Dear ACC Family,
After much careful and prayerful consideration of the state and local recommendations for group gatherings during this COVID-19 crisis, the staff and elders of ACC have agreed to postpone in-person church events (Sunday gatherings, Youth Group, Small Groups & all other events) until further notice.
As of March 23rd, 2020 WA State Governor Jay Inslee wrote a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order. Please follow this link for the official document. We realize this is difficult for many, as it is for us as well. Titus 3:1-2 Reminds us: To be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
Our goal at ACC is to be responsible and protect those most vulnerable to infection, while also slowing the rate of infection in order to prevent the possible overwhelming of our local health-care resources, as we have been seeing in other parts of the world.
What does that mean for our church? First, remember that we are the church, which is not confined to the building. Therefore, continue to be the church in your families and community. Let’s lean into the opportunities this situation creates. God is giving us the opportunity to focus on those closest to us, to live out church family in a small home service with our people around us. We can be the Church for our community by grocery shopping or mowing lawns for those who are trying to stay indoors. We can write “thank-you’s” and offer to serve those in the medical profession who are placing themselves at risk for the sake of others. This is an opportunity for innovation, a time to strengthen our community.
We invite you to join us online, pray together, take communion together, and interact remotely. Podcasts will also be posted at the usual Tuesday times.
We know this may be difficult for some of you. If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns please call the church office at (360) 293-3729, or email any one of us at the addresses listed below:
Main Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Rauwolf (Lead Minister): email@example.com
Tyler Burch (Worship/Outreach Minister): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Bryant (Family Minister): email@example.com
Brian Nelson (Youth Minister): firstname.lastname@example.org