MINISTRY AND MISSION DURING COVID-19
from Senior Pastor, Dr. Richard Reed
With the restrictions on gatherings we have been making
adjustments to our ministry and mission schedules. We are concerned about maintaining the safety
and health of all members while continuing to be the church in the best
possible ways. Since we cannot gather
in-person, along with our Facebook page options for worship, we have added a
YouTube channel. You can always watch a
live stream of our services on Facebook (links below) and we have now added a
YouTube channel which provides a recording of our services (link below). Since the YouTube is currently recorded
services, they will be posted online no later than the Monday evening following
worship. We also made some other changes
to adapt to the current needs:
- The church office is still open but the hours
and staffing has been reduced. If you
need to come by the office, please call ahead of time to make sure someone will
- There are no activities or persons permitted in the building during week.
- All church and community group meetings have been suspended until further notice.
- We are sharing regular updates through REALM and Facebook.
- Necessary meetings are being held via conference call or ZOOM.
- We are working to keep in contact with everyone who has a “stay-at-home” order.
- We are evaluating the situation regularly and will make any necessary changes each week until the health crisis is resolved.
Please contact Rev. Tim Thomas if you have a pastoral need
or emergency. Having all needs directed
to Rev. Thomas allows us to better respond as a church family. You can contact Rev. Thomas by clicking on
ABOUT US at the top page and selecting STAFF.
Click on “email Timothy Thomas” and complete the contact.
Financial gifts during this time can be made here on the
website by clicking GIVING, through the mail, or by contacting Pat Noe. If you need to bring a gift by the church
office, please call ahead of time to make arrangements.
We will continue to evaluate this crisis and make decisions
as more information becomes available. I
want to remind you that we are a people of faith who trust in our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ for ALL things. Be
prudent, be careful, do what is reasonable, and remember we will not live by
fear. This is a serious situation but
not one that should make us question our faith in Christ. Jesus is the Lord of all time and he is Lord
of this moment. Pray for one another,
our healthcare workers and First Responders, our nation, and our world, and let
us continue to serve the Lord in all we do.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Richard Reed