November 16, 2020
Dear Friends of Commerce UMC,
Taking into consideration Governor Whitmer’s announcement and Bishop Bard’s recommendation, Commerce UMC will pause in-person gatherings for at least the next three weeks effective November 18.
While I hope and pray Michigan will see a sharp decline in Covid-19 cases, I understand that may not happen. Therefore, we must accept the possibility that we may not gather together in-person for the remainder of the year.
Be strong and cling to the Christmas story – a story about a God who arrives in surprising places and surprising ways. As Bishop Bard says, “When being together inside is not safe, good news of great joy still arrives.”
Thank you for your understanding. May the peace of Christ be with you.