We recently met with the Sheriff and the State’s Attorney for Kane County, and they graciously tried to define how the governor’s executive order applies to our church services. Although they acknowledge that there are inconsistencies, we have been informed that they have no other option but to enforce the governor’s orders. Sadly, this is what martial law looks like. They assured us that they are only asking for a suspension of gatherings, not a shut down of operations, and that services will resume as normal soon.
At this time, we are asking members to shelter in place and livestream our services. You can access our livestream at nwbbc.com/live. All other church functions have been suspended indefinitely. We have been promised that if we work with them, there will be no further intimidation and the essential operation of the church and school staff will not be hindered.
As the situation remains fluid, we promise to let you know of any further developments. Please bear with us during these uncertain times. While we still strongly disagree with the governor’s mandate, we will continue to meet the spiritual needs of our church, regardless of the circumstances. Once again, to our church family and friends, we are here to help you in any way possible. Whether your need is spiritual or whether you need assistance with the necessities of life, please let us know by contacting the church office or by emailing us at email@example.com. We love you, and we will continue to trust God to help us through these difficult times.