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  • Writer's picturePastor Michael Rojas

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions at CCC

Dear Family and Friends of Christ Community Church,

There is an abundance of information and precautions out there regarding the Coronavirus, also know as COVID-19 and I’m sure you are all up to date on what you should do to remain safe. Many however seem panicked as they wrestle with what to do, where to go and not go. This however is a time for Christians to be the voice of reason. Confessing believers in Christ have an incredible opportunity to offer a unique and eternal insight, to the rest of the world, during this critical time. While we stand with the precautions suggested by our government and health officials, we are supremely trusting in the love and sovereignty of God Almighty. Our proclamation of trust in God and in His sovereign care are not merely platitudes, they are the truths that we live by, each and every day.

We must remember that it is God who has created us and it is He who truly holds the world in His hand. From the heights of the heavens to the depths of the seas and everything in between, nothing happens without His knowledge. Mankind may have created this virus, but this virus, will not be the end of mankind. Times such as these should remind us cling to the words of the psalmist who said, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:1&7).

Our affirmation of faith in the preservation of God should always be our stable footing amid difficult times such as these. Nevertheless, we should do our best to be good citizens and comply with the requests of our local authorities that are given for our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. With that said, I have listed below some serious precautions that will help keep us all safe, as we worship together at Christ Community Church.

Measures you can take to protect the body of Christ when in public or at CCC:

  • Pray!

  • Please stay home and do not attend any church events if you or your children are experiencing any signs of sickness.

  • Carefully follow the practical preventative measures offered by the CDC.

  • Bring your own hand sanitizer to church if possible.

  • If you are prone to cough or sneeze due to allergies, please do so in a handkerchief, tissue, or into the fold of your arm.

  • We have wiped down all of the pew Bibles and Hymnals, however, you may want to bring your own Bibles to church.

Measures CCC is taking to care for you:

  • Every seat in the sanctuary will be wiped down with sanitizer wipes and disinfectant after every service.

  • All door knobs, railings and surfaces will be wiped down with sanitizer wipes before and after every service.

  • Please bring your own pen in order to fill out your offering envelope or prayer request as there will not be any available at the church.

  • Offering plates will not be passed, instead we ask that everyone lean in to make their offering. Individual communion kits will be purchased for the communion service on the first Sunday of the month.

One of the blessings we enjoy as a loving body of believers is the desire to be together and express our care and respect through hugs and handshakes. However, the medical experts tell us that we should avoid these practices as a way to stay healthy and to protect the health of others. With this in mind, consider giving the “elbow bump” or a simple wave as you interact with others.

Finally, throughout this difficult time, please remember that your church loves you and is praying for you as we wait on and trust in our Sovereign Lord to guide us through these difficult times. The leadership of Christ Community Church will continue to stay abreast of the ongoing public health updates and will keep you informed of any changes in our plans as a church.

If there is anything that you need, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, the Elders or Deacons.

Blessing, peace and grace to you all,

Pastor Mike

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