Stay-at-home Mom. Stay-at-home Dad. Stay-at-home schoolchildren. Stay-at-home non-essential workers. I guess just about everybody is staying at home. And all you need to confirm this is to drive on the L.A. freeways during rush hour and find out there is no rush.
So many questions. People without work. People without a home to stay in. How long will this be going on? How much of this is real? How much of this is panic? How long can we last? How will we know it’s over? Who can we trust? How can we “distance” our “social” when we need each other so much? When can I get a hug? How do we pass time without America’s pastime? What does it mean to shelter yourself?
Here’s one thing I do know. Here in the Catch community, we are set up to help you because we’ve been on top of ways to communicate, dialogue, and meet each other’s needs online using social media for over a decade. And here are some ways we can help:
- Prayer. We have prayer warriors who are praying for you already. But they are also eager to receive your specific requests. (See the letter below from our Prayer Pastor if you haven’t yet read it.) So let us know your specific needs, your concerns, your fears. We have an invisible enemy, but we have an invisible power much bigger than he is. Our power is the One in control.
- Counseling. Many of our prayer requests end up in counseling because they reveal a need. If you have a specific counseling need, use the same prayer button below and we will get ahold of you via email.
- Church and other social connections. Many churches have now been forced to go online. We’ve been having church online for over a year now. Join us this Sunday at 6pm PDT at <www.facebook.com/thecatch> for music, teaching and interaction via live chatroom. And now we have our Online Video Conferencing Bible Study on Wednesday nights, also at six o’clock via the Zoom platform. This is truly social in that we can both see and hear each other. We have the capability of having up to 100 people participating, so come next Wednesday and spread the word. <https://zoom.us/j/619558169>
- Sign up to receive the Catch free every day if you don’t already get it. It’s not only a way to receive daily spiritual insight and real-life encouragement, it’s the way we stay in touch. There will be reminders and links to special opportunities during this period of time when we are all stay-at-home people.
We are an online community. We are the body of Christ. We are family. So stay at home, but join the family. It may not be a hug, but it’s pretty close.