In order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and protect our most vulnerable members, we are following the recommendations of our local Lane County Public Health department and the direction of our state Governor, Kate Brown, suspending our public worship services until further notice. All other on campus smaller group activities will likewise be suspended for this period.
In lieu of our public gatherings, we’re going to make available several ways for us to stay connected:
- A Sunday morning service will premiere on our facebook page at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning in which you can participate personally, or as a family. The service will include a song, a prayer time, and a short message from me. This service will be recorded on audio/video and can be viewed or listened to anytime afterwards on the church website.
- A Wednesday evening service will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on our facebook page. This service will be recorded on audio/video and can be viewed or listened to anytime afterwards on the church website.
- Other encouraging teachings and resources from our pastors and staff can be accessed on our facebook page as they become available.
- If you need to contact the pastoral staff you may do so via the church phone line (541-686-9244) or email, email@example.com.
- If you would like prayer or want to reach out in another way fill out a Connect Card.
These adjustments are not being made out of an unhealthy fear. They are, rather, sourced in care and wisdom, and our desire to be responsible and helpful members of our community. Going forward, I’d encourage us to maintain a balanced mindset which avoids unhelpful panic, but exercises appropriate, proactive care.
While we greatly enjoy and benefit from our weekly, public gatherings, the truth is that our connection as a church, and our mission, runs far deeper than our capacity to meet together in person every week. Let’s keep that connection strong, and that sense of mission burning brightly!
I love you all, and, with you, am thankful we can look to and trust in our very present and faithful Father, through Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit as we help one another and our neighbors.
Pastor Steve Overman