IMPORTANT news from Advent!
We are Waiting to Return to Church right now, but Check out Ways to Connect!
|With an Abundance of Safety|
| NO LIVE/IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT THIS TIME. Unfortunately, this spike chart to the right does not represent people becoming believers in Christ, or even our stock market accounts, but it signifies that the numbers of Coronavirus cases in North Carolina is spiking. We hit our highest number of cases today (7/11), at 2462, and our 7 day rolling total is nearing 2000 cases per day. The virus is spreading and the numbers are significantly going the wrong direction. Keep praying!|
One of the main deciders of our returning to worship, with nearly half of Advent’s populous fitting the “High Risk” category, is the numbers of cases. Also, hospitals have not reached capacity yet, but it could be nearing. That said, our ACTS Group (Advent’s Coronavirus Team of Safety) has lovingly, cautiously and meticulously determined that there is NO DATE SET for us to meet in live/in-person worship at this time. We believe waiting is the prudent, caring, compassionate and loving thing to do.
Our ACTS Group meets on a an nearly week to week basis, and our next meeting will be with Church Council as well.
Should you have questions, please contact Dave Neely firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Scott email@example.com to discuss these.
Virtual Worship Services – We continue with our Virtual Worship Services online. An email will go out Sunday with our Worship Service. You may also check our YouTube Channel: Advent Lutheran Church Chapel Hill or take a look at the Website: www.AdventLutheranCH.org.
Join us this Wednesday “VIRTUALLY!” for our Bible Class – Join us on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. We are now looking at the Book of Judges.
Advent Lutheran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Bible Study
Time: July 15, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 879 0248 4098
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Meeting ID: 879 0248 4098
Contact me by email if you can’t get in! Pastor Scott
An opportunity for you – As one of God’s baptized children, He has given you special gifts to unwrap and use for His kingdom work. Through our new lay deacon training, you can be further prepared to use your God-given gifts and talents to serve in the Lord’s mission field right where you live, with the support of your pastor and the blessing of your congregation.
Link to the Southeastern District Lay Deacon Program Info
Helping Those in Need During CoVid-19 – We continue to reach out during this time and we have checked with PORCH (People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes). The best way to work with them as we are in this pandemic, is to go directly to their website: www.chapelhill.porchcommunities.org Then, click on the floating banner in red, which says Click here for how to help during COVID-19 crisis. They accept financial donations, they then safely provide to those who are in need of help. For non-perishable food donations, they are referring people to places we have worked with before, such as: Inter-faith Council For Social Services http://www.ifcweb.org and Orange Congregations In Mission www.ocimnc.org. Thanks for continued to care for our community!