In-Person Church Services Suspended

We hope and pray that you doing well and that the Lord is providing for your needs. These are very trying times for so many but we don’t want any of you to be as those who have no hope. Our hope is in the Lord who guards and sustains us. 

2 Cor. 13:11, “Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Because of the concerns of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Thomasville has issued a voluntary shelter-in-place order, prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people for 30 days. And most State and Federal agencies seem to be holding to similar guidelines thru the end of April. I personally believe we’ve yet to come close to peak number of cases in our area and, again, much of our church body fall into the most vulnerable group. So we will be extending our suspension of services at this time until May. Hopefully, we will have a much better idea what we’re facing by then. Join us in praying for God’s mercy and that many will turn in faith to the Lord in their hour of need. 

I want to make it clear that this is a decision, not based on of fear, but of love. We trust in the Lord and in His protection. But we also don’t want to needlessly tempt the Lord, when we can temporarily take common sense measures to protect our neighbors and the ones we love. 
And, praise God, we have and will continue to use the alternative means of broadcasting Calvary Chapel Live: Online Bible Study online utilizing our church Facebook Page (facebook.com/CCThomasville). Already our live stream has reached over 1000 people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tune in again this Sunday at 10:00 am as we continue our verse-by-verse study through Leviticus. 

Also, please continue to pray fervently for all of our missionaries. They don’t have the medical resources we have and safety is becoming an ever increasing issue. As many countries adopt some of the same shelter-in-place guidelines and many are losing jobs it is leading to desperation in many people which, in turn, is leading to more crime. And, as you can imagine, Americans in foreign countries are at particular risk. They too trust in the Lord and in His protection and their faith has truly been a shining example – a light into a dark world. Nevertheless – they covet our prayers.

About Jeff James

Associate Pastor and Worship Leader of Calvary Chapel Thomasville.
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