A Letter From the Elders of Grace Community Church
Grace Community Church Family,
Last night, the Grace Community Church elders met to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spent several hours in prayerful deliberation to determine the best way for us to love one another during these uncertain times. We acknowledge that our hope is in the Lord and we will always look to him to protect and lead us. We also determined the best way to love one another and the community is to abide by the recommendations of the civil authorities, which includes Governor Cooper’s recommendation to cancel meetings of over 100 people at this time. Thus, we have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling the next two Sunday services, March 15 and March 22 and any other meetings scheduled at church during this time frame. We will reevaluate where we are after March 22.
During this health-related suspension of gathering as the full congregation, we encourage home groups to meet, if they determine they are comfortable doing so. If your group decides to meet, we ask you to consider meeting on Sunday mornings at 10 AM, though, groups are free to meet whenever they deem best. Materials will be available for group study as they are now.
Please know that the elders and other church leaders (staff, deacons, home group leaders) will be available to serve the spiritual, social, and physical needs of the members of our covenant community. If you would like a visit, please let us know. We will stay in touch with one another through Faithlife and through the multiple small group connections that already exist within our community.
It is important to not allow fear to be our primary response to COVID-19, or any other personal or community-wide challenges we face. At this stage, we show our love best by mitigating the risk of spreading the virus. As we limit our social interactions, let us together:
- Remain in God’s Word
- Pray often for the members of our church family and their loved ones
- Stay connected with GCC members through the many means available to us
We know this may be a difficult time for some of you, financially, so please feel free to reach out to our benevolence ministry if you need assistance. To ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our staff, missionaries, and monthly commitments, you can send tithes and offerings to our mailing address at PO Box 1505, Angier, NC 27501, or you can give on-line, here.
God bless you and keep you safe. Deuteronomy 31:8: “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
By His Grace,