We know that there is great concern surrounding the world-wide spread of the virus. We do not fear because of faith in God, and we seek to be wise in dealing with the situation and fulfill the Biblical command to love our neighbor.
As we move forward we will be constantly reviewing & updating our plans and responses as more information becomes available.
For THIS WEEK we are taking the following steps.
-We will be holding services this Sunday with modified procedures. Neither of our services fall under the state guidelines for groups over 250.
-We will not be serving breakfast.
-We will not be scheduling communion during this time.
-Our greeters will not be shaking hands (and all should avoid doing so) and bulletins will be put out on a table but not passed out.
-Offering plates will not be passed but instead be placed by the doors for you to drop your gifts in. Remember you may also give electronically through our website; www.beanscorner.org.
-If you are sick or have been in contact with others who have been at risk of exposure, we ask that you stay at home and join us on the live stream available through Facebook.
-If you are at greater risk, due to age or medical condition, we encourage you to shelter at home. Please communicate with us any needs or support you need.
-Before & after services, all main doors will be propped open to minimize shared contact on surfaces.
-Smaller groups, including the communities are not affected at this time, and we encourage everyone to stay in touch even if you must stay away. We must not come apart even when we need to observe safe distances.
Remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind. As a church, we will seek to care for one another and our community during this time of trial, showing love, not fear, and being wise in the Lord.
I love you all,