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We will be taking communion together during our service live stream next Sunday April 5th. Please have grape juice and crackers ready so that we can all join together in doing this. If you do not have either of these please email or so that we can arrange a delivery to your home this week. It can be dropped off outside your home so that we can abide by the social distancing regulations.
We also have a great many financial needs among our church family and the community during this time. If you would like to contribute to help in this way please visit our Support page.
Original message 3/15/20:
Anchor Way Family,
Leadership has prayerfully considered the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus and we have decided as a team to move our Sunday service online. To be clear, we will not be physically gathering on Sundays starting from March 15th onwards.
Our team has worked hard to get a live stream up and running on our YouTube channel, Facebook and if, for some reason, technology does not cooperate we will post a recorded video & podcast following our normal service time for you and your family to watch/listen to together. We encourage you to follow along as we focus time to pray for our nation and local community.
We want to emphasize that we have not made this decision out of a spirit of fear, panic or a lack of faith. Rather, we have made this decision as a practical way to love our neighbors in the realities of a broken world. As a church, it is important to show love and concern to the most vulnerable in our community including the elderly, the immunocompromised and our local health care workers. Temporarily forgoing large gatherings will likely slow the spread and severity of this virus in our community. As we shared in our previous email, we do not believe this is a time to panic but a time to show concern for others.
While we personally trust God with this whole situation, if we continue to gather, we risk showing our community (including unbelievers) a lack of concern for our neighbors. The church building is not God’s home and we (as the Church) can still lift Him up together this Sunday.
Furthermore, this is an opportunity for us to bless and pray for our neighbors in tangible ways. If you personally have concern, are affected or know of needs that our church can help address in this time please do not hesitate to reach out to .
We will keep you posted regarding following Sundays and other ways we can serve the community by updating this page regularly. Please pray with us as we seek the Lord’s wisdom in how to best respond to the current circumstances and love our community well.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1