With the increased awareness and public concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking action. Because our church family's health is a priority, we are cancelling all weekend services, events, and small groups until further notice. Our declaration during this time is "JESUS WE TRUST YOU!" We believe that our God is greater than any virus and all of our hope is in HIM. Because we are refraining from our Sunday Services, we are increasing our online presence. Sundays at 10am we will be live streaming a service for all of our church family. Invite your friends to church and share the Youtube link. During a time in which fear is taking precedence, let us share a message of hope. We are making it easy for you to join us no matter where you are. You can watch LIVE online on Sundays on our Youtube channel. Remember that the name of Jesus is greater than any other name. Let this be a statement of encouragement over your life:
"God doesn't overpower your fears by shouting louder, but by calling you closer"
1 Kings 19:11-13
What are the best practices not to spread germs?
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are not feeling well.
Cover your mouth and nose with your forearm when coughing and sneezing.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use soap and water when possible.
If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
What are some actions you can take in case there is a quarantine?
Food: Fresh fruits and vegetables will likely spoil over 14 days, so canned foods that have a long storage life and need little or no cooking are recommended. Meat products, fish or beans, soups, broths and stews, fruits and fruit juices, vegetables, canned (or powdered) milk, are among good supply choices recommended by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Disaster Education Network.
Frozen foods are an option, too. Other recommended foods are peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, trail mix, dried fruits, granola bars, bouillon cubes, and staples like sugar, salt, pepper. (Keep in mind you may need to include some special foods for babies and family members on special diets, as well as pet foods.)
Water and liquids: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you have plenty of fluids on hand, such as bottled water and supply of fluids with electrolytes, such as Pedialyte or Gatorade.
Medicine: You will want to have a 14-day supply of any prescription medications for those in your home. You may also want over-the-counter pain relievers, antacids, cough and cold medicines, and vitamins.
Supplies: Many homes already have a 14-day supply of most daily items on hand. But make sure you have toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine supplies, diapers, laundry detergent and disinfectant.