Greetings, Church Family!I pray this message finds you safe, healthy, and well.I want to reach out today, first of all, to say thank you to all who joined us in worship on yesterday. This marked the 25th Sunday that we were separated, and while it still boggles my mind that it’s been that long, I am grateful for your continued faithfulness in sharing with us online each week via CBC: Unplugged.
In doing so, many of you know we offer weekly worship on five mobile platforms – our website, our mobile app, Roku, YouTube and Facebook Live. Each of them is available to you every Sunday morning, and we understand that you choose the platform that is most convenient for you. Unfortunately, we have had a few issues with Facebook the past couple of weeks, due to issues beyond our control. After speaking with our media personnel, I am told the most reliable ways for you to join us each week are on our website, our mobile app, and YouTube. We never want anyone to experience interruptions or technical difficulties and those three mediums allow us to have direct control over the viewing experience. However you choose to view service, we are grateful that you do so and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.
Likewise, since we’ve been separated, I have been paying close attention to the ebbs and flows of COVID-19 and evaluating what it means for us as a congregation. I shared at great length with our leaders over the weekend, and I want to share with you as well. At this point, I believe it is safe to say we will not return to the building this year. Just as we’ve been staying abreast of the rise in positive cases in our congregation and community, we have also been paying careful attention to schools and universities as well. While many have sought to resume in-person classes, most have shifted back to virtual instruction, and we believe that trend will continue for the remainder of the year. More than anything, your health is always our primary concern, and we want to ensure that all are safe before returning to in-person worship.
Finally, we will observe the sacred ordinance of Communion next Sunday. Please feel free to stop by the church office this week to pick up your elements.
I pray that you have a great week, and I look forward to sharing with you in the days to come!
With Pastoral Care,Pastor G.