April 22, 2020
Dear WALK Church Family,
We want to send you an important update regarding our response to COVID-19, and how we are taking steps as a church to meet needs in our community.
These are trying times for all of us, but we are confident that God continues to work all things for our good and his glory. As Pastor Heiden preached from Romans 8:31 recently, “God is for us!” Please know that our staff is praying for you daily.
Like you, many members of our families have lost their jobs and their incomes. We are also aware that the shutdown is impacting some people more than others. Many have lost their jobs, some have gotten sick, and others simply don’t feel safe leaving their homes, making it increasingly difficult to get much-needed food and supplies. This perfect storm has created a need in our church and our community that we want to rise up and help meet.
To combat this, a member of our WALK Church family, along with our pastoral staff team, has designed an online portal to meet the needs of people in our church and community. In addition, the system provides a way for others who are not currently in need to join in and help, as well. You can find it by going to walkchurch.com and clicking the COVID-19 Relief tab on our home page.
This is a very real way for us to live out two of our core values, Generous Living and Authentic Community. Our hope is that people will experience the love of Jesus through our local church body and that through even this crisis, they would Experience Freedom to Walk in Jesus.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- If You Need Help
If you need something to be picked up and delivered to you, like food/groceries, you have loved ones who need help, you just need prayer (whether it’s over the phone or in-person from a safe distance), or anything else during this difficult time, please submit a need in our portal. Once we receive your request, a small team of volunteers will be notified, and we will do our best to meet your needs in a timely manner with the resources we currently have available.
- If You Want to Give Help
If you want to help those in need, you can go here and make a donation. We will immediately put your resources to work to meet the needs of those in our church and our community who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Thank you for taking the time to read this update. We very much look forward to meeting in person with you again, soon.
WALK Church Staff Team