In response to concerns over COVID-19, state and local officials have outlined new patterns of behavior that will have an effect on the way we live, work, and worship. Although a situation like this can lead us to fear or worry, we take comfort in the fact that God remains sovereign and Jesus is still our ultimate hope and joy. And for us, the people of God, we are still His church and we are calling our entire East Cooper family to worship together online, each Sunday at 10am. These services will be family-minded and will feature live worship and preaching, and other elements that we believe are important for the people of God in any situation.
We may not be able to gather together and enjoy a cup of coffee in the Welcome Center or sit in a community group but what we can do is call one another! We can still pursue the body of Christ and have real, meaningful conversations and times of prayer and by so doing, meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the body of Christ. This unique situation is an amazing opportunity for friends, neighbors, and families to gather in their homes for gospel-centered teaching, singing, and prayer. We hope that these unexpected homebound moments and mealtimes will be seen as gifts of God as we navigate this time as the ungathered body of Christ.
As a local church, we want to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus and are committed to helping to meet the unique needs of our community during this time of crisis. You can knock on the door of your neighbor and ask how they are doing and if they need anything! By doing so, you will not only be able to meet a tangible need but start a connection that can lead to the life-giving Gospel. If you (or someone you know) are in need of assistance during this time, please click the link below.
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