Hello Church Family!
Listed below are our announcements for this week:
-We will still hold our Administrative Council meeting on April 26th at 3pm, but it will be over Zoom. Leadership will be sent an e-mail invitation to join the meeting. If you are not on the leadership team and wish to "attend", send your email address to Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent an invitation. If you are not familiar with how to use Zoom, please see the instructions at the end of this email.
- If you would like to be sent a copy of the Upper Room devotion for May-June, please call the office at 865-397-7453 to be added to the mail list. If you are calling after 3pm Mon-Thur, please leave a message.
- By now you will have seen that the governor has extended the stay-at-home order until April 30. As such, we will not meet at the church and the office will continue to be closed through April. The United Methodist cabinet for our conference has been in meetings this week to lay out a plan for return, and we will update you as we hear, but as of now our plans are still very tentative as we go into May. Though our hope is that we will be able to meet together again some time in May, we want to prepare you as best we can for the fact that things are going to look different when we first come back together. We are still going to need to follow CDC social distancing guidelines to protect those around us. We know that this church is a very loving church, and that we love to give hugs and handshakes, but we must do what we can to protect our fellow believers even as we are back together in the church building. The church staff is working with a team put together specifically to come up with an action plan for when we are back together. More details will be forthcoming, but we want to ask for your cooperation in advance so that we can continue to meet together after the stay-at-home order has been lifted.
- In the meantime, there are many ways that this church has found to meet together, particularly over Zoom. Listed below are the various Zoom meetings that happen each week with small groups throughout the church. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please email the group leader and ask for an invite.
--- Ignite Youth- Monday, 7:00pm led by Eddie Thomas
---King's Kidz- Tuesday, 7:00pm led by Ashley Wren
--- Adult Bible Study- Wednesday, 6:00pm, led by Jason McIntosh
--- Women's Small Group- Thursday, 6:30 led by Sharon Steinberg (email Tammy Knierim)
--- David Rankin's Sunday School Class- Sunday, 7:00, led by David Rankin
We hope everyone is staying safe and well. We have heard so many positive comments on how you all are checking on each other, and we want to encourage you to continue to do so!
Until we are together again,