Well, it has been 50 weeks since Governor Lee issued the first stay at home order in an effort to “flatten the curve”. It’s been a year of ups and downs and we, as a people, are not quite the same as we were before. We’re not exactly different either. So who are we and where do we go from here? I hope we will begin to answer that question…together…starting tomorrow morning. Here are 4 things you need to know!
1. Tomorrow begins Daylight Savings Time which means we will be “springing forward” 1 hour”. Your phone will likely automatically update and you might not even notice but if you still tell time with a non-smart clock…you may not want to get there earlier than you were expecting!
2. Tomorrow we begin in-person worship, together. We will be following most of the same precautions that we followed last summer but we won’t be taking temperatures and we will be serving coffee (which should help with the extra hour you’re going to lose tonight). 🙂
3. If you are a parent of a Middle or High Schooler, we will be having a short parent meeting immediately after worship. We have a brand new Youth Suite to show you and some exciting things planned for the (hopefully) near future. Our students need opportunities to laugh together, have fun together and also talk deeply about following Jesus during these changing times. We also want some feedback from you about meeting the needs you see for your kids and how to best meet them. If you are not able to attend or are not ready to be in public, we will reach out with more details following the meeting.
4. We are starting a new series called “Rise Up” that you can follow online or in-person. As active case numbers continue to drop, it’s time for us to start talking about this new world we find ourselves in. There are some interesting trends, challenges and opportunities for us to “be the church”. However, we’re still in a state of transition as we wait for Covid to go whimpering away into the darkness. Increasing numbers of people are ready to venture out but some are still waiting to be vaccinated or for numbers to drop further. Our “rising up” will be a process and I hope you will join us.
If you are becoming more active, I hope you will join us but if you’re not, we are still providing online opportunities to engage and follow the discussion. Regardless, you are loved and missed and I can’t wait to see you soon!