Latest updates

In light of the current pandemic situation, and the high priority we place on the health and safety of our congregation and community, we have temporarily changed many of the ways in which we operate. However, we assure you that despite these changes our church is not closed and that we are continuing to offer ministry that provides a sense of hope, peace, and stability in the midst of this uncertainty and fear. Below are some of the most current ways we are adjusting our ministries for the time being. To stay connected and updated on more detailed church happenings, visit our This-Week page. Also, please remember that Online-Giving opportunities are always available.





In-Person Worship Paused


Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Oakland County, we have paused (at least through the end of November) in-person worship and other indoor ministry events at our Clarkston Campus. We will of course continue our Online Worship at 9:30am each Sunday (live-streamed via YouTube). We very much appreciate your flexibility and prayerful support and we thank you for all of the ways you are creatively connecting and growing in faith. As we've said from the beginning of this difficult pandemic, our church has NEVER closed. Below there is a link to a letter from Senior Pastor Jonathan Heierman that discusses all of this in more detail.


Pastoral Letter





Online Worship


Virtual

Sundays | 9:30-10:30am


Every Sunday, we share live-streamed worship services through our YouTube channel. These services can be watched live at 9:30am or replayed anytime after for your convenience. They are complete with engaging music and meaningful sermons. We very much hope you can join us for worship in this new and exciting way! Below is a link to the latest service.


Online Worship (11/15)





Home Advent Preparation


Let's prepare together and be ready for the beginning of Advent on Sunday, November 29. Pull out your old Advent wreath from past years (or make a new one this month) and be "prepared to prepare" for what just might be the most spiritually charged Advent season and Christmas celebration you've every had. Below is the link to a guide, prepared by Spiritual Development Director Debbie Heierman, which illustrates the significance of the Advent candles and describes everything you will need in order to be ready for Advent this year.


Advent Guide





Growth Groups


Growth Groups are a vital aspect of our ministry. They are small groups that provide a safe place to meet new friends and grow deeply in faith throughout the year. You definitely do not have to be a member to participate. Groups are currently using virtual Zoom video conferencing. Registration is now being facilitated through Realm, our new church software. If you do not have a Realm account please call or email the church office and we will send you a link that will allow you to create an account and sign up for groups.





Pastoral Care


We want to assure you that despite everything that is going on, our pastors remain available for our community. Whether you have an emergency, are in need of counseling, or something else altogether, your needs remain our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for pastoral care of any sort during these challenging times. You can also send us Prayer Requests if you find that is helpful in any way.





Resources


Center for Disease Control (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


Michigan Department Health/Human Services (MDHHS)


Oakland County Health Division