I am sure like me you are missing our gatherings for church services, small group meetings, and our other fellowship activities!
After much prayer, counsel, and thought, we have made the decision to continue online services only for the next few weeks. Opening now would be premature considering we are a very diverse group of people from many different communities and some from a considerable distance.
We are a large congregation and a bunch of hand-shakers and huggers. I believe the urge to resume church as normal would be too great for some of us, myself included. We never want to put anyone at risk or make anyone uncomfortable when it comes to our current situation. We will continue to receive guidance from local health officials and are working on plans to reopen our campus. There is a lot more to this than what we first realized to ensure we have systems and people in place to reduce the virus spread to those in our church and community. We will be periodically updating you concerning our reopening the necessary precautions that will be needed when that time comes.
I encourage each one of you to continue to pray for me, our leadership team, our medical and community leaders, and for each other. My greatest desire is to do what the Lord wants us to do to see each of you healthy, secure, and prospering in all ways.
I love you and miss all of you. Be sure to watch us live online each Sunday at 9:30a. Stay connected to each other and visit our Facebook page and our website for news, encouragement, and future directions as we get closer to being able to meet in person again.