Men’s BreakfastNot meeting due to COVID-19
Midweek Bible Study – Book of JamesNot meeting June 3 due to staff unavailability.
We are excited about gathering again on Sunday, June 14. Our English services will be at 9:00am and 10:30am, our Spanish service at 12:00pm. This will be the first time our church has been together in person since March 8… way too long! It’s going to be a beautiful reunion.
With that said, please know that we want you to come back WHEN YOU ARE READY! There is no pressure or shame from any of us on the leadership team. We understand that there are different circumstances for each of you. In fact, we recommend you consider staying home if you have underlying health conditions. For those 65 years and older, remember that you are more susceptible to this virus. Please take all the precautions necessary to ensure your safety and health during this time. We love you and want you healthy! We have upgraded equipment and software so you will have the best online experience as you worship with us from home.
Our Sunday gatherings will be different for a while. Most noticeable will be our NOT having children’s classes initially.These classes will resume when we can best ensure the safety of our children. However, busy bags will be available when entering the building to assist your children during the service and the online kids service will be available if your child brings their headphones and electronic devices.
We have prepared a one-page document entitled, A “No-Touch” Worship Experience (avalonchurch.org/reopen) which provides information and guidelines as we begin to gather again. Please take a few moments to make yourself familiar.
Here are a few “big picture” items to remember.
- Most importantly is love. Everyone has a different perspective concerning this pandemic. So please love others as Jesus loves you. Be kind towards those who see things differently. “Encourage each other and build each other up” (1 Thess.5:11). Stay away from conversations that demean people or the government.
- Second, we are asking you to refrain from hugs, handshakes, and other physical contact. For the extrovert this will be difficult. For the introvert it will be appreciated. Though you may be ready for a hug, the person you try to hug may not be.
- Third, our gatherings are going to be 1-hour in length, meaning that afterwards we will have a half-hour to sanitize and prepare for the next group. Please do not linger in the worship space or lobby. We want you to enjoy each other, but we need you to do so outside (using wisdom and social distancing).
We are all still learning how to navigate in this unprecedented time, so thank you for your patience. We have a great family willing to sacrifice to love each other and lift up the name of Jesus. Sunday, June 14 is going to be a great day!
God has a way of using uncertainty to reveal who we really are. Let’s explore together how he is using the COVID-19 crisis to reveal our true identity in Jesus and to shape us to become more like him.
Join us Sundays at 9:30am Online