IN-PERSON GATHERING UPDATE
Due to the recent guidelines from the state and county, asking places of worship to cease indoor gatherings, our team has decided to continue meeting in person, but to do so outdoors.
We will be meeting in the courtyard.
Service will start at 9 a.m. (plan to be here by 8:50).
We encourage you to dress comfortably (temps will be in the low 70’s) and bring your own water or beverages (though we will have water bottles available).
We will continue to stream our services at facebook.com/thewaychurch209
If you do not feel comfortable attending, if you are sick or have a compromised immune system, or if you believe you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, we are asking you to please stay home and join us on the livestream. (feel free to comment to let us know you’re there!)
For more info on what this will look like, check out the following video:
CORPORATE SINGING UPDATE
As you may have heard, new guidelines have come out from the state, in which there is a section asking churches not to engage in corporate singing.
While we respect our earthly authorities, we honor first and foremost our heavenly authority. We have been compliant every step of the way during this season, and have gone above and beyond to ensure safe in person gatherings (which are still allowed). However, while we will continue to be in Phase One of our plan, we will still be gathering collectively not only to share in the exposition of the Word, but also to corporately sing together as one.
Our reason for doing this is that while we respect the guidelines being put out by state authorities, in the end they are only guidelines, not laws. The section in which places of worship are asked not to engage in singing is under the title “CONSIDERATIONS for places of worship”. We have considered it, and have chosen to still do what we believe honors God and edifies the body of Christ.
We feel at peace with our decision to move forward in this, and would like for you to join with us in person only if you feel at peace within your conscience as well.
For those who don’t, we understand. We still love you. We know different people have different concerns and we respect that. We will continue to live stream our services on Facebook (@thewaychurch209) as well as uploading them here on our website on Mondays.We believe we have finally resolved our livestream issues, but please keep our media team in prayer.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With much love and prayer for you all, and on behalf of The Way elders,
Pastor David Rangel.