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The Porter Church of Christ is a diverse group of imperfect people on a journey to be more like Christ in our thoughts, words, and actions.  We desire to see lives changed by the incredible forgiveness and grace that is made available through Jesus Christ.  We are striving to become a group of believers who walk alongside the people of East Montgomery County and share our lives together, so that God is glorified.

ADDRESS

281-572-2388

 

18410 FM 1314

Conroe, TX 77302

 

PO Box 770

Porter, TX 77365

 

daniel@portercofc.org

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Saturday, March 8th, 2020

We thought times were unprecedented before today. Times are continuing to change. 

Today Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough issued a 'stay home, stop the spread' order Friday that asks all residents to follow a nightly curfew and to stay at the homes unless performing an essential task or working at an essential business. The order, which was established to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, will take effect from 11:59 p.m. March 27th.  Under the order, all residents must also follow a daily curfew from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The following paragraph from Montgomery County's order is in effect no matter the time of day: 

“Churches, synagogues, mosques or other places of worship can only conduct service over video, audio, teleconference and drive-in. Faith and religious leaders can do one-on-one counseling or ministering for end of life situations at hospitals or at the request of a peace officer or government official. Religious institutions must limit their staff to only those needed to maintain the facility and social distancing must be practiced at all times.”

You can access Montgomery County's Corona Virus Response Website by clicking 
HERE. 

What this means for Porter Church of Christ:

  • This Sunday, March 29th  

    • Pursuant to the county’s order, only the people that are involved in leading the service will meet at the building.  That will only include the speaker, song-leader and one or two people for communion thoughts and prayers.

    • Everyone else is asked to stay home and stay safe. 

    • Every week while we are following the county’s order, you will be able to find a link to our worship services on our website: www.portercofc.org/sunday-worship

    • We will continue evaluating the most conducive way to provide worship experiences on Sunday mornings.

    • We will do the best we can to use email, the website, phone calls, and text messages to communicate what we are doing. 

    • If anyone needs supplies so that you can take communion, please just ask Daniel or one of the shepherds and we will get you supplies. 

 

  • Wednesday Bible Class

    • Daniel has found a way that allows us to have a participatory Bible Class.  There are a few ways to participate:

      • By computer—with or without video  

      • By an app on your phone – with or without video

      • By calling in on your phone and participating with just voice. 

    • If you would like to participate on Wednesday nights and do not know how, please call Daniel on Monday or Tuesday and I will help.

    • I would love for each of you to be there. 

 

  • Other opportunities

    • As we begin to find a rhythm in this temporary chaos, Daniel will be looking for other opportunities to host prayer groups, Bible readings, and just gatherings to catch up. 


I do not like this order.  I do not like what we are having to do to comply, but out of love for our fellow man, it is best that we do all that we can to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

We serve an all-knowing, all-present, and timeless God.  The Church of God is His presence in this world whether we are gathered in a building or scattered in our homes.  God is GOOD all the time and ALL the time God is good.   

Yours in Christ

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Dear Church family, 
 

The Shepherds are asking for your prayers during this unprecedented time of discerning the will of God and what is good for our congregation.  

We want you to know that you are loved and are not alone during this exceptionally uncommon time.  Please be free to communicate your needs, fears, and/or loneliness.  

It has been suggested by our national and local levels of leadership that we not meet in groups of more than 10.  They have asked churches to honor this request. To respect our leaders and show our love for others, we are going to do our best to comply with their request.  We ask for your prayers and patience as we may need to make adjustments over the next few weeks as we strive to protect our togetherness and comply with this request.  

For now on Sundays:

  • We will be Live Streaming the service on YouTube.

  • We will also be meeting at the Church building.

  • We are asking that we practice social distancing as much as possible.

  • We are going to set up more than one area and utilize technology to experience worship together in smaller groups while ensuring we maintain the requests of fewer than 10 in the same area. 

  • Distributing communion supplies before Sunday to those who would like to have them. 

In such a time as this, it is important that we remember our commitments to our congregation.  We are a family that extends well beyond just our abilities to assemble together and we want to encourage all of our members to:

  • Fellowship with one another: phone calls, social media, smaller gatherings.

  • Pray for one another.

  • Offer hope to those around you who are fearful of this unknown situation.

  • Be generous with your time and money

  • Continue participating in the offering as an aspect of worship and utilize online giving, mailing in your offering, or asking one of the shepherds to come pick it up if you are unable to attend services.   

 

Please consider the government's guidelines to help determine if you are more vulnerable to this virus. The following are people who should be more cautious about leaving home. 

  • Older adults

  • Those who are already not feeling well.

  • Those who are aware of being directly or indirectly exposed to another person. 

  • People who have underlying medical conditions like:

    • Heart disease

    • Diabetes

    • Lung disease

 

We will be communicating with you again shortly about how to best view the Live Stream service on YouTube and to answer any questions that you may have. 

You are loved. You are not alone. We are here to serve you with any need you have.  

Yours in Christ