Church Closures and What You Need to Know

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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