Hello Kodak Church!
It’s been a strange week as the Coronavirus (COVID19) continues to spread, and concern grows. Here is what we know as it relates to our church:
This is an Evolving Situation.
As of late Thursday, Bishop Taylor has asked all of the churches in Holston Conference to take precautions in preventing the spread of the virus by NOT joining in worship for the next two weeks. So for the next few weeks, we will not have any worship services or small group activities at Kodak Church.The hope is that the less we are in large crowds, the less COVID19 will be spread. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will update everyone after March 22.
We Will Worship Online.
We will seek to use online worship on Sunday mornings when we are not meeting in person. We will be recording a simplified version of worship on Sunday morning at 11:00am on Facebook and it will also shared on our church website later in the day. Please help us get the word out to other people in our congregation and community that this online worship option is available.
Our Ministry Work Will Continue.
We exist to carry out the ministry your generosity allows us to do! Although we will not be in public worship, many of our expenses will not disappear. We need your help to make sure our ministries can continue during these weeks. We expect to continue our Wednesday meal delivery to homebound members and we will also be using our local schools as a resource to assist families who may need extra support. You can mail your financial gift to the church (2923 Bryan Road, Kodak, TN 37764), text your gift to 865-276-7044, or give online here:
We believe we are responding not in a spirit of fear but “rather in a spirit of power, love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). We are grateful for your prayers during this difficult time. As a congregation, we will continue to pray for the needs of our church and our world. You can email your joys and your prayer concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prayer concerns will continue to be shared on our Wednesday morning prayer call and shared through the prayer updates by email.
We will continue to seek the best decisions for our church family regarding worship. We ask you to pray for all who are or may be affected by this virus, including our most vulnerable members. Regardless of our ability to meet in person on Sunday, we will keep you informed of ways you can safely help those in need in our church and community.
I am grateful for the ways that God will lead us to finding new strength and hope during these difficult days. I’m also thankful for the love, care, and prayers of each of you.