Dear Tuscumbia First Family,
We find ourselves in uncharged times. COVID-19 has disrupted life as we’ve known it. The uncertainty has resulted in a run on groceries, paper supplies and cleaning supplies that far exceeds what we’ve witnessed preparing for snow or following tornadoes.
In times of uncertainty we need each other, but we are being told by health experts to avoid crowds and physical contact. As our Bishop said in her Monday email; “… most of us cannot remember a circumstance when during a time of crisis churches were asked to suspend worship services and meetings.” That is where we are. Our Bishop and the leadership of the Annual Conference have asked United Methodist Churches to “suspend in person worship and gatherings” for the next two week (March 16-30). This leads us to consider other ways to be the Church in these uncertain times.
As I shared Sunday, the scripture tells us; “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7; JB Phillips) I firmly believe this is still “Our Father’s World.” While we may not see each other in the manner we have, nothing can separate us from God’s loving presence. We live in His awesome love and power and He also gives us a “sound mind.”
We have been looking at ways to be the Church this time. Here are some ways we can still connect to one another and be the Church during this time.
Be assured, we are attempting to stay up on best faithful practices during this time. Some of these details may change. We will post updates on social media and here on the website. If you need your staff, don’t hesitate to contact me.
In Christ’s Love and Service,