Many are currently worried about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation with sports leagues cancelling their games, travel bans, etc. taking place.
Here is our response to the current situation:
1. We recognize that God is in control over all things and that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7). As the world is paralyzed and crippled by anxiety and worry, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that faith in God impacts the way we live and think. We encourage you to trust God.
2. We also recognize that this virus has had an impact especially on those who are elderly or who have compromised immune systems. It is prudent to follow best practices: washing hands regularly, following CDC recommendations.
As of this point, we are planning on continuing all our services and activities as previously scheduled. We will have hand sanitizer stations in each building (washing hands is better than hand sanitizer) and are encouraging our greeters to not shake people's hands this week and until further notice.
If you are feeling sick, we would encourage you to stay home and we will continue to post the sermons online on Tuesday mornings.
We also encourage you to pray: pray for those who have become sick with Covid-19, pray that God would allow this pandemic to drive people towards Him and remind them that we are mortal and that death is a very real reality that we all will face one day, pray that the church could be a light in a dark world.
When ancient Rome had outbreaks of disease, they would lock the sick out of the city and leave them to die. It was the Christians who had compassion and showed love. As we are wise in the way we act, may we not allow fear to overwhelm love.