Sodaville Church Family
The Church Leadership Team
We met on the morning of May 26,
2020 – masked and all, to seek wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit in
regards to reopening. We spent time waiting on the Lord in prayer and the Bible
under whose authority we met. After the time in waiting on the Lord, we were
unanimous in the decisions that were made. The decisions were made after
discussing information from the CDC, the Superintendent, and zoom meetings with
the local ministers. While like many of you, we want to re-gather as soon as
possible, but we do not want to think of ourselves but rather the other members
of this body.
Speaking on the behalf of the team, I want to assure
that we acted carefully, humbly and prayerfully with one passion – the unity of
the Body (Ephesians 4:3). We came and acted together as your servants, not as
your masters. As a result, the following decisions were made:
1. Due to steps required and desired to open with
confidence, it was determined that we set July 5 (the first Sunday of the
month), as our opening date. This would give us a better outlook on the result
of the earlier openings.
2. The sanctuary must be rearranged
to assure appropriate seating.
3. Because we believe that there will be those who
choose to stay home, it was decided that steps are required to live stream our
service live. This will require equipment, and more time is required.
4. Purchase of streaming license for
using copyright music beyond the church.
5. Last but by no means least, seating, how many
services, cleaning beyond what is presently done.
As you can see, reopening must be
responsibly done, and I appeal to you in the gentleness of Christ, that you
prayerfully bear with us as we continue to prepare for reopening.
behalf of the team, I remain,