As you know, we have been carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, including the most current reports from the CDC, ADHS, and other relevant government agencies. While we always continue to trust God as our ultimate source, it is also very important that we, as citizens of heaven and of the United States, honor the recommendations of the government and health professionals at times like this.
March 16, 2020 the federal government updated the recommended maximum public gathering size to 10 people for the next 15 days. The following day, March 17, 2020, the City of Tucson declared that “all venues where people congregate are shut down until the end of the month.” In accordance with these new directives, we have made the following difficult decisions regarding Passion Church public gatherings:
Passion’s public Sunday morning services are SUSPENDED. We will continue live streaming a limited Sunday service barring any more restrictive guidelines. You can access the live stream from Facebook, the Passion website (passiontucson.org/media), or from the Passion Church app. You can also watch past services from the website page. There is no charge to live stream the service. We will reevaluate on March 31st and issue new guidelines as necessary.
Please continue to honor the Lord in your giving as you are able. You may make your financial contributions through your personal online banking, through the Passion Church app, or at the Passion Church website (passiontucson.org/give). Cash offerings or paper checks may be dropped off in the church office mail slot from Sunday to Thursday. You may also mail your tithes and offerings to the church:
1212 S Palo Verde Ave
Tucson, AZ 85713
All Passion Life Group gatherings are SUSPENDED. We will reevaluate on March 31st and issue new guidelines as necessary. In the meantime, if you need assistance, or if you need specific prayer, please contact your Life Group leader or other members of your Life Group. Your Life Group leader may be in touch with you with any Group-specific directions. If you are not part of a Life Group you may send an email to one of our Group leaders and they will include you in their virtual Life Group activities.
HEALING ROOMS & PRAYER
The Southern Arizona Healing Rooms will not be meeting at the church at this time. However, God is still healing and is not limited by distance (Mark 7:24-30). You may receive personal prayer by phone from the Healing Rooms and Altar Team prayer teams by calling the Healing Rooms at (520) 429-6472. Note this is a single phone line and you may need to leave a message for our team to get back to you. Please be patient. Again, we will reevaluate on March 31st and issue new guidelines as necessary. You may also continue to send your prayer requests to the Passion email prayer chain at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD BOX MINISTRY
The Food Box ministry will be open this week on a limited basis while food is still available. We will reevaluate this ministry on a weekly basis and issue new guidelines as necessary.
YOUNG ADULT CONNECT
The Young Adult Connect meeting scheduled for March is CANCELLED.
Passion Church, we have an opportunity to radiate God’s love and peace to a confused city and nation. Jesus has promised He will be with us always. He has given us His peace; it overcomes the troubles of this world. We pray from His victory, knowing that “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” We are confident that as we pray according to His character, word, and will, we will have those things we desire of Him. This storm will pass; the Prince of Peace is with us.
Remember Church, that God is always faithful, and He is always good. So, while we are not permitted at this time to meet in large corporate worship services, continue to pray for each other, our community, governments etc. and continue to pray against this virus attack. Continue to find opportunities to share the gospel with others! We are a light in this present darkness—so let your light shine!
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 (NKJV)