Dear First Church Family,
At First Church, we want to care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our community. To that end, we are asking you, our congregants, to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe, especially during cold and flu season and in light of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please be mindful of the guidance from the CDC, including:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If you or someone in your family is feeling unwell, we encourage you to continue to be an active part of our church community. You can watch church online, live every Sunday at 11am myfirstchurch.churchonline.org
or throughout the week online at myfirstchurch.com/watch
. Most of all, we want to pray for your family. You can submit confidential prayer requests here: [email protected]
The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening. Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.
In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.
Read more from the CDC here.
Feeling panicked? Read this.