Hi Church Family,
It’s been nine weeks since we’ve last gathered together to worship at the Katella Campus. Thank you so much for your prayerful and generous support during this unprecedented time. Our church has continued to stand in faith and expand God’s Kingdom even under the mandate to quarantine. God has been so faithful and good!
Over the last couple of weeks, some of you reached out to us to check on the status of gathering together again. As you may know, President Trump made an announcement yesterday urging state governors to deem churches and houses of worship as essential and that we (as churches) should be allowed to gather again. We are monitoring the situation very closely and awaiting our state government’s response and guidelines. In the meantime, let’s keep praying for our government officials as they have important decisions to make.
Having said that, we ask that you continue praying for our Leadership Team, as we seek God about how to best gather again. Like the early church said, “It seemed good to us and the Holy Spirit,” we want to exercise wisdom while being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He led our decision to stop gathering initially (before it was mandated by the government), and we look to Him for guidance as we make plans to gather again on campus.
In light of this, I will have a video update for you early next week highlighting some of the steps we will take together as a church. Even as we patiently wait for God’s timing, I look forward to seeing families gathered on the plaza; I look forward to baptizing people under a blue sky; I look forward to hearing you worship our Savior; I look forward to sharing God’s Word with you in person; and I look forward to seeing you on campus once again in the near future!
In the meanwhile, please join us online for services this weekend as we continue our series on HOPE.
All our love,
Pastors Harrison and Bethany Conley
Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”
President Trump addressed the nation and asked that all Americans, of all ages, do whatever it takes to defeat this virus. As a church and part of the global family, we have a responsibility to sacrifice our comforts temporarily, not only for ourselves, but for the well-being of our neighbors. With our faith in Christ and our focus on eternity, we do this with joy and hope, grateful we can serve Jesus in this manner. We pray that this virus is eradicated and we will do all we can to help our neighbors during this time.