pastor's coronavirus message march 13, 2020
Dear Church Family,
Like all of you, we have been keeping a close eye on developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). And like all of you, we are wanting to make sober-minded decisions about the potential serious issues and dangers surrounding this virus. While the Centers for Disease Control have issued general guidelines for minimizing the risks of exposure, recent events across the nation and in our state indicate that more specific measures may be required. Until more is known about how to remain safe from this virus, especially for the at-risk populations (young children, people age 60 and above, and people with underlying health conditions), actions need to be taken to minimize the risks of exposure.
The consensus among several area pastors and key leaders in our church is to cancel church meetings and services for the next two weeks while we continue to monitor National, State, and area developments. During this time, we hope to receive additional information and guidance about the measures we need to put in place to keep our church members safe.
Accordingly, all church meetings and services are cancelled through Saturday March 28th. We will continue to evaluate the situation and update as needed. We encourage teams to conduct business electronically where possible.
This is not a matter of fear vs. faith. We know God is greater than any virus or sickness. This is a reasoned and prayerful response to guard and protect our church family. While I love gathering with you to worship, I realize the health risks this brings to many of our members. The staff will organize worship services that can be seen live through the Internet. You will be informed how to join these services online to stay connected to your church family. Should you have a need please contact the church and we will help. Praying for God’s mercy and grace in this moment and that He would use this for His glory.
God bless you all,