Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Dear Vintage Church, Blessings and much love to you all. I want to update you regarding our response to the latest recommendations from our government and healthcare leaders.
Under the new California state guidelines, non-essential gatherings are to be limited to no more than 10 people and should proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. As you know, our prayer and desire is to cooperate with our national and local government and healthcare leaders to limit the impact of this virus and care for those most vulnerable. With immediate effect, we are therefore making the following changes:
1. Suspending Sunday Worship Services at our Santa Monica, West LA, and Malibu locations We expect to remain closed for in-person Sunday worship for some time. We cannot access Webster at this time but will return as soon is allowed.
2. Online Church Livestream services begin this Sunday. We hope you will join us as we stream our worship services at 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Ron will be hosting the online chat at 4pm. It's easy to join us - simply visit our website and follow the links. We will have our usual worship service with worship, prayers of the people, announcements, and Pastor Ger will be teaching.
3. Pastoral Care We are developing new pastoral care opportunities for our community, particularly for those affected by the Coronavirus.
4. Livestream Prayer Meeting Every Tuesday One of our priorities is to pray during this time, and so every Tuesday, you can join our livestreamed prayer evening hosted by myself and our other pastors. More details to come.
5. Mission We are in conversation with our local missions partners and will update you on ways we can love and serve our city and community.
6. Small Church Gatherings Continue The church is not the building, nor a service, but the people of God and we will continue to gather in smaller groups across the city although this will be online. Your community group leaders will be in contact with you this week.
7. Naturally Supernatural Postponed We are discussing with Mike Pilavachi alternative dates and will let you know. In the meantime, all tickets will be refunded.
8. New Online Ministry Gatherings Each of our church ministries is developing new online opportunities to be together as a community, pray for each other, and continue growing in Christ. We will let you know as these are finalized.
9. Questions If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the relevant ministry leader.