Important!! For your health and safety. Updated

In accordance with the advice of our President, CDC, and WHO the Session has made the following decisions:

The Session met on May 18th and has decided to continue the suspension of Sunday School, Worship, and church sanctioned events through June 17.  Session will meet again on June 15, at that time they will reassess the situation.

·        We have reviewed the requirements imposed by the State and the guidance from Peaks Presbytery and feel that the mandatory restrictions are more than we are capable of at this time. Click the Links are provided for Virginia State requirements and the guidance letter from the Presbytery of the Peaks. We are hopeful that “Phase 2” will be much less restrictive.

Be mindful of those you know without email or access to the web.  Please share this information with them or let Sherolyn or any Elder know to contact them.

Thank you for your confidence in our Session and our deliberation with decisions for you and our church.  Please continue to pray for us as we pray for you.  Feel free to contact any of the Elders if you have questions, concerns, or needs.

Lenten Luncheon

Following advisement of the CDC, WHO, and our President, the Session has decided to cancel the remaining scheduled Lenten Lunches.

It is our prayer that you all stay safe and healthy!

Wednesday, March 18th

12 noon – Lenten Luncheons begin – bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the fellowship (Beverages and desserts will be provided)

12:30 – devotional – by Rev. Rev. Bill Wilkins from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church – ends promptly at 12:45 so you can get back to work.

Sunday School & Worship

We will be holding both Sunday School (9:30 am) and Worship (10:30 am) this Sunday, March 15th.

We know that many churches have decided to cancel services due to concerns over the Coronavirus.  However, we have chosen to not cancel our Sunday events and to trust God for his protection and provision.

Please follow the guidance that has been communicated to everyone concerning proper hygiene and limiting personal contact with others.  As a precaution we will be asking everyone to not shake hands, hug and conduct other forms of physical contact.  We will also not be passing the collection plates during the offering time.  Offering containers will be positioned at each of the exits for you to leave your tithes and offerings.  Remember that it is “Five Cents a Meal” Sunday.

We look forward to seeing (not touching) you at church tomorrow.  By all means if you are not feeling well please stay home so as not to potentially expose others.

Grace and Peace,

The Session

Congregational Meeting

The Presbytery of the Peaks Committee on Ministry granted us permission to hold a congregational meeting to elect our Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC). This meeting will be held on March 1st immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The PNC will consist of 5-7 church members representing male, female and younger and older members.

After the PNC is elected, they will be trained by the Presbytery staff and then their work will begin. We have been told by Presbytery staff the time it usually takes to locate and have a new Pastor in place is about 8 to 12 months at best. We must always believe things happen for a reason and our reason for being patient with this process is to give God time to help us find the best fit for our Church.