Hey friends, I want to give you an update of what we’re doing as a church in the midst of a rise in this pandemic.
If you follow us on social media, you know that we’ve been having in-person services every other weekend and are online every week. This schedule has served us well because it’s allowed us to gather safely with built-in quarantine time between weekends. We’ve had a great time together both in-person and online and we appreciate the way you’ve continued to share Mosaic with your friends and family. New people have joined Mosaic during this pandemic and we are grateful to you for connecting us to them.
With the rise of Covid cases in our area, we have to do something different. Even though we’ve been safe in our services with masks and socially distanced seating, we feel that at this point we need to take even more precaution. For the month of January, we will be online only to align with the two major commitments we’ve used to guide us through this pandemic:
First, we want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. As we are seeing a rise of Covid cases, we are also seeing increased stress on front line workers. We want to be good neighbors as a church; a church that comes alongside front line workers and makes their job easier, not harder. We don’t want to gather together and unintentionally cause more burden so we need to do our part.
Secondly, we want to be a church that always focuses on mobilizing over meeting. Mobilizing causes us to be innovative in how we care for and serve our people, our community and our city. Meeting together is amazing but in the midst of this, we want to be known as a church that is focused on mobilizing and caring for one another and the people around us. If you have (or know of) a need, please let us know.
I want you to know that we are still committed to being the church that God wants us to be as we move into this next year. What I want you to do is to connect to us even more. If you don’t follow us on social media, use the buttons at the bottom of this email to connect with us. If you’re not in the know, update your information in our system! We want to care for you but we need to know who you are and how to reach you. We also have some brand new things rolling out for you on social media and you won’t want to miss it!
If we move into the future together, then we have a true future because we are only stronger together. Let’s be the church that becomes an encouragement for others to follow. I’m believing and praying for you, friends.
Thanks for allowing me to be your pastor!
P.S. Thank you for your generosity toward our missions and outreach next year. There is still time to send your end-of-year giving and be part of what God will do through us in 2021.