CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Reopening Instructions for June 7

Monday, June 1st 2020

Phase 2 allows for small groups or meetings of 5 people or less. Click here to see specific guidelines

Thursday, May 28th 2020

Here is our latest update regarding Covid-19 and our transition into Phase 2--as well as the new exceptions that has been given to churches. Stay Tuned for more information. 

Wednesday, April 8 2020

On March 24th, we made an announcement asking you to halt any Valley 4th related, face to face meetings of 10 or fewer, whether on-campus or off-campus for a minimum of 2 weeks. We committed to re-evaluate this request based on the next set of recommendations made by the Governor. As most of you know, the shelter-in-place recommendation has been extended to May 4th at the earliest and we as an elder board and staff met last night and have agreed to extend our request through that date as well. We continue to pray for you during this time, and we look forward to worshiping with you virtually Easter Sunday.
He is Risen!...... say it with me…. “He is Risen INDEED!”

Tuesday March 24, 2020 

Statement from Jim Chavez, Moderator of the Board of Elders, regarding the Washington State Stay Home Order:

Hi Valley 4th Family,

Many of you have already heard the new Washington state mandates that take affect at 5:30PM tomorrow night. The new restrictions being put in place to slow the transmission of the Covid-19 virus, definitely have an impact on our ministries and previous positions. With this new information, we want to communicate the changes as clearly and as quickly as possible.

First, we would like to ask you to halt any Valley 4th related, face to face meetings of 10 or fewer, whether on-campus or off-campus for a minimum of 2 weeks. Governor Inslee has put these restrictions in place for the next 2 weeks and we will re-evaluate based on the next set of recommendations that come after that.

Secondly, you will notice minor impacts to our Sunday services. You will notice that we are using a smaller set of personnel to stream our Sunday worship service. What this means is a leaner production crew and a smaller worship team. However, our streamed worship services will continue.

Finally, this will also have an impact on the presence of our staff on campus. We are working to provide work at home options for our secretaries to make phone calls and handle clerical work that can be done away from the office. Our church administrator will be onsite daily during our regular office hours, and our pastors will be onsite when there is critical work that can only be done from the campus. At this point, we are asking that any needs be phoned in or submitted through our website and all offerings should be mailed or done online. We are discouraging “drop-ins” as we will have very limited resources to answer doors and we want to encourage you to do your part and shelter in place.

This is a difficult and trying time for many of you. Some of our people are in situations where they cannot leave their rooms and the lack of contact can be extremely lonely. We are encouraging you to look for tangible ways to minister “one to another” as we are commanded in 1 Peter 4:10. God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

If God has placed someone on your heart, it’s a good bet that He is wanting you to reach out with a phone call or a letter and let them know you are thinking of them and praying for them.
I’d like to close as an Elder here at Valley 4th by saying how proud I am of the way you all are responding to this trial. We know God has a purpose in it all… and even though we may not know what it is…We trust, we pray and we look forward with great anticipation for the first Sunday we all get to gather again together.

God bless you!

Jim Chavez
Moderator of the Board of Elders

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