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Centennial Opening Update
Based on a consensus and recommendation from the Elders, Centennial Christian Church will not be meeting together for worship through the end of September 2020. The Property Committee and the Worship Committee, as well as the Elders, have met and are discussing and planning for the ways that the church needs to be prepared once we are able to come back together for worship and meetings. This includes preparations to the church property and access procedures, and also adjustments to the physical elements we normally have used in corporate worship together, to protect all of our members and participants and guests. Please follow the "In the Loop" and our church website for additional information in the coming weeks!
Kip Hayden Sr., Board Chairperson Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As leaders of Centennial Christian Church, we want to write a word of tender care and let you know the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit is alive in us even as we shelter in place.
As Christians, we bear witness to acts of kindness and creative ingenuity that remind us of the Christian love within us. We are watching our Church prove itself to be incredibly adaptable as orders to stay at home have not ended our need - even in times like these - to give our thanks to God. Some of us who not only have never gathered in a digital community, but who never thought they would need or want to, are doing just that – and experiencing something very profound and meaningful. We have heard stories of families, spread across the country, being able to gather together for the same worship service via Facebook. Remember that God can reach us beyond all the barriers the world can create and the Holy Spirit can revive us and will be our strength during this time.
We understand the overwhelming financial challenge this virus is having on every household, the stock market decline and local layoffs. We continue to maintain our talented and experienced staff at the moment of our greatest need. We have built contingency reserves over many years to help off-set any short-term income deficit, but obviously we must receive monthly income to continue functioning as a congregation actively serving our community and you. We ask for your continued support at the level you can manage after taking good care of those you love.
In the love of our Lord, we remain as always, your humble servants and your partners.