With the rapid advances in the changing of COVID protocols, business, churches, and schools
are making many decisions that are not to be taken lightly. Garber Church staff has tried its best to balance physical safety and the spiritual well-being of our congregation during the COVID season.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation in such times.
8am Worship in the Sanctuary
9:30am Sunday School
The 11am Worship service in Morris Hall
**Mask wearing is encouraged and social distancing is elective**
It is time for another Backpack Blessings packing event! The number of kids receiving weekend food bags is going up at almost every school, so the need is great! Can you come and help pack some food bags? The date is Thursday, September 23.
We are asking all volunteers to wear masks.
THANKS for always helping feed the little ones!
God is smiling on your efforts in this important work!
Garber Church's Mission Committee has voted to send any hurricane relief donations
to our supported mission partners that respond to such events.
Eight Days of Hope
You will remember that EDoH sent their Rapid Response deployment to New Bern following Hurricane Florence; they worked on many homes in New Bern and surrounding areas to muck out and dry out flooded areas, as well as tree removal.
They were housed in our Ministry Center facility for a bit over a month.
Samaritan's Purse responded similarly in Craven County following Florence and have been among the last agencies to leave our county. We also partner with Samaritan's Purse to pack and send Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.
God's Pit Crew
A newly supported mission; specifically supported is one partner, Chris Chiles, (formerly with Eight Days of Hope) and spent much time in New Bern following Florence. Chris and his family have relocated back to Virginia and joined with this mission.
All three of these missions rank high in financial accountability and Christian responsibility.
All three spread the Gospel message as they work with families to help them onto the road of recovery following a natural disaster. We are proud to partner with each one! Please include these missions and their volunteers in your prayers as they head into Louisiana in the coming days -- prayers for safety and for many opportunities to witness for our Lord.
If you would like to make a donation to help with the hurricane, we offer these options.
When making an online donation, please note in the memo line which organization you would like us to send your support to
(Eight Days of Hope, Samaritan’s Purse or God’s Pit Crew); if you have no preference, please indicate Hurricane Ida Relief
Your kindness is a reflection of God’s light to those in need.
In this season of the COVID-19 Delta variant, we look to the Word for guidance. In 1 John, we are instructed to love as Jesus loves and with that, we are modifying several aspects of our ministry here at Garber Church:
- When indoors at Garber Church, we highly encouraging mask wearing.
- The staff and nursery workers will wear masks, as a means to protect everyone, including our children and unvaccinated adults.
- We will be revisiting the physical setup of many of our spaces to allow for more social distancing.
- Garber Church was very blessed to install an ionization system to make our air cleaner and less hospitable to airborne pathogens. Your generosity enabled us to install this equipment in every air handling system in the entire facility on both sides of our campus.
Know that it is never our intent to cease gathering as the Body of Christ for Worship. Please join us in ardent prayer that our God will see to end this COVID-19 pandemic soon. His divine hand is in everything. Remember that as we err on the side of caution, please treat others with respect and grace.
Thanks be to God for his mercies each and every day. May He hold you and keep you, as we continue to seek to do His will.
Unable to join us in person? Come join us online!
If you missed a Worship Service, or would like to share this week's Worship time with a friend,
the services are recorded and stored online just go to the streaming page to see the current LIVE service or view previous services. This is a great resource for those that are ill or unable to join us,
and for folks who are curious about Garber to learn more about our gatherings.
Please remember: this is no substitute for actually being present with the body of Christ in Worship,
Worship isn't something we can consume on a computer screen,
but something we offer up together as a gathered people.
We pray this resource will bless you and your family.