BridgePoint family and friends,
Thanks for your patience as we’ve been prayerfully considering our next steps together as a church. As June came to a close, the situation in our state and region was growing more urgent. Before making a decision, we wanted to wait for the developing information, regulations, and advisories we’ve seen coming out recently.
Due to the current situation in our region and the dynamics of our particular congregation, our elders have decided it’s wisest to continue online services on Sunday mornings for July and the foreseeable future (we’ll still provide regular updates whether our plans change or stay the same). We want to honor God by serving each other and loving our neighbors in this way. Other ministries like our Life Groups and youth group will continue meeting in hybrid formats (some online, some in person) determined by ministry leaders under the oversight of our leadership team.
That being said, we also recognize God’s calling to gather in ways that honor him, encourage each other, and provide much-needed fellowship. So we’re working to schedule some late-evening outdoor gatherings on our church property as the summer progresses. Many were encouraged by our late-May gathering in the parking lot, and though the summer’s reaching its peak, we trust that as Houstonian believers, we can beat the heat and enjoy good fellowship nonetheless. Any gathering involves vulnerabilities, of course, but outdoor gatherings with wise precautions will significantly lessen the potential for unknowingly spreading the virus.
We’ll send more information soon about the schedule, plans, and protocols for these evenings together. We know that many will still choose to join us only online, so we’ll continue making sure we all stay connected going forward.
Like you, I wish so much of this could be different. We all inherently understand the weariness we’re sharing together, especially as we or those we love face difficult new trials, burdens, changes, and struggles that test us. I am so thankful in these days to know that we’ve already received a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and the hope that’s even now planted in our hearts through the Holy Spirit will one day blossom into the fullness of God’s everlasting kingdom.
Let’s stay together, BridgePoint. Joy comes in the morning.
Until all things are new,
Gunner

Leave a Comment