Covid 19 Updates

Dear Church Family,
 
God is so good and God is so faithful!  God blesses a church that is faithful! We are a blessed church!
 
In November of 2017, the church moved to borrow $1.5 million. In August of 2019, we were sitting with a remaining debt of $931,000.  As of today, we are sitting with a remaining debt of $635,000.  At the present rate of giving, we are projecting that our debt could be paid off in 2 years.  I believe in miracles!  If we earnestly pray, I believe that could happen earlier!  Praise the Lord!
 
When Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, he appealed to them strongly in these words in Ephesians 4:1-3 ‘I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’
 
Paul is giving us the posture that we need to take in trying times. The church at Ephesus was having to deal with Rome and a hostile environment.
 
Each of us are having to make tough decisions. These are not easy. Some of these decisions affect you and your family and some decisions relate to our church family.
 
Seek the Lord.  Ask for wisdom.  Don’t expect uniformity. But endeavor to keep the unity.  If we start looking at each other with a critical eye, we are going to damage the unity of the body. 
 
The issue that seems to generate the most concern is the mask.  There are those that are passionate on both sides of this issue.  If we start using terms like ‘right or wrong’ or ‘spiritual or non spiritual’ or ‘loving or lack of love’, we are going to damage the unity.  Unity means we can disagree and still love each other.
 
When and if Governor Kemp requires the mask, we will require the mask.  Until then, I want you to seek the Lord and find out what He wants you to do.  You may see some of the staff wearing masks and others not.  We are not divided. We respect and love each other even though we may differ.  God has called us to model unity.
 
At all times, please know that we are going to clean thoroughly and provide masks for those who desire it.  We ask that you practice social distancing when you come.  Please do not come if you have any sickness.  Wash your hands thoroughly.   We continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments when we need to.  Pray like you have never prayed for this and all of the situations in our country!
 
Seeking the Lord,
 

Pastor Billy