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From the Office of the Pastor

From the Office of the Pastor

Church Family,

Please understand, we have not abandoned our Sunday Live services. As I mentioned last week, some members of our Sunday morning staff have been exposed to COVID-19. For the protection of everyone and in following Centers for Disease Control guidelines, we have been sheltering in place for 14 days. We must follow the guidelines established by our healthcare professionals and the CDC. It is imperative that you remain faithful and take these warnings seriously: wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and avoid gatherings. I believe our concerted efforts will help to mitigate the virus in due time. I ask for your patience and participation in worship at the highest level this Sunday with your family.

Thank you again and please join me in praying for our church and praying for our instrumentalists, psalmists, preaching team, and our media team, who are faithful in coming every Sunday morning. We hope to return to our live worship services next Sunday. On this First Sunday morning, come to the table of the Lord and worship. Please visit our church website this week to review Sermon Notes and discussion questions for you and your family.

Be Encouraged
Pas

Join us for MasterClass with Pas: A Book Study of Left Alone – Register Today

Join us for MasterClass with Pas: A Book Study of Left Alone – Register Today

Small Groups presents “Master Class with Pas” featuring a study of Left Alone by Pastor Ralph Douglas West. Every believer faces mysteries that we cannot penetrate, hardships we lack the strength to endure, and locked doors for which there seem to be no keys. In spite of our best efforts, we sometimes can discern no clear path forward. Join us as we gain insight on how to navigate life’s mysteries, impossibilities and uncertainties.

We have classes available for everyone. Choose a class that best fits your schedule.

Master Class begins July 20th.

Click here to purchase your copy of Left Alone. 

A Message from Mayor Sylvester Turner

A Message from Mayor Sylvester Turner

As you know, we are still in the recovering stages of the Covid 19 pandemic.  We have made some progress but we still have more to go.

The virus can spread very quickly and the symptoms can range from no symptoms to mild to severe illness. Currently there is no vaccine available and we can’t relax on our social distancing and wearing facial coverings until that happens!

I’m asking you to remain vigilant and continue to MASK UP, not just for your benefit but for your loved ones & others around you.  So, take care of yourself and always practice social distancing!

Remember we are Houston Strong, together we will get through this! And Don’t forget to MASK UP!

-Mayor Turner

Pastor West Encourages Us to Get Tested for COVID-19

Pastor West Encourages Us to Get Tested for COVID-19

Listen in as Pas encourages the congregation to get tested for COVID-19.

It is our responsibility to help our city contain and mitigate this virus as we search for a vaccine. We ask that you encourage your family and friends to get tested as well.

Here are some testing resources.

COVID-19 Testing Options

Self-Assessment Tool

How to Get Free Testing

What Happens At Testing Site

Harris County Public Health Testing Location Map
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has put together a comprehensive list of drive thru testing locations across the state of Texas. To access the map and to find a testing facility near youclick here.

Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for additional resources.

Pas Invites You to Coffee & Christ

Pas Invites You to Coffee & Christ

Coffee & Christ is a Church Without Walls Bible Study! You will personally engage with the sermons I preached on Sunday to discover for yourselves how to authentically live out what the Bible says and means. The name “Coffee & Christ” expresses the relaxed and conversational small group atmosphere. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us on Tuesdays at 7pm in our FB Group: Small Groups.

Be encouraged.

Click here for more information and to register for Coffee & Christ. 

PSA from Pas: Lets stay connected via FB Groups

PSA from Pas: Lets stay connected via FB Groups

Amid the COVID-19 season of adhering to social distancing measures, we want you to remain connected. In one of our Facebook groups, you can find a place to belong, receive encouragement, experience authentic community and spiritual growth. We currently offer community groups for men, women, youth, children, young adults, and marriage. Check it out online. Look at it as the hallways and fellowship halls on our campuses and get in on the conversation.

Be encouraged.

PSA from Pas: Official Information Coming from TCWW

PSA from Pas: Official Information Coming from TCWW

Church, during this time, where we are physically distant from each other, we want you to remain vigilant in where you are consuming your information regarding COVID-19 and our church. We want you to stay connected by reaching out to other church members, receiving the calls coming from my staff and your deacons who are praying with you, and staying connected with the official information coming from the church. Any official information from me (or my leadership team) will come via our website first, then eblast, text, and our social media platforms.

Be encouraged.

Pastor West Encourages Us to Take Care of Ourselves Amid Covid-19

Pastor West Encourages Us to Take Care of Ourselves Amid Covid-19

Church family, allow me to give you a few facts that a bright light has shined upon in the last couple of weeks and has been on my mind and heart about the novel Coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, health disparities are differences in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people. Disparities in the African American community are not new to us, however the news of how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting us, is.

It’s not that we are getting infected more, it’s that when we do, we are more likely to end up in ICU and succumb to COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and obesity. Astounding, I’d say. Other reasons for disparities in our communities are social economic conditions, health-care access, distrust of the medical community, and multigenerational families in the same house, which makes it impossible for social distancing.

Furthermore, minorities usually have jobs that put them on the front-line in essential roles such as doctors, nurses, radiation technicians, housekeeping, and even retail. Accompanying these facts, the Harris County health officials named zip code, 77084, the zip code of our Queenston campus one of the zip codes with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Family, I’m not saying all of this to alarm you, but to ask you to take care of yourself. The way we handle this is by preventing ourselves, and others from getting sick; helping to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus and making sure people who need help can get it. You can find resources here on our website that can help you during this time.

Be encouraged.

-Pas

Important Messages From Pastor West