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In order to prevent the spread of COVID 19 Coronavirus in Gallatin Valley and in our congregation, E-Free Church Leadership has, until further notice, suspended all non-employee usage of the building and grounds.
This decision did not come easily, but we feel it is a necessary action at this time in order to protect the most vulnerable among us. We apologize for any difficulties that this may have on your group. We will do our best to stay in close communication with each group that regularly uses E-Free’s Facilities in order to let you know when these measures will no longer be necessary.
Thank you very much for your understanding. We ask that you would join us in praying for all the people affected by the impacts of this virus and that God would be glorified through it. We take great confidence in knowing that God is sovereign and works all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
Click here for coronavirus update: 3/14/20
Hello E-Free family,
2 Timothy 1:7 “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Matthew 22:39b “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
After thoughtful prayer, the leadership team at E-Free Church of Bozeman has decided that the best way we can love our neighbor in this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is to move to online worship services for the time being. We believe this is not acting in fear, but wisely limiting the large gatherings of people in close contact to protect the vulnerable and prevent the spread of viruses.
The 8:15 a.m. service will be live-streamed as usual and then archived for viewing by 11:00 a.m. Sunday. We encourage you to worship through this format. You can watch the stream by clicking on this link.
As health allows, we would encourage our Life Groups to continue to gather to pray, support, and challenge one another towards gospel care for our community. We leave this to the discretion of the Life Group leaders. As always, if you feel ill at all, the loving thing to do is to stay home.
Please feel free to pass this information to anyone that you think my not see this communication in a timely fashion.
Any additional updated information will be communicated through church email and posted on the website.
Peace in Christ,
Click here for coronavirus update: 3/13/20
As you have seen, this week has led to some rapidly developing events as a result of the Coronavirus. In an effort to be proactive about the impact the virus may have, we would like to share several reminders, as well as updates.
First of all, we want to remind everyone that God is still very much in charge despite some of the chaos we observe. Second, unforeseen events in history like this afford followers of Jesus opportunities to live out the gospel in new and dynamic ways.
Rest assured that we are constantly monitoring how to respond to this health concern based on input from the medical community and government sources (local, state, and federal).
Because we expect this situation to be very fluid and changes will likely occur on short notice, we plan to use the church website (efcb.org) as the primary means for communication.
Starting this Sunday, we are making a few changes, not out of fear, but out of respect for the most vulnerable and would like to ask for your help.
Please greet others without shaking hands. Elbow bumps, air high-fives, or a simple nod are great ways to greet one another while avoiding contact.
If you are sick please stay home until you are healthy.
If you are not able to join us for worship, please use this link for the livestream: https://www.efcb.org/livestream/
We will begin using the offering box located just inside the Worship Center instead of passing offering plates during the services. You can also give on-line by using this link: https://www.efcb.org/give/
If we need to significantly alter our plans for how we gather as a church family, we will keep you apprised. The good news is that we have technology already in place that will allow us to still meet together, even if we are not able to all be in the same location.
Most importantly though, we want to encourage and remind you to look to God in the midst of this uncertain time.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Trusting Jesus with you,
E Free Leadership