WCC update on our response to COVID-19

Dear Family and Friends of WCC,

After more prayer, thought, discussion, counsel and information, we have decided to suspend all of our public, group meetings for the next 3 weeks. We are hoping to resume services and in person meetings the week of April 5th. This is in keeping with the school systems in our area and the advice from our Governor. This response is based on more information we have received and an overwhelming concern for those who may be susceptible to sickness during these days. Many churches in our area have made similar decisions. We are trying to do what seems wise in this circumstance. This is not pushing the panic button out of fear but pressing pause on our in-person ministry, as well as pressing forward in creative ministry for our purpose of discipleship.

We are encouraging everyone to do what they believe is best to protect their health and the health of others. For those who are able bodied with strong immune systems, we are grateful for their willingness to fearlessly step forward to serve those who are weak during these days. Let’s not stop meeting, but let’s be creative and resourceful in finding ways to talk, share, pray, and take steps in spiritual growth. Let’s not stop serving but find ways to identify needs and meet them without group, face to face meetings in which to do so.

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 15th, at 10:30 a.m., please join me on our church Facebook page: facebook.com/weymouthchurch44256

I will be giving an update on how our church will minister to one another during the next few weeks and sharing a biblical response to the coronavirus, COVID-19. The audio will be posted on our church website (weymouthchurch.com) soon after the livestream. We can still be connected by listening to the same message from God’s Word the next few weeks. I plan to make family discussion questions available for you to use as a part of family worship. Discipleship begins best in our own families, and we can glorify God by using this time to help those we love the most take their next steps in Christ.

Our life group, ministry team, youth, teachers, and Bible study leaders will be in contact with those they normally serve to let them know of how they may be able to grow together (while apart) in these days.  They will also offer to serve their group members in any way they can.

There are ways you can stay connected to us in worship and communication. Joining us on Facebook Live the next few weeks, or by listening to the audio message on our website, your family, along with our church family, can hear the same message from God’s Word. Using the discussion questions with one another will help you apply the message we have all heard.

We also worship each week through giving voluntarily, joyfully and sacrificially. Your continued giving allows our church to continue meeting needs here, in our community. And throughout the world. You can give online through our website, by sending a check through the mail, or even dropping off cash or a check through the week. We greatly appreciate the generosity our church has demonstrated.

If you are not already on our all church e-mail, you can contact the church office and add your name, as this will be our main form of communication for the next few weeks. You may also consider getting on the all church prayer list, so that you would receive prayer request and updates each week from our church body.

If you have any questions about how to stay connected or ideas of how we can serve you, please contact the church office (office@weymouthchurch.com; 330.723.1750) or Pastor Greg (greg@weymouthchurch.com).

Please let me know how I can serve you: through prayer, visits, counseling, running errands for you or anything that would be of help. We love you and believe that God is in control and will bring glory to Himself in these days of uncertainty. Regardless of the circumstances of life, the answer for us remains the same; and is summarized well in these verses that I recently re-memorized…

Proverbs 3:5,6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Taking next steps together,

Pastor Greg and the Elders

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