March 17 update

Dear Capital City Christian Church Members, 

The leadership and staff at Capital City have decided, for the health and wellness of the most vulnerable members of our church family and our members working in the healthcare field, to suspend all on-campus activities for the next two weeks, through Friday, April 3. We plan to reevaluate in time for Palm Sunday, April 5. 

We trust in God for His protection and deliverance. We also know He places people in positions of authority for our good. Since the Governor and President have declared a state of emergency, whereby large gatherings of people are to be avoided to prevent this virus from spreading, we are being obedient to God’s Word. Romans 13:1-2 tells us to “be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” 

We do not make this decision lightly, but feel this is the best option to assist the community in slowing transmission of the COVID-19 virus if one should occur in our area.

We will continue to hold Sunday services online. Please watch for more information on this in the coming days.

Capital City encourages members that are able and willing to safely host small groups in their homes, in accordance with current CDC guidelines, to gather for community worship if you can. We also encourage those that are healthy and able to find ways to serve our church family and then community at large during this uncertain time, as we do our best to be Jesus to all people.

Capital City is in the process of establishing a Response Team that will be ready to step in and help anyone that needs assistance. If you or anyone you know needs help running errands, etc., please call the church office at (573) 635-1322 and we will relay your needs to the team. Please note you may be asked to leave a message, but rest assured you will receive a call back.

These are uncertain times, unlike any we have ever experienced, but our God is Faithful and bigger than this situation. He will deliver us. We understand the inability to gather as a larger church family is disappointing to many, but for the reasons mentioned above, we feel these measures are what He is expecting of us. We will continue to monitor information as it develops and will communicate any additional changes in a timely fashion.

We know that God is in control in all things, and we continue trusting in Him and what His Word tells us. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Capital City Christian Elders & Staff

March 14 update

We have done our best to make our church building as safe and healthy as possible. However, after announcements from the President of the United States and the Governor of Missouri, both declaring a state of emergency, the leadership at Capital City has agreed that the most prudent course of action was to not cancel our Sunday services, but to move them online.

This answer is not because we are panicked, but because we want to keep this virus from harming our most vulnerable members, as well as keep our members who serve as health care workers or first responders safe and ready to respond if necessary.

With that in mind, please invite your friends and family to join you this Sunday at 11 am, with a live online service via the Capital City Christian Facebook page. If you are unable to make it for the live service, video will be posted on the website later Sunday afternoon.

Also, if you or anyone you know of needs anything -- food, help with errands, etc. -- please let us know! We know these can be troubling times for some and we want to help to the greatest extent that we can.

Proverbs 16:3
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Whitney Griffin
Office Administration

March 13 update

In light of recommendations by the Center of Disease Control, Capital City Christian will be making some temporary changes on Sunday mornings in an effort to maintain the health of our church family.

While our facilities team is hyper-sensitive to keeping our building clean and sanitized, we will be taking several extra steps to help mitigate the spread of germs to the greatest extent that we can over the next few weeks. 

These steps include:
1) Suspending our meet and greet times: Please feel free to continue welcoming one another at church, we are simply asking that you curtail the handshakes for now.

2) Curbing our community coffee bar and cafe: You are always welcome to bring your own coffee from home, and for the next few weeks if you need a morning pick-me-up, home brew is the way to go.

3) Streaming from home: Capital City desires to provide everyone with a way to participate in Sunday services, but if you are sick, we would love for you to join us from home. You can watch Sunday services live at 11:00 am on our Facebook page, as well as view video of any services that you've missed. 

We do apologize for the inconvenience, but feel these steps -- along with a little something different in regards to our communion time -- can help to reduce exposure risks.

These changes, while a bummer, are only temporary. We ask for your patience and understanding as we move through this difficult time as a community and a nation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the office.

Whitney Griffin
Office Administration