Dear Church Family,
The elders would like to update you on what we have been discussing this week regarding the changing situation with the COVID-19 virus. Leaders at the County, State, and Federal level have asked for the public to follow a set of precautions and recommendations for large groups and gatherings. In the spirit of unity, we must work together to protect the ones that are most vulnerable to this virus. The best we can do at this time is limit exposure in groups larger than 10. The elders have decided to cancel all church activities. This includes Sunday service, women’s Bible study, and youth group. We would like to leave the option open for our small groups to meet if they would like. Please communicate with your small group leader to know if you will be meeting. We ask that if you are not feeling well, have any symptoms of this virus, Flu-like symptoms, or even a cold that you stay home. Please use caution as this virus is very aggressive to people that have underlying respiratory issues or that are elderly. Common sense must prevail.
We assure you that this decision was not made in the spirit of fear, but in the spirit of unity and respect for the authority of our communities, state, and country. If you are healthy and not at risk, this is no time to hide in your home and watch over your supplies. What a time this is for the church body to lead by example – to show that we are a light to the world when everyone else is letting fear control them. Check on your neighbors, share your supplies, ask to run errands for the elderly, or others that are at risk for this virus. Above all, show everyone how wonderful it is to serve a God that is all powerful and all knowing.
The elders will continue to monitor this situation on a weekly basis and update you as we learn more and see how this situation progresses. We will send out updates, so you will be informed on when the church may gather back together.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to be worshiping with you soon.
NSBC Elder board