Praying Everyone is Healthy!
From the Leadership Team
COMING UP AT PATHWAY:
SUNDAY, JULY 5 8:15 AM Set Up Begins 8:45 AM Praise Team Practice10:00 AM In-Person Service Begins / Facebook Live Service Begins @ facebook.com/pathwaycrc We welcome Pastor Lance Davids
Please join us in person at Crown Point Christian School or online Sunday for Lance's message, "Jacob," based on Hebrews 11:21. We will look at the life of Jacob with his stumbles and falls and we will see how God’s love never fails and how the same is true for us.
TUESDAY, JULY 7 7:00 PM Elders Will Meet
SATURDAY, JULY 11 8:00 AM Wood Cutting, Splitting, Wrapping Wood 225 W. Burville Road Crete, ILSERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR FAITH AND ACTION – Looking to volunteer as a family (ages 13 and up), earn service hours, or fulfill community service time? Faith and Action, a ministry in Crete that employs disadvantaged men, needs help cutting, splitting, and wrapping wood. Please join us Saturday, July 11 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon (come and go as needed!) at 225 W. Burville Road, Crete, Illinois. We also welcome help during the week. For more information, please visit www.faithandactiononline.org or contact John at (708) 314-5686.
SUNDAY, JULY 12 8:15 AM Set Up Begins 8:45 AM Praise Team Practice10:00 AM In-Person Service Begins / Facebook Live Service Begins @ facebook.com/pathwaycrc We welcome Pastor Mark Prestriedge If you missed a sermon or would like to listen to any past sermons, you may click on the following link: https://www.pathwaycrc.org/audio.aspx.CORPORATE WORSHIP – There is no pressure to join us for in-person worship! We will also be broadcasting the services via Facebook Live - facebook.com/Pathwaycrc.
This week we are excited to make a change that will provide an opportunity for families with young children to join us. We are providing Kids' Activity bags that will contain items that each child can take to the service and bring home with them to avoid sharing germs between family units. For those who join us for the in-person service, please know that we are practicing social distancing by setting up chairs in small groups for households with separation between the groups. When the service ends, please leave the gym promptly and continue fellowship outside so that the set up team can maintain distance from others when putting things away.To keep everyone safe, we are eliminating or extremely reducing the possibility of physical contact between people. We encourage you to find creative ways to greet and encourage one another without physical touch.Safety of the congregation is our primary concern and we take this responsibility very seriously, so we ask for your patience as we navigate Pathway through this pandemic. We respect everyone's decisions based on their individual health concerns. 1. Anyone that may have reservations about attending or is experiencing COVID-19 or any sickness symptoms, please continue to watch the services via Facebook Live. 2. Face coverings are recommended when entering and exiting the building when you may be closer than 6' to those in other households. 3. Families with young children are welcome and encouraged to use our individual children's activity bags to keep them engaged through the worship service. Please take the bags and contents home with your family as our gift to them. 4. Greeters will welcome with a smile and vocal greeting, but refrain from handshakes. Greeters will maintain a 6' distance from those entering the building. 5. Maintain 6’ social distancing while waiting to enter the school building and gym. 6. Entry will be through the Kitchen hallway doors as we have in the past. 7. Exit through the gym side doors on the opposite side from the entrance doors. Please do not exit backwards through the kitchen hallway. 8. The atrium will be blocked off to avoid congregating in small areas. 9. Chairs will be set up with extra spacing. Please maintain a 6' distance between households.10. Please avoid congregating in the gym after the service. We ask everyone to leave the gym through the side doors. This allows the setup crews to clean while maintaining social distance. 11. No Hospitality time will be held after the service in the atrium. We will not have any coffee, drinks or snacks.12. Pathway Kids is postponed until further notice. 13. Nursery is postponed until further notice.14. Please use restrooms only if necessary.15. The kitchen and classrooms will not be used until further notice.16. Offerings will be taken via our usual offering box. We will not be passing baskets for offerings.17. This plan may change based on the direction given from church Council or the state and local health departments.
ONLINE GIVING – Pathway's website allows you to still contribute financially via our online giving page. You can go to https://www.pathwaycrc.org/giving or Click on the GIVE -> GIVE ONLINE menu item on the website. Questions - email Deacons@pathwaycrc.org.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR PHIL'S FRIENDS – Phil's Friends provides tangible encouragement and prayers to those struggling with cancer. A small effort on your part can help! You can either RSVP to volunteer at their location in Crown Point or even volunteer from your own home making cards: https://philsfriends.org/volunteer/.
Please remember to check out our website, http://www.pathwaycrc.org/ for more information on all our programs and opportunities.
God is our refuge and strength,an ever-present help in trouble.
Be Well and Happy,
The Leadership Team