Special COVID-19 Announcement - UPDATED January 10, 2021
It was our hope that the holiday COVID surge would begin to decline and we could safely assembly together again beginning 17 Jan. However, the COVID situation continues to negatively effect us in the Middle GA area. The number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all increased. Local hospital ERs and ICUs are at capacity and our health care workers are near exhaustion. And we know many brethren in the local area and beyond who are infected with this virus. As much as we desire to gather together physically, it is just not safe to do so now. Hence, we will continue our virtual assemblies through 31 January 2021. We will monitor and reassess both the COVID and our spiritual situation before the end of this month. We hope you will take advantage of this time to participate in all our virtual assemblies and dive deeper into God’s word. Please pray for all affected by this virus and all our brethren. Reach out to each other often and please let us know if you are in need of anything.
You are in our prayers.
Isaiah records for us the principle of isolating ourselves for our protection (Isa 26:20). We encourage those who need to protect themselves and their families to continue participating in our online Bible classes and Worship services on Facebook or YouTube.
But God’s people are not intended to be apart for long periods. The Psalmist reminds us of how pleasant it is to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133:1). Our brethren need to safely gather together to worship God, study His Word, and fellowship with each other.
The following approaches to our assemblies are outlined below:
- First, if you are feeling sick or have an underlying health issue that increases your risk, please attend all our services online. And let us know if we can help you in any way.
- For all who attend our Bible Classes and services in-person:
- Please wear your mask at all times – even when seated. We understand these masks are not comfortable, and people have different reasons for not wearing them and for wearing them. But a scriptural principle for wearing them is given to us by Paul 1 Corinthians 8:9, “But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.” Thus, we wear masks not because of science, but because we care about those around us.
- Please wash your hands often and social distance everywhere possible.
- Note: The auditorium, fellowship room, and classrooms are sprayed every week with an organic mist designed to kill surface containments. We’ve also added forearm door pulls to the bathroom doors.
- Our auditorium will remain open to attend the AM worship hour with dividers that help with social distancing.
- Additionally, our fellowship room will also be open to participate in the AM worship together via the live stream. While the sermon is still live-streamed, the communion and singing together will be much more rewarding than alone at home.
- The Middle & High School Bible class with Doug Frazier is available as one small group activity in rooms where social distancing is possible – masks are mandatory.
- Our Cradle Roll, KC4C, and individual classes by grade level are still some time away – please be patient.