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Important Updates

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If you have a need help during this time, want to help someone else in need, or are in need of Pastoral Counseling right now, please select the tab below that best fits your current need.

We are committed to helping both our church and broader community during this uncertain time. If you have a need (such as food, medical, shelter, etc.) please let us know here. We have a team and resources that are ready and waiting to help in any way that we are able!

If you would like to be a part of our mobilized volunteer Crisis Care Response Team, please sign up here. We have “boots on the ground” needs to be filled as well as “stay at home” opportunities to help!

Pastor Kevin is accepting a limited number of distance pastoral counseling sessions to help the congregation and community manage during this time of uncertainty.

We will meet online through a Zoom video conference, which means you will need a device with audio/video capability. Please do not schedule an appointment if you do not have these capabilities, as we will be unable to meet.

 Would you consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us minister during this time?

Your generosity is making a difference!

LATEST UPDATE

New Online Resources Released

As we enter the weekend, there is much going on behind the scenes to support you and our community. Here are two which I want to draw to your attention.

First, we have implemented a more robust online streaming platform for our Sunday Online Worship services at live.jupiterfirst.org. You do not need to do anything to switch over to the newer system. You will notice the difference when you join worship this weekend. Though the interface looks a bit different, it is functionally the same.

Second, Pastor Kevin is offering limited pastoral counseling sessions for those who are experiencing fear, trauma, or other difficulties during this time. These sessions may be signed up for in advance on the Updates Page of our website. Please note, to participate in one of these sessions, you must have an electronic device with video and audio capability so that you are able to video conference.

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While we all hope that this global crisis is short-lived, as staff at JupiterFIRST Church, we are preparing for the long haul. We want to be sure that we have sustainable practices in place to assist our congregation and community if this situation lasts into multiple months. That means planning to return to some semblance of normal at a moments notice but also being prepared to remain in a holding pattern for quite some time. One of the things that we have been working on almost around the...

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LIVE Q&A Tonight

We continue to make daily adjustments to our Coronavirus efforts and additions to our ministry initiatives in order to continue to minister during this unprecedented situation. I am so proud of our staff and how they are adjusting their routines and doubling their efforts to ensure our entire community is ministered to as if it were Jesus himself doing it! Our latest updates are posted to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JupiterFIRSTChurch/ We also send churchwide emails (like this one)...

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Incredible Start to Online-Only Worship

Incredible Start to Online-Only Worship

Yesterday we broadcast our first online-only worship service... ever. We made many slight (and some huge) adjustments along the way, hoping that they would make the home congregants feel more connected. We weren't sure what to expect, especially when there were only 14 or so people connected a couple of minutes before the service began. But then the number started rising quickly and eventually reached 750+ connected devices to our stream, plus even more on our Facebook stream. We do have some...

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Sunday ready to go!

Our first online-only worship service.... well, ever.... is set up and ready to go. We've made some adjustments to make the time more intimate and we are looking forward to having you join with us tomorrow morning at 9:30am.

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Services moving to Online-Only

As you know, we are all in a situation that we have never quite been in before and things are changing day by day. My feed has been filled with churches that are canceling services or continuing on as normal. Both are options, and neither is right or wrong …but what is right for us? That is difficult, because like a hurricane, we all know we need to be prepared for the worst, but we also hope that in the end all of that work proves unnecessary. But, if a Category 5 does hit, everyone is...

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March 11, 2020 Update

JupiterFIRST family, I want to give everyone a quick update on our developing plans in regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19). While I recognize that you are receiving an overwhelming number of emails on this topic, I wanted you to feel secure in the knowledge that we care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our community, and strive to be proactive rather than reactive in situations like this. First, I should say that the Bible (and our life experiences) teach...

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