In the midst of all the chaos and confusion, we have an opportunity for our homes and neighborhoods to become ministry centers, outposts of the kingdom. The institution may need to pause, but the movement of Jesus continues. We have the chance to demonstrate faith, hope, and love in ways that truly matter.
Though we have canceled our public worship services, we still have the opportunity to love God and our neighbors in a big way.
This Sunday at 9:30 am, Pastor John will stream his sermon live online. If you go to www.centralpc.org/stream you will be redirected to Central’s YouTube channel.
We encourage groups to find online ways of connecting and checking in on each other: group chats, Google Hangouts, Zoom calls, FaceTime. If your group does decide to meet in person, we encourage you to follow these guidelines:
- Only meet if no one present is sick, showing any signs of illness, or has any reason to think they have been exposed.
- Disinfect all shared surfaces are disinfected both before and after the meeting.
- Everyone washes their hands for more than 20 seconds upon arrival and upon returning to their home.
- Any food and drink are served individually and with utensils.
- People maintain physical distance as possible and appropriate (3 feet recommended)
Remember that you are the church in your neighborhood! Check on your neighbors, especially if they are at risk, but even if they are not. This could be an especially lonely time for the lonely. Love your neighbor.
Many of us will be connecting on social media even more over the next season. As you do, try not to contribute to the panic, and on the other hand, do not shame those who are fearful. Love your neighbor.
Look for emails and updates with suggestions for discipleship, mission, and updates as the situation unfolds and evolves.
Keep us posted on how you’re doing and what’s happening!