Dear Friends of Heart of Longmont,
COVID-19 has made an impact on our state and communities. I am sure you have been following the news. As I have shared in several ways the last few weeks, we care about you and your health here at the Heart of Longmont.
Governor Jared Polis just held a press conference where he is limiting gatherings of over 250. While we do not have that many in our pews on Sunday we do have a majority of people who fall in the vulnerable category, namely those over age 60.
In consultation with worship leaders and our lay leaders we are suspending our regular Sunday worship services for the foreseeable future. Many people work hard each week to prepare for Sunday worship and I personally very much appreciate the efforts they do to provide meaningful worship. But we all want to make sure we are contributing to efforts to lessen the impact of this virus on our population.
So just to be clear, there will be no Sunday morning worship, Sunday School classes, youth group or other meetings beginning this Sunday, March 15. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you weekly about any changes.
Many of us look forward to meeting in church to catch up with our friends. While maintaining some isolation physically to limit exposure to the virus, do not forget to reach out to friends and others via phone, emails, social media and stay connected.
You can continue to contribute to the ministries of the Heart of Longmont by visiting our webpage at on-line giving. Or you can mail your tithe or offering to the office, or even hang on to your gift and bring it when worship resumes.
Jesus tells us repeatedly in the gospels to trust God and fear not. We do not panic. God is with us. But we act with compassion to the most vulnerable in our midst.
Thank you for understanding and for your prayers. Stay safe and wash your hands.
God loves you.
Pastor David Burt
Jeff Brown, Church Council Chair
Tricia Grafelman, HOL Lay Leader