Council President's Letter Taken from the March / April 2020 Newsletter
It’s amazing to see how quickly the world has changed over the past few weeks. What has not changed is that God continues to be at work here at CLC in so many ways. We have continued to worship, pray and study God’s word together through digital tools. We have reached out to assist our members and community with open and loving hearts. As you will read in the rest of this newsletter, God is clearly keeping us busy at CLC. On behalf of Council, I want to extend a big THANK YOU for all you have done to support the mission of CLC during these challenging times. God is strengthening our connections within our congregation and in the community.
Since our last update on CLC's COVID-19 plans, the situation in Georgia and Cobb Country has clearly escalated. Consistent with Cobb County’s recent order to shelter in place, all in-person versions of our regular activities (worship, Bible study, Sunday School, choirs, etc.) are canceled until further notice. This includes our Holy Week, Easter worship, and Sunrise Easter Service at the cemetery. But rest assured: just as we have transitioned our regular activities to digital formats, we will have some form of virtual worship service to celebrate Easter Sunday. Pastor Tim and the Worship committee are hard at work to develop our worship alternatives to celebrate Holy Week and will share those by Wednesday, April 8th. We will continue to reassess conditions and guidance from local officials to determine when we may be ready to reinstate activities at our CLC facility.
I, like many, cannot wait for day when we all can gather again together in our worship home. Our worship and other activities, however, will likely require some adjustments to our new reality to ensure the safety of our congregation, families and community. This may include some level of continued distancing and other precautions. There has been a wealth of public information on recommended practices, and I would anticipate that to continue as the world gets smarter on managing COVID-19. Our Council will use the best available guidance to develop our re-entry plan when the time comes. I personally can't wait to see what God has in store for us once we are past this pandemic.
May God bless you all with safety, sanity, and faith.