As the quarantine lifts, we are encouraging all groups within the church to follow the precautionary guidelines as set forth by the Governor of Indiana in the following ways until July:
Practice Social Distancing – continue to maintain at least a 6-foot distance between people to best avoid the spreading of the virus. It is also encouraged that this distance be kept in the lobby and other areas as people are living the building.
Limit to 25 people or Less – All meetings and activities, except Worship Services, are encouraged to maintain a 25 person or less attendance requirement.
Wear Masks – it is encouraged the wearing of masks when in public meetings and gatherings. Masks are available at the church.
Use of Large Open Rooms – it is encouraged that all meetings and activities be held in the large areas including the sanctuary and fellowship hall. It is encouraged that groups contact the church office to schedule meetings so as not to conflict with other groups using the building.
Use of Restrooms – Signs have been posted that limited the number of people using the restroom to 1. Please abide by this guide to avoid unnecessary contact within those small spaces.
Sanitation Help Needed – We have placed bottles of bleach water and anti-bacterial soap in several locations in the building and ask for help sanitizing after use in the areas used.
More information will be communicated once details are known about limits after the July opening date as set by the Governor
ACCC Service Times: We will be having in Church services again starting May 10th and also still LIVE streaming with Facebook. We will continue Sunday School by Zoom only and will not be having Children's Worship, or Nursery available at this time. Children are welcome to come to service but must stay with their family and practice social distancing. Adult's Zoom Sunday School - 8:45-9:45 AM Children's Zoom Sunday School -9:00-9:45 AM Facebook Live Worship Service - 10:20 AM In Church Worship Service -10:20 AM
Thoughts From Steve -
Who would have ever imagined what we have experienced over these past few months in response to the threat of Covid 19? For a few weeks, the world stood still. Though I do not believe God caused this to happen, I know He is using it to get our attention.
With so much change, it is a wonder if things will ever get back to ‘normal’ or will we find a new normal. It will definitely be a time to remember, but will it be a time to learn?
We have experienced the full gamut of emotions and I hope we have seen a growth in our faith through it all. This time of quarantine has given us time to focus and maybe refocus on the important things around us. We’ve had a break from our hectic schedules. We’ve had more time at home with families. We’ve eaten more at home that we have for years. We’ve saved money on gas for our vehicles. Yes, we have been limited and gone without. Some have suffered financially and were furloughed and even lost their jobs. We have experienced shortages of food and higher prices and probably will for a time to come. Some have even lost their lives and the lives of loved ones. These times have been both good and bad. So, what have we learned?
Have we learned that God is still there? Have we learned that the church is more than just a building to go to for a moment in time to meet? Have we felt the longing to be together as a church family? I hope so, I have.
I pray, as we reopen and transition to a new normal, our lives will be more thankful, grateful, and blessed as we go forward with a renewed faith and peace in God. Maybe what we have learned through this is… He is still there and that we are still His Church beyond our building and beyond any services, we are His people.
Our perseverance through it all is possible because of our faith in God and in His promise to come – Heaven!
I can’t wait until we can all be together again at the same time and place, but until then, let’s continue to join in His Spirit and His work. Reach out to someone you haven’t seen for a while – a card – a call – a random act of kindness. Be the church we are: HIS!
Uncertainty! We are not sure what will happen in the days to come. We have made many plans and activities for the next two months in this newsletter, but we understand that some of our plans may not be possible. We will let you know of any changes or cancelations. God will lead us!
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Mark Your Calendars! Summer outdoor services- June 28th, August 23rd and September 20th at 10:20 am
Annual Grill and Ice Cream Social-Augsut 23rd at 5:30 pm
Annual Church Picnic September 23rd immediatly following our 10:20 am service
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