Happy New Year
I greet you in the name of our God who calls us friend and bids us to be Kingdom builders. I pray that you and your family are doing well at the start of this New Year. It is my hope and prayer that you are being wise and remaining safe while we all journey through this cold and flu season together. As you are aware, the COVID exposure rates have increased tremendously with delta and the New Omicron variant. Additionally, we have yet to see the peak of numbers related to holiday events and travel. We also have not even hit the strides of the winter months where cold and flu are at their height.
As your pastor, I am not only tasked with the responsibility of speaking life, but I also have the burden of being a wise steward over your life. Along with this task, I am tasked with making difficult decisions that pertain to the spiritual and physical health of God’s people. Therefore, I am writing to inform you of my pastoral decision to suspend in-person worship until further notice. All services will be virtual only, on all our streaming platforms. Since March 2020, EMZBC has been committed to prioritizing your safety and well-being, and we will continue to rely upon the Spirit’s guidance and science in our decision-making. These are not easy decisions, but your safety is our primary concern, and thanks to the growth of our digital technology and media team we can remain connected.
We urge you to use wisdom and caution to avoid exposing yourself and others to potential infection. We also encourage you to wear your mask, get vaccinated, receive the booster shot, and/or take a COVID-19 test if you are experiencing symptoms. For additional information regarding COVID numbers, testing and vaccinations, please visit CCBH. We invite you to join us for virtual worship on Sunday mornings on the platform of your choice. We will continue to update you as we navigate these unprecedented times.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷 𝓐. 𝓒𝓪𝓼𝓱