FoC Covid19 Update
Family of Christ continues to offer LIVESTREAM worship Sundays at 10am (see below), in-person outdoor worship Wednesdays at 7pm (see below) as well as ZOOM Sunday School & Christos (email Teri Burns for more info) and many unique ways to stay connected (read our Family Newsletter below).
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS PAGE– Please check out our new Mental Health & Wellness page on our website where we list a variety of resources. We will be updating and adding to this page often so be sure to check back to see what may be new.
TAKE CARE TUESDAY (care for self, care for others) is our way of emphasizing the need to take care during this pandemic. We will post a short devotional, tip, exercise or prayer that can help you frame your day in a positive light. The morning post will be on FB, Twitter and Instagram (search #takecaretuesday). In addition to the Tuesday morning posts we will focus our Closing Time Devotional on Mental and Spiritual Health taking it to a deeper level.
SUNDAY- July 12 Livestream worship on our YouTube Channel at 10 am
- Check back later in the week to download Sunday’s bulletin
- Send prayer concerns to either Pr. Josh Nelson or Pr. Kimberly Buffie
HOLY COMMUNION will next be celebrated on July 19. Please prepare a special bread and special wine/grape juice on those Sundays to share with those in your home who regularly commune.
“SIMPLY SUMMER” WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
JULY 8 at 7pm– AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
Bring your lawn chairs, or a blanket, and maybe some bug spray. We’ll have hand sanitizer and we encourage masks and sitting in family groups with physical distancing. But yes, you are invited to come and worship in person. After worship, stay for a treat and some fellowship (youth are invited to stay for a bonfire). If you cannot attend in person, we will also continue to post the service live on Facebook at 7pm.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ATTEND OUTDOOR WORSHIP
1-We continue to follow Minnesota’s recommendations for plenty of physical distancing, allowing people to sit together in family groups, but sitting apart from others. This will be easier to do outdoors.
2-You are encouraged to wear masks.
3-You will be welcomed to sing a couple of songs, but otherwise, musicians will provide the rest of our music.
4-Out of love and care for any who are in higher risk categories (such as the elderly, those dealing with underlying conditions, or who do not feel well), we encourage them to refrain from attending these services at this time.
5-When it comes time for receive Holy Communion, you will be ushered to the communion station where you will then help yourself to the bread and the wine/grapejuice. We are striving to lessen any crowding or bottlenecking.
6-Offerings are encouraged to be given electronically or through the mail, though a donation box will be provided as people exit.
7-You can stay and enjoy fellowship and refreshments afterwards, but please continue to observe plenty of physical distancing.