Coronavirus & Our Church

Updated March 20, 2020

 

March 20 - Live Stream our Sabbath School and prayer service this Sabbath at 10:00 AM via Facebook by clicking here

- Church campus is closed. Service will be online only 

- Check your email for our NewsPoints Newsletter for up-to-date information and ways to stay connected 

 

March 17 - The world we lived in last week has changed.

Many of you have been wondering if our church will be holding services in the coming weeks, in light of the new guidelines that have been communicated from the CDC and the Federal Government. The concern of our members and the larger communities we live in are a high priority to us. Therefore, we are cooperating with the recommendations of our government agencies to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect those most vulnerable in our church and communities. Our Church Board, after consideration of the current situation and the strong recommendations from both our governmental and conference administration, has voted unanimously to suspend the services and ministry gatherings of our church through April 4. This means that church services and any related ministry gatherings or events are suspended immediately and will remain so through April 4.  Just as our church is cooperating with governmental guidelines, we encourage you as individuals to do the same for the good of all. 

The Federal Government is asking all of us to suspend gatherings over 10 people, in an effort to slow or curb the spread of the coronavirus and thereby reduce the strain on health services and hospitals that is likely to develop. 


Here is what you need to know for March 21 - April 4

  • Church services and related ministries are suspended immediately through April 4
  • We will remain connected via our Newsletter, "NewsPoints" (subscribe here)
  • Please avail yourself of our online giving portal to continue financially supporting our church during this hiatus
  • Check back for new developments
  • If you are a member and need assistance, please email our church office  or call the office phone and leave a message: 916-786-8350. If your need is more urgent, please reach out to one of our Elders 

Be encouraged. Challenging times, with the support of God's grace, can be seasons that help us lean into God and each other and ultimately can make us stronger and draw us closer together as a community of faith. May God's promise, "I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5) give you courage in this season of uncertainty and enable you to shine with hope.

 

General Practices To Help Us All Stay Healthy: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often, and longer than normal (20 seconds is recommended)
  • Cover your mouth with your arm if you cough or sneeze, not your hand, or use a tissue and throw it away 
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers (sanitizing stations will be available at church) if washing your hands is not an option 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth and wash your hands promptly if you do so 
  • If you are sick, remain home except to seek medical attention 

Things are changing rapidly. We will do our best to keep you updated as we go forward. We also encourage you to avail yourself of the current information from your county's public health department.

May God grant us courage and wisdom as we navigate this challenging season with Him and by His grace.