Pastor's Corner

                                                          

 

Dear socially distanced Saints,

As you probably already know, we will gather in worship over the internet this week, and probably for several weeks more. We will continue to update you as we make the best decisions we can based on the information available. I, like many of you, was very frustrated that the media was touting yet another global threat, however this looks to be the real deal and I want to ask you all to follow the guidelines the CDC has put out. This is not a disease that will wipe out our population, but it is VERY contagious and very dangerous to people over 60, and exponentially more dangerous the older the victim is. Out of my love for each and every one of you, I ask you to remain calm and prayerful, but obey the recommendations our government leaders have given.
 

In the time we must remain separate, please be sure we have good contact info for your family. You can email Shannon at office@fumcennis.org. We will also be calling to check up on you and make sure your information is up to date. We will be streaming our services on Facebook live, but I know many of our saints do not have access to Facebook. We are working on expanding the live stream to YouTube, which would be a little easier to use, especially with a smart TV. Kay Weathers has offered to help get you connected to our online worship service. If you cannot find a way to join us through the live stream, we should be able to deliver a few DVD’s with the worship recording Sunday or Monday.
 

I ask everyone to please avoid coming to the church building. The Trustees have asked that we not book any meetings of any size. I know the CDC has said not to gather in groups of 10 or more, but the demographics of our congregation leave us particularly at risk and I ask that you stay home as much as possible.
 

I do ask again, if you can, to continue sending your pledge through online giving links on our website or by mailing your check to the office. The staff and I are doing everything we can to reduce costs, but most of our monthly expenses will continue. Thank you all for your faithfulness in this matter.

Please call me if you have any questions, or if you just need to process all that is going on. I want to be here and available for you.

May the Lord bless you with health, peace, and provision.

-Pastor Matt Bailey

Thursday, March, 19, 2020

 



 

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