Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
There is a YouTube video of the Paris Tiger Mascot walking through the High School building with the music of the Three Dog Night song, “One Is the Loneliest Number” and the Gilbert O’Sullivan song, “Alone Again (Naturally)” playing in the background. I know how he feels; it has been really quiet here at Bell Ridge! I miss our fellowship! It is my hope that each and every one of you are doing well.
I do believe that we need keep our eyes open so that we might see people that have needs and be ready to help them. In that light, remember we have a benevolence fund that we can access to help others. So check on your neighbors, members of your Sunday School class, and people that you have seen here at Church. Please let them know that you are thinking of them. My guess is that the biggest need just might be fellowship and they would welcome a phone call.
An area that I am concerned about in the absence of our weekly gathering is our mission’s program. Our missions are going through this virus pandemic just like us and they need our support. You can write them a note of encouragement to let them know that they are not forgotten. We need to remember our Faith Promise Commitments as well so that we can send them the monthly support that we promised. This may be a test of faith for some of you because I know that you have been laid off. But I believe that God will provide if we honor our promise. Your gifts can be mailed to the Church or you can give on-line if you choose.
We will continue our outreach efforts through our Facebook page and the blog on our website. The Elders are sharing ideas with each other about ways to minister and they would welcome any suggestions or ideas that you have for us to consider. Pray for protection from this virus and any harm Satan is trying to inflict on God’s people. God bless all of you!
Call if you need anything. We are maintaining regular office hours the best that we can.
Yours in Christian Love,