OCTOBER 31, 2020 LETTER FROM KEITH
Last night, our Leadership Team decided to enact some new,
hopefully short-term, constraints to our ministries at Life Covenant Church.
Lewis and Clark County is now in the red zone (the highest level) of the “Daily
New Case Incidence”. Our desire is to protect children, youth, and the adults
who serve so faithfully. Further, we want work with our school and community
leaders in keeping our schools open and do our part to help. It is true that
people in our church have tested positive in recent days which has resulted in
many being tested and quarantined. After consulting with some doctors on the
front lines right now with vested interest in our ministries,
- We will suspend Awana immediately hoping to
reopen after Thanksgiving. This will help prevent our school “pods” from
intermingling and keep our older leaders safe.
- We will continue our Middle School Enfuego and
Confirmation ministries but eliminate the meal portion of the evening when
masks come off and students are in close proximity.
- We will continue our High School Voltage
ministry but eliminate the meal portion of the evening when masks come off and
students are in close proximity.
- We will continue our in-person weekend services
at our regular times. If you have any health concerns or symptoms of COVID-19,
we encourage you to continue worshiping online with us on Facebook Live or on
our app or website.
Your Leadership Team will continue to evaluate the situation
understanding that there may be a triggering event in our community which will
cause us to reconsider these decisions. I, or one of your individual ministry
leaders—Deanna Carlson, Jolanda Songer, Matt Swider, or Neil Botts can help if
you have any further questions about the various ministries. And I want to
thank the Leadership Team for leading us, on a Friday night no less, through
Finally, I want to remind you and encourage you with this
from the book of Hebrews: “In response
to all he has done for us, let us outdo each other in being helpful and kind to
each other and in doing good.” (The Living Bible)