Here you will find any and all updates regarding The Foundry and the Coronavirus' impact on our church family. If you have any questions feel free to email us at email@example.com or give us a call.
Latest Update Surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
March 26, 2020
A Note From Your Pastor
Hello Foundry Family,
As the coronavirus continues to limit our gathering and social interactions, we want to keep you updated on our plans while encouraging you to remain spiritually healthy and as connected as possible.
In-Person worship services and all special events are suspended as you know through the end of March. We will keep you informed of any developments related to our gatherings and ministries as they emerge. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
During this time when we are providentially hindered from gathering, we want to encourage you all to do a few things:
Remain connected to others at the Foundry Church through text messaging, Google Hangouts, and any other technological means possible. You can share your prayer requests and any needs that have arisen from the coronavirus outbreak.
Although in-person worship services have been suspended through the end of March, we will continue to upload weekly teaching and music, released on Sundays, both through Vimeo and our Social Media. These links will be available on the church website and social media at 10:30 AM each Sunday.
While we are not meeting in-person the church still has financial needs each week. Please do not forget to worship through giving, either online or via text message.
Please share any specific needs with Andrew or others in the church, as they arise. We, as the church, have the means to help one another through this and no one should try to handle this on their own. If your needs are non-tangible, and you would like to speak with Andrew please let us know.
Stay in the Word, and in prayer during this time. Seek the Lord as you suffer, knowing that he is with you and for you.
As David said in Psalm 23:4, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Even as we suffer, we know that God uses it for our good and to forge our life-long reliance on Him.
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March 12, 2020 5:00PM
A Note From Your Pastor
Hello Foundry Family,
Those of us who serve at the Foundry, like most of Burke, has been diligently tracking the information regarding the COVID-19 Virus, and have been prayerfully considering its impact on the Foundry and its impact on the greater Burke/Washington Metro Area. I want to share with you our thoughts.
Because of the unique and wonderful place that we live, I know that the decisions being made surrounding how to handle the Coronavirus affect us here in Burke and communities all around the country. Along with the church staff, I have been praying for the leaders in our local community, and those in the government who are working to make the best decisions for our country. On a VERY small scale, I can appreciate the daunting nature of this task.
So, with that in mind, I wanted to tell you about some of the things we will be doing at The Foundry to help protect you and your family as you worship with us.
We are looking forward to worshipping together this Sunday, so that we can encourage and strengthen each other, remembering that God is with us and goes before us. With that in mind, we are doing everything in our power to make sure that your family is safe.
Our cleaning crew was here yesterday cleaning the entire church top to bottom and, they will be here again before Sunday. Our new routine includes each member of the Foundry staff wiping down contact surfaces, multiple times throughout the day, as people come in and out of our building.
You will notice a few changes in our Sunday gathering as well. Our Hospitality Team has been instructed to greet our visitors with a wave or fist bump, rather than a hug or handshake. For all you introverts out there, you can celebrate!
Additionally, one of our Hospitality Team members will be helping serve refreshments, so that you will be the only one touching your bagels and coffee.
We are going to suspend our practice of passing the offering plates and instead put a plate at the back of the church for your tithe or offering. You can always give online or via text, as well.
We are also going to serve communion in a way that will permit us to remember Jesus and His sacrifice and take communion in safety and peace.
Even with all of these measures some of our church family, especially the immunocompromised or elderly, will prefer to stay at home. We completely understand this and will make sure that our sermons are available to listen to online. Additionally, for those staying at home, please know that we are available to bring groceries or any other supplies to you.
I understand that right now might be a scary time, and for some in our congregation, especially those making decisions in the government, this is also a stressful time; but, please know this… God is with you. He knew this was coming and he will see us through it.
Remember the words of Colossians 1:17: “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
I will see you this Sunday as we proclaim that truth loudly and boldly.