As part of the effort to help prevent the continued spread of the coronavirus, the DVCC building will remain closed for all activities until further notice. We will follow the directives of the government as we seek to assist in bringing this health crisis to an end. We will begin to meet together again physically when it is prudent to do so based on the recommendations of health officials.
We will continue to provide worship experiences remotely until we are able to meet again in person. The services will be available for viewing each Sunday morning and we encourage you to watch them at our normal worship time of 10:30am. We may not be together in body, but we can be together in spirit! To find the sermons, click on the "Sermons" tab at the top of this page or go to YouTube and subscribe to DVCC's YouTube channel by clicking here.
We would love to see some familiar faces, so we've begun a hashtag campaign. To participate, all you have to do is take a picture of you and/or your family, and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DVCCPAFAMILY. We'll add your photo to the slideshow on our website's homepage. We'd especially love to see you viewing our virtual worship service!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS As we continue to seek to be faithful to the Lord and wise in our approach to the coronavirus health crisis, we are providing the following FAQs to address some important questions regarding how we at DVCC will proceed moving forward. This is a constantly changing situation and we will seek to keep you updated, but these are the guidelines we are following until further notice.
Will we be having worship services in the DVCC building?
Not at this time. Until further notice we will be having a virtual service each week via YouTube. You can find it under the "Sermon" section of this website or you can subscribe to DVCC's YouTube channel by clicking here.
Will the church building be open during the week?
No, all meetings at the church building will be cancelled until further notice. This includes Bible studies, Life Groups, prayer meetings, worship practice and AA. This is to follow government requests to limit person-to-person contact and help prevent the spread of the virus.
Will the church be open for individual prayer on Sunday or during the week?
No, the church building will remain closed until further notice.
What will the church staff be doing during this period?
The church staff will continue their usual ministry activities, but will do so remotely. They will be available for prayer, counsel or other needs via email or telephone.
Will there be any visitation by church staff or leadership during this time?
Our pastors, elders and female leaders are available for virtual visitations and prayer via Zoom, FaceTime or phone.
What alternatives do we have for gathering for worship and praise during this period?
We will be having a virtual service each week via YouTube. You can find it under the "Sermon" section of this website or you can subscribe to DVCC's YouTube channel by clicking here.
We have podcasts of previous sermons online already. If you’ve missed some over the past year or so, now would be a good time to catch up!
There are several excellent resources online for Bible study and worship music:
We began a new study on the book of Matthew. This is a group study that has a devotion, one chapter of reading from Matthew, and a spot for sharing your thoughts, questions or comments with others in the study. You can join the Matthew study by clicking here.
We also began a Read Through The Bible in a Year plan this past January. You can join in that group and your year can begin any day. To join in, click here.
YouTube is a great resource for praise and worship music.
Is there a way that I can get communion during the missed weeks?
Not at the moment. However, you can prepare your own at home by using matzo and grape juice or even crackers and water.
Will the church be ok financially if people are unable to give in person?
We are confident that God will continue to provide the resources necessary for DVCC to minister to our church body and community.
Our secure online giving is operational, so if you would like to contribute online, you can do so by following clicking here.
You can mail a check to the church: Delaware Valley Christian Church, 535 N. Old Middletown Rd., Media, PA 19063.
Are we closing the church because we are afraid?
No. We are choosing to close our church building at this time to help maintain the health of our congregation and community. It is out of love for our church body and our community that we are taking these steps to help slow and hopefully stop the spread of disease.
We take God at His word when He says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
How can we be helpful to others during this time?
Do “The Five”:
Stay at home as much as possible
Where a facial covering when in public places.
Wash your hands frequently
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Don’t touch your face
Stay more than 6 feet apart (physical distancing)
Follow the guidelines given by the CDC and our local government officials.
Give a phone call to family, friends, neighbors and especially those who may not be able to take care of normal errands. If you choose to help someone, wear gloves, and coordinate a drop-off at their doorstep or mailbox to maintain “social distancing”.
How do I get in touch with the pastors or leadership?
A general contact for anyone on leadership is firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is monitored frequently throughout the day.
Where can I get reliable information about the coronavirus?
For information about the virus, what you can do to protect yourself and others, and for the latest recommendations from the Pennsylvania government, click here.
What should I do if I feel afraid?
Fear is a normal response to the kind of events we are experiencing. Do not judge yourself or be self-critical if you feel this way.
Talk to God about your fears. Scripture repeatedly encourages us to take all of our burdens to the Lord. I Peter 5:7 says, ‘Cast all your cares on God, for He cares for you.”
Talk to others. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Expressing to others what we are feeling can help ease our anxiety and allow them to support us. Reach out to one of the pastors, elders, or another ministry leader if you feel the need.
Don’t allow your fear to turn into panic. That is easier said than done, but if you follow the suggestions above, you will be greatly helped!
What do I do If I have a question you have not answered?
Please send your question to email@example.com. That will help us know what other important concerns need to be addressed.