Dear Practicing Church,

As you know, we’re in a situation none of us have been in before and things are changing day by day. Our leadership team been praying and talking throughout this week, trying to discern how we can best navigate what is now a global pandemic. Even since my last email, we have seen more stringent prohibitions, school closures and church cancellations all across the nation. And here locally, in the city of Shoreline, they have closed City Hall, the Shoreline Library and have cancelled all meetings or gatherings over 10 people.

While it's true that we are a small community, we are very close to the epicenter of this outbreak and we want to be good citizens and do our part. That said, I believe it is wisdom to follow suit and to cease our in-person gatherings for at least the next two weeks. While I am hesitant to do this, [for those of you who know me, I am all about community and coming together] I believe that this is in the best interest of our community, helping to slow the spread of the virus and helping to protect our most vulnerable neighbors and healthcare workers.

However, we must remember that we are the church. Church is not a gathering or a building, but a community. And so we will continue to be the church. We will love God, one another and our neighbors! And we will will move our in-person gathering online to a community Zoom call where we will check in with one another, share our fears and our hopes, pray together and talk about how we can stay connected in this time. I hope that you all will join us!

Here is the Zoom Call information below.

If Zoom is new to you, no problem! We've got you covered! If you need help, please let us know! We want to stay connected!

What is Zoom?

An online conference call platform that lets you video call a group of people.

Do I need a laptop?

A laptop is preferable so you can see everyone, but you can also use your phone to call in.

I've never done this before. What do I do?

Watch this video to walk you through the steps.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Our Gathering (Virtually)
Time: Mar 15, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 157 869 218

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