Over the past year you have been asked to respond to challenges for which none of us knew to prepare. As you consider the decision to return to indoor worship, we ask that your leadership enter into a time of prayerful reflection.
With increased infections, daily numbers of deaths rising, and the life-altering, long-term impacts of COVID-19 becoming clearer, it’s time to change the conversation about COVID-19.
The conference recommends that all FMCSC churches delay reopening for at least three weeks.
We wanted to send an update on a few specific matters typically part of Annual Conference to keep you all informed.
In light of President Trump’s call for churches to open immediately, it is important that we remember to first be a people who are committed to love and wisdom before we consider regathering.
As you begin your planning to reopen programs and services in the future, we recommend that you seriously consider the impact any and all gatherings will have on those we serve.
Like you, we long to return to physically worshiping together. In the hope of this, now is the time to begin thinking about how this will happen.
Superintendent Glen Prior reminds us that trials are the times in which we see the fruit of our leadership.
On Friday we sent you information on the Paycheck Protection Program. The government has released new terms that you should review immediately.
We encourage you to find out about the Paycheck Protection Program to ensure that your ministry has the cash to continue to support your staff and pay fixed expenses.