Kia ora Northcity whanau,

As you all know, we began the new traffic light system. We have some important updates regarding this new system and what it means for us at Northcity Church. We would appreciate it if you could have a good read through all the info.

It has been an emotional roller coaster ride coming to a decision regarding services and programmes under the new traffic light system. On Thursday night, as per the government’s directive, we transition into the new traffic light system. We want to make the most of this situation and the opportunity it has created for us to meet in new ways. Whether you join us onsite, online, in your home or in someone else’s home, we’d love you to be a part of gathering together.

Vaccinated only – Vaccinated Passport required to attend
Status unknown – Anyone can attend

Kaitiaki decision on Gatherings.

In a Nutshell:
Sunday 5th Dec
• 10am: Northcity Vaccinated only Gathering
• 10am: Home Church Gathering at Dean and Bronwyn’s- Status Unknown Please register for location Here
• Possible Livestream: TBC

Sunday 12th Dec
• 10am: Northcity Vaccinated only Gathering
• 10am: Home Church Gathering – Status Unknown (Please register for location)
• Possible Livestream: TBC

Sunday 19th Dec
• 10am: Northcity Celebration Service Outdoors – Status Unknown- All Welcome

Friday 24th Dec
• 6pm: Northcity Christmas Eve Service – Status Unknown Gathering (Under 50)

Sunday 26th Dec
No Church

Sunday 2nd , 9th and 16th December
• Cafe Church – Status Unknown Gathering (Under 50)

Live Streaming
After our Whanau Hui on Sunday, Kaitiaki have agreed to set up Live Streaming of the main service to enable people to watch from home. This will be especially beneficial if we drop into red light status or have people isolating at home. The tech team have estimated this will cost around $6k. If anyone would like to contribute towards this additional expense, that would be greatly appreciated. We may not have this up and running for this Sunday, but steps are in place to make this happen as soon as possible.

Whare Karakia
Our Sunday morning gatherings will be Vaccine passport only up until Christmas.
Everyone attending over the age of 12 will need a vaccination passport to attend. We will require people to bring along their vaccination passport this Sunday. We will have some I.T helpers who can assist anyone who has found it difficult to access their vaccination passport.

Celebration service
We are intending to have our Celebration Service on December 19th as an outdoor gathering followed by a lunch. This will be a Status Unknown service at the park where we can all meet together to finish the year. Let’s hope it’s a beautiful day so we can enjoy being together and celebrate the year that has been and all those that have contributed in some way throughout the year.

Home Church (es)
We will be organising a Home Church gathering on Sunday mornings at 10am. This gathering will be a Status Unknown gathering where we can meet in smaller groups and live stream the service. You will not need to show a vaccine passport to be part of these gatherings.
You can sign up here for our Status Unknown Church Gathering. Once you register you will receive an email with the location for this gathering.

Christmas Services (Café and Conversations)
All our Christmas and New Year services will be Status Unknown for up to 50 people in the café space. This will be for anyone who is around during the holiday season and wants to fellowship. We will have some whanaungatanga, hospitality, and great God conversations. All are welcome.

The government are saying they will review the traffic light system on January 19th 2022. At this point the Kaitiaki also will review our plan going forward.

If anyone needs clarity on anything then please give me a call,

Grant Chivers