Service Times: Sundays @ 9:30am & 6:00pm
914 LIberty St, Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-2321

(641) 628-2321
914 Liberty St, Pella, IA 50219

Sunday Service Times
9:30 am @ Connect Church

Coronavirus Update

COVID UPDATE:
NEW COVID UPDATE: Governor Reynolds added to her restrictions concerning indoor
gatherings this week (November 19) by declaring “Indoor gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited.”
The reason for this proclamation is because of the continued rise in COVID cases and the
number of COVID patients in Iowa hospitals. Also, the Pella Regional Hospital sent a letter to
local churches asking for churches to take the regulations and safety measures seriously
because of the strain COVID is causing in our local hospital and among its workers. Therefore,
the leadership of Connect Church has made the following two decisions: 1) We will suspend inperson
worship services at Connect Church through November 30 (which includes
Thanksgiving Day worship). We will provide online worship services, which can be accessed via
Facebook or our webpage (www.connectchurchpella.org) and via radio on KNIA (92.1). 2) We
will suspend all in-person ministry gatherings, including but not exclusive to GEMS, Cadets,
YACS, Sunday School and Happy Quilters, through January 3. This also includes suspending
Refuge, our gathering at PRC Health & Fitness on Saturday evenings.
The leadership understands that Gov. Reynolds has declared that churches are exempt from
these proclamations, but we believe that this pandemic is not about religious freedoms, but the
safety and health of all people. We make this decision not out of fear of COVID nor as a
shrinking back with regards to the gospel. We make this decision as an act of caring for you
and the Pella community for whom we deeply love. We don’t see protocols connected to
COVID as necessarily a deterrent to our gospel work, but rather creating further opportunities
and needs for us to be servants of the gospel today. Therefore, pray for the leadership as we
determine ways to be innovative in methods so people are connected to Jesus and disciples are
made, matured and multiplied. Also, as disciples of Jesus, we encourage you to find ways to do
that in your own setting and life context. We love you, Connect Church, and please
communicate with the leadership any needs you have whether that be physical, emotional,
mental, financial or spiritual. Blessings!
Executive Council _ COVID-19 Protocol Plan for Re-Entry (2)