Online Worship Services
I am hearing of several churches cancelling services for a week to two weeks. If you find yourself at home Sunday morning due to illness or cancellation of services, I encourage you to join one of these live-streaming services. If your church has a service online please email me so I can add it to the list. You can find the updated list on arpchurch.org.
First ARP Lancaster
First Presbyterian Church Columbia
Due West ARP Church
Highlands ARP Church
Trinity Chapel Charlotte
Brighton Presbyterian Church
Crossings Community Church
Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church
Hopewell ARP Church in Culleoka, TN
Christ Reformed Church
Centennial ARP Church
Middle School Retreat Cancelled
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,
As many of you have been made aware, in our highly globalized and fast moving world, we are in the throes of what the World Health Organization has officially deemed a “pandemic”. While we trust the Lord in these times, clinging to His promises and seeking ways to serve our neighbors during this season, we also seek to use as much caution and care in such instances.
As a result, the Christian Education Committees of First, Second, and Grace Presbyteries have decided that, out of concern for the health and well being of all attendees of the seasonal retreats, it would be best to cancel the Middle School retreat that is scheduled for March 20-22nd, 2020. We understand that this news will be disappointing to many people, as it was a hard decision to reach. We do not view this as succumbing to fear, rather we wish to serve our churches and communities best by adhering to the guidelines of the Center for Disease and Control whereas groups of 50 or more are discouraged from gathering together.
We ask that you continue to pray for this situation, as you already have, and that by God’s mercy this situation would enable us as God’s people to present the Good News of Jesus Christ. Churches who have already made a deposit will receive a full reimbursement. We thank you for your understanding in this manner and look forward to serving you and your church in the near future,
The Middle School Retreat Planning Committee
Rev. Matt Mantooth