*UPDATEs from LCC Leadership*

novemBER 6, 2020 LETTER FROM KEITH

Friends,


In late September we had our Annual Meeting. At the meeting we only had one nominee for the Leadership Team, Kacey Askin, who was elected to serve for three years. We now have two additional nominees—Theresa Stahly and Angela Haddick. I’m attaching a bio sheet for the two candidates so you can know a little more about them.


Click Here to View Bio Sheet


In light of our current COVID-19 situation, the Leadership Team would like to have an online vote for this slate of candidates. Our church constitution asks us to notify you in advance of the vote. The voting will start at 12:01am on Saturday, November 21 and continue until 11:59 pm on Friday, November 27. We will send out information on how to vote right before that time.


Please review the candidates and ask any questions you may have by contacting me at church or on my cell phone at 461.9491.


Sincerely in Christ,


Keith Johnson

OCTOBER 31, 2020 LETTER FROM KEITH

Dear Friends,


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 this.


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)


Courage everyone!


Keith Johnson

October 30, 2020 Letter from Keith

Friends,


I want to bring a quick update today. This has been a challenging week for our state and our county in light of COVID-19. As we head into the weekend let’s remember to be very vigilant about all the precautions we have heard so much about. It is good for us to be together and good for us to show our care for others by wearing our masks always and properly in our building, by wiping surfaces down after meetings and making good use of all that hand sanitizer.


I also want to let you know that Jolanda Songer, our Director of Student Ministries has resigned. She has been a great addition to the staff of Life Covenant and has built into the lives of our Middle School young people for about five years. While we will begin immediately looking for a new Director, she has said that she will continue to lead while we go through the process. Watch the website and app for a Vacancy Announcement for that position and share our need with people you may know who are interested.


Let’s continue to bring certainty to a very uncertain world, uncertain state and uncertain valley right now. Let’s be God’s people in a time like this.


Courage!


Keith