As a church we want to keep you informed regarding a number of decisions we are making in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We want to be careful not to overreact and at the same time be a responsible organization that cares about you and the health of our community. With that in mind, we are canceling this Sunday’s live services and will be moving our Sunday morning services online (tune in this Sunday morning through our Facebook Live feed, YouTube page, or following the links on the homepage of our website). Our plans for future Sundays will be decided on a week-by-week basis. We will keep you informed through our website and social media.
We know it is easy to get caught up on Coronavirus numbers and maps, but we want to remember that each reported case of the virus has behind it a person – a family – a community that Jesus loves. This hits especially close to home for those of us who have loved ones who are at a significantly higher risk to the effects of COVID-19. As a church we are all in this together. We know that we have a diversity of specific opinions and ideas, but our hope is that the response we choose reflects God’s love for the most vulnerable. For us, love clarifies in uncertain times, and we want our response to lead with love.
Here’s what you can do to help:
• Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Stay up to date with us online and through social media for ways to stay involved and connected. We may not be meeting in-person at Bullard on Sunday mornings, but we are still called to be the Church, the hands and feet of Jesus in our world. Be on the lookout for creative ways that we can keep loving God and loving people together!
• Canceling our Sunday experiences creates other challenges for Prodigal, including financial. We will still incur most of our ongoing expenses. You can help us stay in a healthy financial state by continuing to give to our church at prodigalchurchfresno.com/give. Thank you for your generosity to our church!
• Reflect Jesus! In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
We look forward to seeing you online tomorrow!
Grace and peace!