CONCERNING COVID-19 AND OUR SERVICES:
As of today, March 20, 2020, we will have our church doors open for service on Sunday morning. Rather than decide for you, we trust your judgement regarding your individual situations of whether you come out or not. But we do want to give you things to consider:
There will not be Sunday School, children's church or nursery services. Sanctuary will be open for 10AM service but it will be limited in scope. We aren't expecting large turnout so there is plenty of room to move around the sanctuary for social distancing. We will not pass offering plate, but have baskets in the back. Though it stinks, we ask not to hand shake or hug, etc to allow for the distancing.
We DO NOT want you choosing to come out if that choice feels unsafe for you, you are sick, you think you may be sick, or your job has put you around people who could have this. The doors are open for those who can and want to gather but there is not an expectation for anyone to come. In otherwords, you are not more or less spiritual/Christian depending on what you choose.
If it is prudent for you to stay home, PLEASE COMMIT to watching the live stream that will be up on our Facebook group page starting at 10AM. Feel free to invite others over to gather with you (especially those who don't have Facebook). Now is not the time for spirtual slumber as we need the encouragement of worship and the Word to meet the current crisis as a spiritual body. It won't be the greatest feed but it will be a way to get the needed time in.
Please be mindful of the financial strain this will undoubtedly put on the church. None of our expenses have diminished. You may give online at our webpage or mail your offering to the church. We know too that this crisis is going to hurt many and we want to be able to find ways to care for them as well (and if that is you, let us know!)
We are praying about and looking for ways to minister to the body during these times and planning for the day when we are required to be closed - until that time we want to offer up the opportunity to meet in the building.