Our Elders & Staff are working closely with our community partners, in the area of medical and emergency management. Our staff is communicating regularly to assess updates and make recommendations for our church’s response, including developing contingencies for worship gatherings and other programming. We will continue to hold services and programs (Sundays and throughout the week). In addition, we are also adding the following measures:
We suggest that handshaking not be done as we welcome each other.
We are providing extra cleaning and sanitizing of Family Ministry spaces as well as common spaces between services.
We will not be passing the offering during services; however, we will provide offering stations located near the stage and as always in the secure offering box located at Connecting Point. We also want to remind you of our other methods of giving, including our online giving page and texting “give” to 84321.
Rather than our greeters handing out bulletins, we will make them available at your seat along with our Connection Cards and Offering Envelopes. You can also receive the bulletin digitally by texting "bulletin" to 636.549.8008 or visiting our online bulletin page.
We will be providing hand sanitizer at check-in stations and request that you use it before operating the check-in computers.
We will have hand sanitizer available for your child to use before entering Family Ministry environments.
We will continue to clean and disinfect all our Family Ministry environments and diffuse purifying essential oils in the classrooms and at The House.
We will have volunteers assisting with our coffee and donut bar to ensure sanitary conditions.
We will continue to sanitize all baptisteries with chemicals as recommended by the CDC.
WHAT OUR CHURCH IS DOING
Regard safety and travel advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.
Use wisdom and stay home if you are sick and not attend worship or other church activities until symptom-free and fever-free for at least 24 hours.
If you have high-risk health conditions, use discretion in attending worship services/gatherings.
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WHAT YOU CAN BE DOING
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2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have been and are currently sick in our community.
Begin your prayer time by praising God for His sovereignty. He still is and always will be in control of all things. Pray that we will trust Him to help us navigate this season of uncertainty.
Pray for wisdom for governmental leaders, the CDC, researchers, other medical personnel, leaders in churches, and other strategic places to respond wisely and appropriately.
Pray for cooperation and collaboration among medical agencies and personnel around the world to work together for the well-being and health of all people.
Pray for the protection of doctors, nurses, crisis response teams, emergency first responders, researchers and other medical professionals who risk their lives to protect ours.
Pray for comfort and healing for those stricken with illness in this season. Pray they will receive the quality health care they need to regain health and strength. Pray their healing.
Pray for the protection and safety of those considered “at-heightened-risk.”
Pray for peace, calmness, freedom from fear, anxiety, and panic among individuals and communities.
Pray we would be proactive in proclaiming the gospel and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
HOW YOU CAN PRAY
Take a moment and look around you. Who are those people in your life that may be thankful for a helping hand during this time? Offer to run errands for those who have high-risk health concerns or send a note of encouragement. The tendency is to go into a self-protective mode and isolate; however, we can show others that they are not alone. How the church loves well is important. Challenge yourself to Love Out Lout and encourage someone today. Sometimes, the most powerful thing we can do is reach out and let someone know we care.
Through it all, pray and ask the Lord to point us back to His truth in all we say and do.
HOW YOU CAN LOVE OUT LOUD
Children are already receiving messages about the significance of social modifications through their parent/adult anxieties and subtle or explicit displays of it. How we deal with conversations about COVID-19 shares much in common with how we discuss other things that impact our communities—global warming, gun violence, racism, police shootings, etc. In these instances we recognize the need to inform in a developmentally appropriate matter without sheltering, to caution where necessary, and to keep anxieties from becoming overwhelming for children.
Here are some resources to help you have conversations about the situation with your child: