A Message from Brett
March 13, 2020
Hey Southpoint family & friends,
Things change rapidly, and now that our Governor called a state of emergency prohibiting public gatherings of 250 or more for the rest of this month, that forces a difficult decision. Schools are closed, events cancelled, and nearly all public gatherings aren’t allowed. So we will be having Southpoint services only online this weekend—we will NOT be hosting public gatherings at our physical campuses.
We know some will be disappointed no matter what decision is made, but we are choosing to be wise, cautions and part of the solution in slowing the spread of the virus. But know that this doesn’t reflect on a lack of trust in God to protect us, because even with the best of intentions and great faith, bad things can still happen. We want to bless our community, and not contribute to people getting sick.
As of now, we will not have public services again until April, but it’s a fluid situation, so stay connected online, through social media, and by texting the word UPDATE to 734-890-5454. You will receive text updates on how Southpoint is responding, including any notices about events. We may also include any opportunities to meet needs during this time.
We always have our services live online, so please join us online as our Praise Band leads in worship, and Mark and I bring a special conversational message together about the current situation. We’re going to gather virtually, but worship services are only part of being the church…because church is not a place, its the people of God…and we will stay connected throughout this.
Join us for services online Saturday at 6:00 PM, or Sunday at 9:30 or 11:15 AM: live.southpointccc.com
See archived services and messages: southpointccc.com/media
Give online: give.southpointccc.com, or use the PushPay app
Ministry still goes on daily, and your generosity is needed even though we’re not having a gathering. We’re still on mission, and brainstorming ways we can bless the community. And I want to challenge you personally to pray about how you can love your neighbors in the next few weeks.
The work of the church will not take a break, and our service, witness and prayers will not be stopped. Let’s keep praying together. southpointccc.com/41DaysofPrayer
You can still contact Ministers or other staff throughout the week. If you need to talk with someone or need prayer, you can call the church office.
You can stay up on Kids Ministry here: facebook.com/KidsMinSouthpoint
And check out great resources for you and your kids to watch and learn about the Bible at rightnowmedia.org/library (Don't have an account yet? Go to rnm.southpointccc.com)
We’re still allowing Groups to meet throughout the week as long they choose to and everyone’s healthy. Groups may even choose to have a watch party of services.
Events Cancelled (to be rescheduled):
Mar. 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Late Night Party
Mar. 15 - First Step
Mar. 21 - Women’s Brunch
This is only temporary, and things will get back to normal. We will get through this because “God’s got this.” Jesus said, "I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid...." (John 14:27, NLT).
Though this is a unique time, we’ve experienced crises before. These are times when people realize how little control they ultimately have, and they turn to God. It's when people get “knocked on their backs” that they finally look up to God. So let's pray that people’s hearts turn toward Him, and they'd be inclined to turn to His Church for understanding and assurance.