"God is our refuge and strength, a very-present help in trouble," (Ps. 46:1).
Oh my, do I need to be reminded that God is near in these days of COVID-19 chaos and change!
We are changing the way we will gather in the weeks ahead - particularly for worship. As you might have guessed, we will not be gathering in person in the sanctuary for at least the next two weeks. We will still worship - just differently! Church staff and volunteers are working on ways for us to gather virtually.
The plan is to send out an email with links to videos we will post on YouTube. The videos will contain different pieces of our worship service. For you to test out that technology, here is a video of me sharing a bit about what to expect:
Since we will not be getting together in person and therefore unable to receive your tithes and offerings, please mail your check(s) to the church office. Ministry is still happening and we need your financial pledges and gifts. I remind you that you can do that electronically. If you pay bills online through your bank, do the same with your offering to the church...they will send us your check. We are also working on a way to give on the church website using PayPal or other application: more information coming soon. For now, please find a way to continue to get your offering to the church.
More information will also be coming as to how we may have classes and meetings using video conferencing or conference call technology.
Thank you for your love and patience in the days ahead. Thank you for being willing to learn new technology and experience new ways to be together. And thank you for all the ways you continue to creatively stay connected with each other - in prayer, phone calls, by email, cards, pictures, FaceBook, etc. Our sense of community suffers when we are physically apart - let's do what we can to stay connected.
You remain in my heart and in my prayers.
Blessings, Rev. Beth
If you are new to our church or to the Lakeland area, we welcome you. If you are looking for a church home, we would love to give you more information about our church, our beliefs, and our programs. You can learn some things about us in these pages.
If you would like to know more, contact us and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
We celebrate all persons, created in the image of God - every age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic condition, family structure, political persuasion, physical or mental ability, and welcome all into every aspect of the life of this congregation.
Sunday Worship Traditional
Canceled - see left
Sunday Worship Spanish
Canceled - see left
Weekdays Morning Prayer
March Backpack Ministry Food of the Month
Chicken or Tuna Salad Kits
These kits are available in many stores in the canned meats section; 3 - 3.5 oz size.
Dollar Tree has the best price unless they are on sale for under $1.00 elsewhere.
Donations may be placed in the box in the narthex for Backpack Food Donations.
Thank you for supporting this important ministry of our church.