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As we finish off this very unique, challenging, and eventful year I encourage you to pause. Each year, we (maybe just me) can often fall into the trap of holiday business. There are gifts to buy, gatherings to attend, year-end projects or goals at work, home, and school to be completed.


It can be all to easy to just go through the motions of the Christmas season, or breeze past the significance of the birth of Christ amidst the mad rush to celebrate this very thing.


I implore you, just as I would any year, but especially as this significant year draws towards a close.


Please don't.


It is in times, especially like this when we must be reminded of Immanuel- God with us. And when you think of God with us, it changes everything. We may be experiencing life like never before, and we may experience tough times ahead, but the truth is that God is with us through it all.


That's the message I hope you and your family grasp in a real personal way this Christmas season. This Christmas season may look a little different from most, but we sure must celebrate the King that brings light in even the darkest of spots.


To connect with your teen(s) over this message, I highly encourage you to celebrate Advent with the guide found on CFC's main page. I also encourage you to have your middle school students watch this and your high school students to watch this. Those are both the first videos to our new Christmas series!


Praying for you and your family as we head into the holiday season, that you grow closer with each other and with the One that makes it all possible.


Scott

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We will start out with worshipping in the sanctuary, the same way we've done before Covid-19 precautions. After worship, we will invite high schoolers or middle schoolers depending on the week to join us for CFC YTH upstairs. 

Before they head into the YTH room, we will ask each student to verbally respond to the following questions in the upstairs lobby-


  1. In the past 3 days, have you had: 

  • fever or chills?

  • cough or shortness of breath?

  • sore throat, congestion, or runny nose?

  • loss of taste or smell?

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea?

2. Have you been around anyone else with these symptoms in the last 14 days?

3.Are you living with anyone who currently has COVID-19?

4.Have you had any international travel through airports in the last 14 days? If any of these questions are answered ‘Yes’, the student will be sent home.  A volunteer or I will walk the student to the Hub area and will approach you as well if your teen has to be sent home.


Please monitor your teen's symptoms and if you or your teen show symptoms of COVID- 19  we ask you to not attend church in person. 


Inside the YTH room we will maintain the same precautions that are in place for the building which follows-

Spacing: 6 ft. Physical distancing as much as possible (both the large group room and UNO's room have been adjusted for this) Out of care for one another and in accordance with the city-wide mandate, masks are required. We will have prepackaged/individually wrapped food available.


Small groups will maintain all guidelines as well and will be under 15 students. We're planning on two separate small groups which will meet in separate rooms. (YTH large group room and UNO's) 

All volunteers have been communicated of these guidelines and are expected to follow them as well. 

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