A Word to Our Bayview Family & Friends
Because of the recent events with the coronavirus and our government’s effort to minimize its spread we will be moving our Sunday morning services to online. Guam’s governor has already issued an executive order to limit the size of public gatherings to a maximum of 50 people. Today the CDC and President Trump recommended that gatherings be limited to 10 people. In respect for our government officials and out of caution, we believe it is a good decision to close our church campus to all group activities and move our corporate worship services online for the next two weeks up to March 31st. During this time we can wait to see how things develop and make an informed decision to reopen the campus after March 31.
We believe that our corporate worship time each Sunday morning is one of the most important spiritual disciplines in the Christian life. But we recognize that the best thing to do for the physically vulnerable in our church—and those who come into contact with our church family—is to heed the recommendations of our health officials and refrain from meeting together in large groups.
We will be preparing to minister God’s word on Sundays by sharing a message online that we will post Sunday morning. We will be including other aspects of ministry in this worship hour to include God’s Activity and some worship. We will also update you as to how God’s church is ministering on island during this extremely unique time. We hope you will be able to participate.
Despite all church campus ministries being closed down for now, we encourage our small groups to stay plugged in and in touch, whether in person or not, as long as it complies with our government’s recommendations or directives. This is still a time where the church body can serve one another and even serve our neighbors. Of course, if anyone is sick or physically vulnerable then we encourage you to stay isolated. For our healthy members we hope you can stay connected.
If anyone is in need of ministry our office will remain open. You can contact someone during regular business hours and we will try and serve and assist you—or connect you with a servant minister who can.
What about the support of our ministries and missionaries? Many in our congregation already give their gifts and offerings through electronic means. If you would like to give your gifts online, you can do so by clicking on the button below.
Finally, we want to encourage our church body to be praying for the whole world. There are many for whom this virus is lethal, and most of us will feel the financial impact of this global pandemic. Let us pray for one another and keep our faith and hope in our heavenly Father.
God is our refuge and strength, and very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1