Dear church family,
We know that many of you are anxious to be together again to enjoy worship, fellowship and the preaching of the Word. We are right there with you, especially when we hear about different counties beginning to reopen. We are continuing to assess, monitor and plan for our reopening.
We continue to carefully consider our options. It is our intent to follow all safe practices as put forth by our government officials, including the President, our governor and the county executives. It is our hope that we can begin meeting together with all necessary precautions in place beginning in early to mid-June. We will continue to monitor all safety and health guidelines and will evaluate week to week as we seek the Lord and plan for the best possible scenario for reopening both campuses.
This decision remains tentative, but we are encouraged by the progress that is being made toward a wise and safe reopening of our state and its counties. We are continuing to have discussions with various counselors and looking at what other churches in the area are doing as well, so we feel it remains in the best interest of our church family to wait a little longer before reopening. By waiting to reopen, it will allow us time to give attention to various protocols that will need to be in place for that to happen. We understand that our decision to not open yet might be a relief to some and a disappointment to others. I am so grateful to God for how I see so many putting into practice what we have been learning from Eph 4:2-3 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, ever to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” As pastors, it has been such a joy see this evidence of God’s grace upon our church family. The day will come soon when we can be together again and we will enjoy fellowship with one another in a safer, healthier and joy-filled environment.
Please continue to join us online through our services posted on Facebook each Sunday at 11 AM. You do not need to have a Facebook page to view these videos.
We want to thank you for your generosity during this time. If you would like to give, here is the link to do that.
Also, thank you all for continuing to pray for us as we evaluate and plan for the proper timing to open in the right way at the right time. We hold each of you in our prayers and are looking forward to gathering once again face to face.
Jimmy, Jim and Mark