Greetings Church Family,I am writing to you to inform you on how our church is choosing to respond to the heightened warnings and restrictions regarding the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Like many of you, our understanding of this virus is “growing” along with everyone else. Yesterday afternoon Governor McMaster and his team addressed the state with more mandates and suggestions regarding the public assembly of people. After hearing his instructions, our leadership met to pray and plan for our updated response. The Bible says:
James 1:5 (NLT)If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
We definitely need wisdom during these days and God has delivered. What I share with you is a result of our leadership seeking to honor God and those He has entrusted us with.
Gatherings and EventsAt this time all gatherings for all ministries and outside events have been cancelled from March 18th - April 2nd. During this time our Custodial crew will take extra steps to sanitize all areas of the church where people meet including the Family Life Center.
CommunicationOur Church Offices will be closed from March 18th - April 2nd and staff will be working from home. If you have a need, please call the church office @ (864) 296:9751. Messages will be checked on a regular basis. You may also contact them directly through their email addresses. Pastor James will be available by mobile phone as well.
Make sure you are on our “One Call Now” phone tree.If you are not and would like to be added, please email the phone number you would like to be contacted at to Pastor James. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also visit www.homelandparkbc.org for information and links to our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter)
WorshipPastor James will be leading a time of preaching and encouragement through the church’s facebook page via a “live” stream. Our church is encouraged to attend and interact during those times. They are scheduled for Sundays @ 11:00 am.
Tithing and GivingOur church will be researching to find an “online” way of giving. When one is established you will be notified through facebook and our “one call now” phone tree.
Our team will be available from 9:30 - 10:30 am on Sundays for anyone who would like to drop off their offering at the church office.
If you are not available to bring your tithes and gifts to church, simply “catch up” when services resume.
Our expenses will continue through this time and I know our people will be faithful to continue to support and pray for this church.
We Are Still The ChurchThe reason these changes were made is because at this time the risk to many in our congregation was greater than the benefit of meeting together. Remember, we meet in buildings. The church is the people who assemble there. Remember Jesus’ Words . . .
Matthew 5:14-16 New Living Translation (NLT)14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Continue to pray for our ministry and community. Help where the Lord leads and keep in contact with our people. God's not surprised by this, He is in full control! He has brought us here to learn a lesson, so lets be open to it.