As Diana Ross sang out over 50 years ago, “Someday we’ll be together.” But as far as worshiping together in person in our sanctuary at New Horizons, we still don’t have a definitive date as of yet. The Elders have discussed this issue at its last two meetings, and the one thing that we can say for sure is that it is too early to resume in person worship together.We have begun to outline just what will be involved to re-open our sanctuary for worship, but we know that won’t happen until at least June. Our major priority is the safety of all who enter our building and share worship, small groups, Worship and Wonder, and other activities. Pastor Jim is in the process of gathering views and guidelines from other area clergy and church organizations. He posted one of the articles he read on Facebook. One thing that seems clear is that the worship we will share in person will be different than what we celebrated when we last met on March 8.
Our re-opening will be informed by guidance from Gov. DeWine and Ohio Director of Health Amy Acton, but the final decision will be made by our community for our community. Even we once again offer in person worship in our sanctuary, we will continue to post our sermons on YouTube for those who feel more comfortable worshiping from home.
Co-Pastor Our Search Team has selected our new co-pastor who will share responsibilities with Pastor Jim as well as give leadership to some of our ministry efforts. Our new co-pastor will be introduced during Sunday worship on May 10
Mothers Day You won’t be at a Mother’s Day buffet this Sunday, but you can participate in our worship service on YouTube at 9AM (or later) with a Mother’s Day emphasis. Our text will be Acts 6:1-8 which talks about making sure that moms in the early church got cared for. Thanks as always for our production crew of Adam and Sam who make it all happen.
Zoom Bible Study Our bible study meets via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 7pm. You can call in or participate through your computer or smart phone. Just let Pastor Jim know so he can give you the meeting information.
Camp Christian Closed for the Summer As we mentioned last week there will be no resident camps at Camp Christian this summer, but we hope to have some virtual camp experiences available.
Remember Brianna Allen’s Drive Through Graduation Party at the church on May 30 from 12-2.
Thanks to all the generous financial gifts either mailed to the church, dropped off at the church, or given through Givelify.