In light of virus outbreaks in some of our local churches this week, and the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area, we will return to our two Sunday Morning Service format – identical services 8:30 & 10:30 am – this Sunday, July 12. We will block off every other pew again to provide for social distancing. We will continue to have our Wednesday night Bible Study each week at 6:30 pm.
We will suspend our plans to resume regular Sunday School classes and Children’s Church during Worship, and all other activities. We certainly regret having to do this, but we must respond to the situation in our area. After consulting with our Deacons, we are in agreement this is the precautionary step we must take for now.
We will return to offering two Sunday School opportunities during the week. Joe Davis will teach a class in the Small Fellowship Hall on Monday nights at 6:30 pm. Kay Payne will teach a class on Thursday nights at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Stay positive, and trust in the Lord! He is with us and will bring us through this time to a better, brighter day! Thank you for your support of Cornerstone! You are a wonderful people, a people of faith who are mature and selfless. Your example of faith and strength through this time has greatly encouraged me, and I know God will use it to bless the lives of so many in our community. May God richly bless you!
As you know, our church has done everything possible to cooperate with the requests made by our Governor and our local Health Department during the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic. We ceased having in-person services for seven consecutive Sundays (March 22-May 10). We have had only our two morning Sunday Services (identical with social-distanced seating) since May 10. In light of the Governor lifting the State restrictions, the consensus of our Deacons and our Church Family at-large seems to be that it is time to work toward resuming a more normal schedule.
To that end, we will resume our regular Sunday Services, 10:30 am and 6:00 pm, on July 5. Rather than only the two identical morning services, we will return to the one Morning Service and one Evening Service (different music/message). We will keep half of our pews social-distanced by skipping every other pew. The other half is now opened up.
We will also begin having Sunday School classes at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 5, although it is yet unclear how full a list of classes we can offer. We are still in the process of contacting teachers and workers to determine which classes we can resume. We will email and post on our website and on Facebook a list of the classes that will resume the week of July 1. Please pray that God will guide us as we seek His guidance in how to proceed.
Please know that we in no way want to pressure anyone to get out if you are not ready to do so. We will continue broadcasting our Sunday Morning Service on Facebook and YouTube, and would love to have you worship with us online if that is best for you. Your faithfulness to worship, to give, to serve others has been an incredible testimony to your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ during these difficult days. May the Lord be glorified through us in the days and months to come!
This week, and continuing until the Social Distancing Guidelines are lifted, there will be two opportunities to attend Sunday School classes during the week. No childcare is provided.
In order to observe the 6-ft Social Distancing Guidelines, we are not having our usual Sunday School classes on Sunday. It is just impossible to observe Social Distancing in small classrooms – particularly with children.
Joe Davis is teaching his class on Monday nights at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
Kay Payne and Peggy Maples are combining their classes and meeting in the Sanctuary on Thursday nights at 6:00 pm.
Both groups would welcome anyone who would like to attend. In the Sanctuary, there is enough space to get everyone spaced apart properly. Thanks to Joe, Kay and Peggy for providing these Bible Study opportunities!
Our Bible Study time will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube. Once completed, the broadcast will be a recorded video you can watch anytime. So you can join us for Bible Study online if that works best for you.
There will be no Wednesday Meal or Nursery care and classes for Children/Youth because of the 6 ft. Social Distancing guideline.
Here is complete video of our May 3, 2020, Sunday Worship Service. This was our 7th consecutive Sunday of Online Worship only due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis. We will begin in-person Worship Services again next Sunday, May 10, 2020. We will have 8:30 & 10:30 am services. You can select one and join us.
Here is our Wednesday Bible Study for April 29, 2020, “Come to Jesus,” from Matthew 11:28-30.
Next Wednesday, May 6, 2020, we will return to having in-person Wednesday Bible Studies at the church, at 6:30 pm. It is our plan to also broadcast the Bible Study live on our YouTube Channel (most reliable) and on our Church Facebook page.
UPDATED 4/30/20:This post is revised to say we will have TWO Services each Sunday and not three. With the early response we got, we believe two services will provide ample room for social distancing as we begin. We will add a third service if needed as more people begin to venture out.Attend either service you want to attend!
At Cornerstone, we will resume having in-person Worship Services on Sunday, May 10, 2020! Gov. Mike Parson indicated in a call to Religious Leaders (see Facebook post below) that the Stay-at-home order will be lifted on Monday, May 4, Sunday services can resume on May 10.
We will plan to have two services each Sunday – 8:30am & 10:30am (both the same) – in order to keep crowds small to comply with Social-distancing guidelines that people be 6 ft. away from each other. We will block off every other pew in order to accomplish this. Family units can sit together, but be 6 ft away from other family units. These guidelines are in effect at least until June 1. Please know that if you are in a high-risk group, we totally understand and support you if you decide it best to stay home for a while longer. We are not putting pressure on ANYONE to get out if you are not comfortable doing so.
We will continue to broadcast our 10:30am service each week on Facebook and YouTube. So you can join us for worship online if that works best for you.
The 6 ft. Social Distancing guideline means we will NOT be able to have Sunday School, Children’s Church or Nursery care provided until the guidelines are rescinded.
No offering plates will be passed in the services. Offering plates will be on tables with envelopes provided. Hand Sanitizer will also be available and pews will be sanitized between services. We need volunteers to help with the sanitizing between services. Send me a text or call 821-1621 if you are willing to help.
You can attend either of the two services you would like to attend.
Thank you so much for your understanding during this unusual and challenging time! It will be great to see you again in Worship soon!