by Scott Nelson, lead pastor
Change is part of our existence, but it seems like big changes are happening every day. Following the updated guidelines by our government, all in-person Covenant Grove meetings will now be meeting digitally or via phone. This will include Life Groups, Youth Group, Young Adult ministry, and any other meetings. Weekend services will not happen in groups but in each person’s home (with their families). The church office is not open and everyone will be working remotely; we will be taking calls and emails. Let me emphasize: our church is NOT closed but working harder than ever to live out the mission of God. The church is not the building or the meetings; the church is the PEOPLE. God is still at work!
Last Sunday, we emphasized the vital importance of staying rooted in Jesus and connected to each other. This is so important in times of crisis and anxiety.
- We will be putting out daily devotions to keep us focused on Jesus.
- We want every person in our church to be in a Life Group; if you need one, let us know. Email us at email@example.com. Please make (digitally) attending a Group a priority–not just for yourself but for others as well. And take the opportunity to invite others into your group, too. We are created to be connected.
- We will be starting a new system called The Caring Tree, a phone tree to contact people throughout the week. This is especially important for those who are seniors, sick, or scared.
This weekend and every weekend, make the time to worship Jesus and be part of our worship service. Keep your life in a healthy rhythm, pray extra, pay attention to your health, and make time to invest in those you love: talking, games, meals, devotions.
- Our worship services are on YouTube. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel on your phone or computer: www.youtube.com/CovenantGroveChurch.
- Give online and support the frontline work we are doing: www.covenantgrove.org/giving (all giving is secure and confidential)
My friends, God is still at work; He never slumbers or sleeps. We live our lives anchored in hope. Through the sunshine and the storms, we know we are loved by the Lord. Hold hope high–in your actions and attitudes–and stay connected and caring. God’s mission will move forward, and we will face the future with faith, not fear.