March 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Good day Old Bridge Church,
In an executive order #53 , which goes into effect at midnight tonight, Governor Ralph Northam has directed the closure of all Virginia K-12 schools for the rest of the 19-20 school year, the closure of all [non-essential] “recreational and entertainment businesses”, and the prohibition of “in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals”. While church and faith communities are not specifically directed to close, the spirit of the Governor’s order and the communications of other national and state agencies is clear. Unless it is essential to the health and wellbeing of you and your family, please remain at home and avoid public gatherings of any size in order to mitigate the current health crisis.
In consideration with the board trustees, the Old Bridge Church building at 3966 Old Bridge Road is closed to all access but essential personnel (i.e. without the presence or intervention of such persons there is a direct danger of life or property damage). All staff are directed to work and coordinate services remotely. Sunday livestream services will continue with a minimum of personnel not to exceed 4 and all recommended health and safety precautions will be adhered to on church property. All events and activities at the church are cancelled until further notice.
The staff and leadership will continue to keep you informed new developments impacting the congregation through personal email, Constant Contact email, Facebook, website, and outgoing voicemail announcements. May God bless you and your family during this period. We will continue to actively work toward creative means of doing and continuing the ministries that God has called this community to while observing social distancing measures that are required during this unique time in our history. Please take this time to check in on neighbors, family, and friends to determine if any needs can be met through partnership ministries. Should you feel led to help organize a care community in you local area, please reach out to us and the rest of your Christian family to love and care for our neighbors in need.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Burton Robinson
Pastor OBUMC
Kevin Phillips
Executive Director OBUMC

Relevant Links
Centers for Disease Control Advisories
World Health Organization Page
CDC White House Guidance
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Emergency Management News Release 3/12/2020
Governor’s Declaration of State of Emergency
Prince William County Health District
PWCS closure announcement
VA Conference page
Letter from Bishop Lewis
OBUMC website
Old Bridge Preschool Distance learning Web Page
OBUMC Facebook page
OBUMC membership database
OBUMC giving website
OBUMC Constant Contact Sign-up Form