COVID-19 Update

May 8, 2020

As you may know, on May 1, 2020, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that on May 8 churches can reopen, but with continued social distancing practices. Today, in light of the city of Indianapolis extending its stay-at-home-restrictions to May 15 and that the positive cases and deaths of COVID-19 has not consistently decreased, Solid Word will not reopen on May 8. We will continue the stay-at-home procedures that we are currently using. We encourage you to continue to enjoy our virtual worship services.

Please know that our reopening will be based on prayerfully following: government guidelines, church leadership discussions, what other like-minded and EFCA churches are doing and the unique needs of our own congregation.

With the Lord’s guidance we will reopen in phases (to be shared with you later), ensuring that there are safety and precaution measures in place, designed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, while allowing us to gather in person. In the meantime, we will continue to provide updates regarding our worship services and other planned events.

Senior Pastor, Curtis Coston
Solid Word Bible Church

March 27, 2020

As we continue to follow the guidelines from our government officials, and out of a continual abundance of caution, we are suspending our Sunday service gathering through April 5th of 2020.

We will continue to assess the situation and follow necessary guidelines as we approach Easter Sunday, updating you before that time.

My prayer is that you continue to experience the calming presence of God as you trust in his faithfulness during these difficult days.

Join us for a message this Sunday starting at 8:00am at solidword.org/special

Giving is available online at solidword.org/give and you can also mail your gift to the church. One of our business team members will ensure your gift is safely collected during the week.

Senior Pastor, Curtis Coston
Solid Word Bible Church

March 15, 2020 Video Message

Scripture reference: Galatians 5:256:10

During the series we heard and learned how to be:

· The Church: A light in a Darkness
· A United Church in a dark world
· A Serving Church in a Selfish World
· A Generous Church in a Stingy World
· A Truthful Church in a Confused World
· A Joyful Church in a Suffering World

BECAUSE YOU ARE FREE IN CHRIST YOU CAN:

I. LIVE DAILY BY THE SAME SPIRIT THAT GAVE YOU LIFE
II. LOVE DAILY RESTORING THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN
III. LEARN DAILY TO CARRY YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITIES IV. LOOKOUT DAILY FOR WHAT YOU ARE SOWING

Questions for Reflection:

• Who is restored because of your help in coming alongside them?
• Whose burdens are being lifted, when too heavy, by your help?
• How are you being persistent and consistent in doing good when it is tempting to quit from weariness?

March 13, 2020

In light of the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 we want to share some information with you concerning our ministry.

In an abundance of caution and with extreme care for both our Solid Word family and our Indianapolis community, we as a leadership team have decided to cancel our in-person worship through March 22nd, 2020.

We are closely monitoring all information and guidance from officials with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with our partners from the Rophe Clinic.

We will make all future decisions based on the circumstances present at that time.

This Sunday March 15, 2020, we will have a special video sermon from Pastor Curtis Coston that will be available at 10:30am at solidword.org/special

All of our community group gatherings and church activities are suspended immediately until further notice. We will continue to update you as the situation changes.

Giving is still an option by either your bank’s bill-payment service or by mailing your gift to the church. One of our business team members will ensure your gift is safely collected during the week.

We love our Solid Word church family and our city and want to be a strong part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 and it’s threat to the health of those in our communities who are most vulnerable.

Senior Pastor, Curtis Coston
Solid Word Bible Church