This page will be updated frequently as awareness and information about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) develops in the North Georgia region. If you have questions or concerns, please visit here on our website or fill out the Grace Church contact form so that we may contact you.
One of the Grace Church pastors or staff will respond to you shortly. Please be patient as we are all working together to move forward servicing you and our community safely and with wisdom.
March 24, 2020
We have suspended worship for Sunday, March 29, 2020. All other ministries remain suspended as well. Please pray for the GC elders as we meet next Monday to pray for you, our country, community and ministry partners around the world. Ask the Lord to give us wisdom as we lead Grace Church through uncharted times.
If our Church can serve you in any way or if you have needs or know of any needs in our church family or community, please contact Grace Church at [email protected] for assistance during this period of physical distancing. There are numerous volunteers in our church who are eager to serve. If you desire a pastoral visit please contact Robie to set up a time. This also presents you with a great opportunity to send a card, emails or call your brothers and sisters in the Grace family.
You may also give your regular tithes and offerings, benevolence offerings and special offerings through the Grace Church webpage at www.gracecanton.org – click the “Giving” button at the bottom of the home page. The “Giving” link will take you to a secure site, and you may give via debit card or e-check. You may also mail your gifts to Grace Church, 1160 Butterworth Road, Canton GA 30114. If you would like to bring your gifts to the church, I will be in the office Wednesday 1-5pm, Thursday 11am-5pm and Friday 1-5pm. You may also call me to schedule a day and time to drop off your tithes and offerings.
Lord willing, I will post a mid-week devotional from Psalm 91 and send a link for you to tune in to YouTube. We also plan to send the link for the Lord’s Day sermon that will be posted and ready to view on Sunday morning at 9:00am. The sermon text is 1 Samuel 4:1-22, “The Danger of Superstitious Belief”
Prudence and Prayer
I trust you all are doing well in this physical distancing phase of the viral outbreak. Georgia Governor has required all who are at risk to a mandatory isolation. This mandate is for the protection of those of who are of fragile health, battling cancer or chronic lung disease. We still have no reports of GC members, friends or family who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Please continue to be safe following the advised protocols. And continue to pray for our first responders, health care providers, governing officials and those who are infected with the virus. Above all put your trust and hope in the Lord who works His good in all things.
If you need anything be sure to telephone, text or email any of the contacts above.
March 17, 2020
Beloved, out of an abundance of caution the elders have suspended corporate worship for the Lord’s Day March 22, 2019. All other ministries remain suspended as we monitor the situation in our community. We will update you with scheduling information each week.
Pastor Robie’s Sermon will be posted to YouTube, and you will receive a link to access it via email.
We recommend that you spend a season in prayer and tune into the sermon at 10:30 AM Sunday morning for your personal and family worship on the Lord’s Day.
Grace Church has volunteers ready, willing, and able to assist you with any needs that arise. If you need assistance or pastoral care, desire a call or visit, please contact Grace Church at [email protected]
TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE GITTITH. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” (Psalm 84, ESV)
March 13, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to have impacted the North Georgia Canton area. Click here for more information from the Georgia Governor. Click here for information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Grace Church Canton will meet only for worship this Lord’s Day March 15, 2020, 10:30 AM.
We currently plan to meet for Lord’s Day worship on March 22, 10:30 AM.
- All other ministries will be canceled for two weeks
- Sunday School
- Sunday evenings
- Wednesday evenings
- Friday morning
- Sunday, March 15 – Sunday School & Hymn Sing | cancelled
- Wednesday, March 18 & March 25 – Grace Family Night | cancelled
- Sunday, March 22 – Sunday School & evening meeting | cancelled
We will tentatively schedule to resume all ministries on Sunday, March 29
The elders strongly encourage you to refrain from attending worship if you or your children are sick. We are closely monitoring the developing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the North Georgia area. We will adjust Grace’s ministry schedule accordingly. We also encourage anyone who is concerned about health or exposure to the virus to have the liberty to not attend worship.
Please continue to pray for one another, our community and all who are affected at this time. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:4–7, ESV
The best prevention measures for all ages against any respiratory virus are:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.