I just want to thank you as a congregation for being flexible and understanding during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were planning to have an in-person indoor regathering this Sunday, July 19. These plans were subject to change as we monitored the latest news on positive cases for our state and country. Positive cases are on the rise in our state and through much prayer, advice, and conversations we have decided to postpone our in-door regathering until further notice. We will not meet in person this Sunday, July 19th.
We will re-evaluate in 4 weeks on August 16th. In-door services increase the possibility of infection and possible outbreaks especially for those among us who are most vulnerable. We believe the decision to not to meet indoors and to continue to meet online for Sunday morning service is in-line with our commitment to love God and love people.
We will continue to offer Sunday morning Bible classes for kids and one adult class via Zoom. Our children’s ministry is hosting some events with precautions in place for safety. Our student ministry will continue to hold outdoor meetings. Outdoor meetings significantly reduce the chances of infection and outbreak. We will also continue to host Prayer & Praise gatherings at this time every other week in the West parking lot.
I want to thank all of you that RSVP’d for our indoor service. I know this may be disappointing to you, but I am encouraged by your support of the work God is doing in our church. Your prayers and your eagerness to be engaged with God’s work at Littleton Church is encouraging.
I also want to thank all of you for engaging with us online, for volunteering with food bank, throwing drive through birthday parties, participating in meal trains, for sending cards of encouragement. This season is one of the most difficult seasons I’ve ever been through. I could not do this without you, and we could not endure this crisis without one another.
This weekend I’m beginning a new series called One Another. The passage of scripture I’ll be preaching from is Romans 12:9-10. “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Be devoted to one another with brotherly love. You are all vitally important to the plans of God. We will not only get through this we will be better through faith in Jesus our Lord, together.
Grace and Peace,
Jovan Barrington, Senior Minister