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Corona Virus Update

Corona Virus Update

March 17, 2020 

Dear Cool Spring Family, 

We are living in unprecedented times that require extraordinary measures. As I stated last weekend, God did not give a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control. We do not make decisions out of fear but from practical consideration. We will all get through this, both learning and growing.   

Effective immediately, we have canceled on-campus church meetings and events. Our intent is to comply with mandates and recommendations by local and state authorities. We will update weekly any changes to our on-campus meeting policy. The church office will remain open, but only a few staff members will be working on campus. Most of our team will work from home, but all members are accessible via phone and email. 

Our goal during the social distancing effort is to create a sense of normalcy and connection for our church family and community. Earlier this week I heard someone say, “We are building this airplane as we fly it.” Following is the plan we have put in place:  

Weekly Worship Service Online 

Beginning this Sunday, our weekly service (including music and message) is available on the homepage at or the messages tab at 

Cool Spring Blog 

The daily blog is located at Encouraging thoughts and updates will be included.   

Cool Spring Podcast 

The weekly podcast will feature various staff members and others. They will share ideas, activities and missional suggestions about ways to thrive during these new times. 

Virtual Wednesday Supper 

I know you will miss eating supper together at church. We are suggesting a “Virtual Dinner,” an online experience to share dinner with others from dining rooms all over the county. I love this idea. 

Online Life Groups/Sunday Morning Groups 

We are currently in the process of connecting groups online using Zoom. Our goal is for our groups to continue meeting through a virtual experience. 

Impact on the Community 

We are discussing ways to help and support our community during this time. You will hear more about this in the coming days. 


We are recommending two ways to send your offering to Cool Spring: Mail a check to CSBC, PO Box 1630, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 or utilize the online giving option at or

Today...I would like you to think about three people you can check on by text, phone call or Facetime to ask how they're doing. Let someone know you are thinking about them. Stay connected. 


Brad Hoffmann