We are deeply saddened to inform you that all in-person services will be suspended through Sunday, January 3. Based upon Governor Lee’s address to the state last night and in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, our church leadership consulted with our Trustees and healthcare professionals to make the difficult decision. We know this is a serious situation that calls for utmost wisdom and discernment, so we will only offer online services for Christmas Eve and Sunday morning worship. It is our greatest desire for our church family to remain healthy and well and for others in the greater Middle Tennessee community to make speedy recoveries from COVID-19 as we enter into the new year.
We realize there are a wide range of opinions on this issue, and many will not agree with this decision. Please know this decision was not made lightly and weighs heavily on our hearts. We ask for your patience and extended grace to one another during this difficult time. Let’s be united as a church around our mission, which remains unchanged.
During this season of life, you may be challenged to remember the purpose for our hope. On the night of Jesus’ birth, hope refused to be silenced. Christ was birthed with sounds of joy, and the promised Emmanuel came forth. He was “God with us” then, and His presence remains close to us even now. And similarly to the first Christmas, we choose to celebrate the life of Christ in the most unexpected of places. May our homes be filled with wonder and our hearts stand in awe as we worship the forever King.
We pray peace, comfort, health, and wholeness for you and your family. We encourage you to join us online as we celebrate this Christmas season. Thank you for your continued prayers and support, and we will be sending you more updates as they arise.