CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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June 26, 2020 UPDATE

We wanted to inform you that a member of our church family was tested yesterday (June 25) and confirmed positive today (June 26) for COVID-19. This individual was last in service on Sunday, June 21. Those that were seated in close proximity to this individual have been contacted. And, as is our ongoing practice, all contact surfaces in the Crowne Centre have been thoroughly disinfected and our facility is prepared for in-person services this Sunday, as scheduled.

In an attempt to provide a safe environment, we continue to require masks for all of our volunteers.  While masks are not, at this time, required for attenders, we do ask that you consider taking the necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of you and your family.  However, we do continue to ask that you practice social distancing, refrain from physical contact (e.g. hugs, handshakes), and stay at home if you, or someone in your family, is ill.

As we navigate through this unique time in our nation, please pray with us for wisdom and God’s continued protection on our church family. We look forward to having you with us in service on Sunday either in person or on live stream.

 

 

JUNE 9, 2020 UPDATE

Dear Church Family,

I am pleased to announce that, beginning June 28, we will move to Phase 2 of our plan to return to in-person worship. Phase 2 will include the following:

PHASE 2
All Services In-Person

  • Seating limited to every other row with appropriate social distancing.
  • Nursery & Children's Church available (infant—5 yrs.)
  • Family Care Room in North Lobby for nursing mothers only
  • Allen & Crawford Chapels will be available for families with small children.
  • Livestream will also be available.

Sunday School

  • Combined Adult Bible Study in Crowne Centre
  • Children & Youth Sunday school classes resume

Church Events & Activities

  • Rejoice Choir & Orchestra practice resumes—we have a big choir loft! We'll be spreading people out in the choir.
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast resumes July 8
  • Ladies Prayer Time resumes June 28 
  • No Sunday Outreach or Connect

"Always" is the word that reminds us that God is always up to something good in our lives. Over the past several months, God has demonstrated that, even amid the challenges of our day, He always has exactly what we need. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says:

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

As we continue to navigate these times, we are confident that God has foreseen the day and has prepared our supply. I am eager to see a growing number of our church family return to in-person worship as their situation and the safety of their health allows.

If we can be of help or answer additional questions, please contact us by phone or email.
•    Phone: 850-479-6575
•    Email:  info@campuschurch.com

Eager to see you once again in church!

Your Friend,
Pastor Redlin

NOTE: With concern for the safety and well-being of our congregation at the forefront of our thoughts, we would ask our church family with pre-existing health conditions or vulnerable immune systems to continue to join us in worship through the means of our live-streamed services.

 

 

APRIL 30, 2020 Update from Pastor Redlin

Dear Church Family,

One of the passages I read this week in my personal devotions was Ecclesiastes 8:6-7.  It reads:

Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

What Solomon is saying is that there is both a right decision to make and a right time for that decision to be implemented.  And, because no one knows what the future will look like or when decisions should be made, the weight on a person’s shoulders can be very heavy.

This is the weight on the shoulders of many regarding the decisions that are before them. At Campus Church, we are working through many important decisions as well. After much prayer, counsel, and reviewing local, state, and national guidelines, we have assembled a plan for a phased return to in-person worship. 

While our return to in-person worship will be modified, it will be an opportunity for the church to assemble—in person!  Please review our Phased Reopening Plan to know how we will re-introduce the physical gathering of the church body. If you have additional questions pertaining to our services, please contact us through one of the following options:

In these unprecedented times, we have seen God’s work advance in unprecedented ways. We have had an opportunity, literally, to preach the Word to the uttermost part of the earth!  And, while we remain deeply grateful for the technology that has allowed our church to continue to assemble, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity for physically re-assembling on May 10.

Whether you choose to join us for worship in-person, or through livestream, please know that we will anticipate your participation – either way!

Your Friend,

Pastor Redlin

NOTE:  With concern for the safety and well-being of our congregation at the forefront of our thoughts, we would ask our church family with pre-existing health conditions or vulnerable immune systems to continue to join us in worship through the means of our livestreamed services.

 

APRIL 9, 2020 Easter Update from Pastor Redlin

Dear Church Family,

As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Sunday, allow me to share some things that, together as a church family, we can be praying and practicing.

First, 4 Things to Pray:

  1. Pray that each of us would stay engaged with His body—our church
  2. Pray that God would expand our influence to people beyond Campus Church through live-streaming services.
  3. Pray that God would heal our land both physically and spiritually.

Pray that we would have a heightened anticipation for when we can again come together in the same place for worship.

Next, 4 things to Practice:

  1. Invite others to live-stream services! Share events through Facebook, phone calls, text messages, emails, or other means of communication.
  2. Practice good physical care for yourself and for others around you. Remember, the sooner we move beyond COVID-19, the sooner we can join together for worship!
  3. Remove distractions during church. Keep from multitasking to focus on the worship of Jesus Christ. Remember, “worship” is “to show the worth” or “worthiness” of a person or thing. Recognizing Christ as worthy of our undivided attention is an important part of our worth-ship.
  4. Participate in every service. Sing along, open your Bible, take notes, give, pray, and grow!

I am truly eager to “see” you this coming Sunday morning. I have been praying that it will be a wonderful, unforgettable (in good ways), day of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Your Friend,

Pastor Redlin

 

APRIL 2, 2020 UPDATE FROM PASTOR REDLIN

Dear Campus Church Family,

What an exciting time to represent the name of Jesus Christ! Changes to our way of life are occurring so rapidly that it’s hard to process all that is happening or to know how these changes will impact us in the months ahead. Thankfully, our confidence continues to rest in the One Who never changes. That confidence allows us to be...

...stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

As we continue to adapt to these changes, I want to express my ongoing confidence in the character of Campus Church. Continually, we have people who “step up” to help meet the needs of this church family. People are recording and producing services, preparing children’s lessons and teen services, caring for our shut-in’s, calling to express concern, sending cards and letters of encouragement, giving toward special projects, leading in worship, praying and loving and ministering to one another, and so much more. And, as God grants opportunity, look for creative ways to both show and share the love of Christ to those who are in need.

And, we are not only connecting to our own church family through live-streaming services and online resources, but we are reaching out far beyond as well. People from all over the world are finding hope in the reality of Jesus Christ. That is the message we must continually proclaim. You may have noticed our billboards around Pensacola that simply say, “find hope.” It truly is found in the person of Jesus Christ!

Campus Church, what a privilege it is to be a part of this church family. I love you, and eagerly anticipate the day when we will be “face to face” (instead of face to camera or screen) once again. But, until that day, may others know that we are well supplied in the One Who is our endless supply and that we have truly found hope!

Your Friend,

Pastor Redlin

 

APRIL 1, 2020 UPDATE

Due to the continued efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will be live-streaming all of our services through the end of April. Service Times are Sundays, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Central Time. Live-streaming will begin about 10 minutes before the service time.

Watch our live-streaming services at:

All April church events and activities have been canceled. Our church office will remain open to receive your calls and emails. You can call us at (850) 479-6575 or email info@campuschurch.com with any questions you may have. 

Continue to watch our website, Realm announcements, and follow us on Facebook page and Twitter for updated information.

 

MARCH 18, 2020 UPDATE FROM PASTOR REDLIN

Dear Campus Church Family,

Yesterday, I met with our staff for a planning meeting.  Of course, the bulk of our time was given to address the pressing matters connected to the COVID-19 outbreak and the necessary adjustments resulting from it.  While no one counted the number of times it was used, the word “unprecedented” was repeated often.

All throughout Scripture, we see unprecedented times where man was faced with circumstances that had never occurred in history.  Global floods, national slavery, famine, and war are just some of the troubling, unprecedented events.  Yet God was unmoved, unrattled, and undistracted.  He was prepared, He had a plan, and His provision was both timely and sufficient.  Even through the challenges of the day, God’s name was being exalted.

While we may be facing “unprecedented” times, we must remember that these days are known by God, and He is granting us new opportunities to trust, to grow, to be creative, and to make His name known by whatever means He makes available!  What an exciting day!

Like you, I have no idea how long this unique period of time will last.  But, we will continue to send out regular communications to keep you posted, and to provide resources for you and your families.  You’ll see things on the “Downloads” page at CampusChurch.com/downloads that I trust you’ll find useful for you and your family.

For some time, Julie and I have given to Campus Church through online giving.  If you haven’t considered doing so, now would certainly be a good opportunity.  You can find instructions on how to set this up on our website.  If you would prefer, you can certainly mail in your giving … I hear that still works!

As we transition to live streaming our services for the immediate future, please know that I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to gather together, in person, as the body of Christ. In the meantime, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity for us to stay connected!  I am anticipating that we will look back on this moment in our own history and see how God worked in unprecedented ways!

For now, let’s look for ways to advance the Gospel, to care for one another, to grow in Christ-likeness, and to live with a confident expectation, knowing that God is always up to something good!

I love you and am eager to be with you – both through live stream, and then again in person.  Until then, may we be seen as the fully provisioned children of God, whose loving Father has anticipated all our needs, and granted us all our necessary supply!

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

Your Friend,

Pastor Redlin

 

MARCH 17, 2020 UPDATE

In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, all of our in-person church events and activities are canceled for the immediate future. Beginning this Wednesday, March 18, all church services (Sunday morning, 10:15 am; Sunday evening, 6 pm; and Wednesday evening, 7 pm) will be lived streamed. You can watch live on our Facebook page or our website: CampusChurch.com/watchonline. We will resume our normal schedule of events and activities when it is appropriate to do so.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time. We will do our best to keep you informed and connected. As always, please continue to show forth God’s love to others during these challenging days.