The Pulse

The Pulse

The Pulse – Connect with the heartbeat of Effort.
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Good afternoon,

I hope you’re doing well. As you might expect, we’re getting a lot of questions about the Corona Virus so here is a slightly longer Pulse with some important information.

Our role during this season is primarily to point people towards God. God is good and He’s working for good. We know with absolute certainty that we’ll see big things as his power is put on display. In fact, you are part of God’s plan to bring peace and comfort in the days ahead! Every word you say, social media statement you post and email you send is an opportunity to advance God’s Kingdom by spreading comfort and peace.

We are not afraid. We are here to serve and we know that we are part of God’s solution to this situation. We also know that part of that service is to take seriously our responsibility towards those in our community who are at greater risk for the virus. So, here is a little of what that’s going to look like:

– Check out this video (effortchurch.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=55bc224aced3f0c7f2e3e1952&id=0ca47cdfd0&e=6706db6359) for some important information about Sunday services.

– We’ve been in contact with Fluvanna schools, emergency services and the Sheriff’s department to let them know that we are ready to be a part of the solution, particularly to help children who may not have access to meals if the schools shut down for any length of time. I don’t have details but I wanted them to know that we are ready to mobilize volunteers and/or resources.

– I challenge you to look at this as an opportunity to BE the church for our community. Be generous and look for opportunities to build up and support. Practice grace and mercy.

– We will send out some prayer resources early next week to help us focus our prayers for God to move on Earth as in Heaven during this season.

– This is a fluid situation so we will update you about changes to our schedule through Church Life and Facebook. If you haven’t signed up for our Church Life distribution list, follow this link (effortchurch.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=55bc224aced3f0c7f2e3e1952&id=76cf429614&e=6706db6359) and sign up today!

Whether I see you in person this Sunday or you worship with us via live stream, let’s pray to see God move in a powerful way.

Grace & Peace,
Ben

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