The Federal government has issued guidelines to keep gatherings to under 10 people. However, if you do a little research on what is happening in countries where the spread of the virus is a couple of weeks ahead of us, the growing consensus about the best way to stop the spread is to stop any unnecessary gatherings. For that reason, we are encouraging all church groups to stop physically meeting until further notice. My Bible Study on Wednesday nights is canceled until further notice and I encourage other small group leaders to do the same. We are encouraging our staff to work from home whenever possible. I realize that this kind of social distancing is a drastic step and one that goes against our natural inclinations. I love being with you all and I don’t like this any more than you do, but our commitment is to take every step we can to reduce the chance of someone (especially someone in a high-risk category) contracting this dangerous illness.