Faithful COVID-19 Response
Dear Church family,
As the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have progressed this last week our leadership has gone through a variety of responses. We want to make clear that our faith is one that trusts in the glory of God but also compels us to act for the best interest of our community around us. Though we do not move forward fearfully, we do desire to live into a commitment for a save space for persons to gather. This means that we know the coronavirus has the possibility of spreading and amplifying in the midst of public gatherings.
Because we are all anxious to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus we keep in mind the heightened response from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to limit gatherings of people especially those with preexisting conditions (those dealing with diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, as well as those who have had cancer or are currently in cancer treatment). We are also conscious that our community of faith has dedicated persons at the higher age bracket that are most effected by the coronavirus. For all these reasons, we believe it is important to suspend worship through March 31st until April 1st. At which time we will reevaluate the progress of COVID-19 and send out clear recommendations to our congregation. In addition, we are suspending all church and outside group activities for this duration.
This does not mean that we are stopping worship, discipleship or ways to strengthen our community of faith. It only means that we will be looking at alternative ways of accomplishing these vital parts of our ministry.
WORSHIP: You can catch a live-stream of our sermon and community prayers on our Facebook account starting at 9 AM on Sunday Morning. As we explore ways to worship digitally, we invite you send in your prayer requests by text to (515) 537-4041, email to email@example.com, or by messenger on Facebook Live.
SMALL GROUP : MADE FOR A MIRACLE: Sundays at 10:15 AM…You can ZOOM into our Bible Study on your phone or table after worship by going to:
GIVING: Our faith community exists at the generosity of persons like you. Your giving makes ministry happen at Prairie City UMC. Please continue to give generously in this unique time of need. You can do so by mailing your checks in or by noting with our financial secretary that you will be “catching up” when we resume worship services in our sanctuary.
In times of worry, stress, crisis and pain our faith is doubly important. We hope you will continue to take these times to pray for our leaders inside and outside the church and promote healthy practices in our public sphere that will keep people safe. God bless and this too shall pass!
Pastor Jon Bailey and Prairie City Leadership Team