All activities at EBC are postponed through March 29

We have continued to monitor the ever-changing situation regarding local, state, and national recommendations concerning the coronavirus. On Saturday, Governor Cooper issued an executive order banning any gathering of 100 people or more. On Sunday, the CDC recommended organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone any event that consists of 50 people or more. If those events must occur, they urged the organizers to adhere to strict guidelines. Today, President Trump provided recommendations that called for people to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for the next fifteen days. All of these efforts are designed to prevent a dramatic outbreak of the coronavirus that would overwhelm the U.S. health care system like we have seen in other countries.

 

Romans 13:1-7 and Acts 5:27-29 provide the clear biblical framework that Christians are bound to obey the government God places over them as long as it does not contradict His Word. With this in mind, EBC is temporarily suspending all activities through March 29 (including Wednesday and Sunday services).

 

As believers, we encourage you to pray how you can bring hope in the midst of the fear and physical challenges many face and will continue to face in the weeks ahead. Jesus declared, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” We can shine brightly for Christ during this dark time by reaching out to those in our church family and in our community. Ask God to reveal to you ways that you can show His love to others in practical, tangible ways. Does someone around you not have the money or the ability to go grocery shopping? Do they need help getting their trash can emptied or to the end of the driveway? Do they need help caring for their children while they work? Do they have prescriptions that need to be picked up? Do they need a roll of toilet paper (seriously … it’s a need)? Who can you call, text, or email that needs encouragement or prayer? Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in how you can show the love of Christ during this time.

 

Once again, all activities at EBC are postponed through March 29. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any decisions concerning Edgewood’s schedule. As we move forward, continue to pray, passionately seek God’s opportunities to shine for Him, and let us know if we can help you in any way. We love you, we are family, and we walk together as children of the King. Remember who He is, who you are in Him, and that better days are coming!