COVID – 19

COVID – 19

The Profit of Loving God With All Your Mind

We have been studying the topic of “Loving God With All Your Mind” in our Bible Study Class for some weeks now using the text book written by Elizabeth George. During the course of our studies, we have addressed several topics including, “Training Your Thoughts”, “Winning Over Worry”, “Pressing For The Price”, and so on. But why is our mind so important to God that He spoke about it in several passages in the Old Testament like Deuteronomy 6 all…

Thinking Of The Present

As I started meditating about writing on this topic, a song immediately came to my mind, “One day at a time”, the version by Cristy Lane. “Yesterday is gone, sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine.  Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time”.  We all need to live life one day at a time.  Just as the Bible has always enjoined us not to dwell on the past, it also teaches us not…

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE –

Blessed people of God: Last night, Governor Dewine outlined a responsible protocol for getting Ohio back to work.  There are different recommendations in the protocol for different sectors of the Ohio economy.  While Religious activities are still classified as essential activities, we are still enjoined to act responsibly.  In the outline by the Governor, the stay at home order is still in effect and gatherings of over 10 people are still prohibited in Ohio.  One key aspect of the outline…

Thinking About The Future

Times like these affect how we generally think about the future.  There is palpable fear about contracting the dreaded novel corona virus.  Added to this fear is the uncertainty that the virus has induced everywhere.  Uncertainty about your studies, uncertainty about your jobs, uncertainty about your finances, and uncertainty about your health.  Sometimes this past week I heard the leading infectious disease expert in the United States say ordinary things like shaking hands or hugging friends may be a thing…

COVID-19 April 2nd Update

April 2, 2020 Update: Government of Ohio Extends Stay at Home Order Blessed People of God: The government of Ohio, today, extended the stay at home order till Friday, May 1, 2020.  It takes effect on Monday April 6, when the old order expires.  The order is essentially similar to the previous one, but it also included some little variations to limit overcrowding in grocery stores and state parks.  The full information can be accessed at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home.  I urge you all…

March 22nd Update: Government of Ohio Stay at Home Order

Brethren:  Today, the Government of Ohio activated a stay at home order in order to stem the rise of the COVID-19 infections.  This stay at home order takes effect beginning Monday, March 23 at 11:59pm for two weeks, in the first instance.  The details of the order are in the document attached.  Please familiarize yourself with this document so as to know how it affects you personally. Naturally, this order affects the way we have been conducting our services which was based…

March 18th UPDATE

Good morning blessed people of God: As you know, we continue to we have continued to monitor developments on the COVID-19 so we can adjust as it relates to our Worship services.  This is to let you know that the situation of things is about the same, maybe a little tighter, in terms of gathering.  Since we last had our service, gathering at bars, restaurants, and gyms have been banned in Ohio.  CDC has advised against any gathering of people…

We shall Overcome

Good day blessed brothers and sisters of CICC: I just want to touch base with you all, first to check on how you are doing in this era of self-quarantining and social distancing, and to encourage you and let you know it shall be well.  I trust you are doing well by the grace of God.  We continue to receive daily news of growing cases of infection here in the United States, and in our State, Ohio.  I urge you…

March 14th UPDATE

Brothers and Sisters:  In an abundance of caution, the BOT and minsters at CICC have decided that we should move our service online for the next two weeks to do our part in minimizing the risks of contracting the Coronavirus, COVID-19. While the current order from the Governor exempts Churches from the “100 rule” for a gathered crowd, we are of the opinion that it is better to ere on the side of caution. To this end we have decided…

March 13th UPDATE

Brothers and sisters: I am sure many of you are privy to the announcement from the Governor’s office yesterday tightening the social distancing guidelines.  As at now, gatherings of 100 people or more are banned in Ohio, but Churches are exempted from this ban at present. For us to continue meeting in our Sanctuary, we need to tighten our rules of engagement until this pandemic blows over.   So, in addition to the attached information we have updated our rules of…

March 6th UPDATE

Good morning brothers and sisters: I hope this finds you all well.  We have all been hearing about the novel corona virus – COVID-19.  I want to make sure that we as a Church have a conversation about it, so that we know how to protect ourselves and how to protect our CICC community. AT present, there is no known case in Ohio, but we want to make sure we are many steps ahead of this novel virus.  The Center…