COVID 19 Updates
by Austin Takam
Worshiping at REACH in Times Like These
Science and our creator-given reason, demand that we employ every means available to protect ourselves and the vulnerable against the spread of COVID-19 and all public health hazards, lest our houses of worship become points of transmission.
We will continue to monitor gatherings in light of the call for social distancing. However, health officials are advising that the elderly and those with chronic lung disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or a weakened immune system should avoid unnecessary events and gatherings.
Additionally, those who feel ill or sick should not attend worship/gatherings to avoid exposing people to their illness.
REACH is committed to remain fully engaged in full ministry operations until further notice. Thus far we will take proactive action as a church as such:
1) Post signs at all entrances and communicate that people feeling ill should not attend worship/gatherings. Facebook Live will continue stream both our MidWeekREACH and Sunday Services.
2) Hand Sanitizers will be made available in entries, bathrooms and sanctuary spaces.
3) Refrain from hand shaking, touching, and embracing. Fist bump, elbow bump, wave, or simply bow. No “high five you neighbor” for a short season!
4) Congregant families should sit together.
5) After every service, all surfaces will be disinfected carefully. Follow public health guidelines.
REACHcare home & hospital visits will temporarily be suspended. They can be conducted virtually. You can do so by WhatsApp video as an example.
We must continue to ensure that our most vulnerable ie: seniors are cared for and have access to much helpful supplies as per need.
Even in these worrying times, we still must show love and care for one another. Become creative in showing your love and kindness. Use technology to its fullest! It will go a long way in bringing calm and encouragement in these anxious times!
Remember the Lord’s promises and refuse to be afraid.
“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”
Psalms 91:9-11 NLT
“Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness.”
Matthew 10:1 NLT
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
Reaching Without Borders
Pastor RJ McEwan