Welcome Family,

I know this has been a year like no other for most of us. In spite of the challenges of COVID-19, I am grateful that we’ve ben able to gather face-to-face for these past 7 months. Many churches are still not meeting and many others have had to move back to on=line only platforms after experiencing COVID outbreaks. While we have had church others have had to move back to on=line only platforms after experiencing COVID outbreaks. While we have had church members who have suffered from COVID, it has not spread among other church members, and for that I am thankful. I praise God that these church members have recovered and I pray for contiuned health and protection for our church family.

In an effort to do our best to show love and concern for our church family. I am making you to be diligent in precautions over the next few months as there has been a recent rise in cases of Coronavirus in our area and the winter season seems to be a time in which this virus thrives. I know it is the desire of all of us to continue to meet together, so let’s work to help keep one another safe. What are some things we can do to help care for one another?

  1. If you have any symptoms of illness, especially cough or fever, please stay home and join us on Facebook.
  2. Maintain physical distance (6ft) as you talk with one another or choose a pew in which to sit.
  3. Refrain from hand shaking and hugging. (I know…I’m ready for this to be over too!}
  4. Wear a mask.
  5. Clean hands often. We have sanitizing stations available throughout the building.
  6. Please use caution in your activities outside the church. Gathering in large groups for parties and get-together increases the likelihood of exposure to the virus. (I know…I’m ready for things to go back to normal too!)

I am aware that the response to this virus has unfortunately become political. I understand that there is frustration and confusion on who to believe. I realize there are many differing opinions of how we should react to COVID-19. I ask you to set all that aside, and just seek to “love one another.” Pray for one another. Use caution around one another in an effort to slow the spread of this virus. Be willing to make sacrifices regarding social activities and gatherings in order to protect others from exposure. By taking these precautions, I hope that we will all be able to safely meet together to worship and celebrate this Advent season.

I believe that Paul’s direction in Philippians 2:3-4, “in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the others.” should always be our guide in making decisions.

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Dusty