Our world is always changing, but we know that our God is still in control! Our current situation regarding COVID-19 is one we’ve never quite faced before, both for us as church leaders as well as you. The church leadership and staff want to deal with the situation not out of fear, but with wisdom….neither overreacting, nor underreacting and always trusting God for the outcome.
Yet out of cautious concern for many in our congregation who may be at “high risk,” and consistent with the State of Michigan school closing, we’ve made the conscious decision to cancel all church services and events, effective immediately, until at least April 4. We will evaluate the situation prior to April 4 to determine if a longer closure is warranted.
While we are canceling our large worship gatherings and all youth events, we will begin to live stream an abbreviated worship service starting at 10 AM from our church. You can watch it live or view it later on our Facebook page. You can also hear recorded copies of the sermons on our website in the sermon archive.
We will have our office open remotely. We will continue to host the Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies on Saturday morning and the Isaiah Bible Study on Sunday morning. The food bank, HelpLink, AA, and other smaller groups that reach out to our community will also be in operation with modified procedures, where necessary, to ensure the safety of all. We will not be hosting the Community Dinner or other large events until our services return to normal.
We want to encourage all members and friends to continue to fellowship in small groups, following safe guidelines. Look out for your neighbors. See what their needs are. If you or someone you know needs transportation or food or supplies, let our church staff know, and we will try to connect someone from our Neighbors Helping Neighbors ministry to the need, if possible.