COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

As you all are probably aware, our governor has issued a #SaferAtHome order to protect ourselves, our friends, our neighbors, and our communities from the coronavirus outbreak.

After prayerful discernment, we have decided to pause our Sunday Services and will be shifting our weekend worship experience entirely online – more on that below. 

Our church office is now closed. Additionally, all events and activities that are scheduled to be held at our church facility have been paused for this period of time. That said, at present, Ruby’s Pantry and Simon’s Surplus food distributions will continue.

Recognizing the size and demographic of our community, it is our hope to resume Sunday worship services in person on Mother’s Day, May 10. Please know that this is a tentative conclusion, one that is driven by the realities we will encounter in the days to come. 

Church is still happening even though our in-person services are closed! 

In times like these, we are so grateful for the ability to livestream our service via Facebook and we are working hard this week on expanding the ability to livestream to other platforms as well.

If you have not ‘liked’ our Hayward Wesleyan Church Facebook page we encourage you to do so today by clicking this link https://www.facebook.com/haywardwesleyan/

We will be communicating further in the coming days regarding times that services will be broadcast. 

Additionally, over the next few weeks, we will be adding more live updates to our Facebook feed. These updates may include an inspiring message, time to connect with God through music or even an activity for the kids! 

We hope that our community will continue to find meaningful ways to connect even when it’s difficult to gather together in this season!

We are very mindful of the demographics of our church family and our first concern is protection. That said, we have a deep trust in God. My Uncle Phil who pastors a church north of Seattle shared 1 Peter 5:6-7 with me. He reminded me that trusting God with what we know about your lives today, involves trusting Him with what we don’t know about our lives tomorrow. 

In this season, God is calling us to humble ourselves and trust Him with our anxieties knowing that He genuinely cares for us. As His people, He also invites us to lift the weak and vulnerable amongst us, paying careful attention to those who are impacted the most. 

Throughout this season, we want to serve you well. Our mission of connecting every life to Jesus continues. We understand this is an unsettling time for our community. If we can pray with you and support you in any way, please give us a call at (715) 634-4613. You can also text prayer requests to this number: 218-409-7508.

Warmly,

Chad McCallum Lead Pastor