COVID-19 Update

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 4:18 ESV

In order to cooperate fully with the efforts to slow the progress of COVID-19, HCC will be closing our buildings for all church services and weekly events, and instead streaming our services live. We recognize that there are a variety of views on the disease and response, however we believe God has given us the mandate to respect the God-given authorities placed over us, and to operate above reproach in how we respond to difficult situations such as these.

While we won’t be gathering as a larger body in the near future, we strongly encourage our membership to continue gathering in Life Groups or other small groups.

We also encourage you to use this change of pace as an opportunity to serve those around you, and share a message of hope. Take time to look around to your neighbors and others in your community to see where there may be opportunities to serve, build relationships, and offer the love of Jesus.

  • If you are able to be a help to those in need of errands, groceries, etc, please contact the office to have your contact information added to our list of helpers.
  • If you are in need of assistance, please reach out so we can connect our folks who want to help meet your needs.

We are believing that God has good plans for his glory in this time. Please pray with us that HCC will be faithful to serve our part in those plans. 


Watch Online!

Join us Sundays at 10:30am on our Facebook page as we meet together virtually!

Give Online!

You may be wondering how you can give your regular tithe or offering while we aren’t gathering together regularly. If you feel called to give online please use the button below.


June 4th Update

See the video embedded at the top of the page for an update from Dave and Bryan regarding HCC’s short term plans in light of the Governor’s office releasing details on the re-opening of houses of worship during phases one and two of the Safe Start plan.

The state guidelines referenced in the video are available at the link below.

Phase 1 and 2 Religious and Faith-based Organization COVID-19 Requirements


March 29th Update

Call to Fasting and Prayer:
Believing that this is a time when God is shaking and shaping his church, preparing us for the next season of our congregation the Elders of Hockinson Community Church are beginning and inviting the congregation into a time of regular fasting each Wednesday. Below you will find resources to help you as you join us. We recognize that a full food fast is not medically possible or wise for every person in our congregation.
Below you will find the list of items we are specifically asking the church to pray for, some helpful information on fasting and how to do it well both physically and spiritually, and some alternative fasting options for those who are unable to refrain from food but still wish to participate. 
We are asking you to pray specifically for these things during this time:

  • Continue to pray for health care workers, as well as others in essential roles requiring them to be at risk. 
  • Pray for those who are infected, suffering, and their families.
  • Pray for those affected financially by the needed changes which have had to be made.
  • And then pray for our leadership as we seek God’s direction for where he is leading and how he is calling HCC to change in this time to serve him in the next season of our congregation.
    1. Pray that he gives us the unity, courage, and conviction to take the steps God is calling us to.
    2. Pray for God to prepare all of our hearts for what will come. That our heart for loving God, loving People, and Making Disciples would increase and be refined
    3. That the love of Christ would constrain us to the ministry of reconciliation, calling a lost world back to the father who loves them.

Learn more about the purpose behind fasting and some tips for before, during, and after a fast.


March 18th Update

Closures:

  • We are suspending all activities in our church buildings. This includes classes, studies, and outside groups. 
  • Our administrative staff will still be on-site during normal hours (subject to change) to answer calls and receive mail, but the doors will remain locked for their health and safety. 
  • Our plan for Sunday mornings will remain online only for the foreseeable future. Which in this case, isn’t very far. Believe me, when we are able to go back, we’ll announce it from the rooftops.
  • Given that we will likely be online at the first of the month, we would encourage you to have some crackers and juice available during our service as we will still participate in the Lord’s Supper.

Ways we are responding:

  • Our services will be live on our Facebook page. As we continue to learn more about live streaming, we may make changes but will inform you well ahead of time to any change in how you can be a part. 
  • Pastor Shaun will be writing something or sharing a quick video nearly every day and posting it on his personal website, shaunaric.com with a focus on hope and mission through the duration of this crisis.
  • We are working right now on a calling plan for our ministry team, life group, and other leaders to connect with everyone on a weekly basis. We are getting the logistics worked out right now to make sure no one falls through the cracks. Please also do not hesitate to reach out to us and to one another if you have needs or just want to chat.
  • We are working on some other opportunities for online bible study together. We will make announcements on those as they come together.

Ways you can help:

  • Reach out to one another. As I said, the leadership is going to do our best to connect with everyone, but the more connections the better. 
  • Look for ways to help those in need. If you are available to run errands for those who are vulnerable and haven’t let us know yet, please reply so we can add you to our list of helpers.
  • Invite friends to join in our services and studies, share the messages and videos. People are looking for hope right now and you have the chance to tell them where you get yours. Lean into those opportunities for deeper conversation. 

March 11th Update