To the Eden Family,

We can’t say “thank you” enough for the abundance of support, patience, and grace we have experienced as pastors and leadership during this time of changing plans and alternative ways of living out our faith. We are grateful that this congregation has been so resilient as we’ve had to face the unpleasant reality of a global pandemic and the resulting heightened anxiety. Like many Christians before us and in this current time, we have learned that our faith is not dependent on a building or on one particular way of being the church.

Because of the alarming increase of COVID-19 around the country and specifically in our region, we will suspend large group worship in the church building for the time being. Instead, we will attempt to provide live worship experiences on Sunday mornings that can be accessed through Zoom. We will also attempt to provide Sunday School resources for all ages, which may be household focused or larger virtual gatherings.

At this point, the church building will be locked, but may be opened as needed by calling or emailing the church office. We ask that commissions, Sunday School classes, and small groups meet virtually, if possible. If in-person meetings are necessary, please practice social distancing and wear masks. The church office will be open to the public from 8am-12pm Mondays and Fridays only.

As always, please take care of yourselves and each other. Wear masks and practice social distancing in public. Get good sleep. Go outside as often as possible. Eat well. Take regular breaks from your smartphones and social media. Pray for your neighbors and do a random act of kindness (rake leaves, bake cookies, leave an encouraging note on their door). And finally, trust and cling to God like a nice, clean pair of underwear.

Pastors Derek and Dianne on behalf of the Eden Leadership Team

 

 


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