Our daily lives are changing rapidly as we, along with people all over the planet, are being affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is an event unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime, and we have been giving prayerful consideration to how we as a church can best respond.
We want to be a people who live out our faith in Jesus Christ by taking actions that:
- Exhibit enduring faith in our Lord because He is greater than all things.
- Demonstrate love for all people as we value others above ourselves and look not only to our own interests, but to theirs as well. (Philippians 2:3-4)
- Apply wisdom as we continue to assess circumstances; knowing that Godly wisdom is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere. (James 3:17)
- Keeps us on the front lines of sharing God’s love as we seek out opportunities to serve others out of our overflowing love for Him!
With these goals in minds, True North Church has developed the following response plan.
Sunday Worship Services
Mar 19, 2020 Update: As our nation steps up efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, it has become time for us to suspend meeting together in person. We will not be holding worship gatherings at the church at this time.
One of our highest priorities, however, it that we find ways to continue meeting together. We don’t want to just provide you online sermon content or broadcast a worship service for you to watch. We want church members to be able to see one another; talk to one another; and encourage one another.
For that reason, we will be launching an online worship gathering this Sunday, March 22nd using Zoom videoconferencing. We will be sharing some important updates, engage in some praise and worship, spend some time praying for one another, and hear from the guest speaker who was already scheduled to join us this week! Join us from wherever you at 10am Sunday at http://bit.ly/TNWorship
Remember to download the Church Center app or visit our website for announcements. We will provide updates about upcoming activities as we continue to engage our community and world with the love of Christ. While we may not be meeting together in person for now, the church is still open and active!
If you desire to continue giving tithes and offerings to the church, there are a few options available. You can give online here or through the Church Center app. You can also mail donations to the church or simply drop them in our mailbox. Please note: we are not concerned about finances. God will provide all we need, but we do want to provide you ways to give faithfully to the Lord’s work as He calls us to do.
Let’s also remember that we do not need to completely isolate from other people at this time. We want to be wise about our interactions; reasonable social distancing is prudent, but isolation is unhealthy. Reach out to one another; plan for small get togethers; and feel free to contact Pastor Scott if you need to meet.
Prayer and Outreach
As always, we want to keep the needs of our church family and community in prayer; and we want to continue reaching out to those around us in love. As our community weathers this pandemic, there will be a variety of needs that arise. Anyone who is healthy and willing to serve others during these strange times, send me a message. I am reaching out to community leaders to understand how we can help best.