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the most up to date Element info due to COVID -19

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SUNDAY GATHERINGS

Element is currently meeting online only. (we will be evaluating future gathering dates as time progresses but have been informed by the Kellogg Center that their facility will be unavailable through April 20th at a minimum). Please check back here and watch our social media outlets for updates.

As a church family, we want to ensure the promotion of  the health and well-being of our community by taking an active posture to help prevent the spread of this virus. While this necessitates the cancelling of our in person worship gatherings, we’ll be offering an online gathering for weekends we cannot meet in person.

Sundays at 10:30am, you can join our church family by streaming at: Element Live Stream

The recorded gathering will remain available for on-demand viewing after the fact. (We will post a link for next weekend’s gathering on this page).

(note: we have also postponed the Team Element Celebration night originally scheduled for this Friday March 13th).

EGROUPS

A large part of our ministry at Element is the gathering of EGroups throughout the week. We’re encouraging all groups to use wisdom and discretion in deciding how to meet at this time. Groups that are comfortable meeting in person are welcome to continue gathering, while those not comfortable are encouraged to meet using virtual methods such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, or any other digital platform. This is our recommendation. Regardless of the format, we are encouraging you to continue finding ways to connect in community with your EGroup as Hebrews 10:25 encourages us to “not neglect gathering together.”

PRAYER

As God’s people let’s intentionally pray for our community, local health officials, medical responders, and governing leaders as they respond and offer direction in an unprecedented time. Also, as a reminder, we do not live, move or operate out of fear (2 Tim. 1:7). We live, move and operate out of wisdom and discernment (Phil. 1:9-11) and the leading of God’s Spirit. Operating in fear is not God’s way, but neither is operating by ignoring physical realities. Let’s lead the way in discernment, wisdom, love and service as our community looks for answers in unclear times. We know God: let’s live from His peace and power. Here is a video from Pastor Scott with more information: Pastor Scott Video

OUTREACH

We are committed to helping our community during this time. If you would like to give to community support efforts you can do so here. East Lansing Covid-19 community support donations (select drop down). Additionally you can sign up to be a part of the outreach team and stay in the loop on service opportunities by signing up here: click here

GIVING

A larger percentage of our family already utilizes technology for giving. If you would like to begin giving through a digital medium you can do that here: Element Church Giving Page

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