Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The main question for some members this week is when will we reopen? We will reopen slowly. We are strategically planning for the safety and health of all staff, members and guests. Therefore we will continue our virtual only worship services during the month of June.
Our process is to first get our staff back in place gradually and safely in order to continue to service the needs of the church. We are refining our practices to ensure the health and safety of all who enter onto Rhema’s campus. Our desire is to maintain and continually improve upon the quality of the worship experience whether virtual or live. We are also exploring ways to safely minister to our children and youth as we re-enter the live church experience. When these factors are addressed we slowly reopen.
One of the top three most contagious spaces are choirs. As we have been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as it relates to mass gatherings and places of worship we want to be sure when we reopen for worship that our re-entry is without incident. There are numerous examples of this virus spreading amongst congregations and choirs. Therefore we are leaning into the voice of the Lord during this season in order to discern whenit will be safefor our congregants to gather again in large gatherings.When our quality of in person worship is the same or exceeds the quality of ouronline worship, then we will slowly reopen.
We will keep you updated weekly and give you a status report on June22, 2020 with our next steps on reopening and updates on our progress. As we continue church ONLINE ONLY please be reminded that all weekend services will continue to be streamed during at normal service times: Saturday @ 6pm, Sunday @ 8am and 11am. The RCC Leadership will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and will determine whether in person gatherings will need to be extended beyondJune 30th. We are remaining agile during this time as you are aware things are changing rapidly.
Our desire and prayer for you is: “We’re the best of friends and I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health – that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul! 3 John 2 (The Message Bible)
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Rhema at Home
Are you looking for hope? Do you need assistance? Do you have questions about how Rhema Christian Center is handling this situation, especially surrounding in-person gatherings? Check out the options below.
The COVID Care Line is available to anyone in Ohio who needs to speak with a counselor. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all calls are confidential – 1-800-720-9616.
WHY IS RHEMA CHANGING WEEKEND SERVICES?
The change to online weekend church services is solely a precautionary effort to get in front of the potential spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in larger gatherings. Rhema has a responsibility to our attendees and community to maintain their safety. While in-person weekend services are not being held, we’ll continue to offer online opportunities each weekend.
HOW LONG WILL RHEMA BE CLOSED FOR SERVICES AND EVENTS?
In our last update, Bishop shared that in-person weekend services at Rhema will be cancelled and held online until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the situation and stay apprised of Governor DeWine’s decisions and mandates. We will continue to update our community and the website regularly as decisions are made. Please be sure to check back regularly; we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
WHEN CAN I ACCESS RHEMA CHURCH SERVICES?
Our Rhema live streams will be available every Saturday at 6pm & Sundays at 8am and 11am.
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ASSISTANCE “SEARCH ENGINE” THROUGH OHIO HEALTH
Ohio Health as created a “search engine” option for you to seek out any kind of assistance you may need during COVID19. The search is not limited to Ohio. CLICK HERE to access.
Action for Children is helping to resource families with childcare options during this time. To contact them directly, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANKLIN COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST
CLICK HERE to access US Together’s listing of resources for families seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLICK HERE for a list of resources divided by area.