Coronavirus Updates

Updates regarding ministry at Grace in the midst of Coronavirus/Covid-19:

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YOUTH MINISTRY

UPDATE: (3/8/20)

With Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” recommendation now in place till May 4th, GRACE YOUTH will continue to meet online via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 7pm through the end of April.  We will continue to monitor the situation and take the health and safety recommendations seriously.

Over the past month, we have slowly refined our primary communication and ministry tools to include: Facebook (parents group), Instagram (woodlandgrace_youth), Remind texts, Zoom, and Houseparty. To stay in the loop (including getting the weekly Zoom invite for Youth Group), we recommend you connect at the very least through the Facebook parents group or make sure you’re receiving our Remind texts.

If you have questions, please reach out to Pastor Jared.

 

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Our vision at GRACE YOUTH is:

To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ
Love Our Neighbors
Support Strong Families
Form Lasting Relationships

As of March 16th, groups of 50 or more are restricted in response to the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I’m not a scientist but I respect those that are and appreciate their wisdom in helping us know how to Love Our Neighbors. It is for this reason that we have decided to pivot our approach to Youth Ministry at Grace Community Church for the weeks of March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th.

Youth Group IS NOT CANCELLED but we will not be meeting in person for the next 4 weeks.

During this time, in an effort to help “flatten the curve” by practicing social distancing and slow the spread of the Coronavirus in our community, we will be gathering digitally both at set times for teaching and discussion as well as at separate times for small groups.

To make this happen, we will be utilizing the following tools: Facebook Messenger, Instagram Live and Stories, Remind Texts, Zoom.

Whether you use an iPhone, Android, flip phone, or laptop there will be an option for you to stay involved with your Youth Group. If you have the ability, we recommend you make sure your apps are updated and ready to go.

What These Apps Will Be Used For:

  • Facebook Messenger
    Small Group Discussions, Checking in throughout the week
  • Instagram Live and Stories
    Short Devotionals with Response Questions
  • Remind Texts
    Update Texts about ministry times
  • Zoom
    Group video chat for core teaching times

Make sure you are connected to us with Remind so that you get the most up to date information on how we’re connecting next. To sign up, text the message “@graceym” to the number “81010”.

If you have questions, please reach out to Pastor Jared via the church office: 360-225-4484

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