Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak
Dear Church Family,
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
As we continue to communicate with our dear church family during these unprecedented times, we are reminded of the great truth that in our present troubles brought on by this pandemic, God truly is “our refuge and strength!” How important to daily remember that in our frustrations, concerns and disruption of our lives. With that always in mind I want to update you on where we are with our corporate worship gathering for this Sunday.
As the numbers of Covid-19 cases continue to rise and as we are in Stage 3 of our response (in Ada County) according to health authorities, we will not be having in-person worship services this Sunday, July 12. Once again, our decision to not have in-person services is driven by our desire to love our church fellowship in protecting this dear flock, by our love for our neighbors and by our Biblical call as well to obey those governing authorities over us. Once again, this is such a hard decision but one all our leadership agrees is best.
I do continue to encourage you to watch and worship with us online at 10:30am on Sundays at www.ustickbaptist.org. We encourage you to safely gather with others from our church or in your family as many are already doing. We encourage you to continue to reach out to one another to maintain as much fellowship as possible.
I would also like to thank you all so much for your faithfulness and generosity in giving to our church fellowship during this time. You can continue to do so online or mail any contributions to the church at 14301 W. McMillan Road, Boise ID 83713.
Finally, I want to encourage you to contact myself or our staff or Elders with prayer requests, needs or concerns as we all seek to honor God during this very difficult time as well as to love one another as His church. Beloved, we will gather again! I pray you will know how much you are loved, missed and appreciated even as we are scattered. May the Lord be your refuge and strength.
Serving with you,