COVID-19 Response

Steps We're Taking at Family of Christ

We continue approach ministry in new ways throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Staff at Family of Christ will provide updates via email, on this webpage, and through other relevant pages of our site. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Church Office -  or 719.481.2255 for additional information.

Plan to Reopen

The Staff and Leadership of Family of Christ have had initial conversations regarding the plan for reopening our building for worship services. We are looking forward to gathering together in person again, and we want to ensure that we are doing so in a way that is safe and mindful of the needs of our church family. We will keep you informed as we make progress and hope to share a more detailed timeline for our Plan to Reopen in the coming weeks. Thank you for keeping us in prayer as we seek God’s wisdom and guidance during this unprecedented time. May God’s peace be with you and your families!


Church & Child Development Center

Please note that the Church and Child Development Center (CDC) buildings are *closed* to visitors. Our CDC is still operating, and in an effort to keep everyone safe, we ask that no one other than Staff and CDC families come into the building. That means that all of our programming that we typically offer (Bible studies, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Student Ministry, and Children's Ministry) will be meeting through online and digital platforms until it is safe for us to gather again in person.


Communion IS available!

You can pick up wafers and wine for Communion at the Family of Christ Worship Center. Pastor Moreno has consecrated the bread and wine, and it will be in a sealed "to go" container. This will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pastor Moreno will meet you at the Worship Center doors to give you as many Communion supplies as you need! 

We also invite you to use your own wine and make your own unleavened bread (there are many free recipes that you can "Google") or buy it at the store. This will help those of you who cannot make it to the church on Wednesdays. Pastor will simply consecrate the bread and wine during livestream service on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, please let Pastor Moreno know know!

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Be the Church: COVID-19 RESPONSE

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A Note from Our Pastor

As you are well aware, COVID-19 and its ever increasing ripple effect is a big deal. Your Family of Christ Staff and Leadership Team are reacting accordingly, although we have been challenged by how rapidly events are developing.

During this time, we are asking for 3 things:
 

THE FIRST ASK


With genuine sadness, yet for the sake of the well-being of the whole community, we are cancelling our in-person gatherings for our weekly worship services until further notice. We will livestream our Sunday morning services - 8:00 am, Classic & 10:15 am, Modern - and we ask you to join together in worship in that way. We will continue to evaluate our ability to meet together again in the coming months.

We also ask that you continue to offer your firstfruits in offering through one of the Giving Options listed below. Our ability to do the Lord’s work in our community relies on your faithful giving and support.

Giving Options

ELECTRONIC GIVING // Have your regular offering deducted from your checking or savings account weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly by filling out our Electronic Giving Form. You can mail this form to the church (to the attention of Sharon Monteleone) with a voided check attached. 
**This option has no additional fees for the church**

CHECKS // Checks may also be mailed to our accounting department at our mailing address:

Family of Christ Lutheran Church
Attention Sharon Monteleone 
675 W Baptist RD 
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
**This option has no additional fees for the church**

ONLINE GIVING // You can contribute online to our ministries. Choose to give one time as a guest or set up an account.

To give online, simply login to or create a myLIFE Account. Then select "My Giving" to make a new donation, set up a recurring donation (and manage existing recurring donations) as well as view your Giving History.

TEXT GIVING // Text any amount to 30131 and type the keyword FOCGENERAL(For example - $50 FOCGENERAL)

If you have any questions regarding giving, please don’t hesitate to contact Sharon Monteleone - .


The Next ASK

Please be prepared to be flexible. As this outbreak continues to progress, Staff and Leadership will keep discussing how our church family can stay in community during this unique and difficult time. Thank you for being in prayer and know that we are praying for you and your loved ones!


The Last ASK

You may already be doing this, but reach out to the people who live near you, especially the elderly, single moms with small kids - anyone! Ask how they are doing. Share your food or supplies, non-contagiously, of course :-). Share your presence, appropriately, of course. Be there for them as Christ is always here for us!

These are challenging times, yet, by the power of God the Holy Spirit, and in fellowship with Jesus, there will come new opportunities to deepen our love of Jesus and one another. COVID-19 is a bad thing; being stretched in how we are to Be the Church, well, that's a good thing.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Office Administrator, Randi Oliver - / or me ( ) with any questions, concerns, prayer requests, etc.

In Christ,
Pastor Mark Moreno
Senior Pastor