As our church Elders and Pastors have been monitoring the rapid changes due to COVID-19. As of Saturday, March 14 we are deciding to cancel in person worship, Sunday School and our Wednesday night programming at Friesland First Reformed through April 4, and will reassess as needed.
We do not take this decision lightly and our board of elders and deacons have discussed the pros and cons of holding in person services. The biggest deciding factors for us are that we want to protect as much as we can our vulnerable population that may attend a service, and we want to protect our society at large. If we do our part to create “social distancing” we can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
We are not responding out of fear but an overabundance of caution and care for anyone that may have come to our services.
We will be having our sermon on our Facebook page at 10 am so all who want to watch it can watch it together. Pastor Rob will be sharing out of Zephaniah 3:14-20. Check our Facebook page out here: https://www.facebook.com/frieslandreformedchurch/
We will be posting some links on our Facebook page to videos for preschool and elementary so you can have Sunday Homeschool with your kids if you desire. We also have some links to downloads of how to talk to your kids about anxiety. There are specific guides for each age group. As we get a better handle on how to do online programming better we will be also adding more content. Our midweek programming will also have some online content as well.
As stated in our previous announcement, we still believe that God is His throne, Jesus is still our savior, and we can trust in Him even when our paths seem uncertain. We are going through difficult times at the moment but Christ has promised never to leave or forsake us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13
Pastor Rob, Pastor Darrin and Friesland First Reformed Consistory