Get Victory: A Moment of Encouragement

Dear Victory Church Family,

I want to update you on what’s happening at Victory Church in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our area. Like you, I’ve been following this evolving story with great concern. I’ve also reached out to local county officials and other pastors and church leaders to gain perspective on how to best move forward. We are exercising our best judgement for the protection of our Victory Church family.  We will not, however, give in to fear.  We will not take a posture intended only for self-preservation.  We will be seeking ways to be the church and serve the world around us.  It's during times like these that followers of Jesus can really shine for the glory of God.  Let's be in prayer as to how we can bring good out of these challenging situations.  Please read through this entire email as it contains detailed plans for keeping our church safe and how you can help.

Weekend services will be held online only because, at this time, officials are recommending the cancellation of public events.

We have many opportunities for you to watch Victory Livestream at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 7:00pm or 9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm on Monday night on our Youtube page or our Facebook Page.

Our hope is to be able to gather together at Victory as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshipping together in our homes with friends and family. And you can still invite your friends to watch the Livestream!  If you’ll be watching the Livestream on Facebook, we encourage you to share it on your feed. If you’ll be watching on our website, consider inviting someone to join you by sending them the link.

For families with kids:

We will also have weekly online content available for families. You can access online content at getvictory.net/kids or facebook.com/victorykidsph.

Three ways you can help:

  1. Pray – Pray for those impacted by the virus, as well as their families and loved ones.
  2. Give – In the coming weeks, we’re looking to help those in need - especially the most vulnerable in our area. If you’d like to join us, you can donate by heading to getvictory.net/give.
  3. Serve – As we’ve been praying and thinking about ways we can be together for our neighbors in the midst of this situation. We’ve been in touch with some of the community partnerships we have in order to see how we can help.  Our Big Day of Service on March 28 will provide opportunities to help those affected by the virus.  We are uncertain about the scope of work for that day, but we believe we will have opportunities to bless our community.  You can still sign up at getvictory.net/bigserve to be a part of our efforts to serve our neighbors and bring hope to the community during a time when people can feel hopeless.  If you are signed up for a project, your project leader will be in contact if/when the scope of work changes.

The uncertainty of this situation is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain confident of God’s constant presence and careful attention to all that is happening.

In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others. 

In Him,

Pastor Ed