UPDATE AS OF

3-20-2020

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 HCC Family,


After careful consideration, the elders have elected to postpone face to face Sunday morning gatherings until further notice. Though this pains us to do, we believe that it is the wisest avenue to take and allows us to best love our neighbor during these strange times. As many of you know, the situation continues to unfold, with new information coming in by the hour. When it is deemed appropriate and safe for us to resume Sunday morning in-person gatherings, we will do so with great joy. It is important to remember during these times that the church is not bound to a building (John 4:21).


We encourage all of our members to be the church to their neighbors, families, and friends during this unique gospel opportunity. 


In Christ,

Adam and Bruce



SUNDAY MORNING GATHERINGS

We will be live streaming the Sunday morning service at 11:00 am on Facebook until further notice.



CAMPUS COLLECTIVE UPDATE

Campus Collective has decided to suspend our Tuesday night gatherings until further notice. However, our mission to equip students for gospel ministry remains the same. For ministry updates and content, follow our Instagram and our Twitter for updates.



COMMUNITY GROUPS

Your community group leaders have the discretion to continue or to postpone. Many groups are investigating alternative means of meeting, such as Facetime, Zoom etc. We encourage communication between community group members throughout these times as a means of glorifying Christ and building each other up in the faith. 



SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media will be a key component to communication during this time. Please follow Huntington Community Church on Facebook and Instagram for updated information, as well as our website.  



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OUR SPIRITUAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19


While the world around us responds to this threat with panic and fear, we choose to respond with trust and faith. Why? Because although this virus reminds us that sickness and death are certain in this world, we worship the One who overcame death itself. There is an empty tomb that proves death has been defeated. Our hope is not a “fingers-crossed,” “hope-for-the-best” mentality, but a faith-filled certainty that gives us joy and peace in times of troubles. May we not be overcome by fear in this moment, but may we choose to continue to trust the One who has given us life in and through his Son, Jesus Christ.   


Perhaps you’re reading this and find yourself longing to know this hope we just described. The reality is it can only be found in the God who created you to know him and love him. He is the source of all life, joy, hope and peace. Unfortunately, our sin has separated us his from him, and its consequences are ultimately death. But God in his grace and mercy has made a way back to him. In his goodness, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to live a perfect life without sin and to die on a cross as our substitution. And the greatest news is that Christ did not simply die for us, but he rose victoriously from the grave, overcoming sin and death on our behalf, and now offers us life eternal by simply responding to him in faith and trust.   


If you’ve never responded to this good news by placing your faith and trust in Christ and his saving work on the cross on your behalf, then we hope and pray that today will be the day.  


For those of us who have trusted Christ, times like these give us the unique opportunity to share the good news of the gospel. Take this opportunity to listen to the fears and concerns of your neighbors and co-workers, and rather than shaming or mocking them, speak grace, truth and love. Take this moment as yet another opportunity to represent the gospel to every man, woman and child. May our God fill you with his joy and peace, and use you to demonstrate and proclaim his gospel.