Scotts valley vineyard stance and response to current health and safety concerns

In March 2020 I wrote, “We aspire to be a loving church that glorifies God and competently serves our community in love.” I am grateful to say, this is still true today.

 

This last season tested us individually and as a community. These tests have touched our health, finances, relationships, emotions, and spirituality. I think many of our New Year's Resolutions would have been different had we known what we were in line for.

 

The most obvious challenge has come through social distancing, the lack of face-to-face interaction, and the isolation that followed. As a church, this “separation” was something we never thought we would face. Even now, we are in the heat of global health concerns and social upheaval that is unfamiliar to most of us. Fortunately, our strength and our hope is not in our circumstances, but in our Father in Heaven, who is familiar with all that we have, can, and will face.

 

“Let’s take this moment of fear, and turn it into a new opportunity to love well, to be different from the culture we live in, and to be compassionate representatives of Jesus. Please pray for those affected by the illness, by the financial and social costs, and by fear. Perfect love drives out fear, let's operate with Jesus as our center!” Again, I stand by these words and I am glad our community has walked them out in many different ways. I pray we continue to do so.

 

The challenges are not over, but the seasons are changing. Scotts Valley Vineyard is once again meeting together on Sunday mornings and in various small groups through the week. We are also leaning into a new Vision/Mission that God has given us. 

The service itself will adapt to the new environment as we look and listen to what God is doing and calling us into. This is our heart, to look and listen… then to respond together. I invite you to join us, to spread the word, to invite others, and to lean in to what God desires.

 

I am excited for this next season in our church and in our lives together!

 

God bless and much love,

 

Emmet Blue, Pastor of Scotts Valley Vineyard

June 24th, 2020


 

 

Emmet Blue, Pastor of Scotts Valley Vineyard
March 17th, 2020

*updated*

precautionary measures

- Until further notice, we are meeting outside 


- We will continue to check emails and phone messages and assist the community as best we can, so please stay connected


- We will continue to post video content and updates on our website


- We will continue to adjust and adapt as information and circumstances develop