There is so much to say this week with all that is going on. As concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) escalate globally, we want you to know that we are thinking about you and praying that you remain safe and healthy. This is both an unprecedented and unsettling time for us, and we must constantly remind ourselves that:
“God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble. That’s why we won’t be afraid when the worlds fall apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea, when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah.” (Ps 46:1-3)
As we continue to remain prayerful and proactive in protecting the safety and well-being of our entire congregation–we have made the decision to suspend our in-person worship services and all other meetings/activities at the church, until further notice. Over the last several days, as you will note from our previous communication, we received guidance from the leadership of the Southern California Nevada Conference, our Associate Ministers, as well as San Diego City and County Health experts regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
Instead of gathering in person for worship, we will gather online and by telephone via ZOOM for a time of prayer, worship, readings, and music. See instructions below for video or telephone access. We will have two 30 minute online digital worship opportunities available on Sundays at 11AM and 5PM, and the diaconate and pastor will continue to develop online worship experiences until we are able to safely gather together again as a community.
Christian Fellowship UCC Digital Worship
To join our Digital Campus for Worship please email email@example.com
A rebroadcast of the digital gathering will be available on the Christian Fellowship YouTube Channel, please subscribe and join us!
In addition, also know that a number of sermons are available on our church website:
Lastly, if you are sick or self-quarantined and wish to be added the Prayer List, and/or need food or medicine brought to you, please contact the pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cellphone/text 619-940-6828 or you may contact the diaconate at email@example.com or by calling the church directly at 619-262-8095.
If you are available to volunteer to help support the pastor and diaconate in maintaining community and connections as we practice responsible “social distancing” please let us know.
During this time, those who wish to share their financial gifts and offering with Christian Fellowship should either mail their contributions to the church office or use our secure online giving platform GIVELIFY.
Please watch your email and our website closely over the next several days. We ask that you help share this information, especially the changes to our weekly worship with those who do not regularly check email.
Most importantly, please take care of yourself. Remember to wash your hands. We remain open to suggestions, and appreciate your grace in understanding as we navigate these times together. We join with Christans around the globe in praying for the health and wellbeing of our first responders and all of us who are impacted, directly and indirectly, by this global pandemic.
Yours in Christ,
Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Senior Pastor
Randy K. Jones, Esq., Moderator