A word from Dr. Johnson:
Governor gives Green Light to Re-Open (with Caution)
Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey announced the end of the “Stay at Home” directive this coming Friday, May 15. He gave the green light to businesses, fitness centers, movie theaters, and major league sports to open up with appropriate health precautions. He said, “This is a green light to continue going forward on the way out of this pandemic. Now, this is not a green light to speed. This is a green light to proceed with caution.”
With regard to churches, the Governor’s office released the following statement, “While never formally closed, many places of worship opted to temporarily change or suspend services in order to follow physical distancing guidelines.
Arizona Mission Offering: Helping Churches in Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard in churches across our state. While churches responded heroically to the challenge of continuing worship and ministry without being able to meet together, the financial consequence to giving has made an impact in many churches. The results of this will be felt for weeks and months to come.
As a result, we have decided to dedicate the 2020 Arizona Mission Offering to Helping Churches in Crisis.
Dr. David Johnson talks about the 2020 Arizona Mission offering, and how you can help.
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Churches help with crisis in Navajo Nation
By Lyda Longa,
My Herald Review
Carpenter Scott Hill was recently tasked with a grim order that he wished he didn’t have to fill — building pine coffins for members of the Navajo Nation, a place where COVID-19 has struck unmercifully.
Hill, a member of the Canelo Cowboy Church, and Larry Lane, the missions pastor of Village Meadows Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, were busy Thursday and Friday loading a trailer with two of the coffins Hill made, as well as food, toys and paper goods for the Navajo.
Zona Camp Update, 4/6/20
Resources available to address the COVID-19 health crisis
To assist Arizona Southern Baptist Churches in their response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are compiling a list of resources and guidelines for your church. This page will be updated as information becomes available.
We are asking churches to join us in dedicating 2020 to prayer.
Church ResourcesOutreach ministry is partnering with the AZSBC to provide resources to reach your community. More Info →
Join Us in Praying
We are asking churches to join us in dedicating 2020 to prayer.More →
2020 SBC Annual Meeting CanceledIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting has been canceled for the first time in 75 years. More Info →
ARISE Women’s ConferenceMore →
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