Dear Living Hope Family,
First and foremost we would like to let you know that, as of now, services going fully to livestream, however any study or discipleship meeting in which there are less than 10 people we are going to continue. We encourage you to gather house to house and enjoy private an intimate fellowship for our various services as you watch online. Some of our smaller Bible Studies have turned into prayer meetings and we are continuing to meet for one on one counseling and discipleship settings. Please see our contact information to schedule an appointment, or come to one of our prayer meetings to make contact with us.
Members of our church staff are monitoring information flow and working to ensure that we are adequately prepared. Our plan will change and adjust, depending on the updates and recommendations we receive.
Here are the steps we are taking to actively address the spread of the virus.
To ensure your children's safety we have volunteers wiping down surfaces and disinfecting our play areas and toys in the nursery and pre-school areas.
Our boxes will remain up and envelopes attached but we are encouraging everybody to use our app and website for any offerings they desire to give. CCLH LIVE
If you are feeling sick, or may be particularly vulnerable to sickness due to low immunity please do not attend services but instead, join us online. We stream live Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 9:30am.
Communion on Wednesday nights will be adapted so that contact might be avoided between each individual's communion. CDC Health and Safety Recommendations Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your mouth when you cough, and be sure to sneeze into a tissue. Be sure to throw your tissue into the trash and wash your hands immediately after.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfectant household cleaning spray or wipes.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
We realize that the spread of this virus has caused a great deal of fear and anxiety. God's Word is so reassuring! We are reminded that "God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind" (1 Timothy 1:7). We are encouraged to "always pray and never lose heart..." (Luke 18:1).
We are also commanded to not forsake
Our degree of fear need not rise and fall in relation to the degree of danger. The believer has NO reason to fear. This means that even if this disease as bad as to warrant a major shutdown of our society as we are seeing occur around us, we would still not be afraid. We can't respond to the the different news that we hear with more or less fear, based on the degree of danger communicated. We must respond with NO fear not because we hear reports of the disease' soon passing, but because even if its not, we still have all the great and precious promises pull the rug out from even our fear of death. "He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and he who lives and believes in me shall never die." Be the salt of the earth and may our faith conquer our fear.
Also it is our strong conviction that complete social isolation is a greater danger spiritually than even the Coronavirus might be physically. "A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment." Prov. 18:1. Although we are submitted to our government, we must pursue to not be isolated from fellowship nor use this as an excuse to be spiritually lazy. Please pursue each other in creative ways such as small group together times, discipleship, family time, calls and texts, and one on one fellowship. We are committed to continuing to fellowship through church activities in as much as God leads us to considering all factors such as legal ramifications and danger due to viral exposure. But every member must be called into action during this time to pursue one another.
We pray that you will find peace and comfort as we trust our Heavenly Father for guidance and protection. We will endeavor to work together to serve our church and community in a way that demonstrates our trust in God. Please continue to pray for our community, nation, and our entire world during this crucial time, especially for those who are directly impacted by the virus.
May the LORD Bless and Keep you,
CC Living Hope leadership team