Under the guidance of our Leadership Council, we have decided to move forward with only the 10am service, both in person and online. This means that The Gathering, our 3pm service is canceled until further notice. If you are healthy and plan on joining us in person, please follow all social distancing guidelines and protocols below.
Be sure to watch our Facebook page and your email for updates!
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
While we are offering to meet together in person again, we are asking all vulnerable persons to stay at home and participate in our Online Service. We are also asking all individuals who feel a little under the weather to stay home. We want to move forward with the most caution and unity as possible. To know what to expect, please read the following from Pastor Richie or you can watch his video at the bottom of the page, which communicates his heart for these next couple weeks.
Social Distancing Guidelines -
We are recommending that all attendees practice safe social distancing guidelines, that all of us are used to at this point. This includes, but is not limited to the wearing of masks, staying 6 feet from others, etc. It is going to take all of us working together to make CFM the safest place possible. Though we are seeking to be diligent in our implementation of these conservative guidelines, we want you to know that it will take all of us, we are not the police, we are not your medical professional, and because of such we are not the “enforcers”, but we are asking for your help. We are simply asking that all of us choose what is best for the community over what is best for us personally. And in so doing, we fulfill the law of Christ. We understand that people come from many different perspectives when addressing this pandemic, and have a lot of different opinions and factors that weigh into their decision making. We ask that you respect each person, and that you understand that we are not all going to agree on what is necessary.
We affirm that giving is a discipline and obedience of trusting the Lord with our finances, and we want to thank you for your sacrificial giving throughout the entirety of these past couple of months. God has been good to us! Over the past couple of years, we introduced online giving, and also “text to give”. These have proven to be invaluable to us, especially in the midst of this pandemic. There will not be a corporate time of offering for the time being. We will continue to use these online tools, plus the offering boxes hanging beside the doors in the foyer.
Bathroom Use -
To be able to comply with social distancing guidelines, we are asking that only one person at a time use the facilities. We also are implementing a regimented disinfecting of the facilities for your safety.
Ministry Time -
One thing that we often do at CFM is that instead of coming to the altar to respond to the Lord or to have needs prayed for, we stand up in our seats, and those around you pray with you as we pray corporately. We will continue to have ministry time in this manner.
There will be more things to be released in the near future, but we wanted to communicate as best as we can what we know so you can make an informed decision. And we also realize that these plans will continue to be fluid as we learn and grow together. It is my heart that we reconvene now. The time is now, and we have the peace to do so. Before I close, I want to share my heart with you as your pastor about what I personally will be doing.