September 3, 2020
In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding face coverings, we ask that you wear a mask to church on Sundays beginning on August 2nd. Masks should be worn as you enter, exit, and walk around the building. Once you get to your seat for a worship service, you may choose to continue wearing or remove your mask depending on what makes you most comfortable.
- According to the governor’s guidance, children age 8 & up should also wear a mask.
- We ask that masks be worn at all other organized church events as well (i.e. Student Ministry, DEAP Nights, etc.)
With all that is going on in the world right now, we understand that there are vast differences in opinions on how to approach these types of decisions, even within the Church. It can be easy to fall into a spirit of annoyance, judgment, and skepticism but here is a challenge to all of us from Philippians 2: “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”
We lay down our personal preferences and comfort to love those around us, even through the simple act of wearing a mask as we gather around others. We have an opportunity to follow the guidance of the political authority above us and lead the way in doing so “without grumbling or complaining.” We’ll see you on Sunday as we worship the God over it all!
You are loved!
July 11, 2020 | Update
We hope everyone is having a great week. In light of the Mayor Hogsett’s public health order that went into effect, July 9th for Marion County, we want to communicate with you how this will impact Sunday’s service.
There will be two significant changes in order for us to comply with the Mayor’s orders and CDC guidelines.
First, people who are not from the same household are required to be at least 6 feet apart. Because of this, we will be strategically re-configuring the chairs in the sanctuary to accommodate the social distancing. We do ask that as a church body, we do our best to respect the 6 feet social distancing guideline.
Second change is all individuals will be required to wear a mask in indoor spaces unless an individual qualifies under one of the state identified exceptions.
We understand that these changes may be uncomfortable and make it difficult for some of you to attend Sunday morning. As always, services will be available online at doxabible.org as soon as possible. We encourage those who are not feeling well and/or are not comfortable with the changes to watch the sermon online. Know that you will be missed and we look forward to worshiping with you soon.
Please be understanding and know that we are trying to honor, serve, and love the Lord through these changes! Below is a link to Mayor Hogsett’s public health order for Marion County.
DOXA Bible Church, you are loved!