COVID-19 Update December 12, 2020
Dear Church Family and Friends of Abundant Life,
On Thursday afternoon the governor of Pennsylvania released new orders for our state with the hope of stopping the spread of COVID19. These orders affect local businesses, stores, restaurants, entertainment industries and schools. Let us remember to be praying for our local businesses as these are difficult times for them. His order does not require churches to close or keep gatherings fewer than 10 people. However, he did ask that we consider alternate methods of safety during this time. We have decided to continue our Sunday morning in-person services and live-stream services at 9am and 11am with the following changes:
- We ask that people who attend in-person services wear masks the entire time to help reduce the risk of any spread during our services- this includes all of our Christmas Eve Services as well as Sunday morning services.
- We ask that people continue to social distance and reduce physical interaction (hugs, handshakes, etc.).
- We ask all volunteers who serve and all kids and youth who attend Sunday Kids Church and Youth classes to wear masks the entire time.
- We will continue to improve our live-stream and seek ways to connect with people who worship with us at home during this time.
The Governor has given an order for all after school kids activities to be suspended until after the New Year. Therefore, in regard to Wednesday night Youth Group and Clubhouse, they are canceled until after the new year. We will ask our Connect Groups that have over 10 people, to consider meeting virtually until after the New Year. Our Sunday night 6pm prayer meeting will continue to meet in a safe, socially distanced environment, also allowing for those who would like to join in via Zoom. Please continue to pray against this pandemic. May God fill you with HIS Spirit for He has “not given you a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7). We need his power, his love, and his wisdom now more than ever. If you have any questions regarding these changes, feel free to reach out to the church at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely,
Pastor Devin & the Advisory Board.