Restoration & Praise
Christian Fellowship Center
CHURCH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS UPDATE
We're closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and will keep you posted on any changes and updates for the church here and on the church's Facebook page.
CONGREGATIONAL UPDATE | March 29, 2020
For those without Facebook, but want to access live broadcasts of the church's Worship Services and Bible Studies, please go to the Virtual Church page on this website or visit Restoration-Praise-CFC.freeonlinechurch.com to tune in.
CONGREGATIONAL UPDATE | March 27, 2020
Hi Saints and Friends,
We hope you're doing well during this time and trusting God every step of the way! First Lady and I are constantly praying for you. I know this temporary “new normal” has proved to be challenging in some ways, but I’ve also found that it’s shown us how resilient we can be when we have to.
We look forward to the day we can all gather together again in worship and some have asked if we think the church will reopen by Resurrection Sunday (Easter). I wish I could answer that question at this time, but can only pray and say that I do remain hopeful that it'll be sooner than later. Should we not be able worship together at the church on Resurrection Sunday, I still want us to honor the Lord on this day with the same enthusiasm we would have given at the church. With this in mind, I’m encouraging you and your family to dress up in your Sunday Best as you attend the church’s virtual Resurrection Sunday Worship Service and take pictures to share online. When you post the pictures, TAG the church’s Facebook page or make the church the virtual location of your photo so we all can see you and be encouraged by your support!
Also, if your child received a Resurrection/Easter Speech before the crisis, please feel free to have them perform their speech in their Sunday Best and post that as well on the church’s Facebook page! We would love to see them! By the way, speeches are still available to be emailed or sent to you by text if you'd like your youth to do this; just click here to send an emailed request.
Thank you in advance for helping us bring peace and hope to an anxious and stressed world! We're appreciative of you keeping the faith during these difficult and unusual times, for checking on one another to ensure everyone is okay, and for all you do in the name of the Lord. Remember to protect yourself, follow the CDC guidelines in response to the virus, and wash your hands and sanitize frequently. We will get through this, and I believe we're going to be better than ever before. Keep the faith and trust God!
Pastor M.T. Brown
CONGREGATIONAL UPDATE | March 21, 2020
Worship Services will be held online until further notice. Join us at 11 am Sunday via FaceBook Live or Conference Call: 1-800-250-2600 - Access Code: 566 57 673. Please note: This is a new and different conference call number than previously used for Bible Study earlier this week.
CONGREGATIONAL UPDATE | March 16, 2020
Members and Friends,
As you know, this country is facing a Pandemic with the COVID-19 Coronavirus spreading across the nation. As such, we all find ourselves having to restrict our movements to help slow and stop the transmission of the virus. I’d like to take this opportunity to give you an update on the church’s plan to continue worshipping the Lord and serving during this public health crisis.
First, everyone is urged to take precautions regarding their health during this outbreak. Its important to us that you all remain well, especially those with underlying health conditions and those listed in the known susceptible groups for this virus. Have faith and use wisdom as we encounter this in our community.
New CDC guidance came out today encouraging the public to avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more. We will honor this request and (effective March 18) move to hosting our worship services online until further notice. All events have been postponed as well until further notice. We hope to reschedule soon!
As a community-based church and faith-based organization, we want to be a responsible community partner and do what is best as fellow citizens. Plus, the Bible tells us we should follow our faith AND respect government authority (Romans 13:1-7).
Our plan is to use Facebook Live and YouTube Live and our church conference call number during our regular service times to live stream worship. We hope this will make it easy for members and visitors alike to still find us during the temporary closure. Come back to this page and our Facebook page as often as desired to receive updates and new information. We want you to stay connected to the Word of God and our church family as much as possible!
Since we won't meet in person until this public health crisis is clear, we encourage you to support the church through your online donations. Should you desire to support the church this way, please give electronically via PayPal; just click the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Thank you in advance for supporting the church during these uncertain times.
Again, have faith AND use wisdom, and don’t become fearful. God is still in control and we can stand on His holy word. This is something we’ve never seen or experienced before, and reminds us just how fragile those things we depend on daily can be, but we can trust God!
PRAY ALWAYS and be encouraged knowing that our God is more than able and capable of bringing us out alright!
Pastor M.T. Brown
CHURCH ONLINE & CONFERENCE CALL ACTIVITIES
Below is the amended church schedule until we return to the Sanctuary:
Church Main Conference Call Line: 1-800-250-2600 - Access Code: 566 57 673