COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

INFORMATION ON “LOVE THE NORTH” (Covid-19 Relief) FUND HERE

CHURCH OFFICE
The Church Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00.

THE PASTORS
We are here for you! If you have a need or a concern, don’t hesitate to call 715-634-4613 or email the pastors (addresses found here).
More updates including posts and videos by our pastors, are available on a daily basis here on our Facebook page.

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR CHAD:

Dear Church, 
 
We have two in-person worship services on Sunday mornings:

SundayS @ 9am & 10:30am
These two services are identical. Seating in the sanctuary is limited and spaced and when those seats are filled people will be directed to the Fireside Room with a live stream of the service. 
 
Online Services are held at 9am & 10:30am 
Online services will continue to gather on our livestream platforms: hwc.church, Facebook and YouTube. 
 
Thank you in advance for grace during this season, as there are some necessary adjustments to how we once traditionally gathered for worship. All of this is in an effort to respect and protect the health needs of those gathering alongside us. 
 
We recognize that opinions vary on what guidelines should be in place. Amidst diversity of ideas, please exhibit a spirit of Christlike patience and humility. These are days for the Body of Christ to unite. We have one enemy. It’s the evil one that has come to kill, steal, and destroy. We wage war against that enemy. We unite with all who fight that common opponent.
 
As we continue to face changes and challenges from the Coronavirus, it is likely that the times of deepest testing for us as a church body still lie ahead. How do we move forward in peace, love, and respect with such a broad spectrum of passionately held opinions on what is right? How can we maintain our witness as loving, mature believers, united by our faith in Christ, while still holding our opinions?
 
It is important DURING THIS SEASON that we revisit Biblical expectations of godly thought and actions. 
 
How do we, as a church body, handle differences?
 
There is a clear understanding that God’s ways are not our ways and no person is able to grasp all the factors in any given situation. Our knowledge is limited and often flawed. (Isaiah 55:8-9, I Corinthians 8:1-3) 
 
It takes all of us with our differing views, diverse opinions and unique gifting to make up the Body of Christ. While standing uncompromisingly to the authority of Scripture, we need the views of other believers to get any sense of the complete picture. (I Corinthians 12:12-26) 
 
We recognize our tendency to look past our own shortcomings. (Luke 6:41-42)
 
We commit ourselves to examining our own lives rather than looking at others. (II Corinthians 13:5) 
 
We appreciate the power of words. (Proverbs 15:1-2, James 3:6) 
 
We control the use of our tongues. (James 1:26) 
 
When we do speak, we do so graciously. (Ecclesiastes 10:12, Colossians 4:6) 
 
Whatever we do is done in deep humility for the betterment of others. (Philippians 2:3-8) 
 
The overarching motivation for all our thoughts, words and actions is love, (I Corinthians 13) …even toward those who mistreat us. (Matthew 5:44) 
 
Compelled by love, we are willing to sacrifice our liberties for the sake of others. (I Corinthians 8, 10:24, Philippians 2:4) 
 
This is a time of testing for the church. The enemy is poised and ready to pounce. The world is watching. We have the opportunity to demonstrate the selfless love of Christ. May God provide the humility and wisdom to show his glory in each of us.
 
Whether you choose to worship in person or online, take time this week to just thank God for seeing us through this very difficult, most unprecedented season. 
 
Warmly,
 
Chad McCallum
Lead Pastor | Hayward Wesleyan Church