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5174 Main St.
Millerton, PA 16936
March 19, 2020
Dear Millerton Wesleyan Church Family and Friends,
We wanted to come to you quickly with important information concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the temporary measures we’re taking as a church family. We are choosing to remain calm, trust God, but also take the situation very seriously to help support the efforts of our state and community. As always, no matter what we face, we have a God who is bigger. We will continue to trust Him in the days ahead.
On Thursday, March 12, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) mitigation efforts, which included guidance to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Included in his report is the “strong encouragement of the suspension of large gatherings, events, and conferences of 250 individuals or more.” On Monday night President Trump changed that to 10, and they since have closed Schools, Universities, Restaurants, Bars, and all non-essential businesses, and are ask everyone to practice social distancing.
Therefore, after much prayer, and in accordance with the biblical directive of honoring our governing authorities and out of concern for the health and safety of our local communities, we will be suspending all Sunday morning gatherings and events. This practice of social distancing is meant to limit the spread of the virus and other seasonal illnesses in accordance with The Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Please know that this decision is not made out of fear, but instead out of obedience to God’s Word and out of concern for all the people who call MWC home as well as the communities in which we live.
The good news is that MWC is not a building – the church is the people – it’s you and it’s me. And while we may not be gathering in our usual way our Service at 10:00 am, we will be having a Facebook Live service which will include the full service you are used to experiencing at MWC with music, prayer, and a sermon. You can also continue your giving on our website MillertonWesleyan.org in the footer of the page, or by mail.
Let me share a word of encouragement with you. These are unpredictable times and we all have questions and concerns, but as I have said many times to you, God’s got this! He is a God who is always filled with hope and who holds our future firmly in His hand. You will be tempted to have feelings of fear and worry, but instead, replace those thoughts with God’s message from His Word, “I have not given you a spirit of fear or timidity, but one of power, love, and self-control.”
“Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” See you Sunday on Facebook.