The God we serve is greater than any pandemic.
We must not overreact and give in to fear, but we must take precautions and cannot be careless. The best way to stop the spread of this disease is to limit exposure. The elders ask all of us to respect others’ feelings. You may not be at high risk, but you come in contact with people and age groups who are. Both services on Sunday, plus Bible class and Wednesday will continue as scheduled. Young men and women’s training classes are postponed until further notice. Ladies’ Bible class on Tuesday mornings is postponed because many who attend are elderly. Travis has reached out to our cleaning service, and they have already implemented measures to sanitize all high traffic areas and surfaces. We appreciate his work in coordinating this. Communion trays are not just wiped down but sanitized before and after each service. We ask those who prepare the unleavened bread to bake it crispy and in individual pieces so that Christians can easily handle the bread and touch only what is consumed. The CDC website indicates this virus is spread primarily through person-to-person contact. Social distancing is encouraged, which means that forms of greeting other than handshakes and hugs are important. A smile, friendly salute, “fake hugs,” foot taps, or elbow bumps help limit exposure. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and wash frequently. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. If you are feeling ill, stay home and seek proper medical evaluation and treatment. Avoid direct contact. Hand sanitizer is available in all restrooms and at the foyer entrance table and AV counter top.
~ The Elders