Fresh Start Community Church 

 

Fresh Start Community Church exists to connect with people at their point of need and lead them to wholeness in Jesus Christ. We are a welcoming family of believers focused on growing in our relationship with God, reaching out to others, and helping them find their fullness in Him.

 
 
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Message from Pastor Brian 
 
 
 

Fresh Start and the CoronaVirus

4/24/20 

Fresh Start Family, 

It has been a very interesting time that we have been living in.  We have all had to adapt to a new way of doing life that was outside of our comfort zone.  The good news as always is that we haven’t had to do it alone.  God is with us.  He has offered us hope and support as well as opportunities to still be blessed and to bless others.  We need to be praising God every day for His new mercies. 

As we have adjusted to this way of life, it is time to make changes again.  Our state and national leaders have given some guidelines to allow for reopening.  These are laid out in phases that can be located on our government website.  We have met with our staff and leadership council and have created our own phases of reopening Fresh Start following the guidelines laid out by our government leaders.  Now, I want to be perfectly clear that we are going to follow and enforce the guidelines that we have decided upon for each phase to make sure we are in compliance as well as the need to protect you our wonderful church family.  With that being said, we ask that you read over and share these guidelines and expectations and follow them as we begin to open back up.   

The first guideline we want to be sure to express is that if you are sixty-five or older, sick, or have a history of illness we want to encourage you to stay home and continue to worship with us online.  This also goes for anyone who has concerns about getting out and about too early.  We encourage you to stay home as well. We will only be offering Sunday mornings and Celebrate Recovery on Tuesday evenings during the Phase one process. 

Starting May 3 until the Governor issues phase two, these will be the following guidelines for Sunday mornings: 

  1. We will have two services available at 9 am and 10:30 am.  This will allow us to practice safe social distancing.
  2. Masks will be required for each individual that attends the service and will need to be worn for the duration of being in the building.
  3. There will not be Sunday school nor donuts or coffee provided.
  4. There will be no childcare provided under the guidelines of the State mandate. Children will need to be with their parents for the duration of the time in the building.
  5.  Social distancing rules will be enforced by having every other row available for seating and a minimum of two seats between family groups.
  6. We will have everyone enter through the front doors and then exit by row through the Fireside room door.  
  7. We will do a quick sanitization of the sanctuary in between services.
  8. Tithe boxes will be provided for those who would prefer to give in person rather than online.

 

This may be the only time in history you will hear a pastor say that it will be okay with me if we have a very small attendance during the phase one opening.  We want to honor God first and foremost and provide a safe experience for our Fresh Start Family.  We ask for patience and understanding as we navigate this reopening and we hope that we can move to Phase 2 quickly and onward from there.  If we all do our part and trust the Lord then I expect we can see light at the end of this challenging time.  Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or concerns and please continue to join us online as we grow, serve, and invest in the Kingdom of God.  Be blessed and know you are loved.

 

In His Service, 

Pastor Brian Marlett

Lead Pastor

 

 
 
 
 
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