COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE

UPDATED 3/20/2020

 

Keeping Our Greater Life Family Healthy and Connected

Currently, our entire state of California is under a Shelter in Place (Stay at Home) order. We are respecting the order by temporarily suspending our large and small group gatherings.  

 

Staying Updated
Over the next several weeks, you will want to be diligent about staying updated. Following are the ways we intend to communicate: 

  • If you have not already subscribed to receive updates via text message, please do so. You can sign up by texting the word loop to (650) 297-2427.  

  • If you haven’t done so, please provide us with your email address so you can receive email updates. 

  • We are also posting updates via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLifeChurch/

  • If you do not have a computer or smartphone, please let us know.  We will put you on a list to receive a phone call update. 

 

Staying Connected
Gatherings
Although our gathering schedule has remained the same, we’ve moved to a virtual model. Our weekly gathering schedule is: 

  • Sunday Worship Service @ 11am

  • Tuesday Midweek Bible Study @ 7pm

  • Friday igNite meets every other Friday @ 7pm

  • AMPED youth small groups- stay tuned for details 

  • Saturday Prayer @ 5pm

 

Other opportunities 
We also anticipate hosting virtual Bible studies, church update calls, etc. 

 

Technology
Since we cannot meet in person, we will use the following technologies to connect:

Internet:

 

Calling in:

If you do not have internet access, you can still participate on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays by calling in to the following number: 

  • Dial-in: (717) 275-8940

  • Access code: 563 7278

  • The aforementioned dial-in and access code is the exclusive way to join our Saturday Prayer meetings. 

 

IMPORTANT TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

  • If you are using the conference call option, please consider calling in approx. 10-15 minutes early.  It is expected that heavy usage throughout the country could eventually cause the line to ring busy. If this happens, wait a few minutes and try again.

  • If our livestream goes down for any reason, call into the conference call line.  You should still be able to hear the message.  

  • If you experience any tech glitches, please let us know so we can troubleshoot before the next virtual gathering. 

 

Giving
It is critical during this time that our church is still able to operate and meet our monthly financial commitments.  Thank you for continuing to be faithful in your giving.  Here are our two electronic methods for transferring funds:  

 

If you do not use technology, you may mail or deliver offerings to the church. The address is:

Greater Life Church
847 N San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401

 

Hope in the Word of God
So many people are anxious in our community.  I want to encourage you not to allow fear to overcome your faith and feelings of security and safety. We have a unique opportunity to lean on God and trust His sovereignty and care over us as we navigate every dangerous situation in life.  Instead of giving in to anxiety, I encourage you to find hope in these verses as you navigate these challenging times: 

  • 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.

  • Psalm 91:5-7   He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

  • Psalm 91:9-11   Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

  • Luke 12:25-26  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

  • John 14:27   Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  • Philippians 4: 6   Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Remember, we need to be missionaries of the Gospel during this time when the world is searching for answers.  May God’s anointing be upon us as we allow our light to shine as never before! 
 

849 N San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA   I   text us @ 650.297.2427   I   info@getgreaterlife.org

 

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