Our Best Response as Christ Followers is to Balance Wisdom, Love, & Prayer.
You may be wondering what proactive steps Blackhawk is taking, and what you can do to help us limit the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 strain. While there is growing uncertainty in our world, our God is in control and His perfect love drives out fear. Our best response as Christ followers will balance wisdom, love, and prayer.
First, we encourage you to pray. Pray for healing of those who are affected; for protection and peace for those living in anxiety; and for government agencies and healthcare professionals hard at work in prevention and care.
Second, we are exclusively gathering as an online church until further notice. We are learning how to do church in new ways, from life groups to Sunday services. Thank God that we live in a day when technology makes this possible.
Third, COVID-19 won’t stop us from worshipping and proclaiming the Word of God. Join us online on Sundays as we stream a message and worship from our homepage. You can also view a replay of the service later in the day as usual.
As of this writing, our offices are closed and staff are working from home. This is a fluid situation. We will continue to update you, so this is a great time to subscribe to our all-church email list to receive those updates.
FAMILIES WITH KIDS
Kids look to parents and trusted adults for answers to their questions and for reassurance that they are safe. What an amazing opportunity to model how we can all turn to God when things feel uncertain. It is our prayer that kids and families can find ways to stay engaged in the Bible and continue to grow spiritually during these uncertain times. To help with this, here are a few resources:
- For conversation guides to help you navigate what kids may be feeling, click here.
- For access to our Parent Resources including weekly Bible stories, discussion guides, and worship songs, head to our webpage.
SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS
As Blackhawkers gather in various small group settings, here are our recommendations for having a safe, healthy gathering.
If you normally give toward the ministry of Blackhawk Church in person, this is an opportunity to explore online giving.
If you are facing difficulties or challenges, feeling overwhelmed or uncertain, our care response team can assist you in finding help within the church as well as within the broader Madison community.
If you are looking for ways to show love for our community in light of the outbreak, click below.
General info and how to protect yourself:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How the virus is affecting our local area:
Public Health Madison and Dane County
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.