Hear from Keith Comp as he brings the latest update – April 2, 2020

 Wentzville Christian Church COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2020

 

Happy Thursday everyone! I would have given this update yesterday, but since it was April Fool’s Day, I thought it might be a better idea for today! I know there are lots of challenges for all of us right now and we continue to pray and want to encourage you to stay strong.  Thank you so much for walking with Jesus, being his hands and his feet to others in the midst of the crisis! Thank you for joining us online on Sundays and throughout the week and thank you for continuing to generously give to WCC.

As you know, the federal government and our local school systems are continuing their plans for social distancing and we will do the same. Lots of ideas are thrown our way each week about how to bring people together, but they end up creating some of the same issues that would potentially spread the virus, so we are staying the course with online services and encouraging groups to use a variety of options and online resources to continue to meet. Right now, unless something changes, we will continue this plan until April 27th.

The Elders and our staff want to let you know that if you need prayer or need to talk with someone, we want to be there for you.  We are keeping the office open throughout the week with a smaller number of staff each day, but we are available…shoot us an email or text or call us during office hours if you need something.

Easter Sunday, April 12…please invite people to watch our online services as we celebrate the resurrection and share the gospel! Thanks again for having a passion for Jesus, the Bible, the Church and Others…we love you and are praying for you all! 

  • WEEKEND WORSHIP SERVICES – We will continue to livestream our weekend worship services and share God’s Word on Sundays at 9am and 10:30am. Until further notice, we will be ONLINE ONLY: visit wentzvillecc.org to livestream, give online, and see important updates. Both live services can also be viewed on our Facebook page which allows for comments, questions, and engagement with others.
  • ON-CAMPUSWe are suspending all on-campus gatherings on WCC’s campus until April 27. No exceptions. The WCC Office will remain open throughout the week for business, pastoral, and benevolence needs. Our pastors are always available if you need to talk, pray, or address concerns.
  • OFF-CAMPUS – Life Groups, 246 Groups, and others will discuss the best way to continue to stay engaged. Some are choosing to continue meeting in person, some are using online tools, and others may choose to suspend gatherings.

     

  • RESOURCES – Our NextGen Team and Discipleship Team will be sharing lessons, devotionals, games, and other activities you and your family can use to grow and connect with God.These will be sent via social media and email. 

These decisions will remain in place until April 27, 2020. WCC Leadership will be monitoring our situation and we will keep you updated with further decisions.

Remember our BIG THREE!!

  1. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
  2. Be the hands and feet of Jesus!
  3. Engage WCC through our livestream and through online giving! Stay connected!

Hear from Keith Comp, our Senior Minister. More information is below.

Wentzville Christian Church COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020

 

While our community and country continue to face unprecedented challenges dealing with COVID-19, we join in their concern and effort to protect and prevent the spread of the virus, especially to those who are high-risk due to age or health concerns. In light of the recent developments and recommendations from the CDC, and in coordination with our local government, we will enact the following:
 
WEEKEND WORSHIP SERVICES – We will continue to livestream our weekend worship services and share God’s Word on Sundays at 9am and 10:30am. Until further notice, we will be ONLINE ONLY: visit wentzvillecc.org to livestream, give online, and see important updates. Both live services can also be viewed on our Facebook page which allows for comments, questions, and engagement with others.
 
ON-CAMPUSWe are suspending all on-campus gatherings on WCC’s campus, effective today. No exceptions. The WCC Office will remain open throughout the week for business, pastoral, and benevolence needs. Our pastors are always available if you need to talk, pray, or address concerns.
 
OFF-CAMPUS – Life Groups, 246 Groups, and others will discuss the best way to continue to stay engaged. Some are choosing to continue meeting in person, some are using online tools, and others may choose to suspend gatherings.
 
CONNECTION & CARE – This is going to be a difficult time for all of us. We want to reiterate that the office and staff will be available during office hours. Obviously this could change, but even if the office needs to close, our staff will be available. We also hope to reach out through group leaders, team leaders, and other means to make sure everyone is doing “okay”. If you need prayer or need to talk with a pastor throughout this time, please contact us at info@wentzvillecc.org.
 
RESOURCES – Our NextGen Team and Discipleship Team will be sharing lessons, devotionals, games, and other activities you and your family can use to grow and connect with God.These will be sent via social media and email. 

 

For now, these decisions will remain in place until April 6, 2020. WCC Leadership will be monitoring our situation and we will keep you updated with further decisions.

 

Remember our BIG THREE!!

 

  1. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
  2. Be the hands and feet of Jesus!
  3. Engage WCC through our livestream and through online giving! Stay connected!

 

-Keith Comp, Senior Minister

 Wentzville Christian Church COVID-19 Update

March 14, 2020

 
Out of love and concern for our community, the leadership of Wentzville Christian have decided to suspend “face-to-face” gatherings of over 250 people on our campus this weekend. Sunday morning services are being moved to ONLINE ONLY on Sunday, March15, 2020. We want to encourage you to participate in our livestream service at 9AM and a Facebook “Watch Party” at 10:30AM. Our Senior Minister, Keith Comp, will be participating in the Watch Party and is inviting you to ask questions pertaining to the message.
 
Because of the fluid nature of the situation our community and country are in, we are not ready to communicate decisions about future services and events at this time. Smaller gatherings and ministries will continue as planned until further notice. 
 
Please look for emails, Facebook posts, and our website for information regarding smaller gatherings and events.
 
We will miss seeing one another this weekend, but we hope you are able to join us for our online services. Here’s how to do that:
 
The 9am service is available via live stream at wentzvillecc.org/live.
You can watch live at 9am and join a Watch Party at 10:30am on our facebook page.
After the 9am service, it can be viewed anytime at wentzvillecc.org/wccsermons.
Online giving can be done at wentzvillecc.org/give.
 

 Wentzville Christian Church COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020

 

As we continue to track developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that the public health and safety concerns are of vital importance to us. We are being very intentional to ensure clean, sanitary, and safe environments for people to meet and worship God. While we realize no public environment is 100% safe, we are taking every precaution and safety measure possible. We have enhanced our already-thorough cleaning procedures and the following recommendations and precautions will be in place to ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone:

  • If you or your kids are symptomatic, please stay home and get well.
  • If you are in the “high-risk” zone based on age or pre-existing conditions, make the best decision and one that you are comfortable making. We support you in whatever decision you make. See below how to remain engaged while at home.
  • Please wash your hands before and after services.
  • Please cover your sneeze/cough with a tissue or crook of your arm. 
  • We will use respectful caution with our personal interactions by avoiding handshakes and hugs. Instead, we encourage an elbow or fist bump, a wave, or the Holy Head-nod. 
  • Our facility will go through a deep cleaning, including all children’s classrooms, toys, restrooms, and various touch points (doorknobs, handles, water faucets, handrails, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in convenient locations. 

It is important that we continue to meet as a body of believers and it is our desire that you feel safe in doing so. However, we encourage you to make the best decision for you and your family. For those who need to stay home for any reason, we encourage you to stay engaged. 

 

Both the 9am and 10:30am services are available via live stream at wentzvillecc.org/live or on our facebook page and online giving can be done at wentzvillecc.org/give.

 

A sister church said it this way:

The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities, yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening. Please join us in prayer for those who are affected by this illness as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.

In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.