Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Church Family,

I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that our leadership is praying for you and encourage you that nothing that is happening in our world has taken our Father in Heaven by surprise. Our Elders met this evening to discuss the new information that has been presented regarding COVID-19. We had made plans to meet at The Hill Church in response to the closure of the school. Since our initial response, Governor Dewine has issued an executive order banning all gatherings of groups over 100 people. Additionally, today, President Trump declared a state of national emergency. 

Though Governor Dewine's executive order was not binding for churches, our Elders deemed it prudent to cancel all activities for the coming week. This includes Sunday's service, all Life Groups, Ladies Bible Study, and all other activities. We will evaluate the situation next week and share further information as we have it.  

This Monday evening, we will have a meeting with some of our leadership to discuss ministry plans moving forward. We believe strongly that our current situation provides a unique opportunity for Bridge Bible Church to shine. Our desire is to continue to putting hands and feet on the Gospel message.

We are asking the members of our congregation to do the following:

We will communicate ongoing plans as we have them. I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your pastor. I believe Bridge's brightest days are yet to come.

Serving Him Together,

Pastor Dave