We have resumed our Sunday morning services, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our other in-person meetings, and activities are cancelled until further notice.
Ready. Set. Morph!
If you’re part of the New Life Family, you probably received at least one phone call* in the past few months from another member of the Family as part of Operation Shepherd, the system we put in place to check on the welfare of everyone during the pandemic and connect those who had needs with Resources Teams we’d put in place.
However, now that we’ve turned a corner of sorts in the pandemic, we’re bidding a fond farewell to Operation Shepherd in its original form.
But that doesn’t mean we’re scrapping it altogether. Instead, we’re morphing its components into a comprehensive pastoral care and community outreach system with a new, yet-to-be-announced name.
The morphed system will include all seven original Resource Teams—and perhaps a few more—plus opportunities for former Care Supervisors and Callers, as well as others, to to connect with people in new ways that promote spiritual growth and meet practical needs.
Projected rollout of the morphed system is mid-September.
As we begin to morph Operation Shepherd into a new system, we want to express our appreciation to the Care Callers, Care Supervisors, and Resource Team Leaders and Members—over a hundred people all told—who were willing to invest their time to help others. Many thanks!
*If you didn’t receive a call from a Care Caller, it means we don’t have your phone number and/or other contact info for you. Please email your name and phone number to email@example.com
A Word from
We’ve now had two Sundays of “Restricted Openings”—and those who’ve attended have been great about observing our COVID safety measures, such as wearing masks and social distancing.
On June 18, the Church Board voted to allow children of all ages to attend services, as long as they stay with their parents while in the building. (That’s because there is no nursery or Sunday School.)
The Board also wanted to make it clear that, while we have followed the guidelines of the Findlay Mayor’s Office and the Assemblies of God in encouraging those of you age 65 and older to worship online, the decision about whether or not to attend in person is yours. If you choose to come, you’ll be welcomed.
The Board and I will continue to stay on top of the latest guidelines, and make adjustments as they’re eased or eliminated. As soon as anything changes, we will let you know.