As per leadership agreement and consideration we’ve decided to suspend all church building activities. We understand that this is not a problem that will go away in a week, a month and possibly even several months and that it will continue to get worse before it gets better and although we want to be sensitive, careful and socially responsible, we do not want to be driven by fear or anxiety but by faith. God is still in control and our lives are still in His hands. Matthew 10:29 still says that “29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” And even though the context is persecution the principle remains the same. God is in control over our well-being. Some of us will go through the coronavirus and some of us won’t. We pray for God’s mercy that every one of those who do will come out on the other side stronger. We do not want to tempt God by being careless but we do not want to disconnect the physical from the spiritual either.
We are using the Zoom video conference software to conduct worship services and Bible classes. This is available to our members and those who have been invited by members. If bandwidth permits, we will also stream our worship services on our Facebook page. A recording of our services will be available on that page a few hours after the service has concluded.
ACTING IN WISDOM AND COMPASSION
In the midst of fears and anxiety, the Church has a responsibility to represent Jesus to our communities. That mission includes providing opportunities to gather together, as well as serve those who are the most vulnerable during a crisis like this, especially our elder members. Don’t give into fear but increase your awareness to your own health condition and the people you come in contact with. Please make sure you observe the strictest rules of hygiene during a time like this. If you feel you are in the category of vulnerability for this virus please stay home and limit your contact with people outside of your family. If you need help with groceries or other items let us know and we will procure them for you and drop them to your house. If any member of your family suffers or has recently suffered with a viral disease please stay home as most likely it has been transmitted to the healthy members of your family even if no symptoms are present at the moment. If you need any groceries or items please let us know as well and we will support you. If you are healthy and know of neighbors or friends in need please let us know and please be a support for them.