As I look back over this past weekend, I am positively blown away. Like many of you, I have missed worshiping with my Timothy family. Preaching to empty pews with only a camera for company has been awful. Seeing so many of you at the worship service on Sunday and then for communion afterwards filled me with joy! I am hoping that this can be a first step toward getting back to “normal.”

So what is the next step? Our next step at Timothy is to resume in-person worship at the RD Mize campus as well. Our hope is that, in mid-August, we will be able to start a service at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning. While we would like to be more specific about the date this will happen, we also need to acknowledge that the situation is fluid. The timing is dependent on a number of different factors, such as mandates from state and local governments and the availability of key volunteers to help run the service. Rest assured, we want to be able to resume in-person worship at RD Mize as well and we are working diligently to do so. We will continue to update you on these plans as they develop.

Thank you so much for your patience as we work through this difficult time. I appreciate the words of encouragement that many of you have sent us regarding the hard work that’s gone into what we’ve been doing. And I want to share a special word of thanks to the many volunteers who worked and sacrificed so our worship services could continue. We have some very talented people at Timothy and I am so thankful for all that they have done.

Under the mercy,

Pastor John