Numerous people in the congregation have expressed the same sentiment.
One of the main things the church feels called to do during this time is to constantly remind us all that we are not alone. We are connected - to each other and to God. I heard someone say that during these times we should not cocoon but connect! It's harder with no face-to-face, no hugs, no handshakes, the key phrase these days is social distancing.
While we need to distance ourselves physically, we need to close the distance between us emotionally and spiritually. We need to stay connected with grace and hope. So be on the lookout for a flow of emails and Facebook posts, brief inspirational videos, and perhaps other things that we haven't come up with yet.
This Sunday at 10 AM, you can watch a worship service from Southport United Methodist Church on Facebook Live. Just go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/southportumc/ or link to it from our website, sumc.org, or use the link right here, https://sumc.org/. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
We need to connect with each other by phone and social media. We need to check on each other more than usual. And we must help each whenever we know of a need. Please let us know if you are in need of anything, and we will do what we can to help.
Like it said in that email, "Just don't want anyone to go without!!" We especially don't want anyone to go without grace and hope.
Grace and Hope to you,