UPDATE: Center Church is continuing to prepare online services through Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is still changing rapidly as new information continues to become available. Know that your church leadership is closely following the situation, and is working hard to balance Center's mission of spreading the gospel with the actions necessary to keep our community safe.
We have a team ready to provide support in the uncertain days and weeks ahead. If you are in need of prayer, groceries, medicine, or even human interaction, please send an email to email@example.com and our team will work with you to coordinate and help in any way we can!
A number of events have been impacted by the Coronavirus--the list below outlines the current status.
Soup Fundraiser: cancelled
Gift Basket Fundraiser: postponed
If you're still interested in making a basket, now is the perfect time to order some supplies on the internet!
Pastor Bill's Israel Bible Study: moved online
A Zoom link will be sent out; email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating.
Center Church is continuing to do the work of spreading the Gospel, and we need your continued support to make that happen. Please consider sending your offering via mail:
Center Church, EPC
333 Center Church Road
Grove City, PA 16127
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Center Church will not be meeting in-person for corporate worship time, Sunday School, or Youth Fellowship. Instead, we will be providing our songs, prayers, and sermons via video over the internet so you can worship, pray, study and learn, and stay connected with Center remotely.
This was a difficult decision, and was not taken lightly. We understand the importance of interpersonal connections and the benefits of corporate worship. We also believe it is important for us to do our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease within our community, and currently available information suggests one of the best ways to do that is to limit public gatherings. Therefore, we made this decision in faith, knowing that God is bigger and more powerful than the Coronavirus outbreak, and completely in control. While we are limited for the time being, God is not, and he is capable of moving even in the midst of interruptions to our regular routines.
We intend to remain connected and we want to continue to support one another in the coming weeks. If you have a need--prayer, food, toilet paper--drop an email to email@example.com and we will coordinate with you to help you meet your needs using the resources we have available.
We recommend sticking to your Sunday morning routine as much as you possibly can! Here is a suggested schedule:
9:00am - grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and a snack, and spend some time with the Lord in prayer
9:30am - view the video worship service and sing along with the worship songs; check the website for a quick link to the video
10:45am - continue your study with a Sunday school substitute; we recommend one of these YouTube channels:
If you have any questions, please contact any of our Elders. Follow this page for updates, and please pass along this information to those who may not be connected with us on social media or the prayer chain.
Finally, please remain faithful in prayer for our community, for those affected by COVID-19, for our local, state, and federal government leaders, and for our church leaders.