Update from Bishop Leeland and the Cabinet Regarding "Drive-In Worship"
March 31, 2020
Update from the Bishop and Cabinet
30:19b, "I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days"
Dear Colleagues in Ministry,
With the implementation of the state-wide “Stay at Home” order, the Cabinet has received several questions regarding “drive-in worship,” where people come and worship in the church parking lot in their cars. While we honor the desire to gather for worship in whatever ways might be possible, we believe that holding a “drive-in” service is counter to what the Governor is asking of us all. It both encourages people to leave their homes and could easily violate the restriction of no more than 10-person gatherings that has been mandated. Thus, we encourage you not to offer such services at this time. We know that such a decision will be received reluctantly by some. However, our hope and prayer is that you might embrace it as a way the Church is seeking to save lives, a sacrifice on our part for the good of the whole. We continue to undergird you all with love and care.
The Bishop and Cabinet of WNCC
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