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Pastor Craig’s Thoughts and Prayer in Response to the Rampant Racism and Division in Our Country

Click below to see Pastor Craig’s response from Sunday, May 31, 2020.

A Statement from the Union Baptist Association

Please click the button below to view the official statement from the Union Baptist Association in regards to George Floyd’s murder.

In-Person Worship Is Suspended Indefinitely

We knew this was coming as we watched the numbers start to go back up. For the time being we will go back to online worship only, starting this Sunday, November 29th. This will likely continue into the new year. For those of you who have continued to worship with us from home, nothing will change. For the few who were able to join us in-person, it means you will go back to watching online like you did before. You can access the service through the email we send each Sunday morning, through our website, or through our YouTube channel (just search for Willow Meadows Baptist Church).

 

Please know we are not making this decision out of fear but rather out of love and concern for our church family. This past Friday the numbers spiked past the level they were at in June, when we delayed resuming in-person worship because the numbers were so high. And they will only keep going up during the holiday season. Protecting our health now allows us to be together as family for years to come. Sunday School will continue online. Your teacher might change your start time since there is no in-person worship for now. They will let you know if there will be any changes.

 

The good news is we know we can do this! We know God can use online Bible Study and Worship to bless us and feed us and connect us to one another. We know it because we have been doing it most of the year! It might not be our preference, but one thing we have learned in 2020: not even a pandemic can keep God from working in our lives or separate us from the love of God!

 

Below is the prayer Elias prayed at the beginning of the pandemic. May it continue to be our guiding prayer of perspective during these anxious days.

 

PRAYER FOR A PANDEMIC

by Cameron Bellm

 

May we who are merely inconvenienced

Remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

Remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home

Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close

Remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips

Remember those that have no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market

Remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

Remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country,

Let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.

Amen.

Digital Worship

We will be streaming our worship services going forward.  Please click the button labeled “Digital Worship Service” and follow the instructions there.  You can also watch last week’s service if you missed it Sunday.  If you aren’t sure if you are signed up to receive emails, please click the red button below.

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