Concerning COVID 19...
Northside’s Updated Statement on Coronavirus/COVID-19 as of 3/13/2020:
As the coronavirus outbreak has continued to evolve, our leadership has been monitoring the situation, evaluating information from state officials and from healthcare professionals. Our team has concluded that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all in-person church activities, including Sunday School and our 10:45 AM Worship Service. Instead, we encourage everyone to join us online at 10:45 AM on Sunday for a live stream of worship via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nschristianchurch/ We anticipate this arrangement to remain in place throughout the next three weeks while the public schools are also dismissed. At that time, we will reevaluate the situation to determine appropriate next steps.
We invite you to join with us in taking communion during the online worship service. This can be done with supplies you have in your own home, or you may pick up individual communion supplies at NCC on Saturday from 10 AM to Noon.
The grace of giving will continue to be essential as ever as our congregation is faced with the demands of serving and ministering in an entirely new way. There are two ways you can give during this time period. The simplest way is to set up regular giving online at https:// www.nschristianchurch.org/donate (Donate Tab Above). Contributions may also be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to: Northside Christian Church P.O. Box 1344 Georgetown, KY 40324
We will maintain regular communication with everyone via the church Facebook page, church website (https://www.nschristianchurch.org/), Nic’s Notes (our weekly email), and phone/text. To be added to the Nic’s Notes weekly email, please go to https://www.nschristianchurch.org/ nic-s-notes. To be added to our phone message or text message list, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 502-863-3211. Please keep us updated on prayer needs and concerns. Please call the church office at 502-863-3211 or email us at email@example.com to do so.
We strongly encourage our church family to take advantage of various tools to maintain connection with one another. Social media, calling, and texting are tremendous modern tools for that purpose. Even mailing cards and letters can be meaningful. Now is a great time to download the YouVersion Bible app to your device and start a bible reading plan. Use RightNow Media to stream bible study videos for you and your whole family. Email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive free access to this amazing service right in your home.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.
If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. We’d love to talk with you about Him (502-863-3211, email@example.com). And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.
In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):
• Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
• Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
• Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
• Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.
See you online this Sunday at 10:45 AM!