March 31, 2020

 

Dear Church Family:

I sure do miss seeing you. I’ve had the privilege of speaking with most of you, but it is just not the same as interacting and worshipping with you.

We are presently under the 24 hour public safety curfew issued by Mayor Walt Maddox. We are not located in the city limits, but we are located in the city’s police jurisdiction to which this curfew also applies. In the curfew, businesses or services are rated as essential or non-essential. We as a church are classified as non-essential. If we have services here, we will be in direct violation of the curfew. Once again, the Word of God says in Romans 13:1,2, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”

The curfew is in effect until midnight on April 11, 2020. So that means we will not have services on Wednesday, April 8. As to Easter Sunday, April 12, and other future dates, we will have to wait and see when the curfew is lifted.

Until then, I hope you are watching the video that is on our website and Facebook page. Each week there will be a new sermon for you to view.

The staff is here to serve you. Please let us know of any needs that we can help with.
 
 
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March 20, 2020

 

Dear Church Family:

 

Pertaining to the coronavirus, things are rapidly changing every day.  Yesterday, March 19, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey and the State Health Department issued this ban:

Effective today, all gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited.  This order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.

 

It should be noted that the Center for Disease Control is recommending people not attend gatherings of more than 10 people, which is stricter than Ivey’s order but voluntary.

 

The Word of God says in Romans 13:12, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.  Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”

 

Due to these recent bans and because your safety and well-being are of utmost importance, we are going to cancel services through Sunday, April 5, 2020.  The ban by the Governor and State Health Department is set to be lifted on Sunday, April 5, at 11:59pm.

 

A decision pertaining to services on Wednesday, April 8 will be made closer to the date.  Beginning next week, there will be a current sermon posted on Facebook and the church website, and also sent to you by email.  Look for that every Wednesday until we are able to worship together again.

 

Whether or not we are able to gather, we are still the church!  Let’s be salt and light during these difficult days.

 

The staff is maintaining office hours.  Please call on us if we can help in any way.