Stuck at home? Hunkered down? Getting antsy?
This latest world crisis is no laughing matter. It's affecting countless lives and livelihoods. It's keeping people home and isolated. It won't be long before you start feeling lonely and maybe discouraged. Well, don't let those feelings win! We're your church family, and we're here for you.
Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international, federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)
Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)
Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)
Coming This Week
Schedules for all of our online happenings
Devotional videos are being posted by our staff to YouTube/Facebook/website several times per week.
Wednesday evening Bible study is being hosted by David on Zoom - he will send out the invitation directly
Sunday School (9:30) is hosted on Zoom. Go to the Sunday School lesson page to get the meeting link (or watch your email).
Sunday worship is livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube; you can also view it on our website.
Sunday evening Bible study is also being hosted by David on Zoom - link to come.
Ben will be hosting at Wednesday night Bible study for the youth on Zoom at 6:00 (he will share the link directly).
Same thing with Sunday School and Sunday evening Bible studies.
(We don't mind sharing the links for the adult gatherings, but we're keeping the information about the kids and teens closed. If you would like to be a part of these groups, just ask Ben directly!)
Cornerstone Preschool has made take-home packets available to all of their students and families.
A TeamKid video by Lindsay and Nikki is posted to YouTube and Facebook and our website! (ask Ben to make you a part of the children's Facebook group).
Join Candy for "Sunday" School together on Zoom, but you'll do it on Saturday morning! (Ask Ben for the link.)
How We're Approaching This Time
We're not an "online church". Our emphasis always has been on group meetings, in-person ministry, and simplicity. And so when we're told that we shouldn't be assembling for medical safety reasons, it's . . . weird. Now that the governor has produced a plan for reopening the state, we're trying to create our own plan for physically reopening our church building. But let's be clear--we are going to be very cautious about this. The physical health of our church members (including their young children) is absolutely paramount in this sort of decision.