Posted: MARCH 11
I’d like to update you on what’s happening at Discovery as we navigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pierce County and beyond.
Today, Governor Jay Inslee issued a ban on public gatherings and events of more than 250 people in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. As a result, Discovery will not host regularly scheduled weekend services for the next two weeks. This decision is not made out of fear but out of love and considerate prayer. We must do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Even though we are not able to gather together in large groups physically, thankfully, technology still allows us to gather remotely. We will begin live-streaming services via Facebook, this Sunday, March 15 at 9:15 am.
We hope to be able to resume meeting together as soon as possible. In the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshipping together in our homes with family & friends. And the best part is you can still invite someone to join you! If you’ll be watching Facebook live, we encourage you to share it on your feed or start a Facebook watch party.
Additionally, we are suspending other scheduled large group events for the next 2 weeks. This includes Fusion Youth Group (3/11), the Campus Launch Interest Meeting (3/15), and the All In Dinner Experience (3/24). We will evaluate this decision week to week, as well as provide alternative ways for you to grow closer to God and each other.
While the impacts of the coronavirus mean some changes to our daily lives, the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people have not been put on hold and we must continue to care for those around us. Stay tuned for some unique ways to serve our congregation and community during this time.
Even though we’re not gathering in-person for worship services, we still have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by connecting, praying, and giving back to God through our website.
Through these changing circumstances, the power of God has not changed. The truth of Scripture has not changed. The hope of Jesus has not changed. Our mission as a church has not changed. Let us not give in to fear. Rather, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and the perfecter of our faith.
Praying with you —
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