COVID-19 & Our Online Service

(Waynesville, NC, March 14, 2020)


Woodland Family, our Leadership Team has been in constant discussion and prayer regarding COVID-19 and in light of the recommendations from our President and our Governor to postpone large gatherings, here is our immediate course of action: 


Effective immediately ALL gatherings at our church are cancelled. 


This includes all: 

  • Sunday services

  • Mid-week events

  • and other ministry activities until further notice. 


What is the Plan for Sunday and What is our Responsibility? 

  1. Join us this Sunday for our live online service at 10:45AM. You can join in and watch from facebook. We will post the video to our website after the service has ended around 12:00PM.

  2. Continue to give. Woodland is a generous church and we want to demonstrate our faith by giving in this time of crisis. You can give online here: bit.ly/2mYTH5a or you can mail your tithe and offering to


What Should We Remember? 

First, our Father is sovereign and He is good. He is in complete control of this global event and He is faithfully in control of each of our lives. We can, and must, trust Him. This means that while we remain realistic and attentive to the wise advice of those who are leading both our national and state response to COVID-19, we do not fear like those who have no hope. 

Secondly, this is a wonderful opportunity for us to share the hope we have in Christ with those who succumb to fear. When people are uncertain of the future, we have an opportunity to share with them the truth that Jesus which is life in Him.

Thirdly, while we do not know what will happen as this situation changes, we do know that we can, and must, pray. As we look to the days and weeks ahead, would you join us, our convention, and our president in this request for prayer? Ask God, in his mercy, to stop this growing pandemic, not only in our communities, but in cities around the world (Isaiah 59:1–2). Pray that those who are called to address this crisis (particularly medical professionals and those in positions of authority) would be equipped to handle new cases with wisdom and compassion (Romans 13:1–4). Pray that local churches would lead the way in exhibiting a spirit of trust in God and love for others (Matthew 22:37–39). Finally, Pray for our overseas missionaries, that they would act as God’s ambassadors, continuing to offer the hope of the gospel (Mark 16:15).


If you have any need for prayer during the coming weeks or spiritually related questions please email us at pastor@woodlandbaptist.org or call/text us at 828.454.5550.









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