As we turn the calendar from 2020 to 2021, the leadership of the Chestnut Mound church of Christ would like to update you on what you can expect from us in 2021.
The leadership here at Chestnut Mound was informed yesterday (12/21) afternoon that Justin Douglass will be stepping down as fourth Sunday minister effective immediately. We would like to thank Justin and his wife Lexi for their two years of service to this congregation and wish them well in their new work with the Servants of Christ Campus Ministry at Tennessee Tech University. Last night we spoke with Shawn Hensley, one of the elders of the Liberty church of Christ in Granville, and he has agreed to preach this Sunday as the search for a replacement has begun as of yesterday.
I'm sure most everyone has heard about the governor's announcement on Sunday night (12/20). These new restrictions do not apply to church assemblies. We will NOT be modifying our assemblies. We feel as though everyone is able to distance in a satisfactory manner. If you feel uncomfortable attending worship or feel sick, then we ask you to please stay home. Please refer to the post pinned at the top of this page for our COVID related policies.
As we head into the new year, we will continue to operate our YouTube channel. We have had nothing but positive feedback from it and will continue with our weekly sermons and our midweek Meditations from the Mound. We will also be continuing to send out House to House, Heart to Heart mailings in 2021. Perhaps the biggest new evangelism effort to expect from us in 2021 is our involvement with The Gospel of Christ television program with speaker Ben Bailey. Beginning January 3rd, we will sponsor a broadcast of this program at 12:30 pm every Sunday on DTC-TV in Smith County. We are currently working on getting all the necessary contracts signed with TGOC and DTC-TV.
Since her inception in 1966, the Chestnut Mound church of Christ has been a beacon of light in Smith County. It is our hope and prayer that as we head into 2021 we will continue to be that light. As always if anyone has a question or concern about any of this information please reach out to either Ricky Lambert or Carver Moore. Thank you and may God bless you!!