Current Phase: Safer at Home Level 3 (Orange) effective November 13, 2020
After much prayer and discernment around our community’s current medical situation, and in consultation with our COVID Safety Team, we have made the decision to move to all online worship beginning this weekend (November 14-15) and continuing through the end of the year. This decision was not made lightly but we believe keeps us consistent in putting the safety of our community first as COVID cases are rising dramatically each day. The most clear way to love God and love others in the coming weeks and months is to no longer meet in person for worship but to gather online. We have heard from physicians who attend our church that our hospital may need to ration medical care and they are praying for no major accidents as it may overwhelm the facility. While we could still gather for worship and be within the current guidelines, the last thing we want to do is add to the medical struggles by having our church become a hotspot because we held in person worship services. While I know we are taking great precautions as we have gathered, we have much less control over what happens in person then if we stay home and worship. We are convinced this is the loving thing to do. Please keep our medical community, first responders, and all the others who serve our community in your prayers.
Let’s remember that church is not cancelled, just moved so that we can keep people safe. God will provide great opportunities for us to continue to be the presence of Jesus Christ in our community and share the gospel, which is needed now more than ever. I hope you will join us for worship this weekend online as we reflect on how to find complete joy in the midst of restless times. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your leadership in this tumultuous time. Grace and Peace, Jeff