Most of you have most likely heard or read Governor
Holcomb’s recent plans to reopen the state of Indians in various stages. Governor
Holcomb’s guidelines for churches indicated his preference is for churches to
continue to meet online for now. What are our plans? Well, we want you to know
that while we can’t wait to be reunited with everyone, for everyone’s safety we
don’t want to rush to reconvene our physical gatherings.
Please understand, ECCC is NOT closed! Because we are now streaming our weekly messages, we are reaching and engaging more people than ever before. Many have joined us for the first time. Streaming has provided an easy and non-threatening way to invite others to church. We need to remember, we don’t just attend church, we ARE the church!
Of course, we can’t wait to gather together with everyone when it is safe. For now, we will continue our mission online and in small groups. We don’t want to gather physically too soon and jeopardize lives and our witness to the city. We are listening to the officials and medical professionals’ recommendations. We are here to serve the community. The well-being of our community is our top priority.
Our pastors and leadership team are discussing immediate next steps as well as for the summer. We do want to encourage our life groups and growth groups to continue to make connections, while observing the recommended guidelines. We do ask that you continue to pray. Please pray for wisdom and guidance as we continue to try to figure things out. And do continue to serve in our community – through our food pantry, through meeting needs around you. And please continue to invite others to our online service and share our social network links.