Hello Highland Family –
“Social Distancing”… “Self-Quarantine”… “City Wide Shutdowns”… “Extended School Closings”… *WHEW*
Anyone else need to catch their breath?!
As we all know too well by now, a LOT has changed in our world, country, and right here in Oklahoma since our last update. The situation and response for the ongoing COVID19 / Coronavirus has been very fluid. At times it seems like the changes are coming too fast to really take in fully.
That’s ok. Because here is what we do know: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
We know and trust in that truth and because we do everything else is details… important details, mind you, and that’s why we are reaching out again now.
Here is our most recent update to Highland’s response:
- Highland is currently suspending all services, gatherings, fellowships, activities, and meetings through April 6th
- We will provide a streaming Sunday Morning Worship experience that will include a mix of worship music, preaching, a Highland’s 10:27 Kidz devotion, and a Highland Student Community message that will be available on our church’s Facebook Page each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
- The opportunity to worship the Lord through the giving of tithes & offerings will still be available through three different means: Online Giving; Text “give” to 405 294-1113; Mailing Directly to the Church* (if you don’t have checks you can set up “bill pay” through your bank); and, if needed, Personal Pick Up**
- Staff & Leadership will continue to minister to our Highland Faith Family in every way possible and we encourage anyone with a need to contact the church office which will remain staffed and open during this time
- We will continue to be vigilant and pay attention to all recommendations by Federal and State Agencies and will re-evaluate and update Highland’s response as needed
This decision was prayed over and discussed extensively by your Highland Staff & Leadership these past few days. We did our best to factor in the Declaration of a State of Emergency by our Federal and State governments, as well as official government declarations by the City of Moore and the surrounding cities, all of which emphasize the CDC’s recommendation of no gatherings of 50 or more people to help prevent the possibility of further spread of the COVID19 virus. We added to that the State Board of Education’s canceling of all school classes and activities through the same date for the same reasons and the suggestions of our Oklahoma Baptist State Convention and many of our sister churches.