As our nation and local community discuss how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Connect Church is monitoring the situation and responding to the direction of local officials. All Sunday Services will be held on our Online Campus at 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm until further notice. Click the links below to access our Online Campus & resources for Connect Kid Services.
All Sunday Services in the Ashland & Framingham Campuses will NOT be gathering. Instead you are encouraged to attend the Online Campus during normal service times.
- If you, or someone you know, are over the age of 65, or have a compromised immune system and are concerned about being out in public, or if you are quarantined, please allow us to help take care of grocery shopping, bring a meal, or run errands for you. Email your need to Help@WeConnect.cc . The Connect Helping Hands Team is ready to serve you.
- ACTIVATE and CHANGE UP are not gathering physically, but are meeting online.
- All Small Groups are meeting online and new online groups have been launched to help us stay connected.
We encourage you make extra efforts to stay connected relationally during this season.
- MetroWest Christian Academy is temporarily closed and offering studies online until May 5th. Our three childcare centers are closed until May 5th.
- In all of our buildings we have adjusted cleaning to improve disinfection of high touch surfaces.
As followers of Jesus, our best protection is always Jesus; specifically, praying and pleading the blood of Jesus over our situation, location and circumstances. The Bible is clear there is power in the blood of Jesus to provide Access to God when we need it and to provide Authority to overcome problems we face in life including every sickness and virus that comes our way. We do not live with fear, but with faith in Jesus. We encourage you to stand in faith looking to God as our Protector and to pray scriptural promises over yourself, your family, your home and your place of employment. Here are some scripture promises you can pray in faith:
- Psalm 91:1-11
- You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
- No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
- I will rescue those who love me, I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.
- Luke 12:25-26
- Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
- John 14:27
- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
- 2 Timothy 1:7
- For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
COVID-19 is an evolving situation:
- Governor Baker has declared a state of emergency, closing all schools and child care centers until May 5, and prohibiting gatherings over 10 persons.
- Governor Baker has mandated all businesses and organizations to close on Tuesday March 24, except those which provide essential services. A church is considered an organization that is essential.
- Risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains LOW.
Here are some practical steps to help you respond effectively:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (for 20 seconds).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- If you are a parent, coach your children how to respond to the coronavirus. Below are resources to support you in talking to your children.
- Practice physical distancing by maintaining six feet between yourself and others when in public.
If you or a family member do experience sickness and must stay home, here are some ways to stay connected:
The news surrounding COVID-19 changes frequently. Connect is tracking these resources to stay informed:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Coronavirus Fact Sheet
CDC Talking with Children Guide
Parent Cue Crisis Conversation Guides for Talking with Children