All Peoples' Response to COVID-19


March 13, 2020


Dear Beloved Community,


Grace and peace to you from God: our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Breath of Life!


At the very core of our identity as a church family, All Peoples is a community that values gathering together with the Holy to work for the justice and wholeness of all of God’s people, especially the least, the lost, and the left behind. It is out of a deep faithfulness to this mission of Christ that All Peoples will be suspending all of our usual face-to-face gatherings (including worship, youth programming, and Isaiah 55 meal and food pantry, mid-week Lenten visits) until April 1, 2020. 


This is not a decision that we have come to without a great deal of research, consultation, thought, and prayer.  We have heard the invitation from many of our health and medical community to work together to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus through the practicing of “social distancing” and by canceling larger gatherings. We have also had to recently let go of our sexton and thus have limited staff ability to stay ahead of the sanitation process that might aid our ability to stay ahead of the spread of germs. 


We are a community that cherishes gathering together and know that these efforts will be felt in little and big ways throughout our community. However, we also know that following the lead of many other local and national organizations and being a part of flattening the curve is the very best way that we can love our neighbors and offer compassion to our community. 


While the look of life together will shift for a short period of time, the mission and ministry of All Peoples Church continues on! We are currently working on putting together a livestream worship option for Sunday mornings as well as other creative ways that we might gather in prayer, devotion, and support over the coming weeks. Keep watch of your email, our website, and our FB page for continued information about ways to connect in love! 


The staff and I will continue to be hard at work in the coming weeks to serve and support God’s people and the mission of All Peoples. Please take special note of the details listed below.


We know that this is a stressful time but in this season of Lent, we draw close to God and already hear those Easter angels at the tomb reminding us, “Do not be afraid.” We need not panic or fear. Our trust in God’s faithfulness and the Holy Spirit’s activity among us will connect us more deeply with one another and sustain us in this waiting. Reach out to those who may be isolated. Send a card or message of love to your neighbor or friend. Pray for those who continue to work daily to help keep our communities safe.  Notice God’s grace and life flowing through you and allow that to quiet your fear. New possibilities are blooming. The promise of Easter, that abundant new life, can never be stopped!


Yours in Christ,

Pastor Lindsey Beukelman

  • OFFICE HOURS

    The church office phone will be forwarded to Anna and be operational just as if it were a regular week with office hours from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday.
  • PASTORAL CARE

    If you have any pastoral care needs, would like me to bring communion by your home, or just need to pray together, please know that my cell phone is always with me and that you are always welcome to call. If I am unable to answer at the moment, leave a message or a text and I will return your call as soon as possible.

  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT

    If you or someone from our church family is in need of additional support (groceries, access to medications, etc), we are at the ready to help our community care for each other. Please contact the church office or my cell phone and we will work together to make sure everyone is as safe and cared for as possible.

  • SVDP EVENING MEAL PROGRAM

    UPDATE: 


    St. Vincent DePaul is moving to providing evening meals to-go. They will still be available Monday-Friday but will be able to be picked up anytime between 4:15-6:15pm. Anyone is welcome to come and get a meal if you need that support but you need to be present to receive the meal.

  • OFFERING

    We continue to rely on the faithful giving of our community to sustain the ministries of the church and ask that you consider giving electronically through our website or by mailing in your offering during this time.