Dear TC Family and Friends,
I am writing to provide you with another update regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic and how it affects us as a Church. New York State has set gathering restrictions that prevent groups of 50 or more from meeting. The federal government has recommended groups of 10 or more discontinue meeting as well. In light of these restrictions, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Transformation Church has canceled all Worship Experiences and weekly meetings at the physical Church building until further notice. We understand that these precautions are needed to protect the health and safety of our congregation and our community, and prevent the rapid spread of this virus. We are heartbroken and we are devastated that we cannot meet together, however, as I have taught for the past several years, we don’t go to Church, WE are the Church and WE exist for the world!
The GOOD NEWS is that we will be hosting a LIVE ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE every Sunday Morning at 10:30am! This Sunday I will be preaching a message of encouragement entitled, “Peace in the Panic,” and our Worship Team will be leading us in Worship. We are excited to be able to present this option and provide for you this Worship Experience. Simply go to our Facebook page, Youtube channel or Website to access the live stream. TC Kids will also be sending weekly videos and lessons for your children via email and our TC Kids Facebook page.
In addition, our Staff is working hard on presenting NEW VIRTUAL TRANSFORM GROUP OPTIONS throughout the week so you are able to connect with others, pray and continue to learn and study the Bible together. We will be rolling these new virtual Transform Group options hopefully by next week which will include groups for Students and Young Adults.
Let me also remind you to please continue giving. As you can imagine, closing our doors for an extended period of time will have a significant financial impact on our Church. If you are in a position to give more, we would definitely appreciate your additional support as we do everything we can to bring Church to you each week. Please give online HERE or through our App.
Lastly, let me encourage you to choose faith over fear. God is in control and as His children, I know without a doubt that He will sustain us and uphold us. It is in the most difficult times that we learn that God is closest to us. I truly believe that once we get through what we are going through, we are going to look back and give God praise and thanksgiving for taking us through these difficult times.
Ruth and I are praying for you. If you are in need of prayer, you can submit your request HERE and we will pray for you. We love each of you deeply and we can’t wait to see all of you again. Our hearts are broken, but our spirits are high and we are encouraged because we know God is with us, God is for us, and God will help us.With Much Love,
Pastor’s Joe and Ruth Nieves