Dear Cornerstone Family and Friends,
Don’t forget, Wednesday Night “LIVE” begins tonight at 7:00PM. Tonight we will be looking at “The Conquest Era” from the book of Joshua. There is one worksheet for the study tonight. The worksheet is attached and should be printed on the front and back of one page. You can watch the study:
1. From here on our church website.
2. From here on our church Facebook page at https://facebook.com/pg/cornerstonecharlotte/posts.
Our church is planning to have our first public worship service on Sunday, June 7, at 9:30AM. Some may
wonder why we are waiting for three more weeks to have our first service. While there has recently been a lot of discussion about whether the coronavirus is as severe as it has been made out to be, I think we need to remember that people have died after contracting this disease. The truth is, this is and will remain a serious health concern for the foreseeable future. For that reason, an abundance of caution is wise and warranted. Here is an article that gives some good, factual information: https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them.
To help us minimize the risk when we do gather together, we are asking those who decide to attend to wear a mask, sit together as a household, and maintain proper social distancing. During our public worship, which will last approximately one hour, we will not offer nursery, children’s church, children’s activity bags, or any other activities. The only thing we will be offering is worship.
Because there is still a risk involved when we gather together, we are also asking everyone to consider not only their health but also the health of others. If you or anyone in your household has a fever of over 99.1, any cold or flu-like symptoms including a cough, runny nose, or sore throat, please stay home. If you are over the age of 60 and have a chronic underlying medical condition, please stay home. If you have any concerns about your health, please stay home. We will continue to Livestream our worship services so you can still participate virtually.
God has blessed our Livestream! That we know of, over 600 devices have viewed this past Sunday’s worship service. One device could be a computer, a cell phone, an iPad, or some other way to connect to the internet. One device could have more than one person watching. Some, no doubt, were watched by only one person, but some had whole families watching. If we say each device had two people watching, that is over 1,200 people that watched this past Sunday’s worship service. Now, you might wonder, just because people are watching, is it working? This past Sunday, we had a person who prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord! God is faithful, and He is blessing!
Once we can gather together for worship, there will be some significant changes. Probably the biggest change will be the way we do the offering. We will no longer be passing an offering plate during the worship service. Instead, we will have collection boxes available in the gathering area. If you aren’t able to attend, or even if you decide to attend, you can continue to give:
1. By clicking on the “Give” tab here on our church website.
2. By mailing a check or money order to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8947 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.
3. By using your cell phone by texting “Eph220” to the number 73256. Once you send the text, you will be given a prompt on how to complete your transaction.
Another change will be the way we dismiss at the end of the service. Instead of having everyone dismiss at the same time after our closing prayer, we will have a closing song after our closing prayer and will dismiss by section. To maintain social distancing and to facilitate everyone’s exit, I won’t be able to greet people at the back of the church. Additionally, we are going to ask everyone to exit the church promptly. If you would like to have a discussion with someone, while maintaining proper social distancing, please do so outside in the parking lot. If there is something you need to let me know, the best way to communicate with me will continue to be by email. If you have a need, a question, or if there is any way our church or I can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support during these difficult and uncertain times.
In His Love,