UPDATED, MARCH 14, 2020
Dear Hawkwood Family,
As you know the COVID-19 Virus has had a rapidly changing impact on society. Things have escalated rapidly. At HBC we feel compelled to act compassionately to the people within our congregation who are in higher risk groups. As a result (in addition to our previous update), with the wisdom of our Elders, effective immediately, we are suspending all public gatherings and moving exclusively online. This suspension includes Sunday services, Sunday School, Bible Studies, Hawkwood 101, AWANA, ESL classes, Youth Group, Prayer Meetings, Small Groups, in person Youth Fundraisers, and all rental groups at and associated with Hawkwood.
As a result, starting this Sunday,
We encourage you to join us online for Sunday Service (via our Website
). We will be doing this until further notice (hopefully for just a couple of weeks). Watch our website and social media for information on this and next steps. For all coronavirus related updates at HBC, please see our website with all the updated information. (
). We want to encourage you to continue to give your tithes and offerings. You can donate electronically through our website at
(Also through the "Give Now" button below) or you can e-transfer through your bank to
(no password is required). You can also drop off your offering envelope during regular office hours (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm)Margaret will continue to be in the office Monday to Friday from 8:30- 4:30 and is available to answer emails and phone calls.
In all of this, we don’t want to respond out of fear but with a sound mind and a faith-filled heart, making prayerful, wise and prudent decisions. As we consider how to process all of this, I would encourage you to read the prayer Terry Fossen, our Area Minister, has forwarded to us Click Here and join us online this Sunday morning for a special time of worship, prayer, and God’s Word.
As things develop, we have a Leadership Team (consisting of some Ministry Directors, Elders, Medical professionals and staff) that is preparing to mobilize in order to help people (with safe procedures and protocols in place) if/when people get sick.
If you have or know of any needs, know of people in the hospital, etc., please call the church office as we want to continue to pray and care for people through this.
We want you to know that your church family continues to be there with and for you during this time. The staff and Leadership Team will continue to update you as the situation changes through email and our website.
In the Peace of Christ,
Pastor Kent Blanton,
Staff and Leadership Team