During this past year of changes due to the pandemic, we have held firm to the truth that the church of Jesus is still alive and active. We continue to be God’s people, worshipping, connecting and serving in unique ways.
GATHERING AGAIN PLANS
We have resumed in-person Sunday morning services with the following guidelines:
As the state’s “Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery,” plans have progressed, we have continued to update our response to Gathering Again.
We will continue to adhere to the guidelines—as outlined on page 5 of the Healthy Washington plan—for “Indoor Entertainment Establishments” rather than those for religious organizations. We believe our witness to the community leads us to choose a path that does not elevate ourselves above others.
As we move toward live 10 AM worship services, the chart below shows the progression through various stages. Each stage lasts at least 2 weeks as we perfect the process. Congregation participation, following all mask and physical distancing guidelines, will begin in stage 3. We look forward to moving into live worship services again, with the continued option to participate online.
Life GroupsPine Lake YouthKairos KidsDaily Reflection VideosWednesday Live-Stream Prayer Gathering
PLCC Life Groups are a place to come together as friends, to care, support and encourage each other, and to experience what it means to follow Jesus alongside others. Many of our Life Groups are meeting online until it’s safe to once again meet in person.
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The transition to online connection has presented a great opportunity in the form of Daily Reflection videos! They are posted each weekday morning* to our Facebook page, and our hope is that they offer insight and encouragement for your day.
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*(On Wednesdays, our 12@12 live-stream prayer gathering will serve as our daily reflection)
Join us for 12@12 as we gather live on Facebook every Wednesday for 12 minutes of prayer at 12pm. Prayer is a value we deeply treasure at PLCC and encourage you to come each week as we bring our prayers to God together!
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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
Care FundStephen MinistryDivorceCareGriefShareYoungLife CapernaumEcho Glen Children's Center
Pine Lake Covenant Church collects Care Fund offerings to provide confidential support to those in our community that have a temporary financial need. Funds are disbursed through the Congregational Care Team who determines eligibility after meeting with the person(s) requesting assistance. During COVID, face-to-face meetings have not always been appropriate and therefore have sometimes been replaced by phone or online connection to determine the need and pray with the potential recipient.
Stephen Ministry is a lay person ministry that provides one-on-one confidential support to people who are going through life’s challenges to a point of being overwhelmed—challenges such as isolation and loneliness; anxiety over health; grief; juggling work, childcare, and schooling responsibilities; financial strain or job loss; uncertainty about the future.
Our Stephen Ministers offer one-on-one support with weekly discussions or meetings. In the current environment, we are utilizing Zoom and also safely connecting through socially distanced meetings.
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This has been a hard season of life for everyone, and may be particularly hard on marriages. If you’re contemplating separation or divorce, or you’re struggling after divorce, we have a team to help walk alongside you. DivorceCare is a 13-week program with video lessons and workbooks, plus online conversations with trained leaders.
This group meets online on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 pm. Join at any time throughout the session.
GriefShare is a support group with the goal of providing ongoing, effective ministry to people in our community who are grieving the death of a loved one.
This group currently meets Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 pm in the sanctuary while wearing masks and keeping socially distanced. Join at any time throughout the session.
“Capernaum’s Got Talent” – May 17 & 24
YoungLife Capernaum provides community, friendship, and care centered around Jesus for friends with special needs in the Sammamish/Issaquah area. For the past several years we have hosted ‘Capernaum’s Got Talent‘ on our campus, a talent show for students with special needs and their families. It is a powerful one-night experience where our community comes together to celebrate the talents and gifts of each student. Last year we had to cancel this event last-minute, and this year it will be virtual! We invite you to join this virtual event taking place Monday, May 17, and Monday, May 24, @ 4pm to celebrate and support our YoungLife Capernaum friends. In addition, if you or anyone in your family is looking to further connect with YoungLife Capernaum reach out to Pastor Mark Neely
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Echo Glen is a juvenile facility in our area that provides treatment services for male and female residents, and has been a longtime partner of PLCC. Currently, we are forming a team to lead ‘Alpha Youth’ at Echo Glen beginning this spring and are in need of volunteers to help lead! Contact Pastor Mark Neely for more information.
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