Church Gatherings & Meetings – update 3/27/2020

We have been carefully following the updates from President Trump’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor DeWine’s COVID-19 Task Force. Considering their recommendations, we have moved our Sunday worship service online at least until after May 10th. We will change that date as needed based on the best information available. Please see updates from those sources below.

Please plan to join at 10 am for our Sunday service at Each week we will sing, pray, hear, and respond to God Word together. This is a great opportunity to share the live-stream link every week with friends and family. Resource: Sermon Notes For Kids.

Additionally, all Community Groups are encouraged to meet via video chat at least until after May 10th.

Please plan to join us for live-stream Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm on April 10.

Thriving in this season

  • Take extra time to be with God through the Bible and prayer.

Psalm 16:8-9 (ESV)

I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure


  • Think Biblically about our Sunday live-stream service. This is helpful: To Stream or Not to Stream: Considering Sundays in Seclusion
  • Join us Wednesdays at noon on Facebook for prayer. Our first FB prayer meeting has reached 326 people, 251 views, 196 engagements, 16 comments, and 3 shares!
  • Look for opportunities to care for those in need. Here’s a shout out to John and Angie Hogan & family: not only are they hosting Felicia Jones, but they arranged to bring in a neighbor’s RV to shelter Emily Jones during her 14-day quarantine from travel abroad!
  • Carefully follow the best practices to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19. Take it seriously. See below.


COVID-19 dates & updates

  • 15 Days to Slow the Spread announced March 16, 2020 from President Trump (ends March 30)
    1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
    2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
    4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
    5. If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.
    6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people.
  • CDC recommends canceling event of 50 or more for eight weeks starting March 16 (ends May 10)
  • Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH issued a Stay At Home order from March 24 to April 6
    1. The order requires residents to stay at home but allows exceptions for essential needs, such as medical care, going to work at an essential government service or business, going to the grocery store, getting restaurant carryout and attendance at weddings and funerals. DeWine said playgrounds are closed but parks remain open and he encouraged people to get outside — with the proper social distancing.
    2. Dr Acton predicts the spread of COVID-19 will peak around the beginning of May with 6,000 to 8,000 new infections per day.



Last Updated: 3/27/2020