We love you and are praying for you. May you experience the presence of God, be drawn closer to Him and your family during this challenging time. We continue to trust that God is bigger than the Coronavirus. Our world has changed quickly and it affects how we can meet as a church. “County Judge Bill Gravell issued orders, effective at 6 p.m. Wednesday, that prohibits gatherings of 10 or more until May 11. He said it applies to weddings, churches, religious services or any other activities where people gather.” For more information about this County order, go here
I think it’s best to cooperate with our county officials and not have large gatherings. Instead, we will be offering live streaming from the church on regular Sunday worship mornings at 10:30 am via Facebook Live – check with either your Leander or Jarrell Campus for details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/UpwardsChurch1 or https://www.facebook.com/Upwards-Church-Jarrell-102053128019584/
We will also add service content and announcements through the main Upwards Church website and social media pages.
For the time being, we will broadcast two types of video recordings of the services:
- Pastor Darrell will conduct his message/pre-recording on Saturday to be edited and uploaded at Upwards.Church for viewing on Sunday morning.
- Jarrell and Leander will conduct each worship service through Facebook Live for music and message every Sunday. We will also be looking to expand to a church YouTube channel but will keep you posted when we have more information. We will continue our service times from 10.30 to 11.30. Jarrell: Lisa/Andy and Leander Branon/Darrell will conduct live feeds per campus on the same Sunday and time.
In this new season, we anticipate many new opportunities to share the good news of Jesus through this new live streaming arena. Please be in prayer for us as we make these attempts and hard work to carry out the work God has called us to do.
With no sports to watch, no gyms or concerts to attend, no restaurants to sit at, and no school, WHAT IF God is using this time of absence from worldly distractions to seek Him more? We can “be the church” like no other time before.
We ask that you share the social media links with friends and family across your networks to support Upwards Church.
Also please continue giving for the ongoing ministry support of Upwards Church. Give online at: https://upwards.church/give-online or through the Tithely App.
Finally, please be in prayer for those who have been made ill by COVID 19, those who have been and will be economically affected by COVID 19, for our church and its leaders and for our local, national and global leaders. We long to experience God’s grace, and prayer is key.
I love you, and God bless you,