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We wanted to take a moment and update you on how Pillar Oceanside is responding to the increasing challenges surrounding the Coronavirus. We have prayerfully considered what decisions will best position us to walk in obedience to government regulations while still maintaining unity and fellowship within the church.
Oceanside Unified School District first deemed that all nonessential gatherings on campuses across the district be cancelled or postponed through 31 March. Since that time, they have cancelled all non-school related events and functions. This includes Pillar Church. We are actively seeking a new church meeting location. In the interim, as the state of CA has allowed churches to gather again, we will be meeting on Saturday evenings at 5pm in the New Song Community Church parking lot.
We will continue offering a virtual option through livestreams during these Saturday Night Services on Facebook. Please ‘like’ our page to get notifications of live or new videos. We will also record the messages and post them on our website as usual.
This is a very unique time in history and we feel strongly that these circumstances can be leveraged for our good and God’s glory. With the busyness of life for many people slowing or even coming to a halt, we are working to create opportunities to capitalize on that fact. Look for midweek classes/study groups utilizing a resource called Zoom. You can download it here. We also encourage smaller groups of healthy people to meet as is appropriate, to include Life Groups. All Life Groups that are able to meet will also have a live stream/video interaction option through Zoom, and appropriate links will be sent out to life group members.
We will be in regular communication with church members and encourage everyone to stay engaged as much as possible, even if just virtually. You will be receiving updates from us as time progresses and the path forward becomes more clear. This page will be regularly updated and social media will be great resources (links below). Emails will go out for time sensitive/emergency announcements.
Our enemy would love to strike fear into our hearts and drive us into isolation. This is why we have to be diligent and even stretch ourselves to learn new technologies and stay connected. We are still a flock and by God’s grace, we have the gift of technology. Let’s make the most of it. If you need help getting any of these programs loaded onto your phone or computer, we are here to help you! Let us know right away, and we can get you set up with no problem.
Lastly, please let us know how you are doing. Our desire is that our church family continues to thrive in spite of these circumstances. But we cannot do this if we’re not able to connect and hear from you. Let us know if there are needs, prayer requests, or if you’re just unable to join in these alternative meeting platforms.
We love you. God is indeed on the throne and we’re confident He will sustain each of us.
The Elders of Pillar Church