With the health and well-being of our church family and our community as our top priority, and in compliance with the recommendations of the CDC regarding COVID-19, all services at our Stockbridge and Senoia campuses are moved online until further notice.
This music, discussion, and format resonated with so many folks and we are looking forward to continuing this as well as adding even more creative elements in the coming weeks.
During the week, interact with us on social media
and stay in touch with your small group, your friends, and your family. We may not be meeting in person but we can encourage and check on each other through phone calls, Facetime, text, and social media (see more info below about how to keep meeting with your small group). If you see a need, try to meet that need.
Thankfully the church is not a building; it's us! If we use the technology God has blessed us with, we can remain unified, focused on Jesus, and in tune with God's call on our lives and church family.
In case you haven't joined an online service in a while, here are some reminders for you:
- Our Online Campus Team will interact with you throughout the services and will be there to answer questions.
- You may submit prayer requests through our Online Campus on Sunday or here at any time.
- We encourage you to send questions during the message. We may not be able to get to all of them, but we will try our best.
- There are many ways to worship the Lord through giving online.
We care about you and your family and in an effort to stay connected and understand the needs of our church family, our Pastors and Elders are preparing to make care and wellness calls to check in with all members.
Our staff continues to be available and we are operating as usual during the weekdays. You may reach out to us by emailing staff members using this format: (email@example.com).
Finally, please pray like never before. As you know, entire industries, businesses, and churches are facing serious challenges. At Community, we are continuing to reach out and meet needs during this time, but we do need prayer. It is such a comfort and a blessing to be part of the Community family always, but especially in times like these!
Watch Community's online service from last Sunday where we discuss the implications of COVID-19 and what that means for our faith:
Ways to show love to our local and global community through this crisis:
PRAY : Please pray like never before. As you know, families, entire industries, businesses, and churches are facing serious challenges. We are praying together daily at 7:14 AM and 7:14 PM, and we invite you to join us via teleconference. Call 712-432-3900 and use the Access Code: 4740121#.
Pray for our community, our state, our country, and our world, especially those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for healthcare workers, first responders, truck drivers, grocery store employees, churches, small businesses, and our government. Pray for parents who are working from home and home-schooling their children. Pray for teachers who are working harder than ever as they guide their students through this challenging time in education. Pray for those who have lost their jobs. Pray for those who are taking major financial hits. Pray for people who are sick and for those fighting for their lives. Pray for compassion, and unity, and healing. Pray for people who are living in worry and fear. Pray for those in recovery as weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings have been suspended. Pray for those who need Jesus.
MEET NEEDS : If you see a need, try to meet that need. Check in on neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family who may be in need of:
- Grocery shopping
- Childcare, when possible, for those still required to work
- Tutoring for their children through Facetime or a phone call
- A friendly conversation
- A job. Be on the lookout for job postings and share with friends who are out of work
- Sew Masks: We are in need of people to help make masks for our healthcare workers. If you would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(We strongly encourage everyone to pay attention to and follow instructions and guidance from the CDC and government officials. See links provided below to these sites.)
GIVE : The Community family is an incredibly generous group people, always looking for ways to help.
- Give non-perishable foods, baby supplies, and toiletries to the Community Out Team. Drop off your donation any time on the Out Team Modular 3 covered porch.
- Donate Blood. We have scheduled a LifeSouth Blood Drive on our campus on Wednesday, April 8 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Click here for more info.
- Continue giving. There are many ways to continue worshiping the Lord through your tithes and offerings. Give online or check out additional ways to give here. Your generosity allows us to continue serving our community, both locally and globally, during this crisis.
It is so important for each of us to stay connected to our small groups, especially during this time of social distancing. I'm so grateful we have the technology to remain unified, focused on Jesus, and in regular touch with each other.
The New Testament Church, found in the Book of Acts, was built on home churches. It is the reason why the Church has survived crisis after crisis and has remained a force in the world for more than 2,000 years. With this in mind, we are challenging each of our small groups to meet virtually each week to encourage each other, study God's word, share what's going on in your lives, and pray for each other.
Here's how to stay connected:
- Check out our list of small groups that are currently meeting online here.
- Find the group that suits your schedule and email us at email@example.com TODAY. Our team will help you get plugged into that group.
- If you don't see a group that meets your needs, email us and we will help you start a group!
- If you already have a small group, meet virtually with them.
"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." Hebrews 10:2
This is how we are going to get through this difficult season: TOGETHER!
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The leading national public health institute of the United States.
Georgia Department of Public Health
The lead agency in Georgia for preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing.
World Health Organization (WHO)
A specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health.
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