From The Minister’s Desk March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Procedure Update:
We as Leaders at the North Las Church of Christ have been closely watching the changes that have quickly escalated and affected us and our community because of the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. With the new details surrounding the virus we have decided to cancel all of our services and activities that are held at the building in an effort to help stop the spread of it. This does not mean that we are going to stop worshipping God, which I will outline below but we do need to act responsibly and not put ourselves or you and your families in danger. We are not acting out of fear because we do trust in God and he did not give us a spirit of fear, however we are using common sense and are acting accordingly.
As we all know technology can be a beautiful thing and we have found a way that we will be able to use it so that we can still worship God and have our bible classes together in the privacy of our homes during these difficult times. It doesn’t matter if you have a smartphone or a flip phone we will all be able to participate together.
Many of you may be familiar with Zoom and Facebook Live Steaming, which is what we will be using. It will allow all of us to either be on the phone together or online together at the same time so that we can still worship God together. You can find detailed information about how and when to join services on the "Worship & Classes Streaming" page, in COVID19 section of the website.
I know that this is something new for all of us so we will have a practice run this Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 PM noon, so that we can all be prepared for Sunday. Please use one of the above methods to gain access to the meeting. If you are having problems please email, text or call Bro Johnson at (702) 600-0056, Dwightjohnsonlive@yahoo.com.
On Saturdays, from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM, we will have a “drive up, grab and go” where we will pass out communion cups for you and your family. You will not have to get out of your car… just drive through the parking lot.
We know that we are also commanded to give and that the work of the Lord must go on, so we ask that you also leave your contribution when you pick up your communion. You are also able to give online, for more information, go to the "Giving & Communion Page", in the COVID19 section of the website.
We will follow this procedure until further notice. Although we find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, find comfort in knowing that God is still on the thrown and he is in control. During this time our hearts and our prayers go out to everyone that has been impacted by COVID-19.
Stay Safe & Healthy. May God continue to Bless you!
To: Members of the North Las Vegas Church of Christ 20 Mar 2020
As a result of the current environmental issues (COVID-19) the North Las Vegas Church of Christ has decided to provide worship service according to the guidelines mandated by the governor of the State of Nevada.
It is our desire to continue to worship God in Spirit and in Truth according to the scriptures. In order to be in compliance with the social distancing as mandated by the governor, we will be providing service through the social media as well as providing communion cups so that you can participate in the worship service with us online and complete all of the elements of worship. There will be no transportation provided.
You can sign on to Facebook and YouTube and watch the livestream of the service on Sunday Morning. You can also go onto Google and put in North Las Vegas Church of Christ and view the service livestream as well. Bible Class will begin at 9:45 followed by worship service. The service will consist of Singing, Prayer, a Sermon, and Instructions on partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
Regarding partaking of the Lord’s Supper, an individual communion cup with juice and wafer will be provided to you. We have members that will deliver a cup to your residence prior to Sunday morning worship if you cannot get out. Please ensure your address and phone number is accurate in our directory.
Another element of worship is Giving. Therefore, we are providing various ways for you to give. Go to the church website northlasvegaschurchofchrist.com and click on the donate tab and make your contribution. Follow the prompts. (Please note for, Offering/Building Fund/Spanish Support, etc.) You can give your offering to the person bringing you the communion. You can come by the building and drop it off or place it in the mailbox. You can send it through the mail to: North Las Vegas Church of Christ, 2626 N. Martin L King Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032. Please remember that giving is a commanded part of our Worship.
As we move further into this unprecedented crisis in our time, let’s be sure to keep “God who is our refuge and strength” first and foremost in our hearts. We do not have to be afraid. Our God is alive and in full control. Trust Him.
We will keep you informed of any changes that may impact our worship efforts in the future. Now is the perfect and needed time to activate our “Brother’s Keeper” efforts. Brother L B Jones and crew has worked tirelessly to get our membership engaged in this effort. Now more than ever before, “Brother’s Keeper” is needed. Do your part. Follow instructions and seek God’s peace and comfort. Until He comes for us, live in and for Him.
Leo G. Gay