Weekly Update - April 2
As we make our way toward the weekend, we wanted to update you on a few items. This week we want to give you an overview of the regular communication and resources you will find from us.
Realizing that our local shelter-at-home order continues until April 24, and the President has recommended we discontinue any gatherings until April 30 (Jackson County orders disallow meetings over 10 people until May 15), we don’t believe we should try and guess and try to communicate each week how long we will not be able to gather. Until local authorities have removed their current requirements, SWBC will not hold any public in-person gatherings. As soon as these restrictions are lifted (even if it is on a Saturday!), we plan to gather together.
MONDAY – “THINK ON THESE THINGS”
Each Monday, look for an email from us called, “Think on These Things” (Philippians 4:8). We will make a few suggestions of articles to read, songs to sing, sermons you can listen to, helps for Bible study, and links for official information about current statistics. Our greatest hope is for us all to keep our hearts filled with helpful Christ-centered content.
Look for our Mid-Week Bible study. Dalton Vansell is teaching through 2 Timothy and we will make his Bible studies available to you through our website.
GSM groups are still meeting each week to discuss the application of the word and pray for each other. We have an adult study where we will do the same. If you are interested in joining, let us know and we’ll send you the link to join the video/phone group.
Each Thursday, look for a short video providing you all of the latest ministry updates we have. Especially watch for next week as we anticipate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. We will still aim to provide suggestions for in-home worship and video sermons for both Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.
In addition to our weekly email newsletter, we are going to try something new. As another means of biblical touchpoint, we will host an afternoon Bible Q/A chat. We’ll send out a link to our members for a video/phone call where you can ask and Pastor Bret will do his best to answer questions you have about the Bible. Feel free to send out the link each week to anyone you would want to invite into the conversation. You can also send in questions by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you like.
AWANA Parents, keep working on verses with your kids each week and keep track of their progress. Kids will still be able to receive end-of-the-year acknowledgements of their progress for the 2019-2020 AWANA season.
Also, don’t forget to use our SWBC Spotify account. It is free to use and is full of all of the songs we sing together every Lord’s Day. It is a great way to learn new songs, and sing those songs we look forward to singing out together when our gatherings resume.
Thank you all for your generosity in supporting the ministry of SWBC not only financially but also through your prayers, phone calls, video conferences, and creative ways to encourage one another. It is an honor to serve the Lord alongside each of you.