August 6, 2020

Dear Wildwood,

What a joy it was to gather together as a church family and worship this past Sunday.  It was so good to see your face!  Our children’s ministry loved having the kids back, our student ministry had an awesome kick off to the new year, our adult classes relaunched and loved connecting in community, and it was so amazing to worship with so many of you in one of our 4 in-person worship services + the online stream … what a great weekend!

As we head toward this Sunday (August 9) I wanted to invite you all to help us welcome our community as we follow Jesus together to the glory of God.

With our commitment to creating the best environment in light of the ongoing pandemic, we have reduced the overall capacity of our worship center (this has been evident to any who have been present with us over the summer in our worship services).  With the extra legroom, you probably have felt like you were flying first class, but the move is to allow adequate social distancing, not just a luxury experience (HA!)  In order to accommodate all who desire to worship with us at Wildwood (and in light of our reduced seating capacity), we have 4 in-person worship services:  9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 (inside and with children’s ministry and adult classes running during all 3 hours … and student ministry running during the 9:00 and 10:15 services), and an 8:00 AM outdoor chapel service.  This has added two new worship service options from what we were running back in March when the pandemic hit.  This is to help us spread out, while also creating space for future growth.  

This past Sunday, our attendance was highest at the 10:15 service (where we were nearly out of seats), while there was plenty of capacity at our  9:00 and 11:30 services.  We know that the 10:15 may be the most convenient time for your family, and if that is the only or best option for your family, then PRAISE GOD!  See you at 10:15!  However, if you are able to shift your attendance to 9:00 or 11:30, then you would help create needed space in the 10:15 hour.  We will have an overflow seating option available for the 10:15 service this Sunday if the Worship Center fills again, but the BETTER option would be to have many (who are able) to join us at 9:00 or 11:30.  We are doing all we can to help all who are interested and able to join us for worship in this season.  Now (more than ever) we need each other … and we need Jesus!

Additionally, we want to invite all of you to join with us in serving this ministry year.  We have opportunities during all services (and during the week) and we need your help!  If you want to explore opportunities (and let us know your availability and interest) visit

Thanks friends!  We cannot wait to see you again this Sunday as we continue our “Five Follows” series together.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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