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We are temporarily suspending all church activities within the church building until May 1st.
March 27th, 2020
Our church council has been keeping up to date on the COVID-19 news related developments. This global pandemic is serious and the likelihood of restoring our church activities to normal in the next couple of weeks seems very slim. Council has made decision to continue the suspension of all church activities within the church building until May 1st, except for church staff and for any essential activities.
We will continue to be alert of any changes by health officials of the city, state and federal. If there are any changes on the mandate of shelter in place be lifted sooner, we will be glad to re-open our church building for activities and meetings.
Trusting in the Lord,
March 18th, 2020
Hello GGCC Family,
The Psalmist writes in Chapter 46,
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear.
And God responds, “Be still, and know that I am God!”
Let us be still and remember that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving.
The city of San Francisco has issued a “shelter-in-place” order effective immediately through April 7. You should not leave your home unless it is for essential purposes. Therefore, the Council is continuing the suspension of all church activities in the church building immediately until further notice.
March 14th, 2020
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.