Our prayer is that on this second Sunday where we could not meet together in person you were able to still carve out some time to make God a priority today. I wanted to take a moment, like we would do every Sunday to share a few things and also direct you to how your family can watch our services online. We realize that some do not have social media accounts and some may have had difficulty in viewing.
YOU HAVE TO WATCH TODAY'S MESSAGE. Not only is it a huge blessing to those of us who may be letting worry creep into our lives - you have to watch to the VERY END...like the VERY END...Pastor Mike brings some humor to our day - like only he can do.
I want to bring your attention to three places where we upload our messages and programs. The first is our website - www.gracepointchurch.tv. Specifically you can go to www.gracepointchurch.tv/covid-19 to find a media player with our message, a worship set, kids ministry lessons, and student ministry lessons. We invite you to engage your whole family in church today.
The second option (and sometimes not always reliable) is our Facebook page. We have posted our message video, and links to our kids and student lessons and videos as well. Our KidzPoint and Verve pages have updated lessons and activities as well.
Finally, our vimeo page - https://vimeo.com/399446845 - has our messages from each week.
Our encouragement is that you engage with these church services, reach out to your GP friends and family and let them know you missed seeing them. It's crucial to hold onto the routine of church - even when it looks different.
Let us know you are doing well and if there is anything we can pray for, please keep in touch. You can reply to this email or fill out our online connect card here - https://bit.ly/2xiYi72.
We also encourage you to consider how you can partner with GracePoint during this time. Obviously, there are financial needs as our regular offering has decreased. We recognize there is a lot of uncertainty in these times, but we remain faithful, knowing God is ALWAYS faithful. You can give through our website or by going to this link - https://pushpay.com/g/gracepointchurchwichita?src=hpp
In the coming days, we will have some volunteer opportunities emerge for how we can serve our community, as well as virtual ways you can help keep our church engaged and together. One way you can serve our community is through the upcoming blood drive on March 29th. Even though our services are online, we are still planning for this to take place. You can email email@example.com for more information or to sign up and if there is any changes, we will make sure to communicate those to you as soon as we know.
OKAY SO REAL TALK...TRUTH TIME...
I miss you guys. There are some Sundays when I just want to stay home and drink chocolate milk and watch infomercials...but that is the last thing I want to do right now! This morning, Pastor Mike mentioned lots of hugs when we return to gathering together - and I think I may ACTUALLY be ready for that...or at least a few handshakes and high fives. You guys are awesome. Our gathering each week is so special and unique and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am so ready to get through this and get back to Sunday mornings. You are my friends and this social distancing is killing me! So...please...reach out to one another - we are family and we are in this together! Love you all!