Dear C.B.C. Family and Friends,
Just a few minutes ago, Pastor Dan finished a live session on our Facebook page, where he reviewed some of what has happened in the last week, some key decisions that have been made, and the current plan for moving forward. Our Servant-Leadership Team understands that this is a very fluid situation and that, based on what happens in the next few weeks, we might need to make some adjustments. But, at this point this is how we are planning to proceed.
If you didn’t get an opportunity to view the session live, it will be archived on our Facebook page (facebook.com/canaanbiblechapel) AND on the C.B.C. website (canaanbiblechapel.org). On the website homepage, click on the link that reads “For the Latest Information on CBC’s Response to the Coronavirus Situation, Click Here.” That will take you to the video, as well as a copy of this letter.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Dan, Pastor Nick, or one of the deacons. We are here to continue to minister to you and our community, especially in these times that feel so uncertain.
First of all, please understand that, although church services are being suspended, the church continues to function because the church is not a building – it’s a group of people – it’s you. And we are committed to seeing that the ministry of the church – to help people KNOW Christ…GROW in Christ…and GO for Christ – continues. It may require a bit more flexibility and creativity, in the days ahead. But we’re still dedicated to ministering to you.
That ministry focuses on two areas:
(1) Ministry to Your Spirit
(2) Ministry to Your Physical Needs
Finally, we want to encourage you to take seriously the precautions that Federal and Commonwealth officials and those in the medical community have given you. This especially applies to those who are in higher-risk categories – senior saints; those with chronic medical conditions; etc. It really IS about being a faithful steward of the life that God has given to us.
We are praying, daily, for you and we would covet your prayers for us, in the days ahead. If there is any other way that we can minister to you, even if it hasn’t been addressed in this letter, please don’t hesitate to call on us.
In Christ’s Love,
The C.B.C. Servant-Leadership Team