WEDNESDAY NIGHT POP UP SERVICE @ 7:00 P.M.
- MASK IS REQUIRED
- BRING SANITIZER
- BUG SPRAY
- SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED
Greetings United Family,
In these trying times churches across the country are facing some difficult decisions. We are absolutely people of faith and have seen the miracles signs and wonders in our lives. As the Psalmist declares, The Lord is our Shepherd! It is also wise for those of us who have rule over God's people use prayer and wisdom in our decision making when it comes to God’s people.
It is with much prayer and contemplation that I have decided to cancel all church services until at least April 5, 2020, at which time we will reassess our next move at that time. As soon as we are able to come together again physically we will.
The Governor and health officials have suggested that crowds no larger than 10 people convene as we try to get the upper hand on this virus.
Saints we all need to come together in these perilous times in prayer. Let us all keep the faith and pray for one another and our families. Luke 18:1 "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint". In the words of those old saints who taught us, this is not the time for giving up, but time for holding on!
However, we will have virtual services, via our United Church of God in Christ facebook page. These services will take place on Wednesday's and Sunday's, starting March 22, 2020 at 11:30am and Wednesday at 7:00pm. In addition to this we will have DAILY PRAYER on our PRAYER LINE @ 712-775-7031, enter code 478-868-509#
Daily prayer will be at 12:05 p.m. Monday - Friday, more may be added as we move forward
As we also know that since we are not assembling physically, we yet have financial responsibilities that we have to meet. I would ask that those of you that can visit our website;
On our website you will be able to give electronically via, Givelify
It is a free app that you download and search for United COGIC, and you'll see our address and my picture. Make it your home church and give! We are working to secure food and products to help everyone we can, but we need your continued support.
I want to share some information from our Presiding Bishop Charles Blake that I consider helpful to us all!
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak available on the World Health Organization website (www.who.int) CDC (www.cdc.gov) and through your state and local public health authority. These authorities will have first-hand, the most up to date and most reliable information on the situation in your area. I ask that you make every effort to tune-in to your regular local press briefings, comply with all bans and restrictions, social distancing, and together, we will stay fully informed, well-prepared and safely empowered.
You do not have to panic. During this crisis, our faith in God is most responsibly exercised in trusting those voices whose entire lives and professions have been dedicated to the awesome task of ensuring our public health. Proverbs 24 expresses how far better it is to be wise than strong. Intelligence will always outrank stamina. Strategic planning is the key to warfare. Therefore, to win, you must remain connected to good counsel.
“Be not deceived” nor vulnerable.
- Routinely wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution. This kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth Why? The same hands we lift in worship also touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and cause you to become sick.
- Above all, stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention–but call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority, and by all means, avoid travel.
- Be mindful and adaptable to the caution that larger worship gatherings (more than 50 people in some states) offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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