From Pastor Steve Spence:
As we have discussed in recent weeks, it is important for us to remember Paul’s words in II Timothy 1:7, ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’ As this situation around the Coronavirus has continued to unfold, we must hold on to that truth.
However, Paul also writes in Romans chapter 13:1-2, ‘Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.’
The health and safety of our church family has always been a high priority at MillCity Church, and we also believe in submission to our local authorities and in partnership with our community and civic organizations.
At this time, the local and state government has recommended that any gathering greater than 250 people be cancelled. We are currently above that number and must exercise good judgement and consider the Leadership and Authority God has put over us.
Therefore, given the growing concern and doing our part to limit its spread, the Leadership of MillCity Church has decided to shift on-site Sunday services to online for March 15 and March 22. We are encouraging families to do Church at Home and to watch our live stream on www.millcityneenah.com and the MillCity Facebook and Instagram pages at 9:00 am these Sundays. The service will include a full (acoustic) worship set and a message. Midweek ministries will also be suspended, though we encourage you to gather with friends and other believers as you are able. I am confident that the Lord will honor this decision.
Additionally, in light of our decision to cancel live worship on Sunday, we have decided to postpone our Kid’s Equip Event tomorrow. We will be rescheduling that event and will communicate a new date when we decide on it.
If you are sick, home and/or feeling isolated, or in need, please remember to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to communicate as things unfold and will keep you updated any other information as if becomes available and if changes are made to these plans.
Finally, I want to encourage you again that God is in control and as a Believer in Jesus Christ, we have a hope and confidence in light of the uncertainties that we will face throughout our lives. This did not take our Lord by surprise and His Love for us is unchanged. With that confidence, He can use you to reach a world that is fearful and looking for answers. What an amazing opportunity we have right now. Let’s continue to be a Light in a world that desperately needs Jesus!