Dear Church Family,
In support of Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order issued Sunday, December 20, your church leadership (Pastoral Staff, Trustee Chair, Deacon Chair) concur that it is in the best interest of our church family and community that we return to a virtual presence only effective immediately through January 20, 2021. Today I am writing to inform you of this decision and to ask for your continued faithful support of this decision.
Please know that this is a voluntary decision for the church to make. We are not being required by our Governor to do this. He has requested that we consider it. Nashville First counts in her membership a number of physicians and others who are healthcare professionals, and a number of them support this decision and even encouraged it prior to our Governor’s request.
Here is a summary related to this decision:
- This is a temporary building closure for Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Nights, through January 20, 2021.
- Worship will be virtual only during this time with a limited number of worship leaders in the building (10). View the livestream of Worship on our Facebook or YouTube pages, these links are also available on our website NashvilleFirst.org
- All Bible Study classes (Connect Groups) will be virtual only during this time.
- We have already asked our office staff to work remotely and will continue that policy during this temporary closure. We are available by phone or email and will do everything we can to provide ministry to our church and community during this time.
Finally, please join us in praying for the health and wellbeing of our church family and our community. Tennessee is leading the world in new cases per population. This is serious and we are taking it seriously. If you are in need during this time, please contact one of our ministers, a Deacon, or a member of your Connect Group so that we can respond in a timely way. You can text the word “Connect” to 615-640-3712 and we will contact you immediately.
Church family, you are loved and cared for during these days. The hope of a vaccine is right around the corner for many of us, but until then, let’s stay united and pull together to get through this in a way that is a testimony to our faith.
Blessings, and stay well.