March 17, 2020
Our Pastor, board and staff have spent much time in prayer and have been asking God for wisdom and creativity to guide His church forward during this time.
Our president, governor and CDC have asked all meetings to be no greater than 10 people. We want to honor the safety of everyone and be good citizens while still finding ways to be The Church and help our neighbors.
We feel Newspring should use the next four weeks as a partial Sabbatical. For the next four weeks, we will not have physical meetings, events, Groups or services at Newspring.
We are asking our Newspring congregation to use this time to rest as much as we can, gather with family and pray for our country.
We still strongly value connection and plan to do everything we can to stay connected with each other online. Make sure you know you can stay connected by checking out the info below.
You can still invite friends, neighbors and people who may not have a home church to connect with us online. Send invites, share videos and allow people to connect and encourage their faith in God.
As always, you can call, email, contact the office or a ministry leader for more information. Our Newspring staff is available and will maintain office hours.
Weekly Email Updates: If you are not receiving our weekly email updates, email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be included on the email list.
Prayer: If you need prayer, email our prayer team at email@example.com
Pastoral Care: email pastor Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a time for the church to shine the brightest. Jesus said we are a city on a hill, our light does not go out, nor do we go into hiding. We are to shine bright. Stand up and be the church. If you know your neighbor is in need, reach out to them and meet their need. If you need help assisting your neighbor, reach out to us and let us know.
Connect. Keep your eyes open. Be alert. Pray. Let’s keep our faith in God at the highest level possible.
I pray God's grace, protection, and favor over you. I pray God will heal our land. I pray the best for our businesses, economy, community, and nation. I pray our churches will shine even brighter, and many will come to know Jesus Christ. God bless you, and we will stay connected. - Pastor Shannon