Updated Church Meeting & Worship Schedule
The prayers of the righteous availeth much!
We are experiencing an unprecedented medical phenomenon and we are called to be faithful, not foolish. We are also called to love one another. Current research posits that older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
For the loving protection of all who come to this house of worship, we ask that you participate from home for now. As such, the following schedule adjustments will take effect until further notice:
ALL midweek meetings will take place online, conference call, or other tele-media. The same time schedule will be maintained as closely as possible.
In-person Sunday morning Sunday School classes at the church are canceled until further notice. We will cover the Sunday School lesson during the Wednesday evening Bible Study conference call/online meeting.
Sunday Morning Worship will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM online.
We stand on 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
The decisions that we make in this time of challenge are on the following precedents:
POWER - God has given believers all the spiritual resources they need for every trial and threat! It is the power of God that gives us the ability to accomplish whatever He wills us to accomplish, despite the circumstances.
Philippians 4:6-7: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 6:10: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
LOVE - This kind of love centers on pleasing God and seeking others’ welfare before one’s own. It is also the confidence we have in the love God has for us.
John 13:34-35: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Romans 14:8: For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
Assistance with Paying Bills
Resources regarding housing, employment, food, insurance, etc. including special services for the elderly, LGBTQ, students, women, incarcerated individuals, veterans, etc.
Speak to someone to find resources:
2-1-1 is the social service hotline for the U.S. It’s a free and confidential service that helps people find food, housing, health care and employment support, along with other crisis and emergency assistance. Visit 211.org or call 2-1-1 from any phone in the U.S. This link contains more info on this hotline: https://www.unitedwayla.org/en/get-help/
The County and City of Los Angeles are providing free meals to older adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis. Call 1-800-510-2020 to request services.
Meals are provided either at distribution sites or via home-delivered meals. We’re transitioning to home-delivered meals at most locations. The map to the right has information about each site.
Older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick up meals at their assigned site.
Find your local food pantry.
Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to the geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show the client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application process and ask clients for documents supporting income. However, all clients will be served the first time regardless of the completion of the application and service area.
Serves all in need regardless of age, but mainly focus on seniors age 60 and older and people with disabilities. The only criteria are that the person is confined to his/her home and cannot perform the shopping and cooking required to prepare meals.
Provides links to food resources for people of all ages.