We invite you to complete the Clatsop County Public Health Covid-19 Vaccine Survey posted here to share with our local public health department your status for vaccination for Covid-19. According to the Clatsop County Public Health website, “As Clatsop County begins planning to move into the next phases of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the Vaccine Task Force is inviting citizens to help in the planning effort by filling out an online survey. You will be asked to enter your name, age, contact information, and any underlying medical conditions and, depending on the survey, your place of employment. This will help in the scheduling of future vaccination events.


We pray you are well, and drawing near to God who loves to draw near to us (James 4:8). In this time of global pandemic, we wanted to bring you up-to-date on best Covid-19 prevention practices and resources.

Jesus told us that we love Him by caring for “the least of these my brothers and sisters.” Let us make every effort to love one another in ways that care for the health and wellness of each person we meet. Please join us for worship in-house at 9AM (contemporary) and 11AM (classic) with a maximum of 50 people each service, face masks worn, and proper physical distancing respected. We also invite you to join us via livestream (on our church YouTube channel), or watch our recorded livestream services at a later time here. We will continue to meet in-person with our Grow Groups and other small groups.

On November 12, 2020, our Leadership Team approved a Covid-19 Action Plan (you can read this plan here) prepared by our Community Church Covid-19 Taskforce. This Covid-19 Taskforce includes members of our Leadership Team, members of Community Church, and three medical professionals. We encourage all our Community Church members, friends, guests and staff to follow the guidelines and prevention practices presented in this action plan to stay healthy and prevent the spread of Covid-19, especially in this season

Best Covid-19 Prevention Practices

  1. Wear a face mask:
    1. Anyone 5 and older;
    1. When with people who are not part of your family household;
    1. In indoor public spaces, including in the church building;
    1. In outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
  2. Keep safe distance:
    1. 6 feet or more physical distance from people outside your household;
    1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
    1. Avoid spaces that are closed, crowded or involve close contact.
  3. Wash hands often.
  4. Monitor your health daily.
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue, then throw tissue away.
  6. Disinfect surfaces frequently touched.
  7. Keep indoor spaces well ventilated: Increase circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors and using fans.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

— Psalm 91:1-3 (NLT) 

RESOURCES

Covid-19 Action Plan

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

Pastoral Letters

PASTORAL LETTER DECEMBER 17, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER DECEMBER 1, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER NOVEMBER 14, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER AUGUST 21, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JULY 22, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JULY 10, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JUNE 12, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER MAY 28, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER MAY 6, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 26, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 16, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 14, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Local Health Resources

Clatsop County Department of Public Health https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/publichealth/page/coronavirus-what-you-need-know

Seaside Providence Medical Center https://www.providence.org/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus-advisory/

Columbia Memorial Hospital https://columbiamemorial.org/covid-19-updates/

State and National Health Resources

Oregon Health Authority https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

Covenant Church Resources

Pacific NorthWest Conference http://pacnwc.org/covid-19-resources/

Evangelical Covenant Church (national)  https://covchurch.org/covid-19/

Other Resources

30 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Creative Ways to “Go With Christ” into our Community

Scriptures to reflect upon during this time

CALL TO PRAYER

Let’s daily continue to pray for God’s healing grace to be at work in our community, state, nation, and world, slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and bringing healing to the thousands of people who are suffering from this disease worldwide. May you know the power of God’s love, be filled with joy in Christ’s presence today, and in the weeks ahead, may we all prayerfully approach God’s throne with confidence, asking for God’s grace to help us in our time of need.