I am sure that everyone is wondering what is happening within the church due to this health scare. Let me tell you there has been a lot of prayer and discernment happening behind the scenes that have brought us to where we are today.
Starting immediately the church will be closed to all groups with the exception of the AA groups. They will be allowed to meet until the end of March. With that said we hope to have the church reopening for the Easter service unless this virus forces us to keep it closed longer. Stay tuned for more updates.
In the mean time here is what you can expect. Starting Sunday we will have our worship service via Facebook Live. In order to participate in this you will need to be a part of our HFCC Facebook group. This is a private group so you will need to request permission to join and once approved you will see the live videos. Also, throughout the week, Kim and or I will be doing a daily video of encouragement and continued study. This will be something that may help to take place of some of the Bible Study groups you were already a part of. But for full participation you will need to be a part of Rightnow Media. If you aren’t the link to sign up will be on the HFCC page.
On another note we want to make sure that we all stay in contact with each other via phone and email. Please keep checking in with each other. We know some people don’t like this idea of social isolation and others can’t wait for it. Please stay connected. Also, this may be a great time to check on your neighbors, make new friends, and shine the light of Jesus to those around you who are scared to death. Remember, this is a new thing for us but God already has it all figured out. We need to trust in Him and not allow our fears to get in the way.
Two verses come to mind in this time. First is Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am our God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Second is 1John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives our fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Remember, God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Blessings my Friends,
This past Sunday Kim and Scott talked to us about moving forward into the new year as the Body of Christ. We had everyone put a word on a wood block that can be a focal point for our church as we look into our community and move forward as the hands and feet of Christ. As the year continues be on the lookout for photos to go on one of the church walls showing us, the church, fulfilling Jesus’ call to be His witnesses wherever we are and wherever we go. Remember to be a blessing on purpose to those around you.
Come join us, November 2nd, for our Harvest Dinner & Auction fundraiser. We are finally trying to raise funds to do some much needed landscaping.
Dinner (Smoked pulled pork, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, and dinner rolls will go from 6-7pm (Donations accepted for dinner). The silent auction will start closing at 7:30pm. There will also be a dessert auction.
So mark your calendars now and plan on joining in the fun. Can’t wait to see you all here.
What a question. Mother’s Day was the first Sunday for our new pastor, Scott Morin and his wife Kim. Kim and Scott moved to Homedale from Washington State following an almost two year sabbatical. In the past they have served God in Kansas, Virginia, Iowa, and Washington as pastors, worship leaders, and youth pastors. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Master’s Degree in Transformational Leadership Spiritual Formation, both from Barclay College. Kim has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology also from Barclay College and she will soon start her Master’s program through Liberty University. Together Scott and Kim have three wonderful daughters and a great son-in-law.
Please make plans to join us for worship, get to know Scott and Kim, and see all that God has planned for our community through His church as we Love God and one another with the Love of Jesus Christ.