Grace Gospel Church Family,
I wanted to keep you up to date on the latest changes to our weekly activities. As you know schools, businesses, and churches are all making adjustments to their regular routines to hinder the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. These measures are important to prevent our hospitals and health care resources from being overwhelmed. Our church leaders have been wrestling with decisions about how we will respond as a congregation. On the one hand, we want to continue proclaiming the hope of the gospel at a time when there is so much turbulence and uncertainty in the world. But at the same time, we want to consider the health of our members, especially the elderly and medically vulnerable who are most at risk. As our government officials put policies in place for the wellbeing of the community, we want to do all we can to cooperate with these efforts.
With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend all weekly activities at the church through the end of March. Coached by Christ, Youth Group, Women of Grace, and all other ministries will not meet until further notice. We have cancelled our Sunday worship services for the time being. We will continue monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as needed. We feel it is also necessary to cancel the Chicken BBQ that was scheduled for April 23rd. I am sorry for the inconvenience this might cause, but we feel it is best.
Even though we will not be meeting in person, the ministry of the church will carry on in other ways. We will continue to proclaim God’s Word online through Facebook and YouTube. I will be sending out a link directing you to our weekly message. In addition to this, I encourage you to maintain contact with one another through phone calls, text messages, and emails. We can stay connected through our church Facebook page. Feel free to post to a worship song that is meaningful to you or a verse that has ministered to your heart. As always, you can contact me any time if you have a need or prayer request. In addition to this, pay attention to those around you who might be struggling in different ways. Look for ways to share the love of Christ with our community. Pray for those affected by the virus, for healthcare workers, for families learning a new routine learning at home, for government officials working to manage the crisis. We have the opportunity during these difficult times to tell others about the reason for our hope, pointing them to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In Christ’s Amazing Grace,