THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS THINGS CHANGE, SO CHECK THIS REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.
Church Office is closed until further notice. 
Governor DeWine has issued an order banning all gatherings over 50 people. Schools are closed starting Monday, 3/16/20. Yes, there is an exemption for religious services. So, we could just continue with business as usual. But, we think the best way we can show love to our community is to postpone some services for now.
For relief resources for specific needs, you can go to relink.org.
 Info about specific events
  • Sunday Worship services are strictly online until further notice. We will be recording and providing a video of a worship service this Sunday on our websiteFacebook page and via email to our e-newsletter subscribers. If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe here.
  • Kidzone is going to do a weekly puppet show called The Kidzone Show on Wednesday’s at 7pm on Facebook live.
  • Kidzone will be posting resources for families to do “home church” together. These will be posted every Friday on our Kidzone facebook pages.
  • Student ministry gatherings (Porch on Sunday nights & Edge on Wednesday nights) are happening online only.
  • Community Groups and Student Ministry Growth Groups have been instructed meet online only.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting Thursdays @ 6:30pm online here: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/651989797?pwd=VWtFK3NZNjhMT09iclNMSFFPaU5FZz09
  • Families Facing Addiction is canceled for March 28.
  • Foster Care support group is canceled for April.
  • Wounded is postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.
  • Porch Trivia Night is postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.
  • Membership Class will be done online with a link and a date provided soon. Stay tuned.
  • Baby Dedication Prep Meeting will be done online with a link and a date provided soon. Stay tuned.
  • Kidzone Breakout is rescheduled to May 29. (click here for more info) 
Practice good hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Don’t greet the brethren with a holy kiss, and we can even forego hugs and handshakes for now.
  • Sanitize common touch points like door knobs, light switches, faucet handles, flushers, and cabinet openers.
  • While our building might still be in use for smaller gatherings, we will be working extra hard to sanitize our building and continue practicing safe food prep/service.
Heart

This is a great opportunity for the Body of Christ to shine. When the plague hit the Roman Empire during both the second and third centuries, many fled the cities in fear. The early church made its mark because many Christians stayed or entered the cities to tend to the sick. They lived what they believed. Their hope was not in this world, and they knew where they were heading. They didn’t fear death. They loved our Lord and loved people. The Church shined. Contrast that with some modern Christians trying to beat our neighbors to the store so that we can wipe our rears better than they can.

Let the church shine again. Let us live what we believe. Let’s trust in our Lord who is still sitting on his throne. He didn’t move an inch. Let us look to Him, worship Him, and trust Him.

If you’ve stockpiled, share with those in need. Pray for the demographics at greater risk (elderly, pre-existing conditions, immunosuppression conditions). Pray for parents of young children who are trying to figure out life while school is canceled. Pray for healthcare workers. Serve your fellow congregants and your neighbors. Check in on them to see how you might help them through this time. Let the church shine.