We are not fully on the other side of the Coronavirus Crisis… but we HOPE the other SIDE IS IN SIGHT! For months we have all been talking about the time when things can “get back to normal.” The challenge is not only when it will happen, but what will it look like? In some ways, we will be shaping that “New Godly Normal.” So, what will we want to change or build into that “New Godly Normal”?
This last year has been like no other. Dreams were disrupted and businesses were shuttered. We discovered the pain of social distancing and isolation while coping with the loss of people we loved. As we plan for life after the pandemic, we have to ask:
1. At this point of living through the pandemic, what are we thankful for?
2. What did we learn about ourselves and one another while living through the pandemic?
3. How will our lives be different after the pandemic and as we establish a “New Godly Normal?”
These three questions will form the basis for our Sunday morning messages into May. Being relevant is important for the message of the Church. People are just now beginning to think that
the time has come to return to normal but with some changes. If you remember, the normal for many was not so hot. In fact, the busy life, the quality time with family and our faith being hard pressed to fit into our lifestyle led us to a time of disconnect. Throughout May, we are going to look at some “learnings” that will lead us in ways to incorporate “What Would Jesus Do” into doing life – A “New Godly Normal.” Along with building quality relationships with our family, we are going to establish a “New Godly Normal” with God and Jesus. We can make this happen.
God is with us! This can be the change you are ready to make… a change that can lift your life to the next level of the “abundant, awesome life!” Invite people to join us. Go be the church!
So, let’s connect on Sunday morning. We have three different ways to do that:
(1) Join us in person in church (following safe gathering guidelines),
(2) Join us online with Zoom, and
(3) Watch the service on YouTube – normally uploaded and available for viewing on Monday.
A WORD ABOUT OUR ONLINE ZOOM WORSHIP SERVICES – We are thankful for the way that ZOOM allowed us to stay connected during the pandemic and worshipping together. It also provided us with ways to meet for special services and for meetings. It has also been the key evangelistic outreach to people in and beyond our community. We are thankful for all who helped in making it happen and now making it part of what we offer each week.
We have a “Team” of persons in our church working to improve the ZOOM services. We are learning to tweak and adjust the broadcast to make it a good experience. We want to ask your help in letting us know how the broadcasts are coming through. It’s your feedback that helps us to address issues that you identity and that we may not be aware of each week. If you hear or see any issues in the broadcast or ways to make it better, please contact: Bill or Theresa Berriman, Jeri Heffelfinger, Janet Altes or Pastor Phil. The more details you can provide, the better the opportunity for us to address and fix it. Our Team is meeting every week to make it happen. We want to make your online experience a positive worship experience. Thanks for helping. We can see it from our end, but we do not always know how it is coming through to you. Thanks for helping us to Go Be the Church!