Dear Church Family,
We continue to look to Jesus in the midst of this health crisis. Today, we are thanking God knowing the situation could be much worse!
First and foremost, we are asking our church to combat this virus with prayer. Yesterday, we joined in our President’s call to a national day of prayer, and as we have more time to do family and personal devotionals in this season, we encourage each person to pray daily for the virus to stop spreading.
As we continually monitor the news and the CDC website, as well as listen to directives from our civil leaders, we are once again amending our weekly schedule.
Our hope is to have the following two week plan, which will take place this week and next.
- Online Services: We had an incredible response to our online services this past weekend, and will continue to stream our services over the next two weekends. We will continue on with a thoughtful Biblical response as we teach on the topic of “Standing Strong in times of Trials”. These messages can be streamed during our normal service times (Saturdays at 5PM, and Sundays at 8:30, 10 and 11:30AM) and will also be archived on our website as a continued viewing resource.
- Lifegroups: As of today with what the President, San Diego County, and CDC have recommended, we are putting our Lifegroups on pause for the next two weeks. We encourage people to reach out to their Lifegroup members on how to bless and best support them in this time. Our leadership team will be providing online resources for you. Continue to stay connected to us through our website, app, and social media.
- Daily Prayer & Worship: Taking place at 12PM Monday-Thursday, our staff will lead prayer gatherings focused on “Stop the virus, Pray for peace” in our Church Worship Center. These prayer meetings are no longer open to the public so we can comply with the San Diego recommendation of group size. You can also join us by streaming online this daily prayer meeting from your home.
- Giving and Tithing: We want to continue to be people who respond in the “opposite spirit” of fear and selfishness during this time. Please continue to give of your tithes and offerings online or on our All Peoples app. We are also introducing a benevolence fund to be distributed to those in our church who need help with groceries, emergency childcare resources for those working parents who are in desperate need of help with their children, or other financial needs due to this crisis.
Let us continue to be a people of faith and not fear, and continue to respond in compassion to our neighbors. Ultimately, let us believe for God to redeem this unusual time to bring many into His loving arms.
For His Kingdom,
Pastor Robert Herber