To our First Church of God Family:
Our staff and leadership are lifting you and your family in prayer during this unusual time in our community. We know that the enemy wants to use confusion, isolation and noise to distract us from God's voice and the calling He has put on each one of us. As a church we want to find ways that we can stay connected despite the recommendations to limit our social gatherings.
I want you to know that for the foreseeable future, we will not be gathering at the church building on Sunday mornings. All of our services will be provided online through our website at First Church of God. At this point, we really have no idea how long we will be asked to keep safe distances from each other and limit large and small gatherings. But this is our way of doing our part for the community we love and to follow the guidance of the President, Health Department officials and our local leaders. However, we are already planning a huge celebration service when it is deemed that we can safely gather!
I want to remind you that throughout Scripture, the Church was never confined to a building. The Church is the entirety of God's people throughout the world displaying the glory of God. Already, we have heard many stories of God's people displaying His glory through charity, helps, evangelism and comfort during this stressful time. And all of this is happening outside of the walls of 1200 W Depoy Drive. This is the church of Scripture!
We are in the process of creating communities of prayer through our website. We will be helping those in need as we connect people together through a new "helps" ministry being established. So, you will receive more information as this is formalized.
So, while we will not be meeting face to face, we are making every effort to continue community through creative means. Our offices will continue to remain open as we are able.
We look forward to the Sunday we can all gather together!
"Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble" -1 Peter 3:8
In God's Grace,
Pastor Johnny McCallister