through April 5
As a way to love one another and seek the welfare of the city, we’ve decided it best to move our gatherings online through April 5.
Health officials and our governing authorities have called us to suspend gatherings in houses of worship for the good of the community and to curb the spread of this deadly virus. We think it best to heed these warnings as an act of obedience to our authorities and love for our neighbors who are at risk.
In the meantime, please check out the Worship Resources tab for helpful ways you can engage with the Lord while we’re physically apart!
What about Gospel Communities?
Look for communication from your Gospel Community leader about your regular gatherings.
Want to join the prayer team?
If you’d like to join a team of folks as we pray for our church and city during this time, you can sign up here.
How long before we physically gather together again?
We will not gather on Sundays for the foreseeable future, until it’s wise to gather once again. For the latest, please revisit this site or subscribe to our mailing list.
Can I still give?
If you’d like, you can set up giving online. Click the Give link in the menu at the top of this page. The fund should be ‘Seven Mile Road’.
I’m sure you all have been glued to your news feeds just as I have over the last couple weeks. The COVID-19 strain of the Coronavirus has reached pandemic levels. There’s a frenzy for resources, heightened concerns for loved ones, and a million reasons to be afraid. Personally, I’ve swung from “it’s not that big of a deal” to “don’t even come close to me!” and every step in between. It’s been an unprecedented week for our city and the world. But the uncertainty of the world right now is steadied for me whenever I remember that God’s kingdom is a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Heb 12:28). God’s not scrambling teams together to figure out how to respond, He’s not caught off guard by how widespread the pandemic is, He’s patiently with us and will carry us through the storm. Now, even I admit, it’s hard to see it, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
Instead of scrolling through your news feed for another 5 minutes, would you join me in prayer right now? Pray for the health care professionals who don’t get to work from home, but are fighting this disease in clinics and labs all over the world. Pray for the elderly, immunocompromised, pregnant women, and others who see this virus as a very serious threat to their well-being. Pray for the many people inadvertently affected by the shutdowns of cities, schools, and governments – hourly wage earners, food industry professionals, entertainers, or the local business owner who risks missing rent this month. Many of the affected people are your brothers and sisters in our church family. And if you’re reading this: we’re praying for you!