COVID-19 Updates

5/27/20

May 27 | 2020

WEEKLY EQUIPPING

Like Jesus, we’ve been sent to take the message of the Gospel to the world around us. This week's equipping challenges us to do just that - live on mission in the everyday moments of life. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.


RE-OPENING CHURCH

At this time, Center Grove will continue to stay online and off-site for worship services and activities. This weekend, Pastor Corts will be sharing an update on our recovery plan for the days ahead. Remember, ministry is still happening! We will keep you informed of plans to re-open along the way through this weekly email, the website and social media.

STUDENT SUMMER CAMP CHANGES

Due to Covid-19 and our state's Phase 2 restrictions, our students will not be heading to summer camp in June as previously planned. Thankfully, we were able to reschedule and will be going to Snowbird August 10-15! More information about signing up, changing your registration, and what Snowbird is doing to prepare for camp can be found here.

May 20 | 2020



We are beyond grateful for your continued generosity to God's church at Center Grove. Celebrate with us all that He has done through your giving in this season!

WEEKLY EQUIPPING

This week's equipping challenges us to engage the culture around us with a strong, biblical lens. The resources shared address the broader cultural tide as well as specific topics like diversity and sexuality. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.


RE-OPENING CHURCH

At this time, Center Grove will continue to stay online and off-site for worship services and activities. As we develop plans to re-open, we want to be sure that everyone can have a place and feel secure about their safety and health. Remember, ministry is still happening! We'll keep you informed of plans to re-open along the way through this weekly email, the website and social media. In case you missed it, you can watch the latest update from Pastor Corts below under the May 13th update.


MASKS AVAILABLE!

We are excited to share that we've been able to get our hands on some high-quality face masks. Our hope is to provide these masks to those in our church family who are considered "at risk" in contracting the virus. If that's you, please contact us at info@cglife.org

May 13 | 2020



We realize many are wondering when things will get back to "normal" and when we might start meeting together again. See below an update from our pastor on reopening church and how our leadership is walking wisely through decision-making in these coming weeks.

WEEKLY EQUIPPING FOCUS

This week's equipping is dedicated to women in honor of Mother's Day! We live in a world with an overwhelming amount of voices shouting at us about how we should live and act as women and it’s a genuine struggle to sift through the noise with a Gospel lens to know what is right and true. The resources shared this week seek to help us in this area - bringing us back to God's Word and filling us with the truth. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.


MASKS AVAILABLE!

We are excited to share that we've been able to get our hands on some high-quality face masks. Our hope is to provide these masks to those in our church family who are considered "at risk" in contracting the virus. If that's you, please contact us at info@cglife.org or call the church office at 336-766-5727 to request a mask.


NEIGHBORHOOD CARE BAGS

On Sunday, Pastor Corts challenged us to love those in our neighborhoods by packing some neighborhood care bags! Pick-up materials and instructions at the church office through Friday (5/15) from 8:30-5:30pm.

May 6 | 2020



We realize many are wondering when things will get back to "normal" and when we might start meeting together again. This Sunday, Pastor Corts will be sharing an update on reopening church and how our leadership is walking wisely through decision-making in these coming weeks.

Regardless, we want to remind you that your church is here, ministry is still happening and the Gospel is being advanced! Take heart! If you have a need or prayer concern or simply want to speak with someone - connect with us through info@cglife.org or call the church office at 336-766-5727.

WEEKLY EQUIPPING FOCUS

This week's equipping is focused on the essential practice of prayer. We shared a simple acronym to guide your prayer time along with books and other resources to dig deeper into this spiritual discipline. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.

MASKS AVAILABLE

We are excited to share that we've been able to get our hands on some high-quality face masks. Our hope is to provide these masks to those in our church family who are considered "at risk" in contracting the virus. If that's you, please contact us at info@cglife.org or call the church office at 336-766-5727 to request a mask.

NEIGHBORHOOD CARE BAGS

This week, some of our Sherwood Forest families packed and delivered another 376 bags to homes around Thomas Jefferson Middle School. This weekend, we will be challenging all Center Grove families to love those in their neighborhoods by packing their own care bags! Look out Sunday morning for specific details and supplies that will be available to equip you in this opportunity to live on mission.

April 29 | 2020

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

Our staff has continued to pray for you each day as you face this season we are in. It's our joy to pray on your behalf! If you have a specific prayer need or would like to pray with someone over the phone, please reach out! Contact info@cglife.orgor call the church office at 336-766-5727.

WEEKLY EQUIPPING FOCUS

This week's equipping is focused on getting your family engaged with God's Word, together! Pastor Corts shared a great guide to reclaiming the kitchen table and leading regular Family Devotions as well as specific resources you might use during that time. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.


CELEBRATING GOD AT WORK

We continue to celebrate how God has worked through our church and through your generous giving in our community this season! We've received multiple messages and emails in response to the serve projects, and want to share a few to encourage you today. God is at work!

"My daughter is a late night team leader for EVS  and was overjoyed and truly grateful for the incredible generosity that Center Grove and your team exemplified in the goody bags you all gave. She said it lifted the spirits of the whole team and made everybody feel like they had an Easter basket. What a sweet, kind expression of love you all have shown to one of our hardest working teams."

"What a thoughtful thing to do for us - your neighbors - I wish you well and thank you for your kindness"

"What a blessing to see love and concern in action."


"Thank-you and your church for such generosity with the gift bags for our staff."

"Thank-you for your kind thoughtfulness during this period of confinement for so many of us."

"What you and your congregation did to show thoughtfulness and caring to your neighborhood was the most wonderful gesture I have seen in a long time."


April 22 | 2020

In a season where "church" has certainly changed, we know that our God has not! He is unchanging and has continued to work through His people amidst the uncertainty that surrounds us. We are rejoicing over the 200+ FollowOn guides that were picked up this week! That's 200+ people being lead to engage with God's Word on a deeper level. Praise God for what He is doing in the hearts of people!

WEEKLY EQUIPPING FOCUS

Last Sunday, we introduced a new element to our services focused on resources and equipping.  Along with Dr. Corts' message on the need for rhythms of personal worship, we shared a few tools to help you begin those habits in your own life. Access this week's equipping video and related resources here.

YOUR GIFTS AT WORK - AGAIN!

This week, some of our Sherwood Campus families assembled and delivered over 400 care packages to homes in the community right around Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Within just a few hours of delivery we started getting emails - thanking the Center Grove family for their generosity and care. Thank-you for your generosity! It’s your continued gifts at work that lead to projects like this to our neighbors. Pray for God to speak to the families that have received these bags.

April 15 | 2020

WEEKLY EQUIPPING FOCUS

This weekend, we're introducing a new element to our services focused on resources and equipping. As you know, the mission of our church is to "make disciples" - therefore we want to remain intentional about equipping you to grow in relationship with Jesus as well as disciple the kids and students that may be in your home. Each week we will take a moment to highlight a couple resources focused on a specific stage of life, topic or area of study. Look out this Sunday for our first equipping moment and don't forget about the list of resources we've compiled and shared for A Season at Home.

RIGHT NOW MEDIA

Speaking of, one of our favorite resources for all ages is called Right Now Media. You can access it via the web, smart TV, phone or tablet. If you do not currently have access to Right Now Media - contact info@cglife.org to let us know and we will get you signed-up for free through Center Grove!

GOD AT WORK

We continue to hear stories of God at work in homes and neighborhoods in our community and want to hear more! How has God been at work in your life this season? What are you doing personally or as a family to keep him at the center and share the love of Jesus with others? Send an email to info@cglife.org or share pictures/videos on social media! Just remember to tag @centergrove so we can see and share with others.

YOUR CHURCH IS HERE

Just another reminder that your church is here for you. If you need prayer or care or simply want to talk with someone, call the church office during normal business hours or email at anytime to reach out. We want to hear from you!

April 8 | 2020

EASTER SUNDAY WITH CENTER GROVE

Join us for church online this Sunday at 9:15 and 11am! We have a special Easter experience planned which includes a time for our CGKids. Though we are not gathering on campus - you can still invite a friend! Keep an eye out on our social media for some easy ways to invite those around you to worship online with us.

24HOURS OF PRAYER

Friday evening begins our 24 hours of unbroken prayer! This is a wonderful way for us to pray in a united way for Easter weekend and our current world situation. Sign-up to join us for an hour of prayer on the events page. Upon signing up, you'll receive a prayer guide as well as information on how to join in for a virtual prayer time lead by a prayer leader through Facebook.

YOUR GIFTS AT WORK

We are overwhelmed at the continued generosity of the Center Grove family. Just last week you donated three tons (yes, tons!) of food for families in the community. Also, your continued financial gifts have allowed us to be generous toward those on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic. This week, the CG staff packed and delivered 650 bags for the housekeeping staff at our local hospitals. They were astonished that someone would think of them and care in that way. May God be glorified!

April 1 | 2020

What a joy it was to see so many step in and donate goods to our local ministry partners this past Sunday. In just 4 hours, you gave over 5,100 items! Praise God! We are continuing to collect those items throughout the week at the church offices and will be updating you on other ways to serve in the weeks ahead.

Today, pause and think about those right around you and in your sphere of influence. Is there someone who has a need for groceries, help in the yard or simply someone to talk with? God has placed you where you are for His purposes. Who can you love like Jesus and extend the gospel to today?


EASTER WITH CENTER GROVE

Though Easter will look different this year, we are seeking to make the most of it for the gospel! Easter week begins this Sunday as we recognize Palm Sunday together. Beginning Monday, we are providing daily devotionals to focus our hearts and minds on the Easter story. They will be shared on the website and social media and also sent to your email inbox each morning. Each day's devotional will include a family piece as well as a way to connect on social media.

We will also be holding our annual 24Hours of prayer beginning Friday evening, 4/10. This is a wonderful way for us to pray in a united way for Easter Weekend from our homes. Check out the events page to learn more and sign-up for an hour of prayer.

A FEW CALENDAR CHANGES

As you well know, we are anticipating not being able to gather for quite a few weeks. Therefore, we felt it best to go ahead and make decisions on some of our upcoming events. DNOW weekend and Family Dedication have both been postponed to the fall, Summer Adventure will be pushed back to July, and we are working to reschedule the missions trip to Boston for a later time as well.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Through Friday, we will continue to collect items for the "Drop it Off" initiative in partnership with our friends at the Rescue Mission, Storehouse for Jesus and City Lights. Bring donations by the Church Offices from 9-5 during the week. Items needed: canned vegetables, fruits and soups, Ramen noodles, peanut butter and jelly, coffee and powdered creamer. You can also drop-off any non-pershibles you already have if you're unable to make it to the store.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TIME AT HOME

We recognize the great challenge that this season at home is bringing for many, but also don't want to miss the great opportunity that it can be! We've compiled a list of ideas and resources for all ages to utilize during this season at home. Check them out here! New resources are being added each week.

March 25 | 2020

While we continue to live in this season of so many unknowns, we rest in the truth that God is 100% in control. If you find yourself getting discouraged or fearful, quickly turn and run to Jesus. Pray for Him to be your strength for He alone is sufficient to meet our deepest needs! Also - our staff team would love to pray specifically for you! Email us at info@cglife.org with specific prayer needs you are facing.

Below you'll find new opportunities to serve the community and access resources for your family. We've also included reminders and general information related to this time where we are not able to gather physically.

CG Offices

Due to the recent "shelter in place" for our area, the Center Grove offices will be closed to the public for the time being. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 336-766-5727 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Worship and Teaching

Each Sunday, join us for church online at 9:15 and 11am through the “Watch Live”  link at cglife.org and on the Center Grove app.

cgkids & cgstudents

Each Sunday, we are sharing videos and lesson materials digitally for both kids and students. Parents are encouraged to access these materials whenever it fits your family's schedule and spend time walking through them with their child.

taking advantage of time at home

We recognize the great challenge that this season at home is bringing for many, but also don't want to miss the great opportunity that it can be! We've compiled a list of ideas and resources for all ages to utilize during this season at home. Check them out here!

opportunities to serve

This week begins our "Drop it Off" initiative in partnership with our friends at the Rescue Mission, Storehouse for Jesus and City Lights. Bring donations by the Clemmons Campus on Sundays from 10-3 or to the Church Offices from 9-5 during the week.

Beginning Sunday, we are collecting: canned vegetables, fruits and soups, Ramen noodles, peanut butter and jelly, coffee and powdered creamer. You can also drop-off any non-pershibles you already have if you're unable to make it to the store.

membercare

We realize this situation may create various needs for our church family and are prepared to help meet those needs. If you have a need yourself, or would like to report the needs of a church member, please contact the Member Care line at 336-778-9066 or by emailing membercare@cglife.org.

March 18 | 2020

A word from our Pastor in response to COVID-19

March 17 | 2020

We will begin providing weekly COVID-19 updates via email, the website and social media. In addition, Dr. Corts will be speaking to us in the coming days and weeks ahead about how we can walk through this season as believers and as a church family with Christ at the center.

As a church, we have plans in place to keep being the church while doing church in new and different ways. We acknowledge that much right now is day-to-day and will adjust our plan as needed, but for the next 4-8 weeks, here is how we are planning to be the church and do church together!

Worship and Teaching

Our Sunday worship experience is going online! Each Sunday, join us for church online at 9:15 and 11am through the “watch live” link at cglife.org and on the Center Grove app. If you are unable to watch live or if that is a particular challenge, please contact us at info@cglife.org or by calling the church office at 336.766.5727 and we will work to get you access to weekly teaching.

CGKids and CGStudents

Each Sunday, we will be sharing videos and lesson materials digitally for both kids and students. Parents are encouraged to access these materials on Sunday or during the week and spend time walking through them with their child. If desired, we have also prepared packets containing printed copies of the week’s lessons that will be available for pick-up at the CG offices during normal business hours.

Adult Life Groups

Due to the recommended social distancing and group restrictions, life groups will not be meeting on campus or in homes during this season. Life group leaders will be checking in regularly with their group members for prayer and to assess any needs that arise.

Member Care

We realize this situation may create various needs for our church family. We are prepared to help meet those needs. If you have a need yourself, or would like to report the needs of a church member, please contact the Member Care line at 336-778-9066 or by emailing membercare@cglife.org.

Opportunities to Give

Church doesn’t stop when public worship isn’t possible! Please continue to pray, continue to love and grow and serve and share, and remember to keep giving – the work we are doing together goes on!

Each week, you can give online or via text (simply text “cglife” to 73258). If giving online/text giving is new to you – this may be a great time to try it out! You can also mail your tithe check to the church office at: 8750 Lasater Road Clemmons, NC 27012.

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