WE ARE INSPIRED BY LOVE
COVID Statement Update
A statement in light of the rise in COVID-19 cases in Miami County and the statewide restrictions being put in place:
All of us are certainly weary of this continued intrusion of a virus which has affected us in so many different ways. The seeming inconsistent information we’re receiving and the personal stories we have of family and friends who contracted and struggled physically with this virus; makes this season incredibly challenging for individuals and families. And it does for us as a leadership team and congregation as a whole.
We want you to know, as we have done since restarting in-person worship on May 31st, that we will do our very best to continue to provide in person services and our Facebook live stream each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. With regard for our other ministries such as inHouse, Merge, and Quizzing, we will do our very best to provide these avenues for all involved. Our commitment and responsibility are to provide a safe environment for all of our congregation. For anyone who is feeling ill, has family members who are ill, or may be in a high-risk group please join us via our live stream service.
This is where we need your help church family to accomplish this. Regardless of what your opinions may be about what is happening we cannot accomplish in person services and ministries without you. I, staff, ministry leaders and our congregation as a whole need this time together. As we head into winter and those cold, dark evenings we will not want to be isolated from one another.
Here’s how you can help. We need you to do your best in complying with the guidelines helping protect people. Everything you do when you’re out in the community representing Christ and His Church, we need you to do when you arrive here at TCN. Since we began in-person services on May 31st we have strongly recommended the wearing of a face covering until you are seated with your immediate family and especially when you’re unable to social distance. Through the summer and early fall it seemed many did their best to provide this level of safety for all who were attending in-person services. However, with the increased rise and the positive cases we have had in our congregation, in addition to those who have had to quarantine because of exposure, it behooves us to do our very best in providing a safe environment for all who are able and desire to participate in our in-person services.
Social distancing has been a part of our in-person services as well and again it will be important for all of us to do our part in order to keep our services open and available to all who wish to attend.
I, the staff, and the Ministry Vision Team desire for all to participate, to see the smile in your eyes and hear your voices, to worship and receive God’s Word together as a community of believers. A mask, remaining socially distant, washing/sanitizing our hands make it possible for you to participate in our commitment to retain our in-person services and ministries. Together, we can continue our ministry moving forward through the holidays and into a new year.
Please continue to pray for us as we pray for you. Be patient as we work together through this season and “May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.”
Know you are loved and appreciated,
Staff & Ministry Vision Team