RCC COVID-19 UPDATE
March 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020
10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: 12300 Glade Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
On Thursday the elders of RCC met to plan out next steps for us as a congregation as we respond to the COVID-19 virus. As we prayed and talked and sought the Lord’s wisdom we had clear unity that the loving response to our community would be to not gather publicly for a period of time to participate in the efforts of our community to slow the spread of this virus.
This decision was confirmed clearly by Fairfax County Public Schools just a couple of hours later when they decided to restrict community use of their facilities until April 12th. Here are the practical implications of what that means for us...
Sunday public gatherings will be cancelled until further notice, beginning this Sunday, March 15th. We are hopeful to gain access again on April 12th, but we are subject to the developments of this outbreak and the guidance from the county.
Small Groups and Cohorts are finished for this semester. This is another way that we can go above and beyond in caring for the safety of one another.
Team meetings and planning meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Good Friday Dinner is cancelled for this year.
Our goal for the next few weeks is have no public gatherings so that we can faithfully love our city together in laboring to slow the spread of COVID-19.
That said, even though we cannot gather we do want to continue to worship as the church scattered. Here are some ways we can do that...
Each Sunday we’ll be posting video content online and linked on REALM and social media to guide you in worship at home. We would encourage you to be faithful in setting aside time for worship each week.
Let’s pray for one another and for our neighbors in this time…look for creative ways to love and serve one another. (There may be needs for supplies, help with kiddos etc.)
Look for ways to stay in touch with your friends and small groups. Take initiative in asking how you are doing and perhaps look for creative ways to gather digitally.
Continue to worship through your faithful giving to RCC. You can contribute online www.reston.cc/give .
We love you guys…please reach out if you have any questions about all of this. We’ll be in regular communication with any changes that develop.
Let’s go be church!