Central Church COVID-19 UPDATES
"Politics, Polarization and Pandemic"
A video message from Michigan Bishop David Alan Bard
CURRENT STATUS AT CENTRAL CHURCH
UPDATE: November 20, 2020
Friends of Central Church,
Our governor and health authorities have made us all aware of this week’s spike in coronavirus infections across the country, and in our region. We share your concern about the health of our community. Let’s show our care by keeping one another safe.
Out of an abundance of caution, all non-essential in-person activities have been suspended at Central Church. This means we we will not hold in-person worship this through the end of December 2020. We will re-evaluate our options in early January 2021. Until then, worship leaders and the production team will be the only ones present for livestreaming our 9am & 11am services.
Please join us for ONLINE WORSHIP in one of the following ways:
Click Here to Watch LIVE on Facebook
Click Here to Watch LIVE on the Church Website
Listen LIVE on the Radio WCCW 1310AM (11:00 am only)
Our weekly radio broadcast is generously sponsored by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Our Re-Gathering Team will be monitoring health updates in our area regularly to help us decide next steps. We will keep you informed of our plans, as we balance safety and ministry to the community.
Grace upon Grace,
Pastor Chris and Pastor Dale
10-9-20 SPECIAL NOTICE: As you may have heard, many of Governor Whitmer’s rulings on safe COVID practices have been overturned. In an effort to continue to be safe and mitigate the spread of COVID 19, Central Church will continue to follow its current health and safety protocols including wearing masks, practicing social distancing and hand sanitizing.
In-person gatherings, including Sunday morning worship services at Central Church, have been revised to meet COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Please review our COVID Worship Protocols document prior to planning your worship visit to Central Church.
Check Out this video to see what our Sunday Morning routine will look like when you return.
Other in-person programming, including some Adult Classes/Groups and Youth Groups has also resumed. Our Children's Ministry and Nursery Ministry programs will continue to meet through online formats for now. We will continue to evaluate future events and activities and will update this page as new information is available.
Sunday morning worship services continue to be streamed LIVE on our Facebook Page and on our website Sermons Page at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. each week. Additionally, the 11:00 worship service is available to listen live on WCCW-AM 1310 Traverse City Radio.
Please stay tuned to your regular group communication channels, the group ministry pages below, and our Facebook Page for program specific updates from your leaders.
Access to the church building will be limited to the Cass Street Entrance (buzzer/handicap entrance) during the hours of 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for deliveries and urgent church business. Please review our COVID Building Protocols prior to planning a visit to the church building.
Our Church Office Assistants will be available to answer the phones during the hours of 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also email staff members with your church business, as they continue to check emails regularly.
The Church Building will remain closed to the general public until further notice.
Our Church Staff and Custodians are working diligently to clean and sanitize the entire church building during this time of closure. Your safety is important to us and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our decisions to limit access to the church building.
Central's Community Outreach staff and volunteers are working with Safe Harbor to provide meals, mail service, access to personal belongings and other limited services during this time. Daily updates on community resources and services are available on the Safe Harbor website. Daily updates on community meal locations and food pantry locations are available on the Northwest Food Coalition website.
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
We all need prayer. Some of us need prayer now more than ever. Our staff and leaders continue to pray for the needs of our congregation and we would encourage you to share your prayer joys and concerns with the Central Church Family because prayer is a vital link in connecting us with God and each other. Through prayer we express our love for God, our confidences in God's mercy and our concern for one another.
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WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT!
You are a generous church! We are blessed by your generosity of time and treasure during this difficult time. Because the church continues its day-to-day mission work, we ask that you remain consistent in your financial support. Our Church Staff continue to be compensated for their hard work, bills are being be paid, and the greater mission of Central Church in our community is need now more than ever. You can make your weekly gift to the church with a debit or credit card HERE or simply mail your gift to the church.