|Dear Church Family,
Your health and safety, and that of our community, is a top priority to me and the leadership of our church. To that end, we are following California Department of Public Health guidelines and suspending all CCMV gatherings for the next few weeks through April 19th. This includes all weekend worship services, children, youth and adult events, and all home group gatherings. We will update you about Easter as the time draws near.
This is a significant and unprecedented step to take, but we believe a necessary one as we strive to care for and protect our church community. According to the California Department of Public Health, “The timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death.”
Now for some good news! A pre-recording of our weekly service will be available here on our website each Sunday morning. In addition to the sermon and worship music, discussion questions will be available for any that would like to further interact with others about the message.
Please make yourself familiar with our website. This will be the place to receive accurate information regarding our church. We will be updating it with content for you to engage with regularly.
Here are a few other things to be aware of:
- If you have a need or desire to speak a pastor, you can call the church office at (949) 951-9678 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- If you need to speak with someone after office hours, you can use the chat feature on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Home Group questions will be provided on our website if you want to gather together please do it via a conference call, Facetime or Skype.
This time is an excellent time for an outreach opportunity. Consider meeting your neighbors and printing your name and phone number on a piece of paper and hand it out to them. Personally, deliver your contact information to them and let them know that you will be praying for the Lord’s protection over them and their families. Let them know, too, that if they need anything they can contact you.
Remember that now is not a time to fear, but to be bold in trust and wisdom as we reach out in Jesus’ name.
Psalm 16:8 says, “I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
The staff and I will miss seeing you over the next three Sundays, but know you and your families are in my prayers. If you need anything, do not hesitate to contact anyone on staff.
I love you in Christ,