As we provide you with news of a church decision, please remember the words of Psalm 118,
“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?
Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me”.
We remember God’s words because we need not fear during these days of the news of COVID-19 (or more commonly known as the “coronavirus”). God is for us and He will help us.
The church Council wants you to know that we have prayerfully discussed how to best shepherd you during these times. We have considered the current information available from the Center for Disease Control, the recommendations from the federal, state, and local government, and the various groups that gather to meet in the church building.
Based on all of this, the Council has decided to temporarily suspend all church activities in the church building immediately through Thursday, March 26. The goal is to be proactive to “socially distance” ourselves from one another in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Please note that there is currently no reported incident of anyone from GGCC directly or indirectly having COVID-19.
The goal is to be proactive to “socially distance” ourselves from one another in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Please note that there is currently no reported incident of anyone from GGCC directly or indirectly having COVID-19.
Suspension of church activities include:
- Sunday worship services
- Sunday school
- Small groups
- Fellowship gatherings
- Social gatherings
During this time period, only essential personnel and functions will be allowed in the church building. The pastoral staff, of course, will always be available either in-person or through other means (phone, text, email).
You should suspend in-person interactions with your small group, fellowship, and all social gatherings during this period. Consider creative virtual ways to meet together. Again, our goal is to reduce physical interaction to reduce the spread of the virus.
The Council will re-evaluate the situation as more information becomes available.
Again, God is our heavenly father who always loves us, protects us, and guides us.