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March 14, 2 p.m.
Dear First Pres Family,
Last night, Governor Brian Kemp said, “At this time it is appropriate for faith-based organizations to consider cancellation of public events and services.” In accordance with our already implemented protocols, this governmental recommendation pushes us to the next level of our plan and we are making the decision to move to live streaming only of services beginning tomorrow. Effective immediately we are suspending live worship services and all on-campus activities, including nurseries and Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Bible studies, outreach activities, and any other programming ,whether during the week or on Sunday. Decisions about off-campus Bible studies will be addressed through communication to come.
Tomorrow, we will live stream our morning service at 10 a.m., and our evening service at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to watch from your homes at those times, so that even remotely, our hearts can be joined in worship together.
We are going to release a video message later today with more information about this decision and details of ministry plans through virtual platforms and through decentralized parish connections. That video link will be sent out through email, and will be accessible from our website home page and through our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13
With Love in Christ,
Mike Hearon, Lead Pastor
John Barrett, Executive Pastor
Dan Boone, M.D., Elder and Safety & Security Team Member