masks no longer required in worship
Beginning July 4, we will no longer require that masks be worn in worship. We still recommend anyone who has not been vaccinated or who feels vulnerable for any reason, to continue to wear a mask. We ask the congregation to show special respect for children during this time. Children have not been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people can still carry the virus to others. Some of our children have special health issues that make them more vulnerable to the virus, so observe social distancing around our children, especially if you choose not to mask. One compromise is to wear masks in the foyer where there is more interaction and remove the masks in worship.
We will livestream worship services on Facebook and YouTube at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) each Sunday. Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notification when we go live and/or post other new content.
summer sermon series: the reign of god
July 11 – A Mustard Seed Conspiracy – Matthew 13:31-32
July 18 – A Key Ingredient of God’s Reign – Matthew 13:33
July 25 – The Surprising Reign of God – Matthew 13:44
August 1 – The Rev. Carol Ramsey Lucas preaches
August 8 – The Rev. Kenny Swift preaches
August 15 – Discovering the Reign of God – Matthew 13:45
August 22 – The Net of Hope – Matthew 13:47
August 29 – The Resources of the Reign of God – Matthew 13:51-53
online bible studies
The church will continue two online Bible studies throughout the summer. One is for all adults on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Young adults are encouraged to attend an online study each Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Throughout the summer, the Bible studies will focus on the book, #InThisTogether: Ministry in Times of Crisis, edited by our own Curtis Ramsey-Lucas. The book is a compilation of articles written by various authors on what the pandemic has taught us about God, ourselves, the Church, our community and nation. Some books are available through the church. You can request one free of charge and register for the Bible study by emailing Pastor John.
in person bible study
Throughout the summer, we will continue our in-person Bible study which meets each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the prayer meeting room. This study will focus on the Celebration Issue from Journeys. This issue of verse by verse Bible study celebrates the best lessons from Journeys over the last 20 years. Two of Pastor John’s lessons were chosen for this issue. Bible Study booklets are available free of charge to all who attend the study.