While the state guidelines have allowed us to meet again for a few weeks, we continue to take cautious steps towards resuming our life together as a congregation. For the present, we will resume meeting at 9am for Sunday morning worship. These meetings will be held outside in the area behind the church. We will maintain social distancing, and masks may be used at your discretion. Knowing that this option will not work for everyone, we will continue to offer the home worship guide, though the sermon may not be posted until after the service on Sunday morning.
Caring for One Another
I encourage you to continue connecting with one another and taking the initiative to encourage one another. If you are struggling, connect with your Community Group or get in touch with the pastor. As our ability to meet with one another in various contexts increases, we want to be careful and responsible while also growing in our love for God and one another!
As we are not meeting routinely on Sunday morning, we also wanted to take a moment to remind you to give. At a time when we see people hoarding – trying to protect and preserve themselves – God has called us to instead be generous. He has entrusted this earth and all that is in it to us, but it is, ultimately, His! The Father gave what was most precious to Him, His own Son, in order to die for our sins. He has given to us abundantly beyond all that we could possibly ask or imagine! He is a benevolent and generous Giver! So, we give.
First, we want to remind you to continue your regular giving to The Quechee Church. This supports the ongoing work and ministry here in the Upper Valley and around the world through our missions support.
Second, please consider giving to our Benevolence Fund, which supports local community care, both inside and outside the church. This is vitally important right now! As we see needs sprouting up around the community, we want to be positioned to extend a loving hand of support to those in need.
In this strange and tumultuous time, let us refresh ourselves on our foundational commitments as a church!
We value displaying the beauty of the gospel, both individually and corporately.
Evangelism is not simply one thing we do, but it permeates everything we do. It is who we are. We treat non-Christians with respect, remembering what it is like not to believe. We treat non-Christians with hope, remembering what a grace-miracle our own faith is. We consider virtually every public event – video conferencing too – to be something we do “before the nations” (Psalm 67), and we expect to be “overheard” by many friends who do not believe or who don’t know what they believe. We seek not only to equip and motivate every member into an evangelistic life-style but also corporately to display the gospel in the way we live together before the watching world (Matthew 5:14-16).