Dear Hoffmantown Church Family,
As you know, your leadership and staff have been continually monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 virus. Since my initial statement, the number of confirmed cases has risen, APS has closed public schools for the next 3 weeks, and the President has declared a national emergency. In the interest of prevention and protecting our church family and community, especially those who are 60 and above, we’ve decided to shift our Sunday service to an online format for tomorrow. This decision was not made lightly and comes after much prayer, deliberation, and counsel. This doesn’t mean we are canceling church; we still want to encourage you to join us tomorrow at 9:30am online, via www.hoffmantown.online or Facebook Live (facebook.com/hoffmantown), for a time of worship, prayer for our nation, and a message from God’s Word. You can also worship through giving here: www.hoffmantownchurch.org/give. If you’ve not done this before, please see the instructions below for how you can join us online. If you’re unable to tune in at 9:30am, you can watch the service after it’s uploaded to our website here: www.hoffmantownchurch.org/messages.
While gathering with the saints is a Biblical and essential part of our Christian life, we recognize that this is an unprecedented situation and one that calls for wisdom and prudence for how best to minister to and take care of our church family and community. Because this is an ever-changing situation, please continue to check your email and hoffmantownchurch.org/coronavirus for updates on our plans regarding moving forward and in-person gatherings.
Lastly, let’s continue to be the church. Our pastors and staff will continue to be here for you in the days ahead and encourage you to continue being the church for each other and our community, as well. Remember that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of one of power, love, and self-control.” (2 Tim.1:7) In the face of uncertainty, we can depend upon and rest in His steadfast love and faithfulness. Also continue to pray for our church, community, and nation during this extraordinary time.
Pastor David Hopkins
On behalf of the Pastors and Elders