Updated March 19, 2020 at 9:30pm
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God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear…
A Message for All Lifesong Church Community, and Those in Our Local Communities Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Church is a we not an it. It has never been about a meeting place as much about the people who gather – to know God, live in freedom, discover purpose, and deliver hope in their communities. As we all learn more about the impact of the coronavirus here in Massachusetts and around the world, Lifesong’s first and foremost concern is for the safety of people: those who attend Lifesong Church, and those in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces that we all come into contact with on a regular basis.
With the health and safety of both our congregation and our local communities in mind, our Trustees have affirmed a plan initiated and being further developed by our staff to move to an online-only ministry model effective immediately.
In response to the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak, Lifesong is postponing all scheduled on- and off-campus events, meetings, and ministry gatherings through March 22. Our building will remain closed during this time.
By moving to online-only, we’re not only caring for the most vulnerable among us, we’re reducing the risk of an infected person among us leading to a quarantine for everyone.
What does this look like, both on Sundays and midweek?
A few changes, effective immediately:
Our worship and teaching teams will continue to produce Sunday worship services, which we’ll stream online as we do every Sunday. You can access them on the live stream page on our website at Lifesong Online at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. While large in-person gatherings are temporarily unavailable, this is a great way to stay connected to church!
We’re working to expand our presence online beyond our Sunday services. We will begin offering more ways to engage through social media and other platforms in the coming days, and publicize them through social media, our website, and through email.
We’re thinking about the next generation. We serve 300+ kids and teenagers every week, and are working to develop online ministry specifically for the younger members of our faith family. We’ll offer resources to help parents have spiritual conversations with their kids, helping families grow their faith together in their own homes.
Our staff is being mobilized into a number of focused teams to work through the logistics behind changes to all areas of ministry at Lifesong: Small Groups, Next Steps, Next Gen, Worship and Teaching, and Care and Support. We have teams focused on everything from events and operations to giving and offering support to our local communities. We’ll make more information on all of these available as soon as we have it.
The best way to stay informed of new ministry offerings is to connect through digital channels: follow us on social media, and stay aware of increased email communication.
While the challenges of responding to coronavirus are unprecedented for Lifesong, none of them are unforeseen by God. This shift to online ministry represents an opportunity for smaller groups to connect and support each other, just like the early church, and much of the worldwide church still does today.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For those with questions about care or other urgent circumstances, please call our church offices at 508-921-4767.