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), or 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.
In September of 2021 Our COVID-19 Taskforce, made the following recommendations that were also approved by the Leadership Team:
Communion Service: We recommend through Fall 2021, that we continue to use individual sealed Communion kits with people receiving Communion in their seats every 1st Sunday of the month.
Welcome Center: We recommend use of volunteers at Welcome Center beginning this Fall, but ask that all Welcome Center volunteers recruited wear masks. We recommend placing a box fan behind Welcome Center to improve air ventilation in Foyer.
Hospitality/Fellowship Time after worship: We recommend Sunday hospitality service after worship be served outside whenever weather allows. On rainy Sundays, we recommend cancelling hospitality service.
Grow Groups: We recommend the following guidelines be communicated to all grow groups and group facilitators that choose to meet this Fall: “If you choose to meet face-to-face with a Grow Group in Fall 2021, you accept responsibility to use best practices for Covid-19 prevention or choose to meet virtually via Zoom.
Covid-19 Action Plan
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Covenant Church Resources
Pacific NorthWest Conference http://pacnwc.org/covid-19-resources/
Evangelical Covenant Church (national) https://covchurch.org/covid-19/
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.