Hello Dear Friends! I just wanted to check in with you and bring you an update. I plan to have some kind of on-line worship experience this weekend. I have not decided if I will post a video or use Facebook live. Look for that on Sunday. I'll send more info soon when we get that figured out.
Even though we are practicing intentional separation (which, by the way, is an ancient form of maintaining community health - see the Old Testament book of Leviticus for some examples) we can still be connected to each other. We can continue to check in with each other by making phone calls, sending emails, social media (such as Facebook Messenger), SKYPE, Zoom, or even writing a letter.
Let's also work to combat the crazy rumors that are flying around by giving correct information. Send people to the church website. Don't believe everything you hear, especially on the internet or social media. During this time, unless it comes from me, consider it with a grain of salt.
Today I received some resources from the Health Department that I thought might be beneficial. Here is there letter:
The State of Florida is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, we are working to make sure our community partners and businesses are kept informed and educated on how to reduce the spread of the virus. Below are links to the Centers for Disease Control site providing resources for your home, schools, universities and colleges, child care facilities, businesses. community and faith-based groups, healthcare facilities, first responders and law enforcement, homeless shelters, and large community events. Please share with anyone you feel could benefit from this important information.
Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Institutes of Higher Education Colleges and Universities: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Businesses and Employers: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Healthcare Facilities
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Resources for First Responders and Law Enforcement
Resources for Homeless Shelters: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings: Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
Resources for Home: Plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Coronavirus Call Center 1-866-779-6121
Thank you and have a great day.
Public Health Services Manager SES
Volusia County Health Department
1845 Holsonback Drive Floor: 02 Room: 2013 Bin:170
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Office: (386) 281-6440 Cell: (386) 871-0253 Fax: (386) 274-0879
I love you all. We are all in this together. Don't be afraid to reach out to me if there is anything you need.
Wash your hands.
Rev. Dr. Todd Bardin
Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, DeLand