Update from Xperience Church – March 12, 2020
Xperience Church Family,
We wanted to take a moment and address what so many of us are watching in the news. The coronavirus continues to make an impact not only in the world, but in our nation and even in our state. We want you to know that at Xperience Church, your safety and your health are very important to us. As a leadership team, we are very aware of what is happening. In fact, the Governor has announced an order that recommends limiting mass gatherings in the State of Ohio as a preventative measure. In cooperation with this order, and with the health of your family in mind, we have decided NOT to gather together on location for Sunday services this weekend. Instead, we will be streaming our services live online for the families of our church and the public to join us.
We will continue to monitor this situation very closely. We have been in contact with the local health care leaders, the mayor, and our school officials on how they are approaching the coronavirus and also how we can partner with them to help the community in any way that we can. As we receive updates on the situation, we will pass them on to you.
Here’s what we want you to do: gather your family and join us online as we kick off a brand new series this weekend. We are so amazed at God’s timing. We planned this series long before knowing the season we would find ourselves in, but God knew. The series is called “Driven by Eternity”. We know it is going to encourage you and it is very fitting for what is going on right now in the midst of this season that our world is in. We believe that this message is going to provide hope and life to this struggle. So join us this Sunday, March 15th, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/XperienceChurch/) at 9am, 11am, and 6pm, or watch On Demand at our website (www.xchurch.tv).
Here are a few additional notes:
Small Groups – Although we are concerned with the physical health of our community, and are therefore not meeting in mass gatherings, we are also focused on emotional and spiritual health. Isolation, fear, and loneliness are real issues and it is important that the Xperience Church community stays connected. This is why we are so grateful for small groups – that we can still join together and be an encouragement for one another during this time.
Giving – If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to set up online giving. We are asking that each of you continue to give financially so that we can continue to serve our city and our world. You can access our online giving platform HERE or TEXT TO GIVE by texting XC and an amount to 77296 (Ex. XC 100).
You and your family need to take every precaution that you can. You need to use discernment concerning your safety. We want to come alongside you and speak peace in this situation. We know so many people right now are stricken with fear, worry, and anxiety. We want to remind us that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. We think the church of Jesus Christ should be a place to speak hope in the midst of the storm. We are not sure how long this challenge will last, but we do know that Xperience Church is going to continue to pray. We are going to pray that God would bring about solutions and we are going to pray for our leaders who are making decisions. We are going to believe that we come out of this thing stronger and better and that God is going to bring good even out of this thing that seems so bad.
Let’s keep praying Psalms 91 over our homes, community, nation, and world.
“Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you. When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us? God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm.” Psalms 91:6, 9-11 TPT
Pastor Kyle & Justeina Brownlee