Dear Ridglea Family,
In the Governor’s address yesterday he was letting the citizens of Jackson county know that he is going to sign an executive order early next week which will tighten up COVID-19 restrictions. Granted, the executive order is not in effect this weekend and will not mandate churches be closed. But the virus is currently increasing at a rate that is proving to be problematic for the ICUs in our state. It is my opinion that we as the family of God at Ridglea pull back on campus services a good bit. So, I have consulted with many of the deacons and have made the decision to go to a pure live stream this Sunday morning at 11:00am. This would mean that our worship team and preaching staff would be worshiping together at 11:00am and the Church body would be able to participate real time via Facebook live. Those who would like to attend would be welcomed up to the point we could no longer social distance in the sanctuary. This also means we would not have on campus Sunday School at 9:45 or the family night on Sunday night as planned.
As pastor I deeply love the people who make up our family at Ridglea. I also have a deep love for our community and do not wish risk a spread of the virus to anyone. God has been very gracious to keep from allowing the virus to take the lives of any of our membership. Let’s be gracious to the citizens of Jackson county who are our primary mission field.
Pray earnestly that this season of Covid 19 and national unrest passes quickly and that God Will be glorified though the actions of His Church.