Shepherds’ Message

Dear North Raleigh Family,

We hope you are well, trusting and rejoicing in Jesus, even in the midst of these unusual and sobering times.  As events have progressed over the last couple weeks, we have decided that our services will continue to only be offered online for an indeterminate number of weeks. 

Our decision was not made out of fear, but out of a desire to actively love and protect the most vulnerable people in our church family and throughout the Triangle. This decision, prompted by the Holy Spirit and in accordance with governmental decrees, communicates that not gathering in our building is the best way to be the church in our city, and the best way to love our neighbors.

We are the church, wherever we are. As we continue to worship in our homes, we are as much in the presence of God as surely as if we were sitting in the auditorium together.

We want to encourage you to:

  • Keep updated with recent news and events by visiting our website:
  • Additional resources & communications will be available through email and our church Facebook page.
  • Encourage one another through emails, phone calls and texts. Physical distancing doesn’t mean spiritual distancing.
  • Look for ways to do “good in the neighborhood” as you recall that it is our good deeds that creates the good will for us to share the good news. The gospel will not be quarantined.
  • Pray for all those physically and economically impacted by this contagion. Pray for healing, for a cure & for all those serving in the frontlines in battling this pestilence.
  • Commit to reading your Bible daily.
  • Your generosity will help us with meeting needs and opportunities. Please continue to give online at You may also mail your offering to the church office.

We look forward with great anticipation to our reunion. As we enter another week under different circumstances, may we be people who fully trust in God’s faithfulness, always remembering that God is our hope and strength.

Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

Isaiah 41:10 (The Message)

You are loved!

The North Raleigh Church of Christ Shepherds