Update 09/24/20

Hey church family,


Our For The City event is here!  This Saturday is the big day!  I’ve got some final highlight points.    Everyone can participate whether by praying at home or serving on a team, so listen up for these final instructions.

1.     First, everyone on a team needs to be at Edgewood at 8:25 on Saturday the 26th so we can start at 8:30 in the sanctuary.

2.     Second, we are asking everyone to bring a mask with them.  The nature of the work you are doing will dictate whether or not you need to wear it.  We want to follow the Apostle Paul’s instruction not to let our good deeds be spoken of as evil.  We anticipate media coverage at several of our teams because of the white/black nature of the congregations that are coming together, and we certainly want that coverage to be positive for the Lord’s namesake.

3.     Third, in case anyone is wondering, team signup has closed as of yesterday.  However childcare signup for team workers is still open until noon tomorrow.

4.     Fourth, shirts are still available for $10 until 4pm today.

5.     Finally, on Sunday October 4th we will have a celebration service in which Buddy Slaughter, pastor of Means Avenue will preach in all three services.


God bless you church!


Brother John             

UPDATE - 9/09/20



As our church increasingly restarts an increasing number of regular activities, I thought it would be wise to communicate key information as it relates certain coronavirus considerations.



1.       On the whole, we have entrusted each adult Sunday School class with the decision-making responsibility for determining their comfort level in meeting.  Each class is unique and has individual considerations according to their varying needs regarding when they begin meeting again.  To date, most of the Sunday School classes except the majority of our senior adults are meeting.

2.       As of September 6th, all children and student classes have restarted.  The schools have restarted, so it was fairly obvious that these classes should too.  However, the caveat is that parents need to sign their children up ahead of time so we will know if a class becomes too full to socially distance, so we can plan accordingly.  If a child is not signed up ahead of time via the website, this could result in a parent being unable to drop off their child at his or her classroom.  Also, mask wearing for children and students grades 1-12 is mandatory.

3.       Current plans are that Awana and will restart in mid-October.   Logistics and details are being reviewed before making an official announcement for a start date.



1.       If someone in a Sunday School class tests positive, then that class will not meet for the appropriate time period, probably two Sundays.  We do not plan to shut down church services.

2.       If a staff member tests positive, that staff member will be quarantined for the appropriate time.  We do not plan to shut down church services.  Currently, in any meeting the staff has during the week we are socially distanced from each other.  This is so that all the staff will not all have to be quarantined in the event that one of us tests positive.

3.       If Brother John tests positive, someone will be secured to fill the pulpit for the appropriate time.

4.       If multiple people test positive, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.


Finally, did you know that our attendance levels are far superior to the average church our size?  This speaks to the strength of the relationships and love you have for one another.  You are a such blessing!  What a joy it is to be a part of such a wonderful fellowship!


Brother John