On-site services will resume beginning Sabbath, June 20. We are eager to be together and aware that we must make temporary modifications in order to keep one another healthy. Please read below to find out about those modifications. 

In summary--

  • On-site services beginning June 20
  • One service at 9:15am
  • Zoom Sabbath Schools moving to 10:30
  • Social distancing and face coverings 
  • Sick people are asked to stay home

There will be a single church service at 9:15 on Saturday mornings. We will meet in the sanctuary with a distance of at least six feet between each household. (One advantage of our large sanctuary is that we easily hold 70+ households while occupying only every other pew!) 

In the spirit of loving concern for our church family, please wear a face covering. Research indicates this is one of the best measures we can take to prevent unintentionally spreading the virus to others. 

The front doors, the east doors, and the southeast doors will be open for entering the church. Doors will be propped open wherever possible, and instead of hugs and handshakes, we'll share words of greeting and waves with one another. No one will be taking temperatures at the door. 

Drinking fountains and kitchens will still be closed, but the bathroom facilities will be open, and of course they will be cleaned before the start of the service. The offering plate will not be passed, but you can still give online any day of the week.

The sanctuary service will have many familiar elements, including beautiful organ music, prayer together, preaching, and more. For now congregational singing will not be a part of our services since that has been identified as a highly infectious activity.

We will be continuing our online services at Facebook and Livestream.com at 9am and they will be available for viewing any time after that. Family Worship Live will be offered every week. Our Zoom Sabbath Schools will keep meeting, too, but at 10:30am to accommodate those who wish to attend on-site worship. Our Sabbath School meetings are excellent, and if you're not yet connected to one, the pastor on call (402-665-1309) will be happy to explain how to get involved.

You will have to decide for yourself and your family if now is the right time for you to return to on-site worship. Attendance is not a religious obligation. We will miss you and we will look forward to when you are able and comfortable to return to in-person gatherings.

If you are sick or have any symptoms of illness, we ask that you please stay home, for the sake of all who come to gather here. Relevant symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, nausea, and vomiting. (Click here for more.)

We are a church family and it is hard to be apart from each other. We have all felt that pain over the last three months, and we are eager to get back together. In the meantime we enjoy the Zoom meetings, phone calls, Family Nights, vespers, and so forth. Truly, we have every reason for peace, we have every reason for hope, we have every reason for loving: Our God reigns. 

In His service,

Your College View Church Board

 


May 5, 2020

The College View Church board has voted to keep the church facilities closed for the time being based on the guidelines and mandates provided by our state, county, and city authorities, but will make allowances for small ministry groups of fewer than 10. They have also appointed a team of advisors to provide continuing guidance to the board as they will be reviewing the public health situation regularly. Everyone is wishing to worship, fellowship, and serve side-by-side, and we eagerly await the day that it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, we rejoice to see so many hundreds of you engaged with our daily and weekly features, like "A Little Good News" and "Family Worship Live" each weekday, as well as our weekly Worship & Word Saturday mornings at 11:15. 

We thank God, too, for your faithful loving and serving each other, making calls, buying groceries, dropping notes of encouragement, lending a hand, sending in your offerings and tithe. You are the church! #OffSiteNotOffline


March 20, 2020

Remember: For the time being, our on-site, in-person gatherings are suspended so things will look a little different around here. "Church" is still happening, however---we are the church. We are #OffSiteNotOffline. 

Interactive Sabbath Schools Online: Many of our Sabbath School groups are meeting this week via Zoom, an audio-video platform that enables you to be together all at the same time and talk and discuss like you would in class. You can join a Zoom meeting on the Web, through a computer application, or via an app on your smartphone.


Volunteers Needed: We need people to check in with others with phone calls, to run simple errands for those who can't leave home, and to be lights of encouragement and connection. Are you able to write a note, make a call, or drop off some groceries? Maybe you have another ministry idea you want to make happen? Great! Contact Pastor Kessia Reyne at 503-863-4285 or kessiareyne @ collegeviewchurch.org


March 18, 2020

Your church leaders have continued to closely monitor the public health situation and we are listening to our civil leaders and KS-NE Conference leaders, too. The church board gave full agreement to their recommendations and CVC will be closed to all in-person, on-site meetings for the next 8 weeks (until May 12), or until the government recommendations are eased. This means that our weekly worship gatherings in the sanctuary are suspended, along with our Sabbath School classes, potlucks, small groups, and even our much-anticipated reConnect series. 

   Without our big gathering in the sanctuary every week, it can feel as though “church” has been cancelled, but “church” is still very much going on! Our community is bigger than the building, and we remain committed to living out Christ's life in this world, even when doing so looks very different than it has before. We'll be #OffSiteNotOffline. Several Sabbath Schools will be meeting even this week at 10:00am by Zoom (you can sign up for free!), and we'll have a new kind of CVC worship service this Sabbath at 11:15.

And let's stay in touch—

  •  Sign up for our newsletter: It’s easy to do! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You'll find devotionals, announcements, and videos like this one from Pastor Harold.
     
  •  The church office is open and the phones will be staffed during our usual hours of operation (9am-12pm, 1-4pm Monday through Thursday; 9am-12pm Friday). You can call us at 402-486-2880.
     
  •  We appreciate how many of you are faithfully returning your tithes and giving your financial offerings at this time, and even are eager to do so. Many have asked how they can give since the Sabbath services are suspended.
    • You may bring your tithe and offering envelopes to the secure collection box outside of the southeast doors, or bring them into the church office. 
    • Many of us have found AdventistGiving.org to be very convenient. Set up is easy and it has some neat features. The AdventistGiving app is available for your smart phone, too. 

   “Social distancing” is a good strategy to protect the public health, which is why we are doing our part as a church to minimize face-to-face contact right now, but it can easily turn into social isolation for those who are single, fragile in health, self-quarantined, or scared. Make a call, send a text, start a chat. The sanctuary may be dark for the time being, but to us Jesus says “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)


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