Valley Christian Center
Love. Mend. Train. Release.
577 Scravel Hill Rd, Albany, OR 97322
Sunday Service at 10:00 am
Pre-Service Prayer at 9:00 am
I found out last night that a VCC family member has tested positive with Covid. They WERE NOT AT CHURCH on Sunday, and they know where they were exposed (not as VCC) so my response may seem like a strange one, but I feel very strongly that we are to not gather for small groups or Sunday Worship service for at least a week (probably two).
I also received word yesterday that there may be at least one positive Covid test (waiting for results) in a neighboring church, and as you probably already know, the Mennonite Home has several positive cases.
As cases surface in our local community, the CDC has very helpful information that gives us a clear lens in how to navigate the days ahead with wisdom. I am including the link, but here is some great information regarding contact with a positive Covid case.
What counts as close contact?
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19for a total of 15 minutes or more
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person(hugged or kissed them)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
Quarantine is only needed if one of the above statements is true.
I am so thankful we serve an amazing God! I am praying Colossians 1:9-14 for each one of us, and that we would receive a greater revelation of Colossians 1:13-14 (this is who our Jesus is!).
Please be praying for all of the positive Covid cases in our Valley. Pray for healing and for the spread of the virus to stop, in the name of Jesus. Pray for God's continued direction for each of our lives. He is not surprised by our circumstances, and I firmly believe He has continual invitations and opportunities to step into His mercy, His truth, and His freedom.
Sunday, November 1st there is no service, either live or streaming.
This is traditionally Communion Sunday. We can still take Communion together apart and pray Nicole's prayer from Colossians.
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. —Colossians 1:9-14 TPT
VCC is gradually returning to face-to-face events and meetings as leadership decides based on the size of the group. Some groups are still using Zoom, either exclusively or in addition to live meetings. Please check our Events page for information on recurring events going live and for possible rescheduling of cancelled events.
We have a mighty team of prayer warriors ready to support you in your time of need.
Let us know how we can pray for you.