March 10, 2022

We invite you back!


As you may have heard, the Public Health Order changed on March 11th. There is no longer a capacity limit on worship services and masks are no longer mandatory.

In light of this, we no longer require registration for services or events, and mask wearing is left to your individual decision.

The tone of the BCCDC statement reflects well our sentiment as a church family – let’s show each other kindness and respect as we move into this next phase of re-opening.

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February 24, 2022

We invite you back!

All of our Campuses are meeting in person again. The current health order requires our services to opperate at 50% capacity and masks to be worn. Registration is required ONLY for our Downes Road & East Abbotsford locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

December 17, 2021

The most recent provincial health orders from December 17 do not impact churches. We will continue to host in-person services at 50% capacity. Masks are required. Please see below for the update from December 1st for more.

December 1, 2021

The exemption that was in place for worship gatherings was lifted on Tuesday evening. This means that effective immediately all of our services and ministries will now require a mask to attend. Since we will not be requiring proof of vaccination, we are also limited to 50% capacity at all services and gatherings. Our Downes Road services will require registration to ensure that everyone who comes will have a seat. Registration will open on our website on Thursday, December 2nd at 3pm.

Children’s ministry will still be running.
Coffee service is still on pause but you can bring your own!


November 18, 2021

For the past week our entire city has been focused on the disastrous flooding around Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and several other areas in our province. If you have not seen Pastor Mark’s latest update regarding Northview’s response, we encourage you to watch it below. And yet, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and therefore, must also consider how we move forward as a church in light of it.

On November 3, Fraser Health stopped all activities at our Downes Road Campus for two weeks because there were several positive cases with links to our in-person gatherings. Today, on Thursday November 18, we are allowed to reopen our services and ministries and we look forward to seeing you again. 

Fraser Health did a thorough inspection of our worship facility and procedures. They continue to encourage the same BCCDC recommendations we’ve been highlighting all along. They are hoping to see us more strongly encourage physical distancing, both in service and in the foyer, as much as possible. Of course, good hand hygiene is essential all the time too. So, in following those recommendations, please use our sanitizer liberally, and keep your distance as much as possible. According to their report after the inspection, these are the most important steps we can take in reducing transmission.

Obviously, the other pieces in the BCCDC recommendations are still really helpful in reducing spread and we should not forget these practices either. Examples include, staying home even if you have mild symptoms and are “pretty sure it’s nothing”. Or, mask wearing – the more masks in our services, the less likely spread will take place. We all know masks aren’t a perfect solution to eliminating spread completely, but if it reduces infections of those attending our services it may be the difference between staying open and having to close again. With Christmas being just over a month away, we want to encourage you to regard these recommendations and consider following them so we don’t compromise our ability to meet during this special time of year for our church community.

In a church of our size, we recognize that we are a diverse group with varying stances on COVID restrictions within a church context. What we can all agree on is that we want to see our church remain open. While we haven’t mandated anything to attend our services, we’re trusting and empowering each individual to take steps to help us reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus. There are many steps we can take – find a helpful list here, on the BCCDC website.

For those who are looking for a service with ample physical distance, limited capacity, and the assurance of masks being worn, we have opened up our Centre Court venue within our Downes Road Campus to accommodate this. In this venue, the seating is spread out and it is expected that everyone in that room will be masked during the service. We hope more people will consider Centre Court as an option.

Here are a few other things of note regarding our in-person services. 

  • Our other campuses are still hosting in-person services as well. Children’s ministry is running at most services and campuses. You can find locations and times here. All volunteers are being asked to wear masks.
  • Our Saturday evening service at Downes Road has been running at or below 50 percent capacity for the past month. 
  • There is no coffee service at our Downes Road Services at this time. 
  • We have a Sunday night service at our Downes Road Campus that is running at approximately 10 percent capacity each week.
  • Midweek ministries are resuming in-person gatherings. 

Once again, we ask that you continue to pray for and show grace and patience to our provincial leaders, church leaders, and especially one another when we disagree on how to respond during this ongoing pandemic.

If you have any questions or need further clarification from our elders and/or senior leaders, feel free to email us at questions@northview.org

Flood Relief Resource Page

November 4, 2021

In the midst of our Downes Road Campus being shut down by Fraser Health until November 17, Pastor Mark has this encouraging word for our congregation. Please spend a few minutes giving it a watch.


November 2, 2021

Due to concerns of suspected COVID exposure at our gatherings, Fraser Health has chosen to close our Downes Road Campus for all activities for the next two weeks starting on Wednesday Nov 3rd. This includes weekend services, midweek ministries, bible studies, youth events, etc. Our office will also be closed except for reception. 

Some midweek ministries will be moving online during this period. Keep an eye out for emails from the ministry leaders and for social media updates. 

Our online weekend services will still be available on Saturday at 5pm. 

Naturally, we are saddened by all of this. We long to be together. And yet, we know that God is still at work – even when we’re scattered.

We encourage you to take some extra time for personal prayer during this time. Pray for those in our community battling the effects of COVID. Pray for those struggling with the additional hardships brought on by this pandemic for which there are many.

If you are one of those people struggling, we’re still available – even if it’s not in person. Please reach out to care@northview.org or any of our pastors. We’d love to hear from you and pray with you.

We will have a further update in the coming days.


October 1, 2021

August 25, 2021

From the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Northview has taken seriously the guidance of our provincial health officers and have followed their public health regulations. We have not required our congregation to go above and beyond the guidelines, nor have we disregarded them.

As of August 25th, a new layer of restrictions were put in place in light of rising Covid infection rates. Religious gatherings, and worship services have been deemed as “essential services” and are therefore exempt from many of the new restrictions.

The BC Center for Disease Control states that worship services are exempt from both the mask mandate and proof of immunization. Therefore, our onsite services can continue as they have been for the past few weeks with no new mandates or restrictions in place. We thank God for this provision for our public gatherings.

Additionally, we continue to provide our NVTV programming for those who are not yet able or comfortable with returning to public gatherings. For those that choose to watch church from home, NorthviewTV is available every Saturday at 5pm.

Following the recommendations outlined by the BCCDC, masks are recommended in religious services, however, those who choose not to wear a mask will not be prohibited from attending.

We know there will be varieties of opinions on these orders within our congregation, so expect to see a mixture of masked and unmasked congregants in the coming weeks. Please remember to be gracious to one another as we work out our differences in Christian love.

For more information on Covid-19 health restrictions click here.

If you have any questions or concerns email questions@northview.org.