Join us in Prayer on July 8th in the Sanctuary

Dear Loved Ones,
 
We are really in a difficult time in our World, our Nation, and our Community.  I would like to call you all to prayer and ask that you join me in prayer for the condition of our world.  We will be holding a prayer meeting this coming Wednesday evening July 8, from 7:00-8:00 PM in the church sanctuary. We will be praying specifically for the healing of our society, for Godly leadership in our government and for God to bring about an end to the Covid 19 pandemic. 
 
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God told Solomon, at the dedication of His temple,  “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” But there is a warning that follows after this promise!  If the people are not faithful and they turn from God, v.20 God says “then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.”  Let us humble ourselves and in due time God will lift us up.  (1 Peter 5:6)
 
Masks will be optional for this meeting.  And, on that subject, please allow me to speak a word if you will.  We have many folks in our church who not only are vulnerable to infection because of their own issues or are caring for others who are especially at risk.  For the time being, please be respectful of others who may have an opinion different from yours.  The church is to be a place of respect and not a place to argue about the efficacy of wearing masks or not. None of you are experts regarding infectious diseases.  Please honor one another’s choices and be respectful of each other’s decisions.  Please wash your hands and maintain appropriate social distancing out of respect for others.
1 Corinthians 8:9 says: Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”  
 
I hope to see you all next Wednesday and would like to remind you that you have three choices to worship with us next Sunday, at 8:30 and 10:15.  Our worship in the Sanctuary is available to all and you have the choice to wear a mask or not.  We will provide a space to worship in the fellowship hall for all those who would like to gather wearing masks.  And of course we offer our livestreamed services online at www.thewellyucaipa.com, and on Facebook @The Well Church Yucaipa.
 
Blessings to you all.  I am praying for you.
Pastor Ron

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Changes to In Person Services 06/21

Dear Loved Ones,

 

After evaluating our re-opening service this past Sunday, our Elders have decided to change how we are conducting services. Beginning this Sunday, June 21 those attending The Well Church will have three options:

Option 1

Attendance in the main Sanctuary will be mask-optional.  You may wear a mask if you’d like, but you may attend without a mask as well. Children may attend with their parents in the Sanctuary.  Please arrive early to ensure seating (Church begins promptly at 8:30 and 10:15 AM.)  There is limited seating available, and if there is any overflow you will need to attend in the fellowship hall, with a mask.

Option 2

Attendance in the fellowship hall will be open to all adults, but masks will be required to protect those who are at higher risk. 

Option 3

If you feel unsafe meeting together we would encourage you to continue watching our live stream at 8:30 and 10:15.  You can access the live stream via our website at www.thewellyucaipa.com, or you can access it on Facebook at The Well Church, Yucaipa.
 

For options 1 and 2 above, we will still be taking temperatures at the door, and we encourage everyone to use the hand sanitizer stations available at the entrances.

The picnic tables will be available for sitting between services, and we strongly encourage folks to minimize physical contact and maintain social distance with others.  The playground will continue to be closed for the time being.

 

We understand this is not a perfect solution.  We are trying to monitor the situation and move forward with wisdom, prudence and concern for the physical, social and spiritual well-being of All.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me, at pastorron@thewellyucaipa.com

 

Blessings to you all,

Pastor Ron


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Live Streaming will still be available on Sunday’s

If you choose to Worship with us from home Live Streaming of our services will be available on our Facebook Page @ The Well Church Yucaipa
or you can watch the YouTube Video on Monday @ The Well Church Yucaipa

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Welcome Home, It will be nice to be together this Sunday

Dear Loved Ones,

 

I am so excited to be able to meet with you all face to face this Sunday. 

I just want to give you some info to make our Sunday morning as smooth as possible.  Here are some things that will help this to be a positive experience for you and your family.

 

The Elders have been spending much prayer time seeking God about this and we are in agreement this is our best possible course.

 

We are asking everyone to please wear masks. I understand they are uncomfortable, and there are many views regarding their efficacy. Please understand, you are not wearing the masks for your protection. You are wearing them for the protection of others who may be immuno-compromised. This is a time to serve others and to show consideration for them.  If you have a different viewpoint, I understand that, but want you to know we have prayerfully considered this, and it is our belief that this will be the most prudent course to follow.

 

We will have 2 services, one at 8:30 and one at 10:15.  Our normal times.  We have room for 97 people in the Sanctuary, and we have room for 48 people in the Fellowship Hall at each service. (290 Total) The Fellowship Hall will be reserved for our Seniors over 65 who would like a little more security or those with a compromised immune system.  We are asking for our families with children to please sit together in the Sanctuary. There will be no children’s ministry until the next school year begins. We will then begin Sunday School and mid-week programs. The outdoor playground will be closed for the time being.  Our small groups will begin to meet again at the normal times, the week after Labor Day in September.

 

Please come a little early to service.  We will be taking each person’s temperature with a touchless scanner, have hand sanitizer available, and we will have masks available if you forgot to bring your own personal one. We also ask that if you have a fever, sore throat or runny nose, please stay home until you are symptom free.

 

Dear Friends, I understand that no one like these restrictions. We are committed to removing the restrictions as soon as possible. No one misses the hugs and handshake more than I do, but please let’s respect a little space for now and hold back for a time.

 

Please remember these restrictions are temporary and are designed to keep our church as safe as possible.  I am looking forward to getting back to normal as soon as possible.

Not the “New Normal.”  Normal, normal.

 

I miss you all dearly, and I am looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

 

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Ron


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A quick note of encouragement

Dear Loved Ones,
 
I pray you all are well as we are all longing to be able to join and worship together soon.  As I am praying for you all, I would like to ask that you pray for two things this week.
 
First, our Leadership Team of Staff and Elders will be meeting together later this week to discern God’s will and formulate a plan for our church as we prepare to re-gather in worship in-person with each other.
 
Also, I would like to remind you of our outreach in The Power of Three.  You can still reach out with a call to three friends and family and ask them three questions! (See Graphic Below).
 
So stay safe and healthy and seek opportunities for Gratitude while you are in this difficult time!
 
Grace and Peace to you all!
 
Pastor Ron

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A Reminder for The National Day of Prayer

Dear Loved Ones,
 
I pray that you all are doing well.  I miss you all, but know that we will be seeing each other face to face as soon as it is prudent.
One thing we can do in the meantime is to pray.   Today is the National Day of Prayer.  I would encourage each of you to find a moment to spend some time in prayer for your family, your nation, your church and your community.
Again, I have attached a prayer guide that will help you pray through that process.
 
Please join us online for church this Sunday.  You can see us by clicking on the front page of our website (sermon notes too!) at www.thewellyucaipa.com, or live stream on facebook at The Well Church Yucaipa.
 
Blessings to all of you, you are in my hearts and prayers.
 
Pastor Ron
 

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A Message from Pastor Ron

Dear Loved Ones,

I pray that you all are healthy and well.  This Sunday will be our third Live-Streamed service.  Our team is working very hard to bring you a Worship Service that will lift up God and will bless your heart!

We have been working diligently to make sure our graphics are legible and not covering over everyone’s faces!  We hear you and ask that you bear with us as we strive to make those changes that are necessary for a quality.  Believe it or not, 4 weeks ago no one on our staff was a TV production specialist!

I’m excited to speak Sunday about how God’s Truth will keep us from Fear!  Please know that things are happening in ministry while we cannot meet together.  After three months of planning, we have added a new staff member. Isaiah Price will be joining us as our new Youth Pastor.  Tune in our Live-Stream service Sunday to meet Him! 

Pastor PJ is taking on a new responsibility as our Pastor of Communications and will also be working with Brandon Rose to begin a ministry to College and Career young adults. 

We are currently working to get our Small Groups up and running on a video-based format as well. Pastor Marcus has most of our groups up and running and is working on getting the rest online soon.

Laura has provided an on-line presence for our children’s ministry as well.

I want to personally thank those of you who have continued to support the Ministry of The Well Church with your gifts in the past few weeks. Your gifts make all this possible. We have actually had over 1,000 people engage with our online services on YouTube and Facebook live.

We are all facing new challenges we never even imagined two months ago. We have two promises (actually more) that we can cling to in these tough times.  Jesus said He’d never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and that “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). Keep your eyes focused on God!  His eyes are on you, too!

We’ll get through this, and God will continue to grow His Kingdom!

Trusting Him,

Pastor Ron


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Message from Pastor Ron

Dear Loved Ones,

I have been thinking of you and praying for you!  My prayer is that you will be filled with the consolation of Christ and His Spirit, which lives in you, will give you comfort and rest during this time.

If I might make a suggestion, since we have a little more time on our hands, spend a little reading from the Gospels this week.  Look at how Jesus went about accomplishing his mission. Not in a hurry. Taking time to connect with people (we may need to make a phone call or an email). Spending time with His father. Resting in His Father’s love, during uncertain and tumultuous time.  God has this time in his hands. We can trust that during our quarantined situation He is present. He loves you and will see you through this. This is only temporary. Psalm 30:5 tells us that “weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”  Keep your eyes on God. Easter is coming.

In the meantime, please join with us together on The Well Online, Sunday Mornings at 10AM.  Just go to www.thewellyucaipa.com and click on the link on the second banner on our homepage, to watch the sermon and worship live-streamed right to your computer or device.  If you miss that, you can watch an edited version on YouTube on our channel there, at The Well Church Yucaipa.

Some of you have asked how you can continue your regular giving at The Well.  You can give at our Website (see link above) and, of course, you can mail in your tithes and offerings to The Well Church 12717 14th St. Yucaipa, CA 92399.

I’m looking forward to meeting together in person, as soon as possible.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Ron


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The Well Church’s Covid-19 Response Plan

Dear Loved Ones,

 

I want to pass on our plans for The Well Church to deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Elders and Staff have made this a matter of prayer and we are taking the following action steps to help our spiritual growth while we are protecting one another from physical illness. Here are the Steps we are taking:

 

  1. All Life Groups / Small Groups / Youth and Children’s Groups have been cancelled. We will begin meeting again as soon as possible after the school’s spring break.  We are hoping that will be April 6th, but we may have to delay that further as the spread or containment of the virus is clearer.

 

  1. All Sunday services will be Livestreamed on Sunday Morning at 10 AM. We will NOT be having Sunday Services on campus, until further notice, except for essential personnel.  You can access the Services by either The Well’s YouTube channel – The Well Church Yucaipa – or by our website: www.thewellyucaipa.com, or by Facebook at The Well Church.                                                                                                                                                             

 Well will have worship and a Sunday Sermon each week, at 10:00 AM live, and recorded at later times.

 

  1. If you have a need that we can help you with please contact us by email at info@thewellyucaipa.com. Our offices will be closed intermittently, and we may not be able to respond to your phone messages.

 

  1. We are still committed to serving our congregation in any way we can. If you are able, your tithes and offerings can be mailed to The Well Church 12717 14th St. Yucaipa, CA 92399, or you can give online at our website, www.thewellyucaipa.com

 

We are hoping to continue ministry with no financial interruptions like layoffs, furloughs or pay reductions which will affect our staff.  We can only continue with your generous support.

 

We understand the great inconvenience, stress and anxiety this pandemic has put into your lives.

 

Remember that Jesus loves you all very much.  He is in charge of the entire universe, from solar systems to viruses.  You can trust in Him in this difficult time.

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Pastor Ron


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