COVID-19 Update

 

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March 30, 2020 :: 1:15pm

 

21 Days Of Prayer Over The COVID-19 ChallengE 

 In this unprecedented time, while we're surrounded by uncertainty and anxiety, followers of Jesus have an incredible opportunity to spread hope and lift up our world in prayer.

Each day, first responders and health care providers risk their own lives to protect ours. Each day, our elected and appointed leaders have tough decisions to make. And each day, every single one of us lives with our own questions and concerns over it all.

There has never been a better time to pause and pray. Over the next 21 days, we'd like to challenge our church to bookmark our "21 Days Of Prayer" document and take some time each day to pray.

We believe and hope in One who cares. Let's go to Him together.

Click Here For Our "21 Days Of Prayer" Challenge

 


March 23, 2020 :: 6:42pm

 

Being The Hope During a Season of the "Stay-at-home" order

 

In this era of social distancing, we need each other more than ever. And while our building is closed, we actually have MORE ministry taking place. Some of it just looks a little different than it did a few weeks ago.

Dear Greenwood Christian Church Family,

By now, you've probably heard about Governor Holcomb's "Stay-At-Home" executive order. We want to update you on how that impacts the next couple of weeks at GCC, but first, can we take a moment to celebrate our AMAZING God together?!?

Last week, we were overjoyed to share with you that while we normally have 180 or so devices viewing our services on a weekend, we had over 1,300 devices view our online-only service from March 15th. A conservative rule of thumb to attach a "person count" to online streaming when we have groups watching together along with some viewing alone while others may have watched twice, is to count each "device view" as 1.5 people. That would put our attendance at 1,950, which is huge considering we've been averaging 1,084 this fiscal year. That's on par with the numbers we see on Christmas Eve or Easter weekend. It was obvious last week that God is on the move, and some folks were seeking hope.

And then came March 22nd.

With most churches in America streaming services in some form on Sunday morning, we had some bandwidth glitches. So we're counting the lowest numbers we can to avoid double counts from anyone kicked out of streaming who re-joined us. That being said, over the course of the day on March 22nd, we had 3,263 total devices view our services via Livestream, Facebook, and YouTube. Multiplied by 1.5, that means that God was able to reach potentially 4,894 people through our humble efforts.

What if God does some of His greatest work in and through us during this tumultuous season?


WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT GOD DOES THROUGH OUR LIVESTREAM SERVICES THIS SUNDAY AT 9:30 & 11am. 

 

Be Sure To Follow Our Livestream Channel For Service Alerts

 

It continues to be our goal throughout this COVID-19 season to keep you updated and to promote the safety of our church family. As our Governor issued a "Stay-At-Home" Executive Order today, we've updated our policies moving forward through April 6th in the following ways:

  • We have closed our building through April 6 for ALL ministry activities other than rehearsing for and filming our weekend worship services.
  • Our Director of LifeGroups, Kathy Stahlhut, has asked groups and classes ONLY to meet online during this period.
  • Weekend church services will take place online.
  • All church staffers are now working from home each day. You can always send them an email to check in. Head to the Staff Page of our website to connect.
  • Our GCS Daycare & Elementary School are CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 6th

While we plan to re-open on April 6, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely, and our commitment is to keep you informed.

We'd love to stay connected with you throughout this season at greenwoodchristian.comfacebook.com/GreenwoodChristian, and instagram.com/GreenwoodCC.

And don't forget to download our NEWLY UPDATED app. It's the best way to stay connected throughout this season.

We also appreciate your continued generosity through giving as we seek to minister both locally and around the world. You can give online or by mailing a check to Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143.
 
If there is any way we can minister to your family during this time, please reach out to us at  .

-Greenwood Christian Church

 

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March 18, 2020 :: 5:43pm

 

Staying Connected & Creating Community

In this era of social distancing, we need each other more than ever. And while our building is closed, we actually have MORE ministry taking place. Some of it just looks a little different than it did a few weeks ago.


GC Kids

GC Kids is posting helpful content to their Facebook page as parents navigate the waters of shepherding their kids through these trying times.


GC Students

GC Students is regularly connecting through Instagram and is even moving their weekly Elevate teen services to our YouTube channel tonight at 7pm with LifeGroups meeting up on Zoom afterwards. If you have a 6th-12th grader, have them reach out to their LifeGroup leader for more information.


GC Sports

GC Sports is looking into ways to allow instructors and coaches to connect and teach online right into your living room.


Sunday Classes

One of our Sunday morning classes, "Defending Your Faith" with teacher Kevin Olsen, will be taught live via zoom. Click this link to attend that class online, Sunday at 9:30am.


Outreach Ministry

Our Outreach Ministry has several initiatives in the works. You can purchase or make cards for seniors, then drop them off at the Connection Center at our church 9am-Noon, Monday-Saturday. Or you can bring canned goods to the Main Entrance of the church on Saturdays, 9am-Noon. We also partner with the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County. You can click here to email their staff if you're interested in volunteering for their pantry drive thru.



LifeGroups

LifeGroups are connecting in all sorts of ways during this season. Be sure to reach out to your leaders to see how they want the group to check in this week.


Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning worship services are back this week, streaming on Livestream and Facebook Live at 9:30 & 11am, then being posted to YouTube later.



GCC Facebook

And throughout the week, THE BEST place to connect is through our church's Facebook page. Staff members are posting devotional thoughts, we're announcing new opportunities all the time, and we'll even have an acoustic worship set each Thursday at 3pm on Facebook Live.


None of us has ever witnessed a season quite like what our world is going through these days. And in the midst of it, God is doing some of the most amazing ministry we've seen. As we all walk this journey, let's stay connected to each other and create community together.

LET'S CONNECT ON FACEBOOK

 

Download the new GCC app

For the past few months, we've been working hard on a new app for GCC. We're excited finally to get to share that app with you!

The Greenwood Christian Church app is a great way to stay connected during this challenging season.

You'll be able to take message notes on Sundays, register for classes or events, give, get in touch with your favorite GCC Staffer, and a ton more! You can text GREENWOODCC APP to 77977 for a direct link to download, search your App Store for us, or click on the link below. 

Click Here To Download The New GCC App

 


March 17, 2020 :: 8:56pm


Dear Greenwood Christian Church Family,
 
God is good, and we had an amazing response to our online-only service this weekend.

We typically have around 180 devices log in to watch our Livestream channel on a given week. And since Saturday, we've had over 1,300 devices watch via Livestream, YouTube, and Facebook. Considering that many LifeGroups, families, and friend gatherings watched together this weekend, we're humbled by the way God was able to use technology to spread His hope to our community exponentially.

WE'RE BACK THIS SUNDAY WITH A LIVESTREAM SERVICE AT 9:30am.

 

Be Sure To Follow Our Livestream Channel For Service Alerts

 

It continues to be our goal throughout this COVID-19 season to keep you updated and to promote the safety of our church family. Our Governor directed more public spaces to close this week, and our President has asked groups of 10+ no longer to gather together.

With those steps in mind, we've updated our policies, in place through April 6:

  • We have closed our building through April 6.
  • Our Director of LifeGroups, Kathy Stahlhut, has asked groups and classes ONLY to meet online during this period.
  • Weekend church services will take place online.
  • Our church office will be open during the limited hours of 8:30am-12:30pm. As our staffers work from home the rest of the day, you can always send them an email to check in. Head to the Staff Page of our website to connect.
  • Our GCS Daycare will continue to operate. Elementary classes will move to e-learning. (GCS families will receive additional communication from the school)

While we plan to re-open on April 6, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely, and our commitment is to keep you informed.

We'd love to stay connected with you throughout this season at greenwoodchristian.comfacebook.com/GreenwoodChristian, and instagram.com/GreenwoodCC.

We also appreciate your continued generosity through giving as we seek to minister both locally and around the world. You can give online or at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143 in person or by mail.
 
If there is any way we can minister to your family during this time, please reach out to us at  .
 
-Greenwood Christian Church

 

Click Here To Participate In Online Giving

 


March 14, 2020 :: 6:16pm


Dear Greenwood Christian Church Family,
 
As a follow-up to our Thursday email, Governor Holcomb has asked groups over 250 not to meet for 30 days in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19. To honor that request, we filmed an online-only acoustic service today and have posted it to our Livestream channel along with our YouTube channel. Whether you view this service alone or with a group this weekend, we hope you'll continue to pursue Christian community in safe ways during this time.

 

Click Here To Stream This Week's Online-Only Service

 

We'd love to stay connected with you throughout this season at greenwoodchristian.comfacebook.com/GreenwoodChristian, and instagram.com/GreenwoodCC.

We appreciate your continued generosity through giving as we seek to minister both locally and around the world. You can give online or at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143 in person or by mail.
 
A reminder of precautions we've put in place at our church building through April 6:

  • Our plan is to close our building from March 15 – April 6.
  • All meetings, groups, classes, and gatherings will need to suspend or take place off-site during that time.
  • Weekend church services will take place online.
  • Our church staff will continue to work in the office.
  • Our GCS Daycare will continue to operate. Elementary classes will move to e-learning. (GCS families will receive additional communication from the school)

While we plan to re-open on April 6, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely, and our commitment is to keep you informed.
 
If there is any way we can minister to your family during this time, please reach out to us at  .
 
-Greenwood Christian Church

 

Click Here To Participate In Online Giving

 


March 12, 2020 :: 10:17pm


Dear Greenwood Christian Church Family,
 
Caring for people is very important to us. We recognize that Coronavirus (COVID-19) can impact us all, both the healthy and those with compromised immune systems. The current health crisis facing our nation is a great opportunity for each of us to care for one another.
 
Given Governor Holcomb’s directive, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be taking the following precautions:
 

  • Our plan is to close our building from March 15 – April 6.
  • All meetings, groups, classes, and gatherings will need to suspend or take place off-site during that time.
  • Weekend church services will take place online.
  • Our church staff will continue to work in the office.
  • Our GCS Daycare will continue to operate. Elementary classes will move to e-learning. (GCS families will receive additional communication from the school)

 
While we plan to re-open on April 6, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely, and our commitment is to keep you informed.
 
Let’s join together in praying for those impacted by this virus and for God’s guidance in showing His love to those who are hurting.
 
If there is any way we can minister to your family during this time, please reach out to us at  .
 
-The Staff & Elders of Greenwood Christian Church