COVID-19

(Corona Virus)

Greetings,
The MISSION Church of God acknowledges the seriousness of COVID-19 (commonly known as the Corona Virus). We are monitoring this ever evolving issue, and promise to keep you up to date on our own responses and actions. Bear with us as we navigate these uncharted waters. This is an unprecedented event in our lifetime, and we will do our best to make the proper decisions with guidance from government officials, and Church of God leadership.
 
We pray for your continued good health.
 
Blessings,
 
Wayne Guilliams
Pastor of the MISSION Church of God

Update: May 14th, 2020: Reopening Plan Established

Update: May 10th, 2020: Revised Reopening

“Two federal courts issued orders, in two separate cases, against Governor Beshear’s unconstitutional executive orders prohibiting religious services (Official Statement from Kentucky AG, Daniel Cameron).” Taking into consideration this ruling from the federal courts, the MISSION will resume in-person services sooner than previously stated. Our first in-person service will be Sunday May 17th at 11:00 AM. Pastor Wayne will be meeting with an advisory council this week to lay out all the details. As of now, all Sunday School and Children’s Church meetings will remain suspended until an unspecified date in the coming months. As always, when you return, we ask that you follow all CDC guidelines pertaining to social distancing, and use common sense safety measures. The church will be providing machine washable safety masks for your protection. If you feel uncomfortable with returning at this time, it is understandable.We are excited to have you back! Check back for more details and updates.

Update: May 3rd, 2020: Date Decided to Resume In-Person Services

Pursuant to the Governor of Kentucky’s reopening plan, Churches will be allowed to hold in-person services beginning May 20th. Our first in-person service will be Thursday May 21st at 7:00 PM. We ask that you follow all CDC guidelines pertaining to social distancing, and use common sense safety measures. Sunday School and children’s Church will not be meeting until further notice. We are excited to have you back!

Update: April 9th, 2020: Implementation of Drive-In Services

Weather permitting, we will begin holding “drive-in” services. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure a good spot, be sure to arrive at least 25 minutes before service. A parking attendant will direct you to a space upon your arrival. Please remain in your vehicle for the duration of your visit. Stay tuned to social media for dates and times. We are excited to have you worship with us!

Update: April 3rd, 2020: Continuation of Suspension of Services

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Greetings,
I hope all is well with you and your family during this time. I sincerely miss every one of you, and greatly anticipate the day we can all worship together in person. There are a few housekeeping items I wanted to address with regard to COVID-19 and the MISSION.

For those keeping up with the news, President Trump has extended the social distancing guidelines until the end of April. In a previous communication released on March 19, 2020 I stated: “in compliance with the Governor of Kentucky, all in-person services and activities at the MISSION Church of God will be suspended for fifteen (15) days (subject to change).” Now that the fifteen days has lapsed, I am extending the suspension of all in-person services and activities, in accordance with the President of the United States. I will inform you of the next steps we will be taking at the conclusion of April.

We will continue to the live stream all of our services. You can watch live on www.misisoncog.com/media or our YouTube channel. We will also share the links to those services on our Facebook page. The Youth Ministry team is working diligently to produce content on a regular basis. You can follow them on their Facebook page: Mission Student Ministries.

During the recording of our services, we can have no more than ten (10) people in the building. Only designated members of the ministry team need to attend the recording of the services. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this request.

As always, you can visit www.missioncog.com/online-giving to make a donation to the church. We are also allowing for you to drop off your tithes and offerings starting 45 minutes prior to the beginning of any church service. I am asking, if you choose this option, to remain in your vehicle. A member of the ministry team will be out to assist you upon your arrival.

Again, I miss you all greatly. The ministry team and I pray for your continued good health and look forward to worshipping in-person with you soon.

We will continue to inform you on our website (www.missioncog.com/covid-19) and our Facebook page when we have new updates pertaining to COVID-19.

Blessings,
Wayne Guilliams
Pastor of the MISSION Church of God

Update: March 20th, 2020: Suspension of Services

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Greetings,
In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Corona Virus), it has become necessary to continually address the congregation on the steps the MISSION will be taking in response to this global pandemic. I had mentioned in a previous message that the ministry team would meet Saturday to determine a course of action. Things have now changed.

On March 19, 2020 the Governor of Kentucky, in his daily update for COVID-19, clarified an earlier order stating “all gatherings where people come together are closed.” In his clarification, he extended the order to houses of worship. Our Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Kentucky, Charles Fischer, has advised Pastors to comply with this mandate.

Our policy has always been one of consistency in that we keep our doors open for our regularly scheduled services. Please know this is a difficult mandate to follow. I, as your Pastor, do feel this is the right call in assuring the safety and good health of our members and attendees. Effective March 20, 2020: in compliance with the Governor of Kentucky, all in-person services and activities at the MISSION Church of God will be suspended for fifteen (15) days (subject to change). The Ministry team will still meet this coming Saturday to work out the details following the order.

This does not mean we will not be conducting church services; we will be broadcasting live at our normal times. We ask that only specific members of our ministry team are present during the time of the recording. You can watch us live on our website at www.missioncog.com/media, or our YouTube Channel.

We still have a parking lot to pave, and monthly bills that need to be paid. Please do not stop giving. You can visit www.missioncog.com/online-giving to make a donation to the church.

Again, this is a difficult mandate to follow. We will persevere. I pray for your continued good health and look forward to worshipping in-person with you soon.

We will continue to inform you on our website (www.missioncog.com/covid-19) and our Facebook page when we have new updates surrounding this extraordinary occurrence.

Blessings,
Wayne Guilliams
Pastor of the MISSION Church of God

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Debido a los recientes acontecimientos en torno a COVID-19 (comúnmente conocido como Virus Corona), se ha vuelto necesario dirigirse continuamente a la congregación en los pasos que la MISION tomará en respuesta a esta pandemia global. Había mencionado en un mensaje anterior que el equipo del ministerio se reuniría el sábado para determinar un curso de acción. Las cosas han cambiado.

El 19 de marzo de 2020, el Gobernador de Kentucky, en su actualización diaria para COVID-19, aclaró una orden anterior que decía “todas las reuniones donde la gente se reúne está cerrada”. En su aclaración, extendió la orden a las casas de adoración.

Nuestro Obispo Administrativo para la Iglesia de Dios en Kentucky, Charles Fischer, ha aconsejado a los pastores cumplir con este mandato. Nuestra política siempre ha sido de consistencia en que mantenemos nuestras puertas abiertas para nuestros servicios regulares. Por favor, sepa que este es un mandato difícil de seguir.

Yo, su Pastor, siento que esta es la llamada correcta para garantizar la seguridad y la buena salud de nuestros miembros y asistentes. A partir del 20 de marzo de 2020: en cumplimiento con el Gobernador de Kentucky, todos los servicios presenciales en la Iglesia de Dios MISSION serán suspendidos por quince (15) días (sujeto a cambios).

El equipo del Ministerio se reunirá el próximo sábado para elaborar los detalles que siguen a la orden. Esto no significa que no estaremos llevando a cabo los servicios de la iglesia; transmitiremos en vivo en nuestros horarios normales. Pedimos que sólo miembros específicos de nuestro equipo del ministerio estén presentes durante el tiempo de la grabación.

Puedes mirarnos en directo en nuestro sitio web en www.missioncog.com/media, o en nuestro canal de YouTube. Todavía tenemos un estacionamiento para pavimentar, y las facturas mensuales que necesitan ser pagados. Por favor, no dejes de dar. Usted puede visitar www.missioncog.com/online-giving para hacer una donación a la iglesia. Una vez más, este es un mandato difícil de seguir. Perseveraremos.

Ruego por su buena salud y espero poder adorar en persona con usted pronto. Continuaremos informándole en nuestro sitio web (www.missioncog.com/covid-19) y en nuestra página de Facebook cuando tengamos nuevas actualizaciones en torno a esta extraordinaria ocurrencia.

Update: March 19th, 2020

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Greetings,

We are all well aware of the events surrounding not just our local area but the world. This message is being sent out to all members of the congregation to let them know the steps the MISSION will be taking in response to COVID-19 (commonly known as the Corona Virus). Our Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Kentucky, Charles Fischer, has advised all Pastors to suspend all church events for 15 days in an effort to “flatten the curve. “

That being said; we will still be holding our regularly scheduled service this evening, March 19th at 7:00 PM. The Church ministry team will meet this coming Saturday to discuss our options, and potential alternatives to in-person worship services. Once our decision is reached, we will be sending out a memorandum with details on upcoming church activity.

This is not an issue to be taken likely. Reports are suggesting that now a second person in Northern Kentucky has become infected with COVID-19. We understand if you stay home this evening. You can always watch us live on our website at www.missioncog.com/media or our YouTube channel. If you plan on attending this evening, we ask that you practice good hygiene and common-sense safety measures.

We will get through this. We will have a final decision on Saturday to report back to you, the congregation.

Until tonight.

Blessings,
Wayne Guilliams
Pastor of the MISSION Church of God
7851 Tanners Lane
Florence, Kentucky

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NOTICIA IMPORTANTE
Por favor, lea este mensaje del pastor Wayne con respecto a COVID-19
 
Hola,
Todos somos muy conscientes de los eventos que rodean no sólo nuestra zona local, sino el mundo. Este mensaje se envía a todos los miembros de la congregación para hacerles saber los pasos que la MISION tomará en respuesta a COVID-19 (comúnmente conocido como el Virus Corona). Nuestro Obispo Administrativo para la Iglesia de Dios en Kentucky, Charles Fischer, ha aconsejado a todos los pastores que suspendan todos los eventos para la iglesia durante 15 días en un esfuerzo por “aplanar la curva.”


Dicho esto; continuaremos manteniendo nuestro servicio regular programado esta noche, el 19 de marzo a las 7:00 PM. El equipo de ministerio de la Iglesia se reunirá este próximo sábado para analizar nuestras opciones y posibles alternativas a los servicios de adoración en persona. Una vez que se tome nuestra decisión, enviaremos un memorando con detalles sobre la próxima actividad de la iglesia.


Esto no es un problema que tomemos a la ligera. Los informes sugieren que ahora una segunda persona en el norte de Kentucky se ha infectado con COVID-19. Entendemos si te quedas en casa esta noche. Siempre puedes mirarnos en directo en nuestro sitio web en www.missioncog.com/media o en nuestro canal de YouTube. Si planea asistir esta noche, le pedimos que practique buenas medidas de higiene y seguridad de sentido común.


Lo superaremos. Tendremos una decisión final el sábado para informarle a usted, la congregación.


Hasta esta noche.