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COVID-19 RESPONSE

Let’s you get you up to speed.
FROM YOUR PASTOR
Let us all be reminded that because of Jesus, we fight our battles from a place of victory, not defeat [Romans 8:31-37].  God is for us and what He promises, He fulfills.  Let’s stand together and in the Lord’s strength as never before [Ephesians 6].
You’ve invited!  We’re celebrating growth, not loss, and you’ve played a huge role. Please keep it up by sharing invites digitally and in person. The best time to “invite” on Facebook is sharing “live” videos as they go “live.”
You’ve invited!  We’re after life-change more than people in the seats (or on their devices). Thrilled to report 21 people have surrendered their lives to Jesus in the last two weeks”
You’ve given!  Even if it’s a bit white-knuckled, we’re trusting God and so are you. Because of your faithfulness, giving is nearly at budget. Thanks so much! On our end, be assured we’re being as conversative as possible and also doing everything we can to move the church forward. You can continue to give by mail, by using the safe and secure giving box inside our office entry, by setting up one-time or recurring giving online, or by texting “GENGIVE” to 73256.
WE’RE COMING TO YOU
We want you to know that regardless of the situation, we’re several weeks ahead and you can trust our team to always deliver content that meets your spiritual needs and gives you opportunities to connect with others.  Click here for an updated list of ways that children, teens, adults and older adults can CONNECT and also one or two regularly updated ways to CARE in our community.

 

The best way to stay in the loop is to regularly visit this webpage, to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and to subscribe [enter your email at the very bottom of this page] to our email updates.

 

Essential Updates:
  • Effective March 26-April 11 we have minimal staff at our facilities.  Our offices are open M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm only for critical needs and essential business like mail, giving, care, etc.
  • Our Community Outreach Center is closed until further notice and we’re unable to receive donations other than non-perishable food, personal hygiene products & baby care items.
  • Regarding our vision campian, All for One, we are suspending activities and asks until we’re able to meet in person.  For now, if there are those among us who are ready to turn in our commitments, every step forward is so valuable.  We’d welcome your commitment via response cards returned in the mail or by completing them electronically here.

 

Bigger Picture Opportunities:
So much more is here, as stated above.  However, two opportunities of big picture importance and value are as follows.
  • We’re partnering with Weld County Area Agency on Aging to provide hundreds of encouragement cards to isolated residents in area long-term care facilities.  Would you purchase or create several cards with hope-filled greetings, prayers, pictures, etc?  Bonus if you can include pictures of you or your family.  Cards can be dropped off in the secure box inside our office entrance or mailed in bulk to Generations Church, 3600 West 22nd Street, Greeley, CO, 80634.
  • Generations has a paid subscription to Right Now Media.  Click here to subscribe and you’ll have instant access to the largest video bible study library in the world.  Then click on our Generations Channel in the left column to access custom built content recommendations that Eric built out for you and your family with this season in mind.
CONTENT & CONNECTIONS
Through and including Easter, Sunday worship is online, streamed live on our Online Campus and Facebook on Sundays and on-demand the rest of the week.  If you or your family or friends are unable to connect online, call 888-454-4446 and you’ll be connected to an audio stream.  In addition, for the kids, each Sunday we update new songs, story videos and fun activities at Kid’s At Home.

 

Streaming Schedule:
April 12 (Easter):  7:00am (sunrise/traditional), 9:00am, 11:00am, 6:00pm (full band/modern)
April 19:  9:00am, 10:45am, 6:00pm.

 

Beyond Sunday mornings, here’s what’s happening throughout the week:
  • Monday – Friday.  We have a moment for kids 10am every day on Facebook – story-time with Eric Monday, Wednesday, Friday and science with Emily Tuesday and Thursday.  And for us adults, also on Facebook, every weekday at 2pm we have a devotion, a prayer and care update or a worship thought and song.
  • Community Care and Prayer updates have shifted from Sundays, 8pm, to Mondays, 2pm, during the adult moment referenced above.  Each week we highlight one or two needs we can meet together within the community and we pray together.  It’s shared on Facebook at 2pm and also available here.
  • Wednesdays.  Our teens are still meeting every week, 7pm, via Zoom video conferencing.  Text “GENYOUTH” to 313131 or follow @noco_youth on Instagram for updates.  Or you can us for Minecraft 24 hours a day by entering 70.36.102.39.26092 into the server address.
ONLINE CAMPUS
You can join us live online on Sunday at 9 & 10:45am, with a re-air at 6:00pm [our normal Windsor Campus meeting time], and then on-demand the rest of the week.
Invite Opportunity!  Inviting someone to watch online is the easiest invite you’ll ever make!  Here’s some ideas: 
• Use the images below on social media to invite your digital friends.
• Watch online and share the video to host a ‘watch party’ on Facebook.
• Be active! Comment, like, share and interact as much as you can.
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KIDS RESOURCES
We know it’s a bummer for your kids to miss church. Our kids team is working hard to provide a ton of resources for you to do at home with your family during this season. Music videos, teaching videos, and games/activities will be available and updated prior to every Sunday.
COMMUNITY CARE
Greeting Cards for Long-Term Care Residents  
Generations is partnering with Weld County Area Agency on Aging to provide hundreds of encouragement cards to isolated residents in area long-term care facilities.  Would you purchase or create several cards with hope-filled greetings, prayers, pictures, etc?  Bonus if you can include pictures of you or your family.  Cards can be dropped off in the secure box inside our office entrance or mailed in bulk to Generations Church, 3600 West 22nd Street, Greeley, CO, 80634.  ** Note.  Facilities will hold mail for a period of time to eliminate spread of COVID-19.
Weld County Food Bank
Weld County Food Bank is providing food for many in our community, including our senior population.  Sign up to volunteer at the Food Bank here or volunteer to help deliver meals to seniors by emailing Angie at angie@weldfoodbank.org.
Community Outreach Center 
908 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Our Community Outreach Center meets clothing and food needs for over 200 guests monthly.  We are currently closed until further notice and unable to receive donations other than non-perishable food, personal hygiene products & baby care items.
Monday Small Business Support & Prayer 
If you plan to do carry-out during the week to SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS, do it Mondays!  Use caution and be respectful.  And be generous – buy a gift card, tip big, etc.  On your way to and from, or while eating supper in your car, do some drive-by praying – long-term care, medical, first responders, city-county-state, shelters and aid, local businesses, and homes for families you know and love.  Hit the business owner, employee, etc. up digitally and let them know we’re praying for them!

 

Looking for additional ideas on how to pray? Check out https://tinyurl.com/sf5gwx
Individual Care Needs & Volunteers 
If you have person to person care needs like access to a childcare network, meal delivery, etc. or if you’re a childcare provider with openings or a volunteer able to deliver meals, click here to fill out a short form or contact Jildi at jildig@wearegenerations.church.

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH

We’d love to keep you updated.

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