Grace & Peace Rhema Family,
As many of you are aware, our city is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases. This surge has been increasing rapidly over the last week. Many have reached out and notified us of their own positive test results and/or exposure. We have also seen an increase in exposures amongst our staff members and essential volunteers. As we have done since the beginning of this global pandemic, we want to continue to be sensitive to our congregants and led by the Holy Spirit, doing our best to keep everyone safe and informed.
Therefore, we are cancelling all in-person services for this weekend. We will have a closed taping on Friday, December 31, 2021 in order to Livestream our New Year’s Eve service at 7 P.M. Please join us virtually for our New Year’s Eve service at 7pm. We will also not have any in-person services on Saturday, January 1st or Sunday, January 2nd. We will stream during our normal virtual services times of: Saturday 6 P.M., Sunday 8 A.M. and Sunday 11 A.M. Our physical building will remain closed throughout the weekend.
Additional information will be forth coming regarding how we will proceed in the coming weeks in regards to services, Covid-19 protocols, and the reassembling of our congregation. We will continue to work diligently to maintain a healthy and safe worship environment and always keep the lines of communication open as situations arise.
As the pandemic’s toll is growing throughout Ohio and the nation, there is an increased risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. The rising numbers are already beginning to test hospitals and health care systems. Please do what is necessary to keep both you and your family safe during this trying time. We are trusting God to lead and guide us through this season and know that with His wisdom, we will make it through.
We have included testing information here for your reference and info on a Columbus pop-up site that is taking place today. Please follow this link for more details. Please continue to pray for the health and safety of all who have been impacted. If you have, additional questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 471-9673 and someone will respond to your message.
God Bless & Stay Safe,
Your Rhema Christian Center Family
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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FRANKLIN COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST
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