Dear Rock Hill Church Family,
In light of the growing number of cases in our city and even within our church, we have made the decision that we are going to move back to meeting exclusively online for the next two weeks. More than likely, if the numbers continue to rise, this will be longer than two weeks, but we don’t want to make decisions too far ahead.
To be clear, the Governor has not mandated that churches once again stop gathering. There are still allowances made for churches to continue to worship. However, in light of the number of people within our church that have contracted Covid, along with the growing numbers in St. Louis County, we see cancelling our in-person gathering as the most responsible thing to do right now. We know that this affects all of you a little differently, so we want you to know a few things.
First, we are praying for you. These are challenging times for us all and we are consistently lifting you up in prayer.
Second, if you need anything, please let us know. There are many generous people in our church family and we see it as our responsibility to care for one another right now. If you have needs, please let your city group or one of our pastors know. We are here for you.
Third, we are going to keep a close look at the local numbers in St. Louis County and it is our desire to begin worshipping again when the local numbers go back down. We do not see this as a long term shut down and we know it is important to gather together and worship God together. One of the key numbers we will be looking at is the number of new cases per 100,000 people, as this seems to be one of the key indicators that details the spread of the virus.
We will continue to be in touch in the coming weeks. In the meantime, remember, we have services broadcast across our various platforms at 9am, 10:45am, and 8pm. The services are also online to view throughout the week as another option, however, we would encourage you to watch it with others online so you have a chance for some community interaction (even if it is virtual at this point)!
Striving to serve you faithfully,
Pastor Kyle (on behalf of the Rock Hill Elders and Governance Teams)