Dear Standale Church Family,
Our Pastors and VPs of consistory have been monitoring how concerns and cancellations are unfolding with COVID-19 and doing our best to wisely discern what is best for not just our SRC members but also the community around us.
This morning we looped in our administrative consistory members and, to follow recommendations on avoiding large group meetings, it was decided to suspend worship services and all church programming for at least the next two weeks. We will not meet on Sunday, March 15 or 22.
We will be live streaming a message on both Sundays, and will post the link to access that on the church website, FaceBook and through email. After the livestream we will also email out sermon notes, reflection questions and some resources for you to continue the study of the book of Judges with us around your kitchen table or in your living room with family, or a small group of neighbors or friends.
We will also be brainstorming ways we can support those among us who are vulnerable especially in access to food. We have already begun conversations about how we can support Cummings Elementary School students and our Heart of Neighboring children.We will continue those conversations in more detail early next week as we learn more about the current reality that is unfolding around us.
Over this last year we have seen the amazing financial generosity of our SRC congregation. Not meeting for a couple of weeks will impact our offering collections. Please consider mailing in your offering, dropping them in the office (we will have normal office hours) or participating through on-line giving.
We ensure you that this decision was made neither from fear nor to incite fear, but out of love for our church family and neighbors we serve. We trust that even in this, God is in control and that God will continue to be faithful as we seek to “love and lead people into a maturing relationship with Christ and walk across our community”!
We are holding you all in prayer. Our staff remain available to serve and care for you during this unprecedented time.
Pastor Jess and Pastor Matt, DeJay Johnson and Vonda Vantil (VPs) on behalf of SRC Admin Consistory
P.S. Here is the link to livestream. https://livestream.com/srclive