CITY VIEW COVID 19 RESPONSE
MARCH 13, 2020
City View Family,
Greetings in the name of Christ our Risen Lord! At present our school corporation has cancelled classes and our community is advised to practice social distancing when and where possible. With concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic growing, your elder team wanted to let you know what we are doing as a church family to address concerns.
Our team has given this a great deal of thought, discussion, and prayer and arrived at the difficult decision to cancel our in person worship gathering for this Sunday. This decision is not rooted in fear but in the desire to do our part. While many of us may not be concerned about personal risk, we want to love those around us who are at greater risk. We want to be a Philippians 2 kind of church where we 'consider the needs of others above our own'. This is one way we can show love to our neighbors.
A few items for your immediate consideration:
We plan to have something online for our church family this Sunday. As these details come together, we will be sure to communicate with you. If in doubt check our Facebook page for details.
Lifeway has provided some free children’s materials available on their website simply use the registration code VZMD4SSQ38.
Lastly I want to encourage you to continue to give online, through the app, or by simply mailing your check. We give primarily as an act of worship and this giving enables us to accomplish the ministries the Lord has called us to.
I know this setup is less than ideal, but praise God we have the technology to do something like this during a state of emergency.
Please keep in mind that the next few weeks may cause unexpected strain upon others (e.g. financial, childcare, health). Church family, this is not a time to be passive but to seek out ways to serve one another as God has enabled us. This is an opportunity for us to embody what we have studied and to Love Like Jesus!
Grace and Peace,
Your City View Elder Team