Northminster's COVID-19 Response

We are taking this seriously, acting responsibly, and not allowing fear to overcome us.

This Sunday (1/17/21) we will be suspending in-person worship.

Today we learned that Hamilton County has gone to “Purple” on the Ohio Health Advisory System, meaning we are in a Level 4 Public Emergency: severe exposure and spread. The recommendation for a Purple designation is that we should only be leaving our houses for supplies and services.

As a result, Northminster will be suspending in-person worship during this time. Of course, we will still have online worship and our Coffee Houses on Sunday mornings so that we can stay connected to God and each other. You can watch our worship on-demand anytime on our website,, or the Northminster App.

In addition, the church office will be closed until we return to a “Red” (or lower) status. Staff will be checking voicemail and emails frequently, so if you have a question, or if we can support you in any way, please use the contact information on our website, and we will get back to you.
In the meantime please join with us in praying for each other and those affected by this ongoing pandemic struggle.

As promised, this Sunday (12/13/2020) we will have an in-person worship option! 
9:00 - Modern Worship Livestream on Facebook
10:00 - In-Person Worship Service at Northminster
11:00 - Traditional Worship Livestream on Facebook

Northminster Online is our primary venue of worship and there is no pressure to come if you are feeling the slightest bit uncomfortable. This in-person option will be super-simple, smart (socially distanced with masks), and will be the same message as the ones from Northminster Online.


You can watch worship anytime on-Demand on our website, or the Northminster App!

To make communication as transparent as we can, this past week, Session decided that if we do go to purple, Northminster will be closed for in-person worship the following three weeks before we reassess the status of our reopening.

Session Voted to Reopen the Church for Sunday Worship on December 13th.

Session voted to update the "Staged Reopening Plan" to represent changes made by the governor's office. We are currently at Level 2.

Session has decided that we would tie the reopening date to the recommendations coming out of ther governor's office as explained in the "Northminster Staged Reopening Plan" above.

We will follow any guidelines given by the Governor, when we are officially open – although the church office is not officially opened up. We will remain closed through June 7th.

Our Northminster staff have all new offices … at their homes! The session decided that during this “stay at home” order (through at least April 6th) the staff will work from home. We will still have phone hours and will be communicating through our website, the Northminster App, and Facebook as we have in recent days.

We have made the decision to close again this week through and including Monday, March 23rd  for in-person worship and church meetings and gatherings. This includes our Lenten Wednesday Worship and Prayer. We will reassess early each week, and have decided that Tuesdays will be “Decision Day”. We will send out updates for the upcoming week on that day.

There are three ways to join us for our online worship experience. Right here on our website, the Northminster App, or on Facebook! The experience will be posted on Saturday on and the Northminster App. The video will premier on Facebook on Sunday morning at 9:00. Worship any time!

3/12/2020 - 4:30 PM
We have decided to temporarily postpone all gatherings at the church, including Sunday Services.

Read the full statement here - COVID-19 Postponement Statement

3/12/2020 - 1:00 PM
Session decided last night that the church will act in concert with any directives our Governor gives.  In the last Governor’s briefing the press were told that an executive order on limiting large gatherings was soon likely.  If he does issue such an order we will postpone all gatherings until directed otherwise.  In that event, worship will be continued on-line through our digital platforms – hopefully in video.  We are looking into tools to enable digital video meetings – for small groups and committees. This will be an inconvenience, but just about everybody in the US and world is in the same boat.  One member of Session commented that this was a painful, but really obvious decision for our church.  None of us have ever done this before, so we will learn as we go.

View Greg's full letter here - An Open Letter to Our Community

Like many of you, Northminster Church is paying attention to updates from organizations who are monitoring the illness, like the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Information is changing quickly and misinformation is circulating. The OHD website and CDC's Coronavirus Disease website are the best places to get the most accurate information.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit: