunteers, and kids attending NKids services upon arrival. We reserve the right to temperature check guests at any point. Anyone registering 100.4°F or higher will be asked to return home. We ask everyone to use good judgment; if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in our online experience. It's advised that parents take their kid's temperature before leaving home to avoid disappointment should they have a high temperature when they arrive.

What if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

We will ask the person to seek medical care for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. If public health officials determine we need to, we will assist with determining who needs to be contacted.

I’m not comfortable returning to church in person yet. Can I continue to participate online?

Of course! We encourage you to continue joining us online each Sunday until you feel comfortable attending in person, especially if you or someone you love is at high risk. Our weekend worship experiences will continue to be streamed every Sunday at northshore.church and on Facebook and YouTube.

What are the gathering times?

In-person gatherings will take place at 9:30 and 11 am on Sundays. Northshore Online will also still be live at 8, 9:30, and 11 am PST.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

Masks, which are to cover your nose AND mouth, are required on campus at all times regardless of whether you've received a vaccination or not. If you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you before you enter the building. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will be asked to leave the building and join us online.

Will there be NKids Ministry?

With careful planning, we’re offering NKids ministry for kids in grades 1-5 in our Glacier Room, with limited capacity and registration required, on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register your kids on a weekly basis HERE.

Will there be NKids Ministry for infants through kindergarten?

At this time, we are not offering in person ministry for children younger than in 1st grade. Kids are welcome in the Worship Center with you or you can continue to participate online.

Will you still offer NKids programming online?

Yes! We will continue to offer weekly NKids online curriculum for your kids to enjoy. There is also a Zoom class for elementary kids at 9:30 am on Sundays. To access these resources, please visit northshore.church/kids/.

Will Communion be available?

Pre-packaged communion will be available for you during our planned communion experiences.

Can I give in person?

Yes, giving boxes will be located at the back of the auditorium. You can also continue to give online HERE.

Will restrooms be open?

Yes, all restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning.

Will there be student ministry?

Midweek for students will continue to be online. Students are welcome to join their families in the auditorium for our services.

What precautions will staff and team members take?

Staff & team members will undergo temperature checks and COVID-19 screening questions before serving and will be required to wear a mask at all times and when applicable, gloves.

Will we be able to sing during in-person worship?

No. In following with CDC and Washington state recommendations, only our worship team will be singing on stage for the time being. During that time, you can reflect on the worship, but we ask that you refrain from singing.

What if I have a question that's not answered here?

If you have any further questions please reach out to us at info@northshore.church.

Can I eat or drink during the in-person service?

No. You are welcome to bring food or beverages and enjoy them in the parking lot. However, we ask that all people keep their masks on at all times while inside our building.

Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?

No. Northshore requires that individuals over the age of two wear a mask that covers both their nose and mouth. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, we invite you to enjoy our service online.