Now we strive to put that love into action in all that we do.
COVID-19 Updates from our Elders
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March 27, 2020 The “stay at home” order from the Governor of Ohio is in effect until Monday, April 6th, and then will be re-evaluated. Because of this new information, we will not plan to meet for worship services on Sunday, April 5th as originally planned. As of this time, we will send out a one call message and update our website when we will have our next worship service at the building. In order to help with family worship times, home communion kits have been made. They include communion cups, bread and grape juice. Also in the kit, is a recipe to make communion bread for future use. A table will be put up outside the church doors this Saturday morning from 10 am to noon for anyone to drive by and pick up a kit. If you are not able to pick up a communion kit and would like to have one, please call the church office and it will be porch delivered to your home. Charles will be recording a sermon for Sunday and it will be put on the church website. During this time of social distancing, it doesn’t have to be a time of socially disconnecting. Use this as an opportunity to reach out to your church family and friends by phone, cards, email, social networks, etc. If anyone has a need or prayer request, please call the church office. We will make it through this together and we will be able to be together soon. What a day that will be!
March 18, 2020 Dear Laurel Avenue Family, In light of recent announcements by Ohio’s Governor that the state has 67 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, and recommendations from several government agencies to limit the size of any gatherings, we feel it necessary to implement proactive procedures. Please know that we love you and are prayerfully considering how best to respond to the current health crisis which puts many of our number at serious risk. We strive both to keep God’s will while obeying the decrees of our public officials and attempting to keep the members of our spiritual family safe. First and foremost, we want you to know that we value both your life and your soul. We pray that you will have patience with us and know that decisions we are making are intended to be temporary. We recognize that some may feel that the reactions seem extreme, but we and our public officials hope that these measures will help prevent overburdening our healthcare system as we have seen happen in other nations. In an effort to be proactive, the elders have decided to cancel all services, classes, and activities for the next two weeks.
Included in this cancellation is: All Sunday services and classes Primetimer’s Bible Study Wednesday evening Bible Study Youth Group lunch, Service project, and devos. Elders and Deacons meetings Card ministry meetings Congregational Breakfast Men’s Night Out We will continue to monitor the situation. We anticipate our next service to be Sunday, April 12 th , unless the situation changes. Meanwhile, we encourage you to bring your family together and conduct your own worship service and Bible studies at home. May our God and Father watch over us all. The Elders
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