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 leaving 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 – The state has mandated the wearing of masks when in public meetings. We encourage the wearing of asks at church. We do have them 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. Please contact the church office to schedule the use of a large area so we can avoid conflicts.
Use of Restrooms – Signs have been posted that limited the number of people using the restroom to 1 at a time. 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 and set by the Governor Holcomb
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 - 9:00-9:45 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
STEVE’S DESK - BACK TO SCHOOL – WE HOPE?
I remember when I was in elementary school I was always eager to return to school in the fall, but as I grew older, I began dreading going back, especially when school began opening before Labor Day. Summer vacation really did get shorter. When I went to college, I was never ready to go back. It would take several weeks to get back into the routine. Then, after graduation, the long summer breaks became a thing of my past and year-round work became reality. Ugh! Adulthood brings a lot of change.
This Covid 19 pandemic has also brought many changes, especially to our education system. Sadly, things still could change again. I’m confident that the kids will adapt to whatever evolves and teachers will too, but it won’t be without some pains. A new normal is being created and we just have to hold on and have faith that God will see us through it. We have an opportunity to teach some very important lesson to our children. They need to know that though things change around them – God never changes! AND He never breaks his promises!
Hebrews 13:8 says, “ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” We need to remember that He is still there and will always be there. Regardless of how much things change around us, he does not and will not. In this passage, Paul is referencing Deuteronomy 31:6 where God is telling Moses, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” This is the same message and the same words that God uses to encouraged Joshua as he was about to lead the people into the Promised Land in the book of Joshua. Incidentally, God repeats these same words, “Be strong and courageous…” five times in the entire book with four times in the first chapter. It is an important lesson is God repeats it. Both Joshua and Moses were facing big things and we are too. Today, God is encouraging us to keep our faith so others can keep theirs. We need to be mindful that our faith in these uncertain times can help others too.
Be strong and courageous! Change is inevitable but God is constant and never changes! Let us to look to the future with the certainty of our faith. Regardless of what happens – God will deliver us.
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Mark Your Calendars! Everyone is invited to an all church fellowship on Sunday, August 23rd at Beck’s Pond west of Advance beginning at 5:00 pm. To reduce the risk of exposure, we are asking everyone to bring their “own” picnic, which includes drinks. (No food, drink, or utensils will be provided or shared)
Fellowship is so important and we need it, but we do need to follow the safety guidelines of keeping a social distance. The Pond area does provide for ample space for this.
We are plan some activities for everyone that will meet also meet the safety guidelines. We may also fish on a catch and release basis. You will need to bring your own fishing gear.
If you need directions to the pond, contact the church office. Bring your lawn chairs too!
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