Ministry Update as of Thursday, July 02, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER REOPENING PLAN

Living Word Christian Center will have two in-person worship services this Sunday, July 05, at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. We also are increasing the seating capacity for each service to 120 people.

To give everyone who desires the opportunity to attend one in-person service at Living Word during Phase 1, we have limited each person to a one-time registration during this initial phase. Therefore, if you attended in-person last Sunday, we invite you to continue to worship with us online. We all look forward to when these safety restrictions will no longer be required.

Our online services will be live streamed at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and re- aired at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Living Word’s guidelines for reopening in-person worship services will be measured and cautious, starting with Phase 1 through the month of June. (See Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines below.) As our local, state and federal governments publish updated safety protocols, we will move to our next phase and relax certain requirements as appropriate.

Canaanand Kidz 4 Christ and Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry

Canaanland Kidz 4 Christ and Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry will reopen in a later phase to safeguard our children and youth. Sometimes “social distancing” can be a difficult concept for young people to understand, and an even harder concept to follow with the excitement of reuniting with friends and church family after so many weeks away.

Additionally, parents should not bring their children to service in the Sanctuary. During Phase 1, children will not be allowed to attend in-person services with their parents or guardian.

Your Safety is Our First Priority

We know that everyone, including our Pastor and staff, is excited to come back as soon as possible. As we return, we can expect that our fellowship with each other will at first look a little different, at least for a while. But, like the rest of the community, once we reach the later phases of our reopening, we anticipate that our in-person gatherings will feel the same as before the virus.

To keep everyone as safe as possible, our plans call for specific precautions. We are completely disinfecting and sanitizing our facility and modifying those parts of our services that require physical contact, such as passing the offering buckets and greeting each other with handshakes or hugs. And, as stated above, to ensure our compliance with in-door gathering guidelines, online registration will be required to attend in-person.

Our prayer is that even though you will see more face masks and a lot more hand sanitizer when you return in person, you will still feel at home. Because you are!

In closing, we understand that some members and visitors may not yet feel comfortable returning to in-person services. And that’s okay. If this describes you, please know that we love and support you, and welcome you to continue joining us online. If we can assist you while at home, please call our Member Care office at 708-697-6190 or email membercaredept@livingwd.org.

Thank you for your compliance with these temporary precautions. We appreciate your prayers of support and look forward to worshiping with you as a church family very soon.

Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines

June 7, 2020 through June 30, 2020

Reopening Date: Sunday, June 7

Members and Friends Registration and RSVP Required
Access to Gallery, Restrooms Sanctuary Only
Children will not be allowed for in-person
services in the Sanctuary.
Children’s Church and Youth Ministry will not
re-open during Phase 1.
Social Distancing: At least Six Feet Apart; Wear Face Masks
At - Risk Population: Stay at home; join services online
Maximum Capacity: 100 Attendees in Sanctuary
Worship Services: 7:00 a.m. In-Person and Online
9:00 a.m. Online
11:30 a.m. Re-air of Service
2:00 p.m. Re-air of Service
Wednesday Night Bible Study: Online Only
Canaanland Kidz 4 Christ: Will reopen in a later phase
Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry: Online via Social Media
External Events: Cancelled Until Further Notice
Foundation Classes Online Only

(Source: COVID-19: State Guidelines for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services; Governor JB Pritzker)

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Ministry Update as of Monday, June 29, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Living Fresh Food Drive

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Ministry Update as of Thursday, June 12, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER REOPENING PLAN

Living Word Christian Center will have two in-person worship services this Sunday, June 14, at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. We also are increasing the seating capacity for each service to 120 people.

To give everyone who desires the opportunity to attend one in-person service at Living Word during Phase 1, we have limited each person to a one-time registration during this initial phase. Therefore, if you attended in-person last Sunday, we invite you to continue to worship with us online. We all look forward to when these safety restrictions will no longer be required.

Our online services will be live streamed at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and re- aired at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Living Word’s guidelines for reopening in-person worship services will be measured and cautious, starting with Phase 1 through the month of June. (See Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines below.) As our local, state and federal governments publish updated safety protocols, we will move to our next phase and relax certain requirements as appropriate.

Canaanand Kidz 4 Christ and Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry

Canaanland Kidz 4 Christ and Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry will reopen in a later phase to safeguard our children and youth. Sometimes “social distancing” can be a difficult concept for young people to understand, and an even harder concept to follow with the excitement of reuniting with friends and church family after so many weeks away.

Additionally, parents should not bring their children to service in the Sanctuary. During Phase 1, children will not be allowed to attend in-person services with their parents or guardian.

Your Safety is Our First Priority

We know that everyone, including our Pastor and staff, is excited to come back as soon as possible. As we return, we can expect that our fellowship with each other will at first look a little different, at least for a while. But, like the rest of the community, once we reach the later phases of our reopening, we anticipate that our in-person gatherings will feel the same as before the virus.

To keep everyone as safe as possible, our plans call for specific precautions. We are completely disinfecting and sanitizing our facility and modifying those parts of our services that require physical contact, such as passing the offering buckets and greeting each other with handshakes or hugs. And, as stated above, to ensure our compliance with in-door gathering guidelines, online registration will be required to attend in-person.

Our prayer is that even though you will see more face masks and a lot more hand sanitizer when you return in person, you will still feel at home. Because you are!

In closing, we understand that some members and visitors may not yet feel comfortable returning to in-person services. And that’s okay. If this describes you, please know that we love and support you, and welcome you to continue joining us online. If we can assist you while at home, please call our Member Care office at 708-697-6190 or email membercaredept@livingwd.org.

Thank you for your compliance with these temporary precautions. We appreciate your prayers of support and look forward to worshiping with you as a church family very soon.

Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines

June 7, 2020 through June 30, 2020

Reopening Date: Sunday, June 7

Members and Friends Registration and RSVP Required
Access to Gallery, Restrooms Sanctuary Only
Children will not be allowed for in-person
services in the Sanctuary.
Children’s Church and Youth Ministry will not
re-open during Phase 1.
Social Distancing: At least Six Feet Apart; Wear Face Masks
At - Risk Population: Stay at home; join services online
Maximum Capacity: 100 Attendees in Sanctuary
Worship Services: 7:00 a.m. In-Person and Online
9:00 a.m. Online
11:30 a.m. Re-air of Service
2:00 p.m. Re-air of Service
Wednesday Night Bible Study: Online Only
Canaanland Kidz 4 Christ: Will reopen in a later phase
Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry: Online via Social Media
External Events: Cancelled Until Further Notice
Foundation Classes Online Only

(Source: COVID-19: State Guidelines for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services; Governor JB Pritzker)

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Ministry Update as of Thursday, April 23, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Joseph Business School

 

Join Dr. Bill Winston on Saturday, April 25 as he teaches the online class Life As A Christian Entrepreneur.

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

Cost: $50







Ministry Update as of Monday, April 13, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Joseph Business School

 

The new start date for the Spring Cohort of 2020 is now May 2. JBS will be conducting two virtual information sessions this week to recruit additional applicants and share how the school will start the cohort virtually.

The Illinois SBDC-ITC-PTAC at the Joseph Center is hosting weekly update seminars to provide up to date information about available loans and grants available to help small businesses impacted by Covid-19. These sessions include eligibility and filing requirements, use of proceeds, loan requirements and terms as well as any program updates.

Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 3:00 pm by registering at http://member.jbs.edu/events

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Ministry Update as of Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Global Communion on Resurrection Sunday, April 12

 

Join us online for Resurrection Sunday on April 12 as viewers around the world will take holy communion together and decree the finished works of Jesus Christ all over the earth. Our Resurrection Sunday services will be held online at https://service.livingwd.org/ and on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and ROKU.



Service times*:

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Communion cups can be ordered online only at www.royalchristianbookstores.com.

on or before before Wednesday, April 8 to guarantee arrival before Sunday, April 12. Orders placed after April 8 are not guaranteed to arrive on time.

Communion cups curbside pickup from Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) on Saturday, April 11, has been canceled.

Don't have a communion cup? You can still join us by substituting with your home communion elements (crackers, or bread, and juice.)

We look forward to worshipping with you on Resurrection Sunday.

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Ministry Update as of Monday, April 6, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Joseph Business School

Business help during COVID-19!

The Illinois SBDC-ITC-PTAC at the Joseph Center is hosting weekly update seminars to provide up to date information about available loans and grants available to help small businesses impacted by Covid-19. These sessions include eligibility and filing requirements, use of proceeds, loan requirements and terms as well as any program updates.

Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 3:00 pm by registering at http://member.jbs.edu/events.

Global Communion on Resurrection Sunday, April 12

 

Online viewers around the world will take holy communion together and decree the finished works of Jesus Christ all over the earth. Our Resurrection Sunday services will be held online via live.livingwd.organdon our other social media outlets.



Service times*:

*Any changes to these service times will be announced before Sunday, April 12.

For Communion Cups:

For local residents (in Chicagoland area), communion cups will be available for curbside pick-up at Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés(RCB) on:

Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) is located at 7610 Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, Illinois 60130 (in the Forest Park Plaza).

For non-local residents (and local residents who would like to order online), communion cups will be available on the RCB website at www.royalchristianbookstores.com.

Online orders will be shipped promptly. Orders must be placed before Wednesday, April 8 to guarantee arrival before Sunday, April 12. Orders placed after April 8 are not guaranteed to arrive on time.

For more details, please call Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés at 708-697-5333 during the following hours of operation:

Sunday         9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday         CLOSED

Tuesday       11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday           10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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Ministry Update as of Sunday, April 5, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

Global Communion on Resurrection Sunday, April 12

 

Online viewers around the world will take holy communion together and decree the finished works of Jesus Christ all over the earth. Our Resurrection Sunday services will be held online via live.livingwd.organdon our other social media outlets.



Service times*:

*Any changes to these service times will be announced before Sunday, April 12.

For Communion Cups:

For local residents (in Chicagoland area), communion cups will be available for curbside pick-up at Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés(RCB) on:

Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) is located at 7610 Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, Illinois 60130 (in the Forest Park Plaza).

For non-local residents (and local residents who would like to order online), communion cups will be available on the RCB website at www.royalchristianbookstores.com.

Orders must be placed before Wednesday, April 8 to guarantee arrival before Sunday, April 12.

For more details, please call Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés at 708-697-5333

Living Word Christian Center (LWCC)

The Member Care department has suspended in-person services until further notice. The department is creatively using technology, wherever possible, to better serve LWCC members and visitors. To speak with a Member Care Representative, please call 708-697-6190 or email membercaredept2@livingwd.org., Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

Bill Winston Ministries (BWM)

The BWM Prayer Call Center will be temporarily reducing its hours to Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on weekends until further notice

Joseph Business School (JBS)

All classes and workshops are available for registration at http://member.jbs.edu/events.
The SBDC is open and available for virtual appointments.

School of Ministry (SOM)

SOM classes for the Spring Quarter will be offered online at https://lwsom.org. The Spring Quarter begins April 13 and ends June 8, with a week break for the Memorial Day holiday. For more information, please call the School of Ministry office at 708-697-5309

For more details, please call Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés at 708-697-5333 during the following hours of operation:

Sunday         9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday         CLOSED

Tuesday       11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday           10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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Ministry Update as of Sunday, April 5, 2020

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

 

School of Ministry Spring Quarter Classes

 

 

Global Communion on Resurrection Sunday, April 12

 

Online viewers around the world will take holy communion together and decree the finished works of Jesus Christ all over the earth.

Our Resurrection Sunday services will be held online via live.livingwd.org and on our other social media outlets.

Service times
*:

*Any changes to these service times will be announced before Sunday, April 12.

For Communion Cups:

For local residents (in Chicagoland area), communion cups will be available for curbside pick-up at Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) on:

Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) is located at 7610 Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, Illinois 60130 (in the Forest Park Plaza).

For non-local residents (and local residents who would like to order online), communion cups will be available on the RCB website at www.royalchristianbookstores.com.

Online orders will be shipped promptly. Orders must be placed before Wednesday, April 8 to guarantee arrival before Sunday, April 12.  Orders placed after April 8 are not guaranteed to arrive on time.

For more details, please call Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés at 708-697-5333 during the following hours of operation:

Sunday         9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday         CLOSED

Tuesday       11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday           10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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Thursday, April 2, 2020


Global Communion on Resurrection Sunday, April 12 

Online viewers around the world will take holy communion together and decree the finished works of Jesus Christ all over the earth.

Our Resurrection Sunday services will be held online via live.livingwd.org live.livingwd.org and on our other social media outlets.

Service times*:  

*Any changes to these service times will be announced before Sunday, April 12.

For Communion Cups: 

For local residents (in Chicagoland area), communion cups will be available for curbside pick-up at Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) on:

Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafés (RCB) is located at 7610 Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, Illinois 60130 (in the Forest Park Plaza).

For non-local residents (and local residents who would like to order online), communion cups will be available on the RCB website at www.royalchristianbookstores.com

Online orders will be shipped promptly. Orders must be placed before Wednesday, April 8 to guarantee arrival before Sunday, April 12. Orders placed after April 8 are not guaranteed to arrive on time.

Online ordering options are: 

For more details, please call Royal Christian Bookstores and Cafés at 708-697-5333 during the following hours of operation:

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

Online Wednesday Night Bible Study 

Online Sunday Services 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

Online Sunday Services 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020


Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

Living Word Christian Center 

Effective March 23, 2020, the Member Care department is suspending in-person services and will creatively use technology, where possible, to better serve LWCC members and visitors. If you need to speak with a Member Care Representative, phone lines are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 708-697-6190 or by email at membercaredept2@livingwd.org

Bill Winston Ministries 

The BWM Prayer Call Center will be temporarily reducing its hours to Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on weekends until further notice.

Joseph Business School 

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Monday, March 23, 2020 

Here is today’s update about worship services, ministry events and operations:

Online Classes and Services: 

Men’s Fellowship Online for March 27 is now postponed.

Online Sunday Services