Health Concerns Updated 3/23/20
Dear Playa Church Family,
We are writing to update you on our church’s continued response to COVID-19. Our goal is to navigate through this public health crisis responsibly and as God would want his people to lead.
Earlier this afternoon we received a notice from the LAUSD that our lease has been put on pause until further notice because of the COVID-19. We have decided the wisest and best course of action for our Playa Christian Church community is to pause our Sunday gatherings and midweek services rather than relocate. We are not stopping Church, we are simply making some adjustments. We will not have our on-site worship service at the school auditorium nor our in-home Bible Studies for the time being.
Join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 am for our Livecast on Playa Christian Church’s website or Playa’s Facebook page.
Even though we will not be worshiping together in person, we will still be joining together to worship Christ in Spirit and Truth — all across the community. During our online services, we are encouraging everyone to participate in worship, take communion by getting some bread and grape juice ahead of time, giving online, and having your Bibles ready to open the Word of God!
I hope you have been able to benefit from the livecasts our team has produced recently. We are committed to continuing Playa’s ministry of Gods Word to you, our community, and beyond. Please bear with us as we work through a learning curve of producing these live events. While we had little preparation time, we believe the livecasts provide a valuable opportunity to bring us all together. Every week we seek to improve as we invest more time and money. Yesterday our video settings were set too high and caused a mid-service crash. But we have identified and eliminated the issue. Rest assured, our team is working very hard and serving the Playa family to the best of their ability.
This week, we plan to add midweek Bible studies available on the Zoom app. These too will be live events. They will provide an opportunity for you to connect with your Bible study peers, interact, learn, and pray just as if it were in person. So please download the Zoom app and watch for further instructions on our website, enewsletter, and Facebook page.
So in an abundance of caution, wanting everybody to be safe, we will continue to be vigilant, protecting not only ourselves but the people we love and the people we are around. May God continue to bless you as you pursue him and as we continue to invite others to turn to Him in their distress.
I want to ensure you that moving forward our decisions will continue to be guided by God’s wisdom through prayer and according to information from County of Los Angeles Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Playa Christian Church places a high value on gathering together and will continually assess the wisdom and timing of when we can do that once again. We will have a free pillow waiting for you when you return.
For specific ministry updates, and for updates on our response to COVID-19, please check our website and social media.
We understand the uncertainty many feel. We understand the concerns you may have and the fear of the unknown some may experience. If you would like to talk with someone or request prayer, please reach out to your small group leader, or call 310-592-3477.
Our prayer is that hope will triumph over fear in each of our lives as we walk this journey together in faith.
We don’t live in an attitude of fear, but we are also called to be wise and diligent in our actions.
Playa Christian Church
Playa Christian Church | Mail: 5527 West 78th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | (310)592.3477