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Message from Pastor Richard
March 18, 2020
Dear Church Family,
This letter is to inform you about how our church is responding to the recent developments
concerning the Corona virus. We have been forced to make some difficult and unprecedented
decisions. Because of health concerns for you, your family, and everyone else, the Leadership Council has decided to suspend all services and meetings at the church building until March 30.
In spite of this, we want to continue to maintain contact and minister to you and your family. I
will be recording my messages and they will be available on our church website
(www.effinghamfirstcog.org) and on facebook. A DVD will be available if requested. I encourage you to keep up your prayer life and personal time of devotions and Bible study. These are troubling and trying times but God is faithful and has promised to care and provide for us. Please continue with your faithful support of tithes and offerings. As you are aware, our expenses will continue. You may mail your check or if you need information on online giving Click on the "Donate" button below.
I will continue to maintain office hours but the days I am here may change according to need. If you are unable to reach me at the church, you can always call me on my cell (618-676-4083) or text or email me (email@example.com).
Please know I will be praying for you and I will be available to help you any way I can.
BE STRONG IN THE LORD! “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding:
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct you path.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Your Pastor & Friend,
Pastor Richard Artis
P.S. The church address is: First Church of God
2600 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401
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