Stonecrest News

Updated 2/21/22

February 18 COVID-19 Update

Dear Stonecrest family,

I hope you are doing well, and that the Lord is meeting you in special ways each and every day.  Over the past few weeks, our leadership has been prayerfully discerning the best path forward for our church gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We praise God that COVID-19 cases across this area have been significantly dropping, which has prompted New Jersey to lift the mask requirement for schools and childcare settings.  Therefore, as of March 4, Stonecrest will also lift all the mask requirements for Stonecrest Kids, and the entire building will be mask optional.  We will continue to monitor the pandemic and encourage everyone to follow NJ and CDC guidelines.  
 
We pray that God will continue to bring healing and restoration to everyone affected by the damaging effects of this pandemic.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me or anyone in leadership, and we will be glad to listen and pray with you. 
 
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6
 
Blessings,
Pastor Doug

Sunday, January 9th Service Update

This Sunday, January 9, Stonecrest will have in-person services at 9&11am, with Stonecrest Kids at the 11 am service.  We will begin streaming both of our services (9&11am) live on our website, Facebook, and YouTube for our online services. We have shifted away from pre-recorded services to give our online audience the same experience as in person.  We look forward to seeing you either in person or online this Sunday for the launch of our new series “Higher – This is Life” based on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7.
 
As we see cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in NJ, we ask you to be mindful of your health and those around you. If you are not feeling well, tested positive, or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, please follow CDC Guidelines and participate in one of our online services.   We will continue our practice of not requiring face masks in worship services, however masks will be worn in all children’s areas by parents, volunteers, and children. We will keep monitoring New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and adjust as needed. We will communicate to you if there are any changes.
 
Finally, we ask you to continue to pray for those in our church family and region affected by COVID-19.  Let us make every effort to express the love of Jesus to a hurting world.
 
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13
 
Blessings,
Pastor Doug