A Statement for the Elders of First Christian Church on the Coronavirus
The elders met Monday and due to the government requesting new standards of no more than 10 in the group, we have decided that starting 3/16/20, we will be canceling all church events until further notice. Cancellations include Wednesday night Bible studies, Women's Bible studies and all three Sunday services as well as small groups.
The church will, however, be live streaming Sundays a service at 10am and you may watch the live stream on your church app or on the website, fcccarthage.com/first-christian-stream. If you need help getting the church app installed onto your phone or iPad please call and we will try to assist you.
Our desire is that everyone will take part in the online services and that you will enjoy the service as a family worshiping together in your home. As we often say, the church is not a building but all of us. We are the church and while this may be a different way to worship, this will be a great opportunity to teach our families that God is not worshiped in one way or in one place.
Our services will seek to employ all aspects of our normal worship times, except fellowship. We will have a praise band, preaching then lead into a communion time and even ask you to worship through giving.
While we will not be able to give in person, we ask that you consider giving in one of two ways. The first is simply to mail your worship offering to the church. The second is very simple and easy, giving through the app. We will be posting a short video on how easy this is soon.
Moving forward the elders will meet each Monday evening to determine if it is safe for the church to resume meeting together and we will let the church body know Tuesday of our decision.
Our goal in these cancellations is simply to keep everyone safe and for us as a church to be good citizens of our great nation.
Please stay safe and take care of one another. Continue in fellowship digitally with one another, check on and encourage one another and please remember to pray for our nation, our nation’s leaders, those who are affected by this medical event and our community.
The Elders of First Christian Church