In an effort to honor the need to limit large group gatherings and to exercise extreme caution in light of growing concerns about COVID-19, we have made the following decisions.
We will not gather for Sunday worship services or Life Groups on campus, but we invite you to join us online!
We will continue to assess the situation and will communicate a decision regarding our future worship gatherings.
We encourage you to use our online giving option for your tithes and offerings, however, the giving drop box and digital giving kiosk will be available in the Church Office during weekday office hours.
WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
As this time, we feel it is in the best interest of our Warren family and our guests to cancel all weekly gatherings and activities on campus until further notice. The Warren Sports and Fitness Center will be closed until further notice.
Coming Soon! Look for information and digital resources for PreK-Adults to use at home while our weekday discipleship activities are suspended on campus.
COMMUNICATION & PRAYER:
We recognize that this is a dynamic situation with constant new information and updates. If we have to communicate any last-minute decisions or changes, we will provide updates here, warrenbaptist.org/update, as well as on social media.
At this time the Church Office will remain open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM.
The coronavirus is creating many unknowns. Each of us has more questions, uncertainties, and anxieties than we imagined we would. This is a great time to remember we worship a mighty God who is not taken by surprise by what shocks us. The Lord, who works all things together for good for those who are called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28) is calling us to stand as examples of salt, light, and peace in a fearful culture. Today is the day to live out our faith without fear or trembling.
While we do not know what will happen as this situation changes, we do know that we can, and must pray.
As we look to the days and weeks ahead would you join us in prayer?
Ask God, in his mercy, to stem the tide of this growing pandemic, not only in our community, but in cities around the world.
Pray that those who are called to address this crisis (particularly medical professionals and those in positions of authority) would be equipped to handle new cases with wisdom and compassion.
Pray that local churches would lead the way in exhibiting a spirit of trust in God and love for others.
Pray for our overseas missionaries, that they would act as God's ambassadors, continuing to offer the hope of the Gospel.
REACHING OUR COMMUNITY:
In a time of uncertainty and fear, we can be a light of hope. While God has not given us a spirit of fear, he has called us to love our church family, our neighbors, and to contribute to the welfare of our community. We are actively discussing the best ways to love both our community and our people in this time.
This is an opportunity for you to love your neighbors in need. If you are available to help them, let them know.
Let's be faithful in this moment to be the hands and feet of Christ caring for the sick and pointing people to ultimate hope in him.
PREVENTION AND CARE:
During this time, we are asking you to help stop the spread of the virus in the following ways:
1. Stay at home when you or a family member are sick.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
3. Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your arm.
4. Get in the habit of NOT touching your face so often.
5. Forgo shaking hands for a wave or a friendly smile.
6. If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can find a way to help, pray for everyone involved and take any necessary precautions here at Warren.