Letters to the Congregation
Video Updates with Pastor Dave
Video Update Below
May 7, 2020
Dear Church family,
The COVID-19 virus has impacted our personal lives dramatically and has placed many of the plans we had for the summer either on hold or cancelled altogether. The same is true for some 4Cs church plans as well.
The Mission trip to NAOMI scheduled for May 25-30 has been cancelled. We’d still like to send a smaller group later this summer to help the weary staff and discouraged kids, if possible. – contact Scott Parr if you’re interested.
The same is true for our high school Youth Mission trip to Memphis that was scheduled for July 19-25 is also cancelled. Also, our hopes for a trip for our Confirmation students this late spring/early summer must be cancelled for now. We regret that these very meaningful events cannot happen this summer as planned. We hope to find ways to experience missions and to celebrate graduations in fresh ways in the near future.
Our Kids Camp week (VBS) scheduled for the week of June 22nd is also a casualty of the virus and will be cancelled for this year. We gave serious thought to postponing the event later into the summer. This would pose considerable logistical challenges, including challenges to all the families and volunteers involved, and uncertainty about meeting restrictions remain. We decided it would be best to set families and volunteers free to enjoy family and vacation time this summer.
Friendship Tours has cancelled the trip to Israel in October but we are hoping to reschedule a trip into 2021. Please be watching for details on this opportunity.
We are still looking at ways that we can experience our Labor Day Weekend Family Camp, but probably closer to home, lower cost, and flexible to adapt to whatever precautions we are taking in September. Please watch for more info and save the date of September 5-7!
Please keep in prayer 4Cs and the participants of these various events who will be disappointed that we cannot offer them this summer. Of course, more details will be coming on alternative ways of connecting and we invite you to check out our website at www.4cs.church and if you have other questions email me at email@example.com or call the office (x121) as well!!
March 18, 2020
Dear Church Family,
I have two things for you to make please make note of:
First, we have recently put on pause various ‘gathering’ events in light of the COVID 19 circumstances and the hopes of participating in the containment of this virus. As noted in a previous email, the events on pause here at the church include:
Tonight’s Third Wednesday evening prayer,
Tonight’s High Point for the teens,
Friday morning’s Male Call
And all related ministries sponsored on this Sunday morning, March 22, including gathering for worship, children and youth programming.
Second, I want you all to know that we are hoping to release this Sunday a menu of ministry options for you that will continue to serve your spiritual needs. Many of these will be options that you can watch with those you love by accessing them from our website.
I am gratified that so many of you logged in to catch the sermon and worship last Sunday. Let me encourage you that we will once again be posting a video sermon and worship expression that we can enjoy together this Sunday morning about 8:30am. I am particularly hopeful that most of you will catch the sermon. I believe that I have God-offered words from Scripture from Christ’s journey to the cross that will feed our minds, hearts and souls in this troubled time.
We who are on the Staff and Council of 4Cs are responding in deep prayer and we recognize that for us to serve you well we must be clear in our communications and kind in our attitudes. Toward that end, I will say that it would not surprise me if we will need to postpone our gathering ministries past the end of March, but for now I invite you to prayer, to our website and Facebook page (simply click the link on our homepage) for timely communication.
Again I am deeply hopeful that our response will be one of light, life and love to our fearful world. Peace to you my friends and my prayers for your steadfastness in Christ are deep and wide!
March 13, 2020
Dear Church Family,
As you know the Covid-19 dynamic is a very fluid phenomenon. Only two days ago I sent out an all church mail and email stating that our church services would go on as planned this week. That has changed. I have, after much prayer and conversation, made the decision to close our church services for this week and the next, March 15th and 22nd.
This decision is built on the civic directives of our Governor and on the Public School’s response and to respond with Christ’s love for our church and community. It is not a decision out of fear but out of our desire is to participate well in the containment of this virus.
To be clear, this closing will also include other large group gatherings:
Youth functions of Fusion and Highpoint for the next two weeks,
The next two Tuesday morning women studies and Male Call events,
Tuesday’s Together/KCCC and KICK ministries on Tuesdays March 17th and 31st
This Sunday’s Easter Choir practice.