Update August 26, 2020
Our District Superintendent has approved our protocol to launch outdoor in-person worship in Central Park beginning on Sunday, September 6! The English-speaking service will start at 9:15 and the Khmer service at 10:25. We will continue to monitor air quality to make sure it is safe to worship outside. The service will last about 30 minutes, similar to on-line worship. The order of worship will be posted on a rolling whiteboard so we don’t have to deal with paper. Collection baskets will be available but not passed; please bring a pen if you need one.
Parking and seating will be physically distanced (family members living in the same home can sit together). Masks will be required, and worshippers will agree to a touchless temperature check and sitting where the ushers place you. We know many are eager to experience worship in person, but we continue to encourage those in high risk groups (over 65, underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems) to worship from the safety of your home. Our on-line services will continue to post at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday as they have since March.
Our physical plant is closed until state and county guidelines allow us to reopen. Outdoor worship in Central Park will commence on September 6, with an English-speaking service at 9:15 and a Khmer service at 10:25. Our highest priority continues to be the spiritual care of members and friends while sharing the love of Jesus Christ in our community and world. On-line services and studies will continue uninterrupted by this addition.
During this time, let us remember the words of the Apostle Paul to the church at Rome: “in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Your staff team is available to you by e-mail, phone, and ZOOM if need be. Here’s how to contact us:
Senior Pastor Jan
209-466-5046 ext. 12 – she can retrieve messages; in an emergency
Associate Pastor Viseth
For general questions, contact Church Administrator Susie Wanden at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can answer or direct your request to the team member who is best able to help.
Circuits are here to help
Our congregation is divided into smaller circuits, and we currently have over 20 volunteers calling to stay in touch with each circuit. Be sure to alert your circuit leader to any needs so a member of the staff team can follow up. If you have not received a phone call, please e-mail Jan and she will make sure you are on a list.
Alan Cook, Director of Family Ministries, is coordinating volunteers who can help with shopping and other errands. To request assistance or to volunteer, contact Alan at email@example.com; 209-610-7893.
Young Adults and Youth
Robbie Frederiksen, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, is our new technology expert and also maintains contact with our youth and young adults through phone and regular ZOOM meetings. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.