Welcome to Fairhope Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
“Reach up to God, Reach into our hearts, Reach out to others”
We are not a building, but a body of believers seeking God’s will for our lives.
When we made the decision to cease all in-person activities near the end of March, we had no idea that into July we would still be worshipping outside of our sanctuary. These last few months have been stressful and in many ways disheartening. But those of us who profess our Lord as our savior know that all things work for good if God remains the focus. We have continued to provide a live-stream service each Sunday as well as a drive-in service. The drive-in service has now become a lawn chair service using the grassy area next to our education building. It has been refreshing to be able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, the gentle breeze, and take in all the beauty of God’s handiwork. We have also had several meetings via zoom and other platforms to keep people informed and connected.
Near the end of June, we started to allow small groups to meet in the fellowship hall with protocols on sanitizing and physical distancing. On July 5th we reopened our sanctuary for in-person worship as long as the protocols we put in place are followed. Masks are required, communion will be via disposable communion kits, physical distancing will be required and, for now, we will not be engaging in corporate singing. The main key here is, if you feel sick, please do not come and of course, if you do not feel comfortable, please catch us on the internet for our live stream of our regular services. We are continuing our lawnchair service at 9 a.m. every Sunday if that makes you feel more comfortable. These are small steps to our new normal but they are steps we are cautiously taking.
Remember, we are not a building, we are a church and wherever we are, there also is the church.
Therefore my beloved, be steadfast in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain, 1 Corinthians 15:58