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COVID-19 Updates

Keep up with ongoing updates for how Velocity is responding to the coronavirus.

March 28, 2020 Update

Velocity family, 


This past week it’s been great to see so many staying connected with each other online through small groups, serving our community, and gathering for worship. We continue to follow the recommended guidelines for gathering in Virginia, so we will continue to gather online on Sunday mornings at 10AM on our Facebook page (be sure to like our page), Youtube page (subscribe to stay connected), or velocitychurch.info/watchonline.


Youth Group

Middle through High school youth: We’re going to be soft launching youth group on Sunday evenings at 5PM with Sarah! Be sure to visit velocitychurch.info/kidsandyouth for how to get connected and we’ll “see” you tomorrow night! 


Helping people

Be sure to check in to see how you can be helping others in our community. 


Small Groups

We can be physically distant without being isolated–if you aren’t in a small group yet, let us know and we’ll get you in one! 


Please continue to pray for our leadership, staff, volunteers, and congregation as we navigate this unique period of time of gathering as the Church and being the Church together. You are prayed for and you are loved!


Helping people find Jesus and love God,


Rob

[email protected]

March 17, 2020 UPdate

Velocity family, 


Thank you for joining together this past Sunday for our online worship! We know the Church isn’t a building, and while it’s so much better for our lives and relationship with God to gather together each week we’re grateful that we have opportunities to connect with each other in creative ways. Speaking of which, we wanted to let you know what that will look like for at least the next couple of weeks for our church: 


Sunday Gathering

For the next two Sundays (March 22 & 29) we will meet online on our Facebook page at 10AM. You’ll also find a link for an age appropriate lesson for your preschool, elementary, and middle/high school children at velocitychurch.info/kids&youth. We encourage you to pick up some grape juice and crackers to take communion, or, we will have prepackaged communion that you can pick up from the church office, just email [email protected] for pick up times. 


Weekly Giving

While we might not meet in person, the reality is that operational costs continue. We’re grateful for a generous church, especially during a unique time. If you don’t already have recurring online giving or bank bill pay giving setup, visit velocitychurch.info/giving or you can mail your check to our physical address: 3300 Church Rd., Henrico, VA 23233.


Small Groups

We’re equipping your small group leader with ways to keep your small group meeting virtually. If you aren’t in a small group yet, visit velocitychurch.info/smallgroups to be connected so that you can be encouraged, prayed with, and focused on God’s word. 


Social Media

Check in with our Facebook and Instagram accounts for encouragement throughout the week! You’ll find posts that engage our faith journey’s together and an idea or two for an activity with your kids.


Helping People

Here are ways we’re ready to serve each other:

If you’re ready to take a next step in your faith, or need pastoral care, please let us know at [email protected] and we can connect with you virtually. 

If you are self or physician quarantined and need help getting necessities (like groceries and household goods) please email us to let us know so that we can schedule one of our volunteers to help.

If internet access for work or school is a necessity for you, feel free to “drive through” and use the church Wifi access. 


Here are ways we’ll be helping in our community:

Henrico County Public Schools food distribution efforts are asking for help with donated supplies. Head to velocitychurch.info for more information.

Richmond City Schools are looking for volunteers to help with food distribution efforts. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Quarantine Care Boxes. We will be offering Quarantine Care Boxes for self/physician quarantined households within a 5 mile radius of our building while we are able. In order to make this a success we will need volunteers and a volunteer leader for three categories: Shopping, Packing, and Delivery. Please sign up to help at velocitychurch.info


Prayer

Please continue to pray for our leadership, staff, volunteers, and congregation as we navigate this unique period of time of gathering as the Church and being the Church together. You are prayed for and you are loved!


Helping people find Jesus and love God,


Rob

[email protected]

March 13, 2020 Update

Velocity family,


After calm and careful consideration, we have decided to suspend Velocity’s Sunday morning gathering. Our primary reason for doing so is to put others before ourselves and to be a part of the recommended solutions for mitigating the effect of this strand of coronavirus in our community.


We will continue to monitor information given through official channels over the coming weeks to make determinations on the Sundays to follow. We’ll post updates each week at velocitychurch.info/coronavirus, through email, and on our Facebook page.


This Sunday at 10AM visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VelocityChristianChurch/) for a brief online message and we’ll also have a resource available for your children. While we might be worshipping together at a distance this Sunday, we’re united through Jesus in spirit and in truth.


Keep up on other scheduled events through velocitychurch.info, and we’ll update changes, postponements, and cancellations there. If you do not already have recurring giving set up through our online giving portal, you can give online there as well, or mail your check to: 3300 Church Rd, Henrico, VA 23233.


As disciples of Jesus, we are not driven by fear, but instead we will move forward with love for our neighbor. If you are not able to get out due to health reasons and need assistance (e.g. picking up groceries) please let us know so we can help. We have volunteers standing by to assist. 


If you have a neighbor that could use help, this is a perfect opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. You can check in with an elderly neighbor, provide child-care support for those impacted by school closings, give a health care provider encouragement, and we can all be peacemakers. 


Looking forward to “seeing” you online this Sunday!


Rob

[email protected]

March 12, 2020 Update

Velocity family,


As you’re aware, a novel strain of coronavirus has rapidly gained global attention. We (Rob and the Elders) are monitoring the information being shared, government recommendations and mandates, and the potential impact on our major gatherings for Sunday mornings and small groups. We will provide updates through email and our Facebook page.


In the meantime, just like with any gatherings throughout the year, if you or your children are sick we encourage you to remain home and check out our podcast or use the ParentCue app with your children. If you are not able to get out due to health reasons and need assistance (e.g. picking up groceries) please let us know so we can help.


Over the coming days we’ll continue to pray, monitor, plan, and we’ll communicate updates as they become available. 2 Timothy 1:7 says "…God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." We will calmly press on trusting God without fear, being guided by love as we build bridges to others, and with self-control shake hands a little less and wash our hands a little more.


Helping people find Jesus and love God,


Rob

[email protected]