VIVE CULTURE CHURCH UPDATES ON CORONA VIRUS
VIVE Culture Church Family,
We want to inform you that during this stay-at-home ban in our city, we are only gathering in connect groups and Sundays online. Social distancing can't stop us from socially connecting. As a church, our main responsibility during this time is to prioritize the health and well-being of humanity as local health and government officials work to contain the virus. We must work together.
What this means for VIVE Culture is that we will not be meeting at the Plexpod Commons for the next several weeks. However, that doesn't mean we won't be gathering! Instead, we are gathering in homes all across the KC Metro online and bringing VIVE to you every single Sunday at 10 AM and doing virtual connect groups online. In a time like this, we don't need to isolate ourselves but every single one of us needs community.
We are blessed that technology allows us the ability to still gather as a church. The Plexpod Commons building might be empty on Sundays for several weeks, but our House will never be empty. People are the best part of our community, you are our priority, and we want to do everything possible in slowing the spread of the virus. As we do that, we will continue to build His Church, serve our city, and do life together.
We will continue to update you as this situation develops. We are so thankful for your flexibility and understanding during this time and I have no doubt we will get through this.
VIVE, WE ARE BUILT FOR THIS! This is why we exist...to inspire people to follow Jesus. The local church isn't a luxury. It's a necessity. And even when things are out of our control, we will choose faith over fear. Community isn't in a building. Community is wherever you are.
When situations like these arise, VIVE has always shown that you are a community ready to respond. Our hearts and prayers are with those affected and we will continue to pray for resolution. We love you and we’ll see you Sunday for church at home.
Brian and Alicia Rose
Lead Pastors of VIVE Culture Church
HERE'S WHAT WE ARE DOING AS A CHURCH LEADERSHIP TEAM
No matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord in the middle of this crisis. We will get through this together.
We must pray for the sick and the scared, for public health officials, for doctors and nurses, for researchers, and for caregivers. As Christians, we believe prayer has power, so we seek help from the Lord. before the service begins!
CDC on COVID-19: The US Center for Disease Control’s up-to-date resources on coronavirus.
CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: The CDC has also created resources specifically for faith-based organizations to respond to an influenza pandemic, which is applicable in this situation. As a church, we’re implementing this guidance.
Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus Coverage: The American Psychological Association created this resource to help manage anxiety around coverage of COVID-19.
Addressing Mental Health Issues: This resource from the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network provides guidelines for addressing mental health issues that may arise and offers advice for messaging, including among children, older adults, people with disabilities, and those in quarantine.
SERVING OUR CITY
We are giving to the thousands of kids in KC who rely on 2+ meals a day that won't get that meal due to schools closing.
We are giving to help our single parents that are planted and serving in our House to make sure we are there for them during this crisis.
We are working to bring hope to nursing homes so every one of them feels loved and valued during this time.
We can't do everything, but every one of us can do something. You can text 84321 or give at viveculture.com/give to partner with us.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, all of us can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and kindness. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home from public functions if you’re sick.