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Stonebrook’s Response to the Coronavirus

We value meeting in person as a church more than ever during these “Days of COVID,” so we have resolved to find creative, faith-filled ways to continue to meet while caring for both our spiritual and physical health.

Sunday mornings and the new City Mask Ordinance

Greetings in Christ, Stonebrook members and regular attenders! We are writing to make you aware that on September 1, 2020, the Ames City Council adopted a city ordinance requiring face coverings. The ordinance is in effect as of Friday, September 4, 2020. (Click here to read Ordinance No. 4420 Face Covering Requirement.) Please familiarize yourself with the ordinance. (The City of Ames provided a Frequently Asked Questions page here.) The Stonebrook pastors have counseled together with multiple other pastors from a…

In Person Services Starting June 21!

Dear Stonebrook family,  As we mentioned last week in an email and on our Sunday service, we will resume live 10:00 a.m. Sunday services on June 21st.  I can’t wait!  It’s been a long time in coming.   I have much important information to give you, SO PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY.  Thanks! Brad On behalf of the elders and deacons, I want to give you some important information concerning our regathering back together.  The deacons and staff have put…

COVID-19 Ministry Update 4-30-20

Dear Stonebrook, In light of the Governor’s recent proclamation that gave permission for churches to consider reopening, we sent you all a survey. With 105 responses submitted so far, we were not surprised to see a wide range of responses. Some of you are ready to resume services, others of you may not be ready for a long time, and many in between. We’ll compile the final results and send them to you. At the heart of the Governor’s declaration is a…

COVID-19 Ministry Update 4-17-20

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Stonebrook, We live in a strange time. If you were to read the Bible in the original language it was written in (Greek), when you came across the word “church” you would see the word “ekklesia” – and your brain would do the same thing when we read the word “gathering” or “assembly of people.”   The church is meant to gather or assemble in person. And we can’t do that right now. And that is…

COVID-19 Ministry Update 3-17-20

Dear Stonebrook, As many you have already heard, Governor Kim Reynolds has proclaimed a state of public health disaster emergency. This adds to the already issued presidential declaration of national emergency and affects our ministry in a serious way, specifically outlawing gatherings of more than 10 people until the disaster terminates (currently set to expire on March 31.) The elders met today with some of the staff and counseled about how best to respond to this and want you to know a few…

COVID-19 Ministry Update 3-13-20

Dear Stonebrook family, In light of the rapidly changing news in local and world health, we are moving to an online-only service for this Sunday, March 15.  And for this coming week, we recommend canceling other gatherings such as Community Groups, Parent-Teen Ministry, ISM, Campus Fellowship, and others. However, we are planning to livestream our service on Sunday morning.  You can find details about how to join that livestream at stonebrook.org/how-to-livestream/.  So we encourage you to gather on Sunday morning with your family, roommates,…

COVID-19 Ministry Update 3-12-20

Dear Stonebrook, We have been closely following the news related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the last few weeks. Like many of you, we are thinking and praying about how to best prepare and protect our families and church. Some of you have asked what Stonebrook Church is doing (specifically) to prepare?       As your pastors, foremost, we have been praying for God’s protection and guidance (Philippians 4:6-7).  We must remember that the Lord is in charge of these events and they…