March 18, 2020
Virtual Prayer Gathering
John and Lynn Secor will lead an interactive prayer gathering 9 – 9:35 a.m. Sundays via Zoom. This will replace the 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning prayer meeting. Everyone is invited.
You can join on your computer or smartphone (Apple or Android) using the link below. If you are using your computer, you will be logged in through your internet browser. If you are using your smartphone, the link will lead you to an app to download. Your camera will be turned on automatically so we will be able to see each other.
Join the Zoom meeting and enter meeting ID: 873 342 6426.
Sunday Morning Worship
Pastor Jeff’s message will now be posted at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Digital Activity Bags
Email the office if you would like digital copies of note-taking and coloring pages for kids to use during the video message. We encourage you to scan your notes/coloring pages afterwards and send them to the pastors.
Since the printed prayer bulletins will not be available in the church building in the coming weeks, please contact the office with any prayer requests you would like us to include in emails to our church body.
In addition to the option to give online, you may also mail your offering to the church .
Alternatives Pregnancy Center Needs
Although Alternatives is not currently holding their parenting classes, they are still offering personal care bags to clients. Donations have recently decreased, and they need personal care items — especially baby wipes, formula, diapers, toilet paper, shampoo and soap. CHBC can purchase items if you would prefer to donate money.
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
A frightened world needs a fearless church.” – A. W. Tozer
March 17, 2020
Dear Cedar Heights Baptist Church Family,
With significant discussion and prayer, the church staff and elders are making some difficult decisions about the best way to love our church family and care for our community in the midst of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
The President has recommended limiting the size of gatherings to under 10 people. In light of this, we are suspending all public church events. This includes AWANA, Sunday School, Youth Group, Men’s Bible Study and the Wednesday morning Mom’s group.
Sunday Morning Worship
Our worship service will go virtual. Pastor Jeff’s messages will be available at 9 a.m. each Sunday on our website under “sermons.”
As recommendations about the size of gatherings change, we are continuing to discuss how to meet in our small groups. Please watch your email for upcoming announcements.
Resources for Parents
The fact that we are no longer meeting in the same building does not mean that we have stopped seeking to partner with parents in the spiritual nurturing of their children. In fact, we’ve compiled some additional resources for parents, which are included in the email we’re sending to you today.
During these days of uncertainty, need and voluntary isolation we want to care for one another well. If you have practical needs (groceries picked up and delivered, transportation, shortages of some kind) or financial needs due to job changes, please let us know in the church office. Many brothers and sisters are eager to serve.
If you typically place your offering in the plate on Sunday mornings, we encourage you to take advantage of online giving. Go to cedarheightsbaptist.org, and click on “give” on the far right of the top menu.
We are charged a small fee per transaction, which is less for bank transfers than credit cards, so if you have an option, a bank transfer is preferable.
Ongoing Communication from CHBC
We will continue to update you via email as often as necessary. We won’t wait for Thursday’s email announcements to communicate changes and resources such as these. We are also creating a link on our website where we will post these updates.
Our office hours will be limited during this time. Please feel free to contact us via email and on our cell phones.
As we navigate these uncharted waters, would you remember three things?
- Remember that Christ alone is our hope in life and death, as we sang this past Sunday.
- Remember to pray for wisdom for our governmental and church leaders. And pray that we would all “put on love” (Col. 3:14) – sacrificially, courageously, compassionately.
- Remember that God uses times of fear and uncertainty to give us opportunities to share “the hope that is in us” (I Pet. 3:15). May it be that “those who were scattered,” because of the Coronavirus (!), “went about preaching the Word” (Acts 8:4).
Praying that we will reflect the glory of God in all things,