CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS

While as a church we continue to monitor the progress of COVID-19 around the world and in our local community, the elders, with the help of our health safety team, have sought to work within the recommendations of our local government to determine the best plan. We have resumed Sunday morning Worship Gatherings with limited seating in our sanctuary, with an overflow available for anyone else that would like to attend in person. Please come early to reserve your seat. We are also working to slowly resume our Hope Kids ministry, beginning with our youngest class and gradually adding more classes. For any that would prefer to continue watching the livestream in homes, either by themselves or with other families, we will continue to make that available through our Youtube channel and Facebook page. For those who are unable to watch the livestream, audio recordings will continue to be added to our weekly podcast.

Again, as we cope with the challenges of this unique season, we don’t stop being the church – we’re a people, not a meeting. And our God remains the only hope and the stability of our times. He still calls us to treasure Christ, pursue authentic community, and love our neighbors. The guidance and resources on this page are designed to help us do exactly that – to walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel no matter what COVID-19 and other cultural or global crises brings our way. We don’t have to know exactly what will happen over the next few weeks to months. Our Father knows, and in that we rest. The elders would covet your continued prayers that God would give us His wisdom and heart in knowing how best to lead during this time.

Church Life

Sunday Mornings

Service: We plan on live streaming our Worship Gathering every Sunday at 10 am. The Worship Gathering includes a time of worship through singing, followed by a 25-30 minute message from God’s Word in order to help us continue loving and trusting the Lord during these uncertain times.

Staying Connected

Many of us meet in Community Groups throughout the week. As quarantine restrictions have lifted, our groups are beginning to meet in person. Please contact Saralyn White if you’re new to the church and would like to find out more information about visiting a Community Group near you.

Practical Care

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can obtain a free consultation and find out more about screening options here.
  • Whether you are sick with COVID-19, believe that you may have it, or simply have reason to believe that you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please take the following steps:
    • Let our elders know immediately by asking for prayer. With your permission, we will also notify our church on Realm so that others can be praying for you as well.
    • Carefully follow these guidelines from the Center for Disease Control to care for yourself and protect those around you.
  • If you are caring for someone with COVID-19, follow these recommendations from the CDC. As much as it might feel awkward, please don’t enter a sick person’s home to deliver a meal. Give them a call and drop it off on their porch. Remember that your ability to love others well depends on not getting sick yourself!

Meeting Needs

If you are a member of our church or community and are either out of work or have other practical needs, please contact Tim and Mindy Seeley. As a church, we are eager to provide as much support as possible, whether that be financial assistance or just trying to connect you with employment opportunities in the area. Don’t wait to speak up until you’re facing an unpaid bill or a food shortage. Early intervention is best.

If you can help others financially during this time, please consider giving toward our Benevolence Fund. This fund is used to practically care for members of our church and neighbors in our local community. If the financial need among our members exceeds the limits of our Benevolence Fund, we will let the church know as soon as possible. Also, if you have ideas or access to resources that could be used to help our church family or community in some other way, please contact Tim and Mindy Seeley to discuss that as well.