Maybe you have some questions about what this might be like:
How do I watch online? You will be able to watch the service online on Sunday morning at 12:00 PM on YouTube. We'll have worship and a short message for you and your family. Be on the lookout for an email on Sunday morning with the video link. We'll be posting a link over on Facebook and here on our website as well. We hope you'll watch along, and share with others as well. If you can't catch our service at noon, be sure to set aside some time tomorrow to watch with your family.
I'm going to miss seeing my 29:11 family!
Trust us, we will miss seeing you in person too BUT we encourage everyone to stay active in the comments of Sunday's video as it streams and on social media in the next few days. Chat with one another. Let us know how you're doing. Shout an "amen!"
What about kids, teenagers and Small Groups?
We're dedicated to doing all we can to see both you and your children becoming better disciples of Jesus. Your Small Group leader should be reaching out to you and letting you know how the plan has changed. Teens are moving to online gatherings on Instagram (@2911teens). Our Kids Ministry Team will be sending weekly emails out to parents with activites, videos and lessons, they'll also be providing supplemental material to go along with Sunday services for kids and their families. You can sign up here right now to recieve emails from our Kids Ministry Team.
How do I give if we aren't meeting? We encourage you to use our secure online giving portal. Click here to give. If you have any problems, contact us! We'll help you out best we can. If you feel more comfortable mailing a check in, you can do so by sending it to PO Box 1291, Gardendale, AL 35071.
What if I need prayer? If you are in need of prayer, please let us know! Click here to use our contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to pray with someone, include your phone number and a member of our prayer team will call and pray with you over the phone.
I'm feeling anxious about all of this! That’s totally understandable! We know this can be scary but we believe in faith over fear! Remember Paul's words to Timothy, "God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." Let's use what influence we have to share love and peace with our friends, neighbors and families.
What are the plans for the coming weeks?
We are currently working on our game plan for the next couple of Sundays. Our goal is to continue to challenging you to live the dream through messages and teaching, providing new ways to share Jesus with your friends and family, as well as opportunities to serve and connect with each other and our community. And we'll keep doing just that.
The health and safety of our congregation is our top priority, and this difficult decision was made to protect families, volunteers, staff, and our broader communities and provide the best experience we can this Sunday.
As of today, there are no known cases of Coronavirus reported by anyone attending or affiliated with Church 29:11. However, global experience is showing that social distancing is one of the best protections against the virus, which has the potential to spread rapidly in communities.
We truly believe that God is our refuge in times of trouble. Because we believe that, we don’t have to respond to anything with fear or hysteria. Instead, we should fully lean into God and trust Him.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” — Psalm 91:1-2
Remember: We're not defined by a building. Church isn't where we go - it's who we are! Just because we won't be gathering in person doesn't mean church is canceled. We look forward to worshiping together online, and we know God still has an awesome day in store for us!
Let’s continue to make wise choices while still looking for opportunities to share His love with those around us!