Wednesday Connecting Point 5/13/20

This Week’s Sermon:
May 22-23, 2020
“Responsibilities of Freedom”
by Butch Gastfield

Looking Forward  — May 2020

The Elders and ministers met over a period of several weeks in May to discuss when the re-opening of weekend worship services here at Fairway Christian Church might take place and how it will be done. This has not been an easy process as so many different responses to this crisis from churches around our country and even here in our own state of Florida. I can assure you this decision has not been taken lightly and has had much prayer and discussion behind it.

After much prayer and discussion it has been decided that the logistics and details of trying to conduct a weekend  service limited by social distancing, video-overflow seating with social distancing in the fellowship hall and classroom C/D, reservations for the resulting limited seating capacity, etc., etc., would result in a “less-than-desirable” worship experience for all concerned. There is of course, the increased risk factor to be considered with our demographic as well. With all these factors in play we have decided to continue the recording the weekend services as we have been doing until the Elders deem it safe enough to resume weekend services with no restrictions in place. This is assuming of course, that people will use common sense health precautions like face-masks if desired, staying home if sick or if they are at risk, etc. Obviously, we are not able to announce any specific dates, but we are monitoring things weekly to make a determination on an opening date as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. We pray this will happen sooner rather than later. We know everyone will not be happy with this decision, but we feel this is the best route for us to take. Thank you for your understanding and patience in these unprecedented times. Be assured, the Lord’s church will prevail through this. Pray for your Elders as they make the difficult decisions that are required of them as leaders, and pray for God to use this crisis as a wake-up call for our nation to give attention to the things that are most important!     


UPDATE:  As of 3/16/20 – ALL Worship Services, along with all activities, Bible studies and meetings are suspended until further notice during the Coronavirus pandemic.   
Our office hours during this time will be Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.  If you need to reach us during off hours, please call the office at (352) 259-9305 and leave your name, phone number and a brief message and someone will return your call the next business day.  The voicemail will be monitored so urgent messages will be addressed promptly.  
The weekly sermon will be videotaped and posted right here on the front page of our website for you to view on Saturday afternoon. If you are on our email prayer list you will receive an email with a link to the sermon video on Saturday afternoon.
Individual pre-filled communion cups will be available in the front office should you wish to pick up so you can partake of communion while watching the service at home.  
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Thanks for taking a few minutes to check out our website. As you browse through these pages, you’ll discover just a taste of what you will experience when you visit us in person. We strive to help people discover a deep, abiding relationship with  Jesus Christ.  So what can you expect at Fairway? 
  • You’ll be welcomed by friendly people, who are genuinely glad to see you. In fact, we’ve been praying for the Lord to    direct folks like you to our church.
  • You’ll be blessed by a vibrant worship service that will provide you an opportunity to praise the Lord with other believers.
  • You’ll have the privilege of hearing God’s Word preached and taught.
  • You’ll find lots of activities in which you can get involved and ministries through which you can serve the Lord by  serving others.
  • Most of all, you’ll experience an environment where you can connect to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We invite you to come visit us soon. When you do, be sure to stop by our Welcome Center for additional information on how you can get connected to Fairway. We look forward to seeing you.

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