Church is Not Canceled 

by Ron Hawkins, Transition Pastor

Curbside Pickup Only • Trip Canceled • Event Postponed • Temporarily Closed
All of these are signs of the times in which we currently live.

However, church is not canceled! Quite the contrary, Jesus’ church is alive and well and continues to be open for business. Although we cannot physically show up on campus for worship, each Sunday morning we continue to gather online to praise the One who is worthy of our worship.

We are most grateful to God for the incredible campus He has provided for us, and we look forward to gathering again soon. However, the church is not a building, nor is it even a stated hour on Sunday. The church is a worshiping faith community, where people are coming to Christ, growing in Christ, and ministering for Christ. The church consists of ordinary people, like you and me, who are called by God to do extraordinary things because of our faith in Jesus.

Although the stress, concern, and difficulties of this pandemic can weigh heavy at times, my hope and prayer is that you will continue to shelter in God’s loving arms. The psalmist says it well:

 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
(Psalm 91:1-2)

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