As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, a number of the churches in the region have made the decision to suspend morning worship for a few Sundays. Even for those churches who will continue to meet, there will be families and individual members who will make the personal decision to stay away from worship.
Losing the chance to be together in fellowship at a time such as this, when we need to hear the hope that is ours in Christ and to have the opportunity to encourage one another is troubling for all involved, and so we write today with what we hope is one way to stay connected as a Baptist family of faith.
Additionally, we want to remind you of an important reality. Even though our church family may not be able to meet for corporate worship due to COVID-19, the financial needs of the congregation and our wider mission work continue, and so we would ask that you would be generous and consistent in providing your tithes and offerings to your church.
While you may not be able to be physically present to drop your gift in the offering plate, we strongly encourage you to drop your gift in an envelope and mail it to our church instead.
Your pastor continues to serve and ministry continues to unfold, so we hope you will do your part in faithfully supporting the ongoing work of the Kingdom.
In the interim, we will walk alongside those who suffer in this pandemic. We are grateful for our Baptist Church who so often are on the front lines in response to all who are vulnerable, who suffer, and who live in fear, because they are disciples of the healer, Jesus Christ.
The peace of the Lord
William E. Davis