Dear Grace Life Family,
In an opinion piece published in The New York Times, Dr. Esau McCaulley, an assistant professor at Wheaton College, argues that the Christian response to the Coronavirus is to stay home. In other words, in dealing with this unprecedented pandemic, loving your neighbor means keeping your distance. From such a perspective, closing our church buildings does not mean we are retreating from a world in dire need, but that we are doing our part to stop the spread of a disease that can potentially take the lives of many of our fellow citizens. Furthermore, the Federal Government has updated its recommendation, and now the guideline is to avoid gatherings of more than ten people.
In light of all that is happening in our country, after much prayer and careful deliberation, our Elder Board made the difficult decision to cancel our church services until further notice. Although we will dearly miss our assembling, we are convinced that this is the proper course of action.
We are looking into the possibility of providing something through Facebook and will let you know if it is possible. In the meantime, our Teaching-Elder will continue to offer resources to encourage our saints to spend meaningful time in the Word and in personal worship during this difficult time. Please, check our Facebook page and group daily for resources and information.
Let’s continue to pray for one another as we face this unparalleled challenge.
The Board of Elders of Grace Life Community Church