I received a communication this morning from Bishop Sloan asking that we continue to cease our in-person gatherings until June 1.
Since the Governor allowed churches to begin meeting again, with certain precautions, the Advent has been working hard to determine the best way forward. The Advent is a large church with lots of moving parts and it has been mind-boggling to work through the logistics, much less what the service itself would look like. We won’t be meeting again in person until we can do so safely and have a service that meets the standard of the Advent. To that end, I do not believe we will be able to gather in early June.
We are working, however, on smaller outdoor services with small groups and our flocks, in order to connect with you pastorally. This would mean a member of the clergy visiting such a group and sharing in the ministry of the word together and praying for one another. When it comes to the Lord’s Supper, we are still exploring ways to do this safely and in a biblical manner.
Please do continue to join us via our streaming service on Sunday mornings and look for other resources on our website, www.adventbirmingham.org.
God bless you friends. I miss you and long to see you, but in the meantime, be assured of my prayers.