Community Reformed Church we want to care for our congregation in all respects,
including the physical well-being of our community. To that end, we are asking
you to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe, especially in light
of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). In consideration of
Governor Whitmer declaring a state of emergency in Michigan and mediatory
recommendations including limiting large gatherings to prevent spread of the
disease, we've determined appropriate actions and next steps. In light of this,
we are cancelling all church activities
until after Sunday, April 5th. This
may change as more information comes to light, but for now, we will not have
worship services, Wednesday night classes, or any larger group gatherings at
church. The Breakfast Club will not
provide a sit down meal, but instead will offer meals for pick up from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays until April 7th.
decided to move our Sunday services to an online format. We will offer a worship experience beginning at 9 a.m. Service content will be available on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. You can click on the link above. The content will also be available on our YouTube channel. (We'll
send out a link to our channel via email or text. Please subscribe.) This is not an inconvenience but an invitation
and a calling for us as God's church to worship as believers have for millennia
- in homes, surrounded by family, loved ones, and smaller communities. Because online connection will be vital during
this time, please LIKE our Facebook page - "Community Reformed Church of
Charlevoix" and share and like our Facebook posts so the word gets
we intend to take the necessary cleaning and medical precautions, our first
response as a faith community needs to be that of a deep trust in the peace and
grace of God. In the midst of widespread anxiety and fear, we as the church are
called to speak into that which we don't understand or control with a sense of
calm that God is our Creator, Sustainer, and Protector. We must be ready to
advocate for and consider the marginalized, sick, and vulnerable that will be
impacted by this circumstance both locally and globally.
It is a reality that when church doors close, giving as a
discipline tends to falter. At Community Reformed Church, we believe that
giving is a crucial part of being a follower of Christ. During this time we ask
you to continue to support what God is doing here in your home church.
We want to remind you of several ways you can enjoy this act
of worship despite not being physically gathered on a Sunday:
- Since the Office will still be open during
normal office hours, you are invited to drop it off.
- Our online giving platform by clicking HERE
- By mail at 100 Oak Street Charlevoix, Mi. 49720
Psalm 46, we are reminded that God is our refuge and strength, and
our ever-present help in trouble! Please join us in praying for those who are
impacted by COVID-19, as well as those who are working tirelessly to curb the
spread of this virus. Let's all do our part.