I’m writing to update you on our ongoing response to COVID-19. Part of loving our neighbors well means denying ourselves the joy of being together for the sake of slowing the spread of this virus, allowing healthcare professionals the time to respond as well as possible. After much prayer, research, guidance from CDC, Mass Department of Health, and other front-line professionals, we’ve decided that the wisest course of action is to suspend our weekly gatherings until further notice.
Please know that we’re full of faith, not fear. We’re grateful for the work of the CDC, Mass Department of Health, and other front-line professionals. Currently, we’re looking at the best ways to support them in addition to praying for them.
Because we won’t be hosting in-person gatherings until this outbreak has peaked, we want to encourage everyone to join us at our new, online campus during our normal Cambridge service times (9, 11, 1, or 5:30pm) here: https://aletheia.online.church/. If you’re part of one of our other locations, please join us online.
Additionally, our Campus, Youth, and Aletheia Kids team will reach out to you soon with resources and ways to grow with Jesus in the coming days.
This is not a moment to shrink back, but to proclaim the gospel with our lives, our mouths, our use of social media, and our resources. As we embrace generosity, we want you to let us know here if anyone needs assistance. We’d also like to encourage you to automate your giving here, so that we can continue to support our community.
If you’re a group leader, we’re trusting you to use wisdom on whether or not you’d like to gather in person. But, we are encouraging everyone to remain in regular connection, and in prayer for each other. If you’re a volunteer, a staff member or team leader will reach out soon with more guidance.
We’re hopeful to be back to normal in a week or two, but only as the appropriate officials suggest it is wise to do so once more.