May 4, 2020

Church Relaunch Information

 

The following is adapted from the Revised Guidance for Places of Worship (Information from backontrack.in.gov)

 

IN-PERSON SERVICES AT LCC:

  • Ask all individuals who are 65 and above or who have an underlying at-risk health condition to stay home and watch services online.

  • Service times starting May 10th

    • 9:00AM

    • 10:30 AM

    • 5:00PM (Outdoor service)

    • Pre-recorded service available to view Saturday night

  • Each service will be 45 minutes

    • This allows us 45 minutes in between the two service times to clean and prepare for the next hour.

  • Ensure 6 feet between individuals or family units of the same households during services

  • When you enter the church, you will notice we have arranged the chairs in order to maintain safe social distancing

  • NO KIDS OR YOUTH PROGRAMMING

    • IF families bring kids please prepare to have them with you during the selected service time of your choice.

    • Lizzy will provide kid packets to be used during the service

  • We will not have coffee, bulletins or communion available during the 9:00 and 10:30 hours.

 

SIGN-UP:

  • The 9:00 and 10:30AM hours have room for 100 people. We are using the 100 mark as we try to provide for the safest environment for the size of our building.

  • The 5:00PM service time has room for more than 100 since we are outside and have room to spread out.

 

SIGN-UP for the hour you want to attend by going to www.lafontainechristian.com (Click Service Registration) or call the church office.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Communion will be available as you leave the 9:00 and 10:30AM services

    • A table with take home communion kits will be available for you to pick up and take home.

    • The 5:00PM outdoor service will have a table for you to pick up communion.We will take together during the outdoor service.

  • Offering boxes will be used.You are also encouraged to use our online offering, put it in the mail or drop off offering at the office during the week.

  • Volunteers will be at the main entrance to open and close doors to help ensure safety. All other doors will be locked.

  • The building will be cleaned before, during and after each service time.

 

5:00PM OUTDOOR SERVICE INFORMATION:

  • We will use the front porch of the barn as our stage.

  • Please bring your own seating (Chairs, blankets) or stay in your car.

  • We will have designated areas marked off you to place your chairs and blankets

    • You must follow social distancing guidelines as you find your spot to worship

  • Bathrooms will be available in the foyer of the main building.

  • What about bad weather?

    • If bad weather is in the area we will cancel this service by 3:30PM that Sunday.Check the website (lafontainechristian.com)

    • You will need to use the pre-recorded option if we cancel the 5PM service.

 

We know as we prepare for meeting together on Sundays, all of our plans can change at a moment’s notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep everyone informed. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward in unusual circumstances.

The Church Building is Closed.

The Barn is Closed.

Due to the mandate from the Governor and the safety of everyone, the leadership has decided to close the Church building and the Barn.  The staff will continue to work hours in the building. If you need to speak with a staff member, please call the office or the staff's cell phone.   If you need to drop off something to the church, please call before you come.

Information from our staff:

March 31, 2020

 

Good morning Church family,

 

We want to keep you informed of the ever-changing times we are facing.  It seems like changes are happening daily, hourly and even by the minute.  A continued shout out to the church family for adapting to Church Online.  Just a reminder that April 5th will have Church online.

 

Q/A:

 

Why do we Pre-Record the sermon instead of having Church Live?

  • We made the decision to pre-record because it was the most cost-effective way for us to still communicate God’s Word to the Church and Community.

  • Internet usage by everyone (Kids at home, Streaming movies, work from home people). Not guaranteed the time we want to Live feed will be able to Live feed the service.

  • I’ve been asked if these are new sermons or sermons that I’ve used in the past?All sermons are new sermons.

 

Is the church still open?

  • Yes.The staff has been instructed by the Elders (Church Leadership) to continue to work. The office is still open Monday – Thursday 9AM – 3PM and Friday 8AM – Noon.

  • We try and practice social distancing, hand washing, no more than 10 people in the building at one time, etc…

 

Where can I go for the latest sermons, youth and children’s, daily podcast and church information?

  • Church website: Lafontainechristian.com

  • Instagram: Lafontaine_Christian_Church

  • Facebook: Lafontaine Christian Church

  • Prayer Chain: If want to be added, email sarah@lafontainechristian.com

  • You can always call the church office

  

How can I give my offering and tithe?

  • Go to the Giving tab and follow instructions to give online

  • Bring it by the church office during Office hours

  • Mail offering to: LaFontaine Christian Church 202 Bruner LaFontaine, IN 46940

 

How can I help?

  • Call the office and we will share what needs we know of for our community.

  • Prayer: Spend time with God and tell Him your needs, fears, worries and praises. Don’t forget the praises.

 

We love you all,

Pastor Brad

March 24, 2020

Hello Church Family,

 

The past two weeks so many of you showed up at our Church Online Campus.  You sat around your living rooms, kitchen tables and worshiped with us in your homes.  It’s been different for everyone but a HUGE shout out to the people of God for adapting during the uncertain times we are all facing. For the next two weeks LaFontaine Christian Church will be having Church Online (March 29 and April 5).  Please plan to join us!

 

Here are a few ways you can stay connected during our time away from 202 Bruner Pike:

 

Church Online

Go to lafontainechristian.com for the latest Sermon, Youth and Children’s lessons.

You can also visit the church Facebook (LaFontaine Christian Church) and Instagram (LaFontaine_Christian_Church) pages for additional videos and information.

Sermon Archives

If you would like to view our past sermons please go to the Church website (lafontainechristian.com) and click on the sermons tab to view current and past sermons.

 

Giving

The easiest way to continue your giving financially is through the online giving tab on our church website.  You can make one-time or recurring gifts to LaFontaine.  If you prefer a tangible donation, you can also mail your offering to 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, IN 46940.  Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

Prayer

Prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can connect with God and each other during this season.  Please send Prayer Requests to info@lafontainechristian.com

 

The March 8th Sunday (last in person church service) we challenged the church to come along side of the Leadership for 24 Days of Faith in 5 areas:

  • Marriage (Work on it and have fun)

  • Service (Find an area at Church to serve)

  • Ask for Help (Reach out to God and admit your sin problem)

  • Faith Giving ($225,000 in debt – What can you do?)

  • Accept Jesus (God’s Pursuit of You)

 

When we made that challenge we had no idea that the Coronavirus would take over our daily routine the way it has over the last few weeks and foreseeable weeks to come.  The Church Leadership knows that God is still working on us and through us in this season.  March 31st is the 24th day and I’m asking you to continue to pray about all 5 areas and Trust God with the answers. 

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber” Psalm 121:1-3.

 

Looking forward to meeting together soon,

Pastor Brad

March 18, 2020

Hello Church Family,

Last week instead of gathering together at one location we gathered together in more than 400 homes as you watched the sermon online.  Thank you for adjusting your schedules and taking the time to do church online.

After much thought and prayer we will once again have church online this Sunday, March 22nd.

Our decisions are not made out of fear in any way; rather, they are motivated by how we can best love our neighbors by preventing the spread of the virus unnecessarily. And we believe this gives us the opportunity to spread the message of hope in Jesus Christ with our neighbors and those who are closest to us.

We will pre-record this week's sermon and have it available at lafontainechristian.com under the sermons tab.  We will have Children and Student information under the Church Online tab.

Some of you are asking about your offering and tithes to the church.  You can go to our giving tab on the website and give online.  You can also drop off your offering/tithe to the church office Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm or Friday 8am-noon. Even though we are not meeting together the church ministries are still ongoing.

If you have any questions or are in need of help or assistance, please call the church office at 765-981-2101.

Thanks Church

Brad Wright

Pastor

March 16, 2020

As we continue to monitor the situation, we will update the church family as soon as we know the schedule of events. 

March 13, 2020

LCC Family,

Like many of you, we have been following the evolving news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with great concern.  In light of Gov. Holcomb's mandate to limit large-group gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel this week's church service. We will continue to monitor this situation and give you updates on our upcoming events and services on a weekly basis.

We will pre-record this week's sermon and have it available under the sermons tab on the website on Sunday morning.

Any time our country is facing a difficult situation the followers of Christ need to promote peace and not panic.  2 Timothy 1:7.

Brad Wright

Pastor

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1-765-981-2101

info@lafontainechristian.com

202 Bruner Pike

LaFontaine, IN 46940

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