COVID-19 - updates

Dear GCF Church Family,

In compliance and respect for the governor's request as well as the advice of healthcare specialists, we are temporarily suspending all physical gatherings .

This is not an act of fear, it is an act of faith, we are trusting God and trusting the legitimate authorities as they do what they feel led to do. As we comply, we are loving our neighbors. Church will still be happening, it will just be expressed a little differently. Think of this as a spiritual exercise, practical lessons in respecting authority, loving our neighbors and ministering to our community. During this time, it is very important to remain calm and prayerfully support those who are working diligently to lessen the impact of COVID-19. These precautions are being put in place nationally to help manage our healthcare system limited capacity, when faced with a possible sudden influx of patients needing acute care. This decision is also a reflection of our desire to be “good neighbors” and citizens of the community around us.

At this time GCF’s building will be closed until April 5. The elders will continue to evaluate the situation and do our best to keep the body informed as to when we will be able to again enjoy worshiping together. We will also be providing suggestions as to how each of us can help our neighbors and so preach the Gospel of Christ, not only with words but with actions as well.

We understand this can be an unsettling time, and it’s in times like these that we are so grateful for the relationships that we have within our church family as well as our online church resources. ‘www.gcfchurch.net’ ‘facebook.com/gcf.church’

Please reach out to your life-Group and people you see or sit near at church, let them know you are there to offer them support, encouragement, and prayer! Our hope is that our community would gather online, using social media tools, video chat or just give them a phone call to check on and encourage each other during this time that we can't meet face to face.

On Sundays at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm we intend to stream a personal word to the GCF body followed by a relevant message, I encourage you to watch with your family and share with friends so that they can join in too.

Hebrews 12:26-27 tells us that times of shaking will come but it also shows what is unshakable, our anchor in Christ. This time of instability is an opportunity for us to share with others the source of our peace and hope in this time when people are searching for peace and hope.

May God grant you His peace,

Calvin Bergsma

3-22-2020 - Service intro from Pastor Calvin