Dear church family of Grace Bible Church,
This is certainly a very exciting time to be a believer in Jesus Christ. We trust that even during difficult times we do not miss seeing the blessings of being in Christ. We have heard so many wonderful testimonies of families taking advantage of extra time to connect in new ways. We say this to encourage us all to be looking for those opportunities as God provides to minister in new and fresh ways.
We make our best plans but often God has another idea for us. That is the situation that we currently find ourselves in. We are officially cancelling Vacation Bible School and our family camp for this summer. These were difficult decisions and there were many reasons that went into making them. Both events are virtually impossible to accomplish with any degree of social distancing. It is our responsibility to keep each other safe and with the degree of uncertainty at this time of when we will be able to meet without these restrictions it seemed wise to not have these events at this time. There is much planning and advance work for both events as well as the need for sign ups at a time when families do not know what the next couple of months will look like. Also, some schools may go into the summer to make up for missed school days. All of this and more makes it necessary to cancel these events.
We know that both events are looked forward to by many of us every year. We will be looking at the possibility of amended options later in the summer as things are, hopefully, getting back to normal. We are all excited to be together again as soon as is possible and we appreciate your understanding as we pray our way through these decisions.
The Elders of Grace Bible Church
“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:5