As we have walked through the COVID-19 quarantine with its ever-changing status and recommendations, we’ve had two goals–to provide a quality service video each week and to help our people stay both relationally connected and missionally engaged. Those goals have not changed and we will continue to offer video services and ways to stay connected and to serve.
In addition, we will begin small worship services at The Exodus Mill on Sunday, June 7th. Because of the reduced capacity, we are asking for reservations to attend. You can register here on our website each week.
Sunday Morning Services
Our Sunday morning services are at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. We’ve made several changes to allow for current health recommendations.
- Reduced capacity with groups of chairs placed with a 6′ buffer
- Advance registrations
- No Exodus Kids ministry, families are encouraged to attend worship together
- Sanitation of the chairs and other surfaces between services
- Individual communion cups
- 6′ social distancing encouraged
- Socialization and gathering take place outdoors
Sunday Morning Video
As a redeemed people who worship God, we place a high value on our gatherings where we sing, pray, hear from God’s Word, take communion, and simply be together. During this COVID 19 crisis and the social distancing our government has requested, we will be unable to gather. So, as a resource for you during this season, we want to provide a video that will include singing, prayers, a sermon from God’s Word, and an update on what’s happening at our church.
We ask you to do a few things.
Watch it with your household
Sing. Pray. Receive from God’s Word.
Share it with your friends
It’s never been easier for you to invite your friends to learn about Jesus. So many people are looking for a hope they will only find in Jesus. Share it with them.
Encourage one another
Before you watch, contact someone who calls Exodus home and let them know you are about to watch the service. You might be the encouragement they need.
Until we can gather again for worship, we hope this resource blesses you.
Exodus Church uses an online church communication tool called Realm for all of our communications. This tool allows us to send messages easily to the whole congregation or to specific groups as needed, and allows everyone in our congregation to communicate with others. If you would like to connect with us using Realm, email us for an invitation to join.
While we are unable to meet in person, all of our community groups have transitioned to using Zoom, a free tool for virtual meetings. These groups are open and would welcome you to join them. You can email any of the leaders listed here and they will give you instructions on how to join their weekly zoom call. The discussion format is a little different than normal, but we are still able to care for one another by connecting online. If you need help connecting to a group, please email us
The children in our congregation are very important to us and we are making a special effort to provide resources to parents to keep their children learning and connected. We are posting song & lyric videos, Bible study lesson videos, and coloring sheets and activity page printables through a weekly newsletter on Realm. Parents, this is a great time for you to enjoy engaging in the teaching with your kids as we continue with our lessons online.
For Exodus Students, we believe that now is an important time for our students to stay connected with one another and with God and His word. We have moved all of our student small groups to Zoom in order to allow our small group leaders and their groups to meet virtually every week. Each week the small group leaders will schedule a Zoom meeting with their group in order to watch and discuss the weekly message and Scripture passage as well as spend time talking with one another, laughing together, and praying for one another. If you have any questions about how to be involved with Exodus Students or how to make sure that your student is involved, please email us.
We want to stay connected to one another and to God’s word even while we can’t physically be together, so we have moved both our women’s Bible study and prayer time online. We’re continuing our study of Colossians by hosting weekly small group discussions over Zoom. There are groups meeting Monday at 8 p.m., Tuesday at 2 p.m., Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m., and we post a recording of each week’s teaching on Realm.
Together in Prayer, our weekly prayer meeting, has also moved to Zoom.
If you’d like to participate in Bible study or Together in Prayer, email [email protected]
As our communities experience this crisis together, we are committed to serving others. There are many local needs that we’ve been asked to help meet and we are honored to be able to serve our communities. If you are able to help with any of the following needs, please email us and the mission mobilization team will help you get involved.
Gaston county schools
Our long-term mission partner, North Belmont Elementary, has asked that we help serve them, and other under-resourced families within Gaston County Schools, primarily with the provision of emergency food supplies in a safe and confidential manner.
Mercy Place, a low-income community for retirement-age adults, mostly widows, is another long-term mission partner. We are currently helping to keep an emergency food pantry supplied for them so they don’t have to leave the safety of their community.
Mask Making and distribution
There is currently a significant N95 mask shortage across the U.S. Healthcare professionals are asking that people sew cloth masks in order to cover the N95 masks in order to lengthen the life of these masks. We need people who can sew, donate fabric or elastic, or are interested in helping to coordinate these efforts.
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels has seen a spike in meal needs and we’ve been asked to help supply them with food to prepare meals for those who need to stay at home.
We can all serve those in our own neighborhood by shopping for neighbors, providing lawn care, or simply decorating the sidewalk in front of your house to encourage and bless those who are out walking.
Let’s be a light for Christ during this dark time by serving Him in the world!