A FRIENDLY REMINDER


We ask that you follow the basic COVID-19 prevention protocols of wearing a mask when inside the building, washing your hands often, staying socially-distanced, not attending if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed and you don't know your status, or have been diagnosed as positive within the last 14 days.

There are some alterations being made to traffic flow inside the building and normal operations in order for us to continue to gather safely as we welcome groups back to campus. Please read below and feel free to contact us at 757-461-3226 or email us with any questions.


WORSHIP GATHERINGS 9AM & 11AM


Worship

Gather with your church family in the Worship Center. Volunteers will help you find a seat in a responsible, socially-distanced way. You'll be seated in a section based on where you enter the lobby. Families will sit together. We are no longer asking for registration to attend Worship.

The Fellowship Hall is the new meeting location for our Children’s LIFEgroups! For this reason, we are no longer using it for families with young children during the worship hours. The Family Room on the Preschool hallway is available for this purpose.

We have 2 family rooms available for you if you have little ones with you and you need to leave the worship center to attend to their needs. The Parlor is located off of the lobby and Room 128 is on the Preschool Hall.


LIFEgroups


We are excited to announce that Preschool, Children, Student, and some adult LIFEgroups are back in person. If you are comfortable having your family return, welcome back! If you prefer to continue to worship or meet with your group online, we celebrate that too! We will continue supporting those who meet with us virtually both for worship and groups. Preschool and Children’s LIFEgroup materials are made available weekly. Click here for Preschool and here for Children’s to access at home materials. We are working to ensure Students and Adults have the ability to participate through either medium, even if your group is meeting in-person.

Preschool, Children, and Student groups meet at 9AM only. Adult groups that meet in-person are meeting either at 9AM or 11AM. Your group leader will let you know if an on-campus option is available to your group and where the new meeting takes place.

GENERAL INFO
  • Please travel hallways and stairwells on the right side
  • Elevators are reserved for those who are unable to use stairs
  • All traffic to and from east elevator/stairwell and the worship center should be along exterior covered North and South breezeways
  • Those seeking student and adult rooms will need to use the East entrance stairwell or the lobby stairwell
  • To comply with health protocols, children through adults wear masks when inside the building.
  • We will be performing contactless temperature checks for preschool, children, and student attenders. If your child has a temperature, they will not be able to attend.
  • Our team sanitizes all areas regularly and LIFEgroup rooms and the Worship Center are sanitized after each meeting time.

Preschool LIFEgroup

PRESCHOOL 9 AM


  • Weekly advance registration is needed to ensure proper staffing and space requirements are prepared. Register here.
  • Parents enter the east entrance or the north side courtyard
  • Teal banners indicate preschool entrances

Preschool LIFEgroup

CHILDREN 9AM


  • All children grades 1-5 now meet together in the Fellowship Hall
  • Parents drop off children at the glass exterior door
  • After dropping off children, adults exit the Fellowship Hall to the lobby

Student LIFEgroup

STUDENTS 9AM


  • Students (grades 6-12) will check in at the East entrance stair corridor. 
  • After students check in, they will then be directed toward their classrooms.
  • Groups are Zoom/In-Person hybrids.
  • Please enter the building at the East entrance or from the lobby.
  • A Red banner will indicate the student entrance.

Adult LIFEgroup

ADULTS 9AM and 11AM


  • Not all LIFEgroups are returning to in-person at this time
  • If your group is returning, your LIFEgroup leader will let you know
  • Most groups that are returing to campus are Zoom/In-Person hybrids
  • Continue meeting virtually with your group if that is your preference
  • Your group may be in a different room than you were prior to March
  • List of groups returning to in-person meeting

WHEN YOU ARRIVE


PARKING
Reserved Senior Adult spaces and 5 handicapped spaces are located on the North side. A few dozen handicapped spaces are available on the South side along Kempsville Road. There is ample parking available. All of our lots are restored from the construction work and available for our use. We will not be operating shuttles from remote parking locations such as Fortis College and Cross Roads Center. If you have preschoolers (birth-Kindergarten), park near the East entrance or North Courtyard. Children are meeting in the Fellowship Hall, so park in the North parking area.

ENTERING THE BUILDING We will have all entrances open: East, North and South Lobby, Prayer Garden, and North Breezeway.
PRESCHOOL - East - Teal banner
CHILDREN - North Fellowship Hall - Orange banner
STUDENTS - East - Red banner

We are taking steps inside the building to help keep people safe. Doors will be propped open, seating will be marked to facilitate social distancing, and ample hand-sanitizing stations are available. Please wear a face covering, if you don't have one, we can provide one for you. Our team sanitizes and cleans between gatherings.


YOU CAN STILL WORSHIP ONLINE


On Sundays, join us for live-streamed worship at 9 AM and 11 AM at the links below.

WHY?

why am I here? why do I need God?


THE GOSPEL

First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

info@firstnorfolk.org

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