The last several weeks have been talked about as being unprecedented. That is certainly an understatement, isn’t it? We have all learned how to live life in a different way. It is actually not a new way though! What I mean is, in days gone by:
- We used to eat dinner together as a family all the time. It was just a part of our culture and an important time for families to connect.
- Families made it a priority to gather together to attend church. God and the things God loves were a focus a priority for the family.
- Families were not pulled into so many time consuming activities. They had time to rest, to enjoy a sabbath!
So, the things we have experienced over the last several weeks, though not planned, may have actually brought families together in a way they have never experienced, or at least not experienced in a long time. I pray that it has a been a time of refocus for you and your family, and that some of these things will stick once things get back to whatever “normal” will look like.
Speaking of normal, this last week we announced a plan for us to slowly come back to “normal” services together at our campuses. This is a 4-phase approach, that we believe is sensible and will align with our state and local regulations. You will find it attached, but it looks something like this:
Phase 1: Meet in small groups to watch the service together on Sunday mornings. This will start on May 17th (for those groups that are able).
Phase 2: Meet at the campuses in smaller groups (between 50-100, we will evaluate this as we get closer). There will be online sign-ups for this so we can manage the attendance size. There will be no C3 Kids during services at this point.
Phase 3: Regular times and meetings resume with some limitations. We plan to phase in our C3 Kids ministries during this time, as well as any events or classes that we may hold.
Phase 4: Welcome Home Sunday! Our desire is to be back to normal services and ministry opportunities.
Again, these are just brief descriptions of our plan. The attachment has further details.
As we return, we will have some new and exciting opportunities to serve our community as well as some newly redefined roles within the church to make a difference with your life. We will post about these opportunities in the next few days. We would love to have you join us in these new and exciting days to share the Gospel!
If you have any questions at all about our plan or opportunities, please do not hesitate to call us.
I also want to take a moment and thank those of you have who have been so faithful in your generosity in these times. Your giving has allowed us to meet the needs of several families, invest in at least 4 different organizations, and make a difference in the lives of 670 people though our food drop this last Saturday. We believe we are going to face some of the greatest opportunities to help people in the next couple of months, and we are appreciative of your continued support. You can continue to help us make a difference by investing here: https://ccclife.net/give. Thanks again for your generosity!
We love you, and cannot wait to be together again!
Pastor Jason, Staff and C3 Leadership Team