Coronavirus Update Regarding Church Services
July 03, 2020
Dear CCFM Family,
I wanted to give you another update regarding CCFM and the newly signed Executive Order No. GA 29 signed yesterday (July 2, 2020) and to go into effect (July 3 at 12:01pm) regarding the wearing of face masks and how this might affect our CCFM worship services.
Good news is, it will not affect us as far as discontinuing services. We will continue having services in the same manner that we have been since reopening. The face mask requirement does not apply to religious worship services. It also does not apply to those who are not able to wear a facemask due to health reasons, as well several other exemptions.
Therefore, we are grateful to able to continue to provide Sunday and Wednesday services with Children’s Church available from 4yo to 5th grade (Sundays only) as well as Youth services for grades 6-12 (only Sunday mornings).
In addition we will continue to provide Men’s Bible Study Saturday mornings (in person and/or zoom), Women’s Monday night (currently zoom only every other week), Corporate prayer Thursday nights (zoom only). Coming soon will be our new Recovery Ministry (Tuesday nights, more info to follow). We will provide outdoor seating as well as long as weather permits.
We are also happy to announce the addition of a new suite to our current two suites in order to provide more room for our youth as well as possible overflow. We should have our Certificate of Occupancy next week so we can begin using very soon.
We have been and will continue to use wisdom regarding our gatherings. For example sterilizing the spaces we are using before and after services (we can use help if anyone would like to help please email the church or talk to an usher at church), social distancing, encouraging staying home and worship online with us if you are having symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID 19 for two weeks (or get tested prior to the two weeks).
We encourage those who are immune compromised or in high-risk categories to stay home and watch online. We also encourage you to take proper procedures to make sure your children are not sick when coming to church by taking their temperature. Children with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above should not come to church. Children exhibiting symptoms or exposed to COVID in the last 14 days won’t be able to attend the Children’s Church.
Face masks are not required but should be considered by each individual. I ask you to please not make this a point of division however you feel about this.
Ultimately, each of us must pray and be led by the Lord individually during this time. Corporate worship is very important and we as a staff are doing the best we can to provide what the Lord has prescribed in the best and safest way possible. We cannot let fear be our guide, as we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power love and sound mind.
Yet, for some it is wise to stay home as well and we are doing our best to provide several platforms in which you can join us i.e. on our website, Facebook live, YouTube live, twitter live and on Roku. We also have all our messages archived on our website (practically the whole Bible) as well as YouTube. Our Coffee Table talks are also on YouTube and a new Coffee Table talk podcast is now available. Selected messages are also available via podcast. Please share these platforms with others so we can get God’s Word out.
If you are not on our text or email list and would like to be please email the church and let us know.
Personally, I am watching what the Lord has done and is going to do through all this. I rest in Him, and I am watching and praying as to what the Lord’s will is for my family, our church family and me.
I love you all very much and Tamar and I are blessed beyond measure to be able to serve along side all of you in these very exciting times.
By His Grace,
Pastor Jon