I HAVE GREAT NEWS! We will be Re-gathering as a church body and Re-opening our church building. Our first service back will be Sunday, June 14th at 10:30AM.
We now have a finalized leadership plan in place for our church. This Sunday (June 7th) I will be once again giving the message on Facebook. The Title is "Help From Above" Psalm 121. From here, we will begin a transition back into Sundays being together for worship in our building. I'm sorry, but you will have to leave your pajamas at home. This will not end our outreach through Facebook to our community, but it will continue in different ways.
Our 10:30am service will be our only service on a weekly basis for now. We will add more services and ministries as we feel is safe to do so.
Here is what you should expect as your come to worship at our building:
-We will follow CDC guidelines for churches, including social distancing
and wearing masks.
-We have hand sanitizer placed throughout the building for you to use.
-We will have masks on the counter as you enter if you need one.
-There will be no coffee or snacks served.
-We will have contact free services
(No hugs, handshakes, high fives or elbow touches).
-There are safety posters posted throughout the building.
-Some seats will be roped off to help accomplish social distancing.
-People over 65 with underlying health conditions may still want to stay home.
-Bring you own paper for sermon note taking.
-There will be no bulletins or paper provided.
-Hymn books and Bibles have been removed. Bring your Bible with you.
These decisions have been made based on 3 issues; legal, safety and testimony concerns. The leadership team has also watched many videos, sat in online meetings and read much information concerning churches re-gathering and re-opening. We have also sought God in prayer for wisdom.
This is not where we would like to be, but it is further than we have been. Our desire is to obey God, keep everyone safe and be a testimony to our community. Every church may handle this issue differently but we believe this is what God wants our church to do.
God's Word says in 1 Cor. 10:31-11:1 "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ."