Greetings and Hello FVCC Family and Friends!
I am believing that this correspondence is finding you healthy, safe and your mind is stayed on
Please allow me to begin with the fact that I am so grateful to be part of a wonderful and caring church family, and I truly hope that each of you feel the same. Certainly 2020 has been a year of challenges for people and ministries in general, primarily as a result of the covid-19 virus. We have had to adjust quickly for safety purposes as a church and we are still not hosting regular worship services or classes in our church building. Thank God for Zoom & Facebook Live!
Thankfully, with the help and support of so many of you, we hosted our first Parking Lot Praise service in July and we are scheduled to host 4 consecutive such services on August 8, 15, 22 & 29 (weather permitting). During our initial parking lot service there was an excellent atmosphere of excitement, camaraderie, good fellowship and worship! I never knew that the sound of automobile horns can cause such a spiritual uplift while preaching! LOL! Needless to say, we heard the voices of our church family, “let’s do it again!”
Your cares, needs and concerns matter to God and to our leaders and we are prayerfully taking steps to continue to provide worship and learning opportunities for youth and adults, while practicing safety measures. Your support has been incredible throughout this “new way” of ministry. We have had 2-funerals, 1-wedding and have provided food for more families than we ever have since our ministry began during this pandemic time. Although we are not meeting in our normal church building, ministry continues. Your prayers and financial support continue to be key avenues for our ministry to continue to strive. May God continue to show us how to be an effective church without meeting in a building.
On a weekly basis, the elders and ministers of FVCC, spend time in prayer for you via Zoom and oftentimes calling specific individuals and families by name during prayer. We appreciate and honor those specific requests for prayer and yet respect when there’s a need for confidentiality. We also recognize there are many unspoken requests and needs that don’t make it to us but we pray to the Lord who knows all.
Finally, we will continue to be attentive to the health care professional’s guidance and information provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will also be prayerful during the next few weeks and will provide updates of our plans for the month of September and going forward as it relates to the types of services and classes we will be hosting.
May our God continue to richly bless you with peace, contentment and an abundance of love for one another!
In His Loving Service,
Roy Newman, Senior Pastor