Amidst concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how The Colonies Church is initially responding.
Is The Colonies Continuing To Gather For Worship Services and Classes?
No. Considering current recommendations from national/local leaders, the recent decisions by the school and health care systems, the elders prayerfully have made the decision to cancel all public gatherings and worship services at The Colonies church building until further notice.
However, we encourage you to still worship God and engage in the study of Scripture.
As this situation is fluid, we will continue to update you via email, web, and social media to share any changes that might arise over the next few weeks. We will continually assess our status over the next two weeks.
Is The Office Open On Weekdays?
No. At this time, offices will be closed during normal business hours. The staff can still be reached by calling the church office at 806-355-7303. Groups and classes that meet in the building throughout the week are canceled. For more information on individual ministries and/or meetings, please contact your ministry leader.
How Should I Respond Spiritually To The Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these. But that is why the gospel is such good news. Thankfully, God has not left us alone in this world that we find overflowing with fear, anxiety, and worry. He has come to us in the person of Jesus.
The great news is that we have a Savior who died for our sin on the cross and rose from the grave, victorious over sin and death…Now anyone anywhere who repents, and is baptized into Christ will be forgiven of their sin and restored to a right relationship with God. That means we can confidently say that through Christ, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.
Times like these remind us all of the frailty of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.
- Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
- Turn any fear, anxiety and worries over to Christ and believe that His glory and your good will be a part of His grand, sometimes unseen, plan.
- Pray for mercy and healing for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
- Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, elderly, isolated, marginalized, or poor.
- Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in worship gatherings online if that’s the only option.
We will continue in prayer for you and the ministry of this church during this unique time.
Elders and Staff