Allen Update: May 19

Hello Allen Friends,



     Scripture tells us that there is “nothing new under the sun”, but what we are living through now is definitely new to us. As we navigate this unique time, we ask for your patience and grace as we make decisions and plans. It has been encouraging to hear many of you talk about your trust in God in the midst of this time. God is truly good and has been faithful to our church.

     I am looking forward to this Sunday, May 24th. It will be a time of celebration and joy. The leaders have met and have approved the following strategy as we begin meeting in person again. Please be aware that we will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments as needed.


Here is our strategy for this Sunday morning:


  1. The building will be cleaned/sanitized before every use.
  2. We will open the doors at 10:10 am.
  3. We are asking people to enter through the single emergency exit doors on each side of the sanctuary and exit through the lobby.  So you can still park on either side and have access.
  4. We are requiring people to wear masks while they are in the building. So bring your favorite one. If you don’t have one we will have extra masks there for you. We want to provide the safest environment for everyone.
  5. Don’t forget to practice social distancing. 
  6. We are asking families to sit together in the sanctuary. 
  7. There will be no nursery or Kid’s Church. So, the gym will not be open.
  8. Since we will have all ages together we will keep the service to about 45 minutes.
  9. There will be sanitizer stations around the building. 
  10. At the end of service, we will dismiss everyone in sections.
  11. We will continue to have our services on Facebook, Youtube & the website.
  12. If you are in the vulnerable category, please continue to stay home and watch online.
  13. If you aren’t comfortable coming back to church yet, that is ok. We will be here when you are ready.

16. If you are sick, please stay home and watch online.

     

We have some special things planned to make it a fun and uplifting service for those who are there in person or online.  If there is anyway we can minister to you and your family, please let us know. May God be glorified in all that we do.



In Christ,


Kenny Myers



Allen Update: March 18

  As you know we are living in a reality that is changing by the hour. We made some reasonable changes to our Sunday service routine over the weekend and I was proud of how our people responded. I was encouraged that everyone’s attitude seemed positive and supportive. THANK YOU, ALLEN CHURCH!


These are the thoughts that I have been pondering and praying over.

  1. In James 1 we are told that ‘pure religion’ is caring for the orphan and widows in our community. These were called out by James because they were some of the most vulnerable in the community and they should operate with significant consideration to their plight. If you translate that to our current situation, The elderly are our most vulnerable at this time and they need us to care for them the best that we can.
  2. Also, we need to be of service to our community by not adding to the problem of overcrowding in our Medical facilities. 
  3. Now add to these thoughts the recommendation of our leaders to not gather in groups of 10 or 15, while we try to minimize the impact to our communities.


So, after talking to our leaders, we will not be having public services or groups through April 1.


What will Allen be doing?

  1. Allen will post teaching and music through Facebook on Sundays. So gather your family around the computer or phone at 10:30 am. We will worship together from our homes.
  2. We will also post scripture and encouragement videos through out this time. This will allow you to connect through interactive comments. Post prayer items and needs.
  3. Also, we are reaching out to those that are older in our church to see if we can serve them the best we can. 

What can you do?

  1. Reach out to your neighbors and be a light to them.
  2. Increase your phone calls and text messages to your church family. 
  3. Sometimes technology can bring the worst out in us. But let’s use it through this season to bring glory to Jesus.


Our values don’t change…

Be Gracious

Be Generous

Bring Glory 

Belong



In Christ,

Pastor Kenny

Allen Update: March 14, 2pm

Good Afternoon Allen Friends!


We have a few updates for you. 


Due to the amount of people that will be absent because of Spring Break, we will not have any of our mid-week programs on Wednesday, March 18. 


Also, we are monitoring what is going on in relation to the Covid-19 virus and are recommending a few things to our Allen friends…


1. If you are not feeling well, stay home and get better. Check out our streamed services on our Facebook page.

2. Wash your hands regularly.

3. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

3. Expect more hand-waving and elbow bumping than normal. Everyone is just trying to do their part.

4. We are increasing the frequency of cleaning in heavy traffic areas at the Church.

5. If you are nervous about being in a public space, then feel free to stay home. This could be due to health issues, age or general nervousness. No judgement. We fully understand and will be streaming our services on our Facebook page. 


While we go though this time in our community it is important to remember the words of scripture.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Go to the ant...it stores it's provisions in summer and gathers it's food at harvest. Proverbs 6:6,8


God does not want us to walk around in a panic, but be a people of peace. Use this opportunity to meditate on the peace that Christ gives us and share that peace with others. That being said, the leadership at Allen Church will follow Proverb's guidance about the ant and be diligent to plan and prepare. Have a blessed day!



In Christ,

Pastor Kenny