Staying Connected To the Body
As you are probably already aware, we are unable meet together physically for many reasons at this time. First, we have been asked to not gather together in groups larger than 10 people. Secondly, we usually meet at Skyline Middle School, which is currently closed to everyone, for our Sunday morning service.
Thankfully, we have access to some tools that the early church didn't have. Here's what we're doing:
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday morning sermons will be posted on our website, as you can see on the right, as well as our YouTube channel by 9:30am each Sunday. We encourage you to watch them during normal Sunday service time – 10am to 11:15am – to help maintain some normalcy in your schedule. Know that the rest of our Eastside family is singing, praying, and hearing God's Word at the same time.
We are encouraging all of our small groups to use Google Hangouts, Zoom, or another video conferencing platform of your choice. This way we can continue to meet through this time of social distancing. We encourage you to meet with your video camera on, if possible, because it's good to see each other's faces. We know it's not the same as meeting in person, but we're working with what we got.
We are also experimenting with forming some digital small groups for those not yet in a small group. If you have additional questions about small groups – joining one, meeting digitally, etc. – please contact us.
We encourage you to continue your tithing and SENT campaign gifts by giving online, through the app, or by mailing a check to the church office at 320 S Main St, Ste 3A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
While we are unable to meet at Skyline Middle School, we encourage you to spend time with your children reading the planned scripture for each Sunday and focus on the take-home point for the week.
This week's Lessons (March 29nd)
- It is the 5th Sunday of this month, so children would have joined their parents in worship this week. We encourage you to watch worship as an entire family this Sunday!
Kids Club at Meriwether Hills will resume when Harrisonburg City Schools resume. Please pray for the children and their families during these challenging times.
Based on the directive of the Va Governor, we will not be gathering for prayer times or The Collective until at least April 24. Please continue to pray for our college students and campuses, even though we can’t meet together in person!