Sunday Services and Sunday Classes Cancelled at New Horizons Christian Church through the End of March 2020
In the interest of keeping our members as healthy as possible, the leadership of New Horizons Christian Church has decided to cancel all Sunday morning worship services, activities, and Sunday classes through the end of March 2020. This step is in response to the spread of the coronavirus and is consistent with suggestions made on March 12 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. This decision was not made lightly or quickly, but in consultation with a number of sources including other churches, pastors, and religious bodies.
At this time, this decision only affects our Sunday morning schedule. Check with the church office to see if your weekly group will still be meeting. The men’s group scheduled to meet on Saturday March 14 at 8:30AM will still meet.
Jim’s sermons will be posted on YouTube as they have been for the past few weeks. There is more than one New Horizons Christian Church, but it isn’t that hard to find.
We are in discussion about how we can continue to provide food to the Betty Jane CLC families that we support on a weekly basis, but we don’t yet know how that will work.
These are challenging times to be sure, but New Horizons has faced and overcome many challenges since its founding during the 1930’s. We will overcome this as well.
A scripture that has helped me many times when facing adversity is Romans 8:35-39: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The coronavirus will not separate us from the love of God.