We are Moving Services Online Only- November 22nd

Friends,
 
It’s with a heavy heart, but with a settled spirit, that I am informing you that we are going to be moving our Commitment Sunday services to online-only this weekend.
 
Today we were informed of a few potential COVID-related developments that we are taking seriously.
 
·  There was an attendee at our 9am service this past Sunday, November 15, who had no symptoms at service but recently has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s children were in our Niños ministry that day, and while they currently have no symptoms, we want to be wise and cautious in how we proceed.
·  Another attendee learned they had been exposed to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19.
·  A third attendee has developed symptoms of sickness and is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
 
While we have not identified any interactions from last Sunday with these attendees that would be considered “close contact” (being within six feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes), we want to act in the interests of safety for you our people and for the greater public welfare by moving to online-only this week.
 
This decision was a hard one because of the importance of this Sunday’s gathering in the life of our church. But the Elders are in agreement that this is the right course of action to take.
 
We will still be holding Commitment Sunday, but it will now be an online Commitment Sunday! Please familiarize yourself with the online Commitment Card HERE and be prepared to submit that during the service.
 
If you’d like to drop off your Commitment Card physically, we’ll have a drive-by Commitment Card drop off set up from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Sunday at 4700 San Mateo. We will continue to accept Commitment Cards over the coming weeks also.
 
Here are the details for online services this week:
 
·  We will hold online services at 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am.
·  Our online services will be accessible at northchurch.online.church and via our YouTube Channel.
·  Niños resources are accessible at northchurchabq.com/firstlight.
 
Friends, please don’t feel disheartened! We trust that our King Jesus is sovereign, wise and good. Because the bible tells us so, we believe that this disruption is not out of His control or even outside His plan for us.  We trust that this change will ultimately be for the glory of Jesus, and for our abundant joy (Pro 19:21, Jer 32:17, Rom 8:28, 11:33, Rev 4:11).
 
I cannot express this strongly enough. I believe that even though the turn of events over this whole year is so far from ideal, our great God is working something greater than I could have hoped for had our whole First Light Endeavor happened at the time I would have considered the most opportune. God works mightily when the challenge and the darkness seem the greatest. I invite you to believe that with me too.

In Christ, who is sovereign over all things,

Pastor Ryan

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