Update August 11, 2021
LifeGroups and indoor worship will resume, as well as all scheduled events and activities, beginning Sunday, August 15.
UPDATE AUGUST 4, 2021
We have temporarily suspended all activities from August 4 through August 14.
Sunday morning worship is still scheduled for 10:30 AM Sunday, August 8. Worship will be fully outside, and no service items will happen indoors. The sanctuary will be open for those who wish to sit inside and watch on the screens. We encourage all who are able to stay outside.
We will stream the outdoor service on our YouTube page here. Barring technical difficulties, we will also broadcast via FM transmitter into our parking lot.
We will update this information as necessary and as information is passed along to us. At this time, we are working to honor the advice and suggestions of government officials and disease experts within our community. At this time, our plans are as follows:
We are fully open and have returned to all pre-Covid-19 schedules and activities.
- Worship is at 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary. LifeGroups are at 9:15. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Student activities, and Children's activities are at 6:30 Wednesday evenings. All pre-Covid nursery and childcare options have returned.
- We continue to stream worship services each week on YouTube here. Please click on the link and subscribe to the Malvern Hill YouTube page. Click the bell beside the subscribe button to enable notifications and you will be notified when we go live.
- We are no longer having Parking Lot services or are broadcasting via FM radio into our Parking Lot.
- As of 5/30/2021, the Gym will no longer be available as Sanctuary overflow.
- Masks are not required.
- Anyone showing any symptoms are urged to stay at home. Please quarantine as directed by DHEC. Remember, prudence during these days is wise. Staying home from worship to protect yourself or others is not a sin. Everyone attending worship is urged to practice proper precautions as they sit fit.
During these days of uncertainty, I urge you all not to panic nor to live in fear. As followers of Christ, we are called to live life without fear. Writing to Timothy, Paul reminds all of us, "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control" (2 Timothy 1:7). To his disciples Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid" (John 14:27). And, in Isaiah 43:1 we are encouraged, "But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."
In this world, there will be trouble--there is trouble--but these troubled times create opportunities for Christian witness. When the world responds in fear, Christians should be the first people to respond in faith. We know the God who is in control. He is not surprised by viruses or natural disasters. In all of these things, Christians have a confidence that God is working them out for good for all who love him and are called according to his purpose.
Join with me in praying that this worldwide pandemic will open the eyes of many to their need for a savior and will result in many people coming to Christ.