3.18.20 Update - Effective changes until further notice
We continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 virus and its projected impact on our community. The concern for community transmission has increased over the past few days. We believe it is important to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus by following the recommendations from the CDC and our elected officials. We believe this is in the best interest of our members and our community. Effective immediately, we are canceling all scheduled activities at the building and will be moving our worship services, including Wednesday night Bible study, to an on-line format.
Please remember that we are continuing to worship our God during this time. We are only changing the location of our worship services from the building to your homes. We encourage each of you to please maintain your spiritual focus and dedication during this period. We want each member to participate in our worship services via the options that will be made available.
Due to the rapidly evolving situation we are experiencing, these changes will be in effect until further notice.
Please know that these decisions are not easy and we request your continued prayers for us and for all those making decisions at the world, national, and local levels during these difficult times.
Here are our revised schedules.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY - starting March 18, 2020
Our service will be held via Facebook live and you can access it at https://www.facebook.com/championschurchofchrist/. The live stream will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will focus on a devotional thought and time of prayer.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP - starting March 22, 2020
Our service will be held via live-streaming and you can access it at https://championschurchofchrist.sermon.net/main/main/21147253 or from our church web site.
We are making every effort for our services to be as "normal" as possible.
We will have singing, prayer, the Lord's Supper, giving, and Lance will bring a lesson.
You can participate in all of these with us in your home.
You can continue to give each week by utilizing our online giving option (accessed via our web site https://www.championschurch.org/media) or by mailing your contribution to the church office.
The staff will be working on additional ways to provide devotional thoughts, bible study opportunities, and times of prayer using different technology venues.
We want to encourage each of you to stay engaged with your own daily bible study and prayer. Let's remember to check on each other, especially those who are considered high risk. This is an important time for us to help meet each others needs and the needs of our neighbors.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate through this situation.
From the Elders
3.18.20 Update - Wednesday Evening Schedule
As was communicated by our shepherds last week, Wednesday evening Bible study has been canceled for the time being. We want to offer a way for us to virtually meet together via Facebook live. The great thing about this avenue is you do not have to be a member of Facebook to participate. We will meet for a time of devotional thought and prayer.
Here are the details:
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location; church of Christ in Champions Facebook page (please DO NOT use the news and information page)
If you are already a Facebook member, please log into your account and go the champions page. You will see the live feed start around 7:00. You can click on the video and listen.
If you are not a Facebook member, please use the following instructions:
Please click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/championschurchofchrist/
Once on the Champions Facebook page, begin to scroll down and a pop up screen will appear (Click the "not now" button, see picture below)
After you click "not now" continue to scroll down until you see the live stream video.
Clink on the video and begin watching.
As you know, the events of the past week have been changing rapidly. The elders have been watching the information as it has been communicated in order to help make appropriate decisions regarding how we should proceed with worship and other church activities. Based upon the current information and recommendations from the appropriate health authorities we are making the following decision for worship services this coming week.
Services at the Church of Christ in Champions for this Sunday (March 15) will be limited to Sunday morning worship only (@ 10:00 AM.)
- There will be no Sunday morning bible classes
- There will be no Family Circle group lunch
- There will be no Sunday night services
- Wednesday night devotional and classes are cancelled
Individual (travel type) communion supplies will be available on Sunday morning in the Welcome Center for anyone wanting to minimize contact with the trays that are passed.
Per the CDC recommendations, if any of the following apply to you, please stay home and participate in our services through the live stream (see instructions below):
If you are immune compromised
If you have a chronic disease (i.e. heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, etc.)
If you are an older adult (age 60 and older)
If you are actively sick
If you are running any fever
The elders would encourage everybody to employ all the recommendations of hand washings, using hand sanitizer, minimizing contact of hand shakes, hugs, etc.
The situation for the following Sunday morning (March 22) will be evaluated during this coming week and an announcement will be made by Friday (March 20.)
We are making these changes in order to help ensure the safety of our members and our community.
Thanks for your understanding during this time. Please continue to pray about this virus and those working to help stop its spread.