Update – March 16, 2020
In light of recent developments, all on-site services and activities have been cancelled until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the situation and follow the advice of local and national authorities about public gatherings. We will resume normal activities and reschedule special events as soon as it is appropriate to do so.
The church office will remain open. Office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.
From Pastor Blake – March 13, 2020
Dear Church Family,
I have spent some time praying and thinking about how our church should respond to the threat of the coronavirus. First thing I know is God is in control and we can trust Him no matter what. He did not give us a spirit of Fear. But He did give us wisdom. Proverbs 27:12 says “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”
After discussing this with our staff and talking to many of our deacons, the majority agree that we should be very cautious, just as most area churches and all of the local school districts are doing. We have a large number of elderly members who are most vulnerable to this virus and several families (including mine) that are returning from traveling with a greater possibility of being exposed.
God has called me to be a shepherd of this church and I know this means that I need to protect the flock from potential danger. So I feel the prudent thing to do would be to cancel all church activities next week, from Sunday, March 15 through Saturday, March 21. This includes Sunday worship, all Wednesday activities, D-Now, and our special service for John & Barbara Isom which we will reschedule for a future date.
We are working on options such as live streaming a worship service that you can watch at home. We’ll let you know when we know more details.
I know many of you are faithful givers and give physically with cash or check during the worship service. I encourage you to use our online giving platform which you can access here. or you can mail your offering or deliver it in person to the church office.
Please continue to pray for our leadership, and we will be praying for all of you. Our church will be sending out more information about how we will be responding to the virus going forward.