Dear CCC family,
Today we find ourselves in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world around us in new and significant ways. Moments like these compel all Christians to ongoing prayer and intercession for our nation and beyond. This situation also requires action to safeguard our families and community.
Two of our core values are compassion and community, and we are going to live out those values in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are trusting God and exercising humility in listening to the advice of medical professionals and national leaders. Therefore for the safety of our congregation, volunteers, staff and families, we are moving forward with the following steps effective immediately:
· ALL programming – no matter the size of group meeting – is suspended from Tuesday, March 17 to Wednesday, April 8. We will notify you of any changes or extensions to this timeframe.
· Sunday services will be online only for at least the next 3 weeks, including Sunday March 22, 29 and April 5. We will notify you of any changes or extensions to this timeframe.
· The church office hours will remain the same but we ask that you please call us if you have questions, concerns or would like someone to pray with you.
New challenges often create new opportunities. Here are some of the proactive ways Christ Community Church can continue to build community will respecting social distancing.
· Watch Sunday Service online with us at ardmoreccc.com and Facebook Live. We will begin our online service at 10 a.m. with David singing a few songs. I will still preach. Think of it as an online Bible study. During this online sermon, you can ask questions, provide comments or send in prayer requests to me and your community.
· We will begin hosting a brief weekly prayer service on Facebook Live at noon every Wednesday for the next three weeks. Please join us.
· The CCC pastors and staff will be making personal phone calls to many of you. I hope that we can connect so we can ask about you and pray with you for any particular concerns.
We recognize the economy is being affected by this outbreak. During this trying time, please prayerfully consider giving so CCC can continue our mission and ministries. You can mail in your donations or give online. Please visit ardmoreccc.com for more details.
Finally, every crisis story in the Bible is redemptive because the Lord is involved and – as always – we can trust our heavenly Father. Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Let this be our prayer in the coming weeks:
Dear Father, where there is fear, give faith. Where there is anxiety, give peace. Where there is disappointment, give hope. And where there is sickness, give merciful healing. We trust you.