2021 May news letter article
As spring continues, our church is returning to many in-person activities. Here is the status of our important ministries and services:
-Corporate Worship services continue Sundays at 11:00 AM
-Wednesday Bible Study resumes May 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
-Small groups have returned in person at the discretion of their leaders
-SONquest resumes services weekly as of Sunday, May 2, 2021
-Sunday School returns Sunday morning, June 6, 2021
-Hope Kitchen continues the last Saturday of each month. Let us know if you are interested in helping in this vital ministry.
We will continue to stream Sunday morning worship services live in real time. These are available any time thereafter on our YouTube channel. Once Wednesday Bible Study resumes, we will record these and post the videos on YouTube too. The last Zoom “Sunday” School class will be on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 as we begin in-person Sunday School on June 6.
Wednesday Bible Study will resume May 19 with our study of Romans. We will meet in the Sanctuary (to facilitate social distancing). Our format will be slightly different (continuing the format from our videos) as A.J. and I lead a short Bible study followed by a discussion on specific topics relevant to the passage. The goal will be to allow more interaction along with the verse-by-verse teaching. We will, of course, begin our time with prayer. We ask that everyone who attends wear masks for continued protection.
I am excited that SONquest is returning to weekly Children’s Church services starting May 2. Doing this required the cooperation of our teaching teams and the families who bring their children. It is good to get back to the regularity of this important ministry.
I appreciate all of you supporting our church, returning to worship, and getting back to normal routines, as you are able. We are not “there” yet, but perhaps the end is in sight. Certainly, some of you need more time, and we understand your caution. I ask that you continue to not take unnecessary chances with the virus as it still is affecting people in our church and community. Specifically, we continue wearing masks and social distancing in worship and corporate gatherings.
The work of our church goes on. I urge you to take any opportunity you may have to develop Gospel-centered conversations with people who do not know Christ. As you are able, invite those without a church home to join us in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. Look for ways to minister to those outside our church.
God bless you,
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Rev. James A. Cohn