WEEKLY WORSHIP GATHERINGS!
After much prayerful discussion the Elders have decided that The Village Church will not be returning to the Baldwin High School Auditorium in October. In light of the Covid-19 unknowns the Elders feel that it is both wise for us and considerate of the School District to Gather for Sunday Worship in a different, short term and temporary location. The High School remains an option for us in the future.
The Village Church will Gather for Sunday Morning Worship at Woodside Chapel, an historic church building a mile south of Baldwin on County Highway N (2043 County Road N, Baldwin). Our Gathering time will be from 10-11:15AM, just as it was when we gathered at the School.
Our use of Woodside Chapel is a short term, temporary solution to our Gathering needs and will provide us necessary continuity in the near future. We will continue to move forward with the property purchase, as God leads, and will have our offices at the current Hillcrest location and then at the house on the new property after closing that purchase.
Everything about our lives has been impacted by the Covid pandemic. This change of location for our Worship Gatherings is one more example of that impact. We know change can sometimes be difficult. We also know that change is not necessarily bad. This short term and temporary change can be as good as we decide to make it. So, let's have some fun with it!
Remember, the God we worship has not changed. Our reason to celebrate Jesus Christ has not changed. The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit has not changed. Our call to gather to worship has not changed. Only, for a short time, will our setting change.
During this Covid-19 Season
Baldwin EMS 630 HWY 12 Baldwin is the place to drop off food and other similar donations for local needs. Leave the items at the east door under the awning. If you know of someone in the area that is in need and should be on the list for assistance please let Baldwin EMS know.
The Baldwin Food Pantry will be closing its building, but if you call their phone number (715-688-3844) they will meet you at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (right by Greenfield Elementary School), have you drive up, and they will give you a bag of food. Please think about neighbors or friends that might need this and pass the info along.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR PASTOR FOR THE INTERIM
The Elders are very excited to announce that Dr. Ken Davenport (yes, that's our Ken Davenport) will be serving as our Interim Pastor. The fact that we know Ken and Ken knows us will bring much added stability to our church family in this time of transition.
Ken, his wife Theresa, and their family have been part of The Village Church family since the beginning. Ken is a gifted leader and teacher and will serve us well.
If you have any concerns about Ken serving as our Interim Pastor you are invited to share those concerns with one of the Elders (contact information provided below). On October 18 the congregation will be asked to affirm Ken's new role through a time of corporate, commissioning prayer.
While Ken serves as our Interim Pastor a Pastoral Search Committee will be appointed by the Elders. The prayerful work of the Pastoral Search Committee will be to present one candidate to the congregation for approval by vote.
God is with us! Our future is known by him and he promises to be glorified in it!