COVID-19 Update 3/24/2020

Dear ACC Family,

I hope you are all safe and well at home in the midst of these strange times. Yesterday afternoon Governor Holcomb announced his “Stay-at-Home” order to begin March 24 through April 7. Following the governor’s lead, we will be closing the physical office through April 7 and encouraging all of you to remain home. Our staff will continue to work to support the ministries of the church and care for each of you from our own homes. We are grateful for Governor Holcomb’s acknowledgement of the important role faith plays in the midst of the pandemic, and we too, know that a church is more than a building. Thank you to all who continue to join Avon Christian Church in prayer, worship, and giving from home! Paula and I have been touched by your kind words about our virtual worship services. As always, please reach out to us if you need anything or know someone that could use help. Thanks to all of you who fall under the category of “essential” who will continue to work hard out in our community to keep us all safe!

Church small groups will not continue to meet during this time. Any of our small groups that would like to use a Zoom meeting, please reach out to the office for assistance in setting up a meeting, include Date, Time, Group, and participants.

Wednesday bible study will meet via Zoom. Those wishing to participate can contact the office for the link and login details. This will enable us to share the video, see each other face to face, and dig deeper into the scriptures together.

Also, please stay tuned for other Zoom opportunities for prayer and fellowship.

As of now, your Moderator Tracy Wheeler, Vice Moderator David Hyslop, and myself hope that we will worship together on Easter Sunday in one simple service at 10:35. All other previously scheduled Easter activities including the sunrise service, breakfast, and egg hunt will not be held. The Maundy Thursday service will be a virtual worship experience, and our Good Friday prayer vigil will also be remote. We will update you closer to the date about whether the chapel will be open for prayer during the time of the vigil. We know that this is a developing situation, and we will continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and national authorities. We must remain flexible and respond to developments within the pandemic. We will continue to keep you updated in the weeks to come, and we pray that whenever we worship together again, it will, truly, be a celebration of God’s resurrection promise!

Peace,   Pastor  Danielle