In Response to COVID-19
Following government recommendations to restrict all public gatherings in excess of 10 people to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19,) the leadership of the Orangeburg church of Christ has decided to suspend all planned meeting times until Sunday April 5. Please know that this is not a decision that has been made lightly, but it is felt to be in the best interest for the health of our members and any who may have visited with us. We want to look out for the interests of others (Philippians 2:4) as best we can. It is encouraged that you use the time that you would have been in the worship assembly for prayer and personal Bible Study.
Our minister, Justin Sivley, is prepared to present lessons via Facebook live (on the Orangeburg Church of Christ page) at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. For those who do not have Facebook, work is being done to have the lessons on Youtube as well (“Orangeburg church of Christ” channel). For those who can’t access the live streams, these lessons will be uploaded to the website (www.orangeburgchurchofchrist.info) and our podcast as soon as possible after they are completed. They will be upload as audio first, with plans to upload the videos as well if possible.
While we feel that communion is not a requirement for those unable to assemble with the church (1 Cor. 11:17, 18, 20, 33), if any who still desire to take communion with their families, supplies can be made available. If you are in our area and need communion supplies, please contact us. We will work to get you whatever you need to worship with your family.
At the time, the current plan is to gather together again for our 10 a.m. Bible class on the first Sunday in April (April 5). The situation surrounding COVID-19 will be closely monitored during this time and any changes that need to be made will be announced.
Please everyone be safe during this trying time, and remember to “be anxious for nothing, but in all things by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7)