On November 19, Hendrick Hospital system made a plea to our various leaders in our community to limit our gatherings due to the spike in Covid-19 cases. Our medical community is overwhelmed. As a church who confesses our love of neighbor each week, it is time to once again sacrifice for the greater good.
Therefore, Aldersgate Abilene has again made the difficult decision to close our facility to in person worship and small groups through the end of 2020. None of us like making this decision. However, we firmly believe that we can best serve one another by following caution and safety measures.
All of our worship services will continue to take place online. This includes all Sunday morning services (9:00 and 11:00), our special Thanksgiving service (5:30), and Christmas Eve (5:30). You can view all services on YouTube and Facebook. To find us go to our website www.aldersgateabilene.org/
In the meantime, we ask that everyone continue to pray for Abilene and Taylor County. Prayers requests can still be submitted to prayer@aldersgateabilene.
org. You can also continue to give your tithes and offerings online at aldersgateabilene.org/ giving or by mailing it in to 1741 Sayles Blvd. As of now, we will continue to keep the office open. If you do come to the church office, we ask that you wear a mask.
We also ask that everyone be intentional in keeping our community held together over the next few weeks. Please check in on one another regularly. Send cards and letters. In other words, be the Church. As much as it pains all of us to take these precautions, we do so out of our love for one another and from a desire to be good neighbors.
On a personal note, I want to express my deep gratitude to everyone for being supportive over the past several months. None of these decisions have been made lightly. I love every one of you and I long for the day when we can gather again. I truly believe that I serve the best church in Abilene!
+Grace and Peace,