I know this message is not what we want to hear, and it's not what I wanted to write, but I also know that this is what is right and I know that God is in this.
In light of the Governors announcement on July 13, 2020, along with county, city, and Church of the Nazarene officials, we will be moving back to online services only for at least three weeks.
Government officials conferring with doctors and other specialists have declared that several different institutions will need to temporarily close in person meetings again, in order to slow the spread of Corona Virus. This includes Churches.
We are not closing because of any mishandling of the requirements of the Church. Your Church leadership here at the Torrance Community Church of the Nazarene has been diligent in meeting all requirements for reopening, and even going above and beyond what has been asked of us to make this as safe an environment as possible. There have been no reported cases from our church.
We are temporarily moving back to online services only, because that is what our leaders in the State, and in the Church have asked us to do, and because I believe
that this is what Jesus would do and how He would have us respond.
We will have our weekly services posted every Sunday morning at 10:30am here on our website, and also on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channel (links above). Services will be accessible any time during the week.
We will continue to upload weekly devotionals and music. We are working in the office, so if you need anything at all, please call the office and let us know. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
I want to remind you that the Church is not a building, it is not a selected meeting time during the week on Sunday mornings, it is the people of God, carrying on His mission in the world. The Church is not closed, only the building, temporarily. The Church is moving forward, and Jesus is building His Church. I also know that God is doing something in His Church at this time and through these difficulties, so we need to keep our eyes on Christ, and on Christ alone, and not allow ourselves to be distracted. We don’t want to miss what God is doing, what He is saying to us through this, what He is showing us.
Please remember to pray. Join us for Church online, invite others to joins us online, and continue to worship Him. You can continue to honor the Lord through the giving of tithes and offering by clicking GIVE above, or you can mail your check into the church at 700 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503.
Thank you for your faithfulness. God Bless you all. I love you all very much. I will see you soon.
Pastor Josh Wicker