Dear Church Family,
After considerable discussion, today we have decided to cancel all live-services and all on-campus programing for the next two weeks. While we understand this comes as a disappointment for many of our church family members, we made this difficult decision in a spirit of faith, rather than fear. With the recent guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, gatherings of no more than 50 for the next eight weeks, we have decided it better to err on the side of caution and listen to the advice of public health officials. We have the responsibility to our church family, to protect their health and safety. We have the responsibility to the Topeka community, to help minimize the impact of the virus among at-risk populations.
So, here is what we plan to do to continue leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ:
In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be quite apparent if we under-reacted or did too little.
Please know your pastoral staff is here to assist you in any way possible. Trust God, continue to make wise decisions and watch how God works in our changing world.
Your Pastoral Staff,
L. D. Holmes
Notes from the Staff @The Woods