This is essentially a secret sister exchange to bless one another with a little joy. You can fill out the questionnaire in-person, by clicking on the link below for a PDF, or through the link: Operation Christmas Light Questionnaire. Please return them by December 6th. We will let you know your secret sister by December 7th. You will have 3 weeks to “bless” your secret sister. This will run from December 7th-December 20th.
As you may remember we canceled CFLM in-person services last weekend. (Big thanks to Ben and Rachel for making the best out of a challenging situation!)We canceled in-person services because one of our elders tested positive, and there was potential exposure to the other members of our church leadership, which could increase exposure to everyone. Our caution has since been validated now that several more members of our church have tested positive.
At this time it has been the decision of the leadership team that the best way to protect the health of our church family is to suspend all in-person church activities through the 14th of November. This suspension would include the Trunk-n-Treat, and any in-person classes or small groups during the weeks to come. We will continue to evaluate our next steps throughout the next few weeks as we determine the safest course forward. Please remember to take care of yourselves, and if you suspect you have symptoms indicative of this virus, ask your doctor what to do about them. Despite our great love for you all, we are not qualified to give you medical advice.
Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”So, stay positive, because Romans 8:28 says,”And we know that for those that love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
We’ve just been made aware that one of the Elders has been exposed to the Coronavirus at their place of work. As part of work protocols, he was required to get tested and unfortunately tested positive for exposure to the virus. At this point, no one else has tested positive for the virus and we pray this remains so. However, due to their potential exposure to the virus at a recent elder’s meeting, the rest of your elder team has decided that it would be prudent to suspend any church gatherings for the next several days, just in case the rest of the team might spread this virus to any of you. Without any leadership present at any of the upcoming gatherings, we would not be able to serve the family as we believe we should. Although this may only be for a week, we regret that this event has resulted in this temporary suspension of in-person corporate worship. To that end, Ben and Rachel are preparing a way for us to continue worshiping our Lord and Savior at home, so we can still glorify Him separately, if not communally. Please anticipate the availability of the video by 9:00 AM Sunday morning. You can access it from our YouTube channel here…https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBaRRvgtLu5TwgiNyQ2HDeSAFbKl0Exib
Given how far we’ve come as a church family I’m sure some might be tempted to consider this as a setback. Please allow me to remind you of this verse… This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24
In summary, all church activities have been canceled from 10/16 to 10/22.
We are now having live worship services! The services will be at our normal times of 9 am and 10:45 am. We are extremely excited to be open for worship! We also want to be as prayerful and careful as possible so we can do it the right way, and the safe way, for all of our people and our guests. So what does this mean for our CFLM family? Below you will find our plan. However, before getting too far into it, there are one very important things you should know: 1. If you do not feel comfortable coming out to church or you are sick, stay home! You will be able to watch the service live online.
When you arrive, you will may be asked to wait outside until you can be seated.
Everything is live – worship and preaching.
The governor has mandated that facial coverings be worn in all public venues. If you come to church without a mask, it will be assumed you have a reason for not wearing one – you will not be turned away.
Please arrive early! The services will start promptly at 9:00 am and 10:45 am. This is especially important for the first service since we will need to have time to clean the church before the second service.
We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer. Even though we will have hand sanitizer, we encourage you to bring some as well. (If you would like to donate some to help us have more than enough, that would be great, too!)
We will use disposable communion only. You can pick that up on your way into worship.
We will provide coffee but not food.
We will have cleaning teams thoroughly clean between services.
We will need to clear the building as soon as possible, especially after the first service, to clean. You are free to fellowship in the parking lot observing social distancing.
If you have any concerns or health issues, we strongly recommend you remain at home and watch our online services which will continue at all the normal times.
To ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our people safe, especially our young ones, we will be encouraging families to sit together.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get more information? If you would like more information or have questions, send an email to email@example.com or contact your shepherd.
Please pray for our leaders, staff and volunteers who have been helping us prepare for reopening our church for worship.
This has been a trying time for all of us. It has also been a learning experience. We are convinced that God’s hand is in all of this and He is using this to help us be stronger and better than before!
We love all of you and can’t wait to see you on Sunday, at church or online!