Hello FCC friends and family,
I just wanted to take a moment to say hello, we love you all and we miss seeing you in person! This has been such a strange season but it has also been good in many ways. I've been overwhelmed by the fast action and support of our entire leadership team here at the church. We made the significant shift to go online (something we had been talking about doing for more than a year) in just a matter of days. I'm so thankful to Pastor Josh and the entire team who has made this possible!
In reality, this has given us a wider reach as a church than we have ever had before. And there have been some encouraging stories of people coming to faith in distant places and also taking significant steps in their faith journey. It's been exciting! With that being said, we are eagerly awaiting the chance to meet together again in person, but I'll talk about that in a minute.
As we have adjusted to virtual church there have been a number of shifts that we have all had to make. Please let me highlight the following:
Giving: First of all, thank you for your ongoing faithfulness to the Lord! God is meeting the needs of His church as each of us are faithful. Some are mailing your gifts in which works great. 701 E Capitol Ave. If you want to drop an offering off, be sure to let us know before you come by. Also online giving is a quick easy way to give once or as a reoccurring gift. Check out the following link. https://www.eburgfcc.com/giving
Connection and Growth: We are looking to help create some small group connection points moving into the summer. Our ladies are encouraged to begin reaching out to others who they may want to connect with and we will begin providing resources for you to grow together. We also have a men’s small group that will be starting soon. Lastly, we are planning for a mid-week bible study to begin in the next couple of weeks, be watching for details. If you need help connecting in one of those ways, please let us know on our Connection Card at the following link. https://familychristiancenter.churchcenter.com/people/forms/121958
Ongoing Streaming: As we begin to meet together in person again we want you to know that the streaming of our services will still be available. We have begun purchasing some of the equipment needed to make this happen effectively. This will enable all FCCer’s to return in a timeframe that you are comfortable with and also continuing our new reach into the virtual world.
ReLaunch: We are currently praying and planning for a full ReLaunch as a church this September. Our heart is to be a church that is fully effective in the mission of God to reach lost people and grow believers. As we ReLaunch in September we will be forming everything we do around that mission. Please pray with us about this important step.
In conclusion, thank you for your prayers and faithfulness during these trying times. Our hope is that each person will continue to grow and be encouraged despite different methods and challenging times. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Thanks for taking an active part by filling out the appropriate forms and surveys.
May God bless each of you and your families.