Our Response to Coronavirus as a Church
Updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 4:00 pm
In light of strong recommendations from federal, state and local government and health officials, we will not hold public services on Sundays until further notice. Instead, we will offer an online-only service on Sundays at 10:30 am. This is a great opportunity to gather in your home and worship together as a family while you watch online. Our weekend service will air on our website and on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30 am and will remain available to be replayed any time after that.
Since health officials are asking us to practice social distancing and cancel all non-essential meetings, our midweek Evangel groups and ministries will not gather in person, but they will carry on via live stream, social media, or in other ways.
For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. “Do not be afraid!” is something God says throughout the Scriptures, calling His people to demonstrate faith and courage in the face of uncertainty. The psalmist has it right when he says, “This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will…protect [me] from deadly disease.” (Psalm 91:2-3). We pray that you would sense God’s peace in the midst of these difficult circumstances. Let’s avoid the extremes of panic or denial. Instead, let’s walk in wisdom as we serve the Lord and our community in a way that demonstrates our trust in God and our love for people.
We love you and are praying for you and your families’ continued safety and well-being, as well as for those who have been affected by this virus. We’re also praying for a cure from heaven, and for our government health officials and medical community as they deal with the impact of this crisis.
Current “Better” Series in Hebrews 11
Everyone wants a better life. But what does a better life look like? Each Sunday during this six-week series we will explore one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible, Hebrews 11. Verse 40 says that God has “something better in mind for us.” Together we will learn how God defines a better life, and more importantly, how faith will get us there.
LittleTown (Pre-school), Sundays at 10:30am
Uptown (K-5th grade), Monday-Friday at 11 am
Pastor Austin and the KidsTown team want to stay connected with your children and be a resource to you as you lead them spiritually. They are providing fun Bible experiences for kids and families all week long.
Every Sunday during Church Online, your pre-school children can watch a service designed just for them on the KidsTown Facebook Page. Also, Pastor Austin will give a shout out to your elementary-aged kids during Church Online to introduce the Faith Hero and memory verse for the week. Then, Monday-Friday at 11 am he will be online with fun opportunities for you and your kids to learn more from the life and faith of the hero of the week:
- Main Idea Monday
- Talk It Over Tuesday
- Walk It Out Wednesday
- Thoughtful Thursday
- Family Fun Friday
We hope you will take advantage of all these opportunities to redeem the time you are confined to your home by growing closer to Jesus and to each other.
Regular Service Times: 9:30 & 11am
Online-only service at 10:30 am until further notice as a coronavirus precaution
Be our guest and discover firsthand why so many in northeast Atlanta look forward to Sunday at Evangel! We have two Sunday services at 9:30 & 11am with excellent nursery care and fun children’s ministries.