Walnut Creek Family,
Tonight, we need to make the tough decision to cancel this weekend’s Sunday services at all of our Walnut Creek locations. We will be canceling all church-related activities, and all events scheduled at our buildings, planned for Sunday, March 15th, and until further notice. We also recommend that no community groups, ministries, or church events scheduled to take place outside of our church buildings take place until further notice.
As you know, we have been closely monitoring the growing situation related to COVID-19 in our world, in our nation, and in our community. Tonight, Governor Reynolds addressed the state of Iowa and informed us all that community spread of the coronavirus has reached our state. As of now, there is a single confirmed case in Dallas county, that is not travel related, and cannot be traced back to any single source. With this confirmed case of “community spread”, Governor Reynolds has asked that no large gatherings (over 250 people) take place for the immediate future.
While we are eager to gather together in worship, in prayer, and in God’s word, we recognize that the best way to love and serve our community at this time is to take a break from our scheduled gatherings.
We will be in further communication tomorrow to give more details and plans around future gatherings, and how we plan to continue in fellowship over the next several weeks.
Please know that as pastors, we are confident in Christ and His leading through this time, and we look forward to gathering together again!
Pastor Luke Hukee