To the Radiance Family,
By this time, many of us have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Amidst all of the news on the spread of the coronavirus, it's natural for us to feel anxious and fearful. Our world seems like it is being turned upside down, and every one of us is dealing with the stress caused by these events in different ways. Some of us might be dealing with feelings of sadness and even depression, others might be angry, and still others might simply be in denial. Whatever you may be going through, our church is here for you, and I encourage you to reach out to myself or the staff and visit our Care page on our website. Additionally, I encourage all of us to find ways to support one another and serve our neighbors at this time. Visit our Outreach page to find ways to serve.
At this point, we know that the spread of the virus poses a significant threat to many, particularly those with underlying health issues. Within these more vulnerable groups, the fatality rate increases dramatically. Therefore, we will take all precautionary measures recommended by the CDC. To that end, I believe that it is our responsibility as a church to find alternate ways to meet for two main reasons:
1. Our shared compassion and concern for the well-being of the city and those at risk.
2. Compliance with Mayor London Breed's city ordinances to minimize large group gatherings to slow the spread of the virus.
For now, we will continue to meet in the following ways:
Sunday Service: Our website will be updated each week with our Sunday Service livestream video. Please join your community groups and virtually tune in at 10:30am to watch it together. If you're not currently in a community group, feel free to join our Sunday Welcome Zoom Room to get connected.
Prayer Meetings: We will continue our virtual Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings (8pm) and Friday Morning Prayer Meetings (8am) each week. If you have prayer requests, you can also send them to our prayer team.
Community Groups: All CGs will meet virtually over Zoom.
During these times of uncertainty, there can be a tendency to react out of fear, but the Scriptures remind us to respond positively from a position of power, love, and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7). As a church, I pray that we would respond from a place of trust in the Lord's sovereignty over our lives. In the weeks to come, we will be sending out more updates as things progress. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. May the Lord protect and bless you!
In His love,