We are now in our summer series… A Different Kind of Faith. Picture God reaching out to us through the gospel and opening his hand and inviting us into a deeper walk with him and with our community. One of the foundational things that God has given us is dignity. What does this mean? This is the topic this morning… watch us live at 10:00 at www.dillonchurch.org. I am excited to walk with you through these many, many gifts brought to us by the Lord.
Yes, we are definitely getting closer to opening. We remain in conversation with our county leaders and now see some pathways through to enjoy being together again. Our primary concern will be to keep everyone safe, while simultaneously enjoying worship together. But don’t worry… we will continue to live-stream Sunday from now on!
Our plan is to reopen Father’s Day, June 21… yes that’s next Sunday! We will NOT be able to use the amphitheater. Since public events like concerts are not yet allowed, the amphitheater is not open. The work to open the amphitheater for any group is tremendous (de-winterize all bathrooms, install all sound equipment, hire additional summer staff to make everything happen, etc.). Dillon has been able to do none of these things. We heartily support the Town of Dillon in this decision while they manage this challenging time.
So, where will we meet? The Town of Dillon is very helpful in working with us as we look at all outdoor options. Next Thursday I’ll send out an email with all of the details. For now… get your camping chairs all dusted off, your sunscreen ready, water bottles clean, and be sure to locate your floppy hats! You’ll need them all. Our staff is working diligently to get everything in place for next week.
This will mean that we need extra help… just like we do in the amphitheater. We will be sending out “help” emails. Please contact the office if you are available to help. The current health orders are a little challenging, but no problem. Our commitment remains to work with our leaders and comply with all orders, create a safe experience, wear our masks, and have a lot of fun! Some of the areas we need help are in setup, managing contact-free communion, takedown, cleanup, and many other areas. HELP!!!
As always, if you are sick or feel vulnerable during this time, please feel free to stay home and enjoy the live stream… it’ll be interesting to live stream from a park! 😊.
Also remember to come join us TODAY for communion… we’ll be serving drive-through communion today from 11:30-1:30. Drive around to the back of the church and I’ll meet you at the rear entrance. No need to get out of your car!
This is the 14th week of our devotions, and since we are opening back up next week, it will be our last! Thank you elders and staff for all the devotions you have supplied throughout this crazy time. We can’t wait to be together with you again.
Hang in there and remember to contact us if you need help.
In this together with you,
Jim Howard, pastor