2020 has been an interesting year, we saw new staff being on-boarded during a pandemic, church services go from mostly in person, to mostly online and now we are turning a corner where a lot of that is changing again! Our digital footprint is constantly growing and changing as we meet new needs, and recognize that what we once knew as 'normal' might not be what we see moving forward.
Our web based reach saw a dramatic increase in March and April this year, and began to taper off by June as we all began to grow a little more tired of the screen time. The ZOOM meetings are still happening, but with less frequency as we all begin to start stepping out of our own homes, mask up, and step into society again. While social media and our website are incredibly important in these times, we are seeing the need for personal connections grow.
This quarter brought with it a lot of new challenges, learning to live and be effective both in the digital arena as well as the physically in-person. Our doors were opened wide, and then had to shut again due to the increasing and all too "local" cases as well. Our online streaming was solidified with a lot of trial and error in equipment and resources.
While the current situation limited a lot of the events and gatherings that we would normally have during the Spring and Summer months, we are excited to look ahead at the future of our church and it's role in the community. So many new opportunities are coming along and we can't wait to share with others the amazing faith that we have in Christ.
New Property Loan Update
As part of our "aggressive paydown plan," we were able to pay off an additional $100,000 dollars with our Building Fund in Quarter 1, 2020. COVID altered our plans for paying off the principal balance but we are still on a great track.