Church News, Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Good afternoon Calvary family,

Pastor Scott has a special church update planned for tomorrow Wednesday, August 4th. This is going to be before worship begins, promptly at 7 pm. This update pertains to the church and moving forward during this time of uncertainty. After this, we will continue with worship as normal and partake in communion together. This will be the first communion message we will have had since this all began!

Maranatha!

Pastors, and Elders.

Church News, Wednesday, July 20th, 2020

Hello Church Family,

It is time for us to update you all as to what stage we have come to in the opening process. We appreciate all your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we have moved forward.

One of the areas that have yet to open completely is the children’s church. We have done much research, and have found comfort in what pediatricians across the nation are saying. The Lord has given us confidence in their findings regarding COVID, and how the virus is being spread. This is a link to a video of an MSNBC news report with 5 pediatricians across the country saying kids are fine to attend school. This helps us know that it’s safe for Sunday school to move forward as well. Please take a moment to view the video here!

 

 

 

In light of this information, we will start this Wednesday, July 22nd offering children’s church for our evening Bible study for ages 7 through 12. The kids will need to be brought to the worship room by their parents or guardian. At that point, the responsible adult will meet with their child’s teacher and be signed in. That person will be responsible to return to the worship room after Bible study to retrieve their child. The safety of your children is of the utmost importance to us and to ensure that our servants will be having their temperatures taken when they arrive to serve in children’s ministry. During the check-in process, the use of masks for adults is highly encouraged due to the inability to maintain social distance during that time as well as through the hallway to the worship room. Teachers will also utilize their masks when social distancing is not possible between adults as well as around your children. We will not make it a mandate for the students to wear masks.

Children’s church will continue to be provided for our 10:30 AM Sunday service this week and will now include the nursery and toddler room, as well as all other classes up to 10 years of age. The Junior High will meet in the lobby with Pastor Steve as usual. We will be working our way up to providing this for both services, but due to ensuring we have enough servants to cover all of these areas we will focus on second service only at this time. All of our servants are prepared and ready to maintain clean surfaces in between uses, both at the sign-in station and with the children.

We are going to continue to ask people if they intend to come to either first or second service to please register. You can do this by calling the church office at 585-398-3550, or email us at info@ccfingerlakes.org with which service you will be here for. Also through the following links.

8:30 First Service

10:30 Second Service

Maranatha!

Pastors, and Elders.

Church News, Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Hello Church Family,

We want to update you all about what we are doing to move forward with our children’s ministry.

This Sunday we will have children’s ministry available for our second service attendees children 7-12 years old. Weather permitting the children will be utilizing the outside tents for worship, study, and activities. The adults will be in the sanctuary. Of course, we will have teachers and helpers available to help encourage the children to maintain social distance. Parents will be directed out to the lawn where servants will be stationed with a sign-in sheet. Parents will also return to the tents to pick up their children after service. All of our servants are prepared and ready to maintain clean surfaces in between uses, both at the sign-in station and with the children.

We understand if you are not yet comfortable having your children in children’s church at this point, so you will still be able to keep them with you for service in the sanctuary. This is going to be a slow process returning to normal in this area, and it will not be mandatory.

We are also continuing to ask people if they intend to come to either first or second service to please register. You can do this by calling the church office at 585-398-3550, or email us at info@ccfingerlakes.org with which service you will be here for. Also through the following links.

8:30 First Service

10:30 Second Service

Also, the bookstore will be open after each service. With this being a smaller space, please remember to try and maintain social distance, and utilize your masks wherever distancing is not a possibility.

The cafe will have a coffee station outside the back porch. It will be a help-yourself style to help minimize having too many people in the cafe at one time. At this time we will only have this coffee available

Of course, if anyone is not feeling well or has an underlying health issue that may put you at risk, please stay home. And we continue to ask that in the situations that you cannot maintain the social distance of six feet that you please wear your mask, and be considerate of others and their comfort levels. If you are in that other high-risk category of your age over 65, we aren’t saying you can’t come, but it might be better if you waited. It is your decision.

Maranatha!

Pastors, and Elders.

Church News, Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Dear Church Family,

Praise the Lord for his abundant grace and mercy! It was recently announced that churches can re-open at 25% of normal capacity, which enables us to resume the following activities.

  • CHURCH OFFICE – 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday
  • SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY SERVICES – details below
  • BOOKSTORE – 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday
  • SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S PRAYER – 7 am
  • TEENS – If you want to be involved please contact Pastor Steve at the church.
  • QUILTERS

(Masks are required when social distancing is impossible. This applies to all groups no matter the size).

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 585-398-3550.

We continue to make progress toward holding normal services on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our tech team managed to organize an outdoor service last Sunday which was attended by about a hundred people who appreciated the beautiful weather, the fellowship, and the Bible study.

Due to the success of that service, we are planning to have our Sunday services outside this week as well, weather permitting. We will use the sanctuary if the weather does not allow us to gather outside. To accommodate more of the church body we are going to return to having two services 8:30 am, and 10:30 am. The pre-registration worked very well to make sure we had a manageable amount of people at the church and to continue in that fashion we will have a registration again on the CCFL website. You can also call the church or email us at info@ccfingerlakes.org. Please be sure to specify which service you will be attending in your email or your phone message and how many will attend. When you register on the website, there is a link available for each service, so please make sure you choose the right link.

Starting this week, Wednesday, June 10th, our mid-week study will be held in the sanctuary beginning with worship at 7 pm. All are welcome to join us. No registration needed. We have prepared the sanctuary to seat people in every other row, to maintain six feet distancing between families. This will be a normal Wednesday evening study, and thus not conducive to small children. Sunday morning services will be more geared to a family environment.

Of course, if anyone is not feeling well or has an underlying health issue that may put you at risk, please stay home. If you are in that other high-risk category of your age over 65, we aren’t saying you can’t come, but it might be better if you waited. It is your decision.

With the outside services, the best location for sound purposes is our picnic area so you will need to bring your own lawn chair or blankets for families to sit together.

Parents need to be responsible and keep their children with them. It might be a good idea to bring something to write or color on if they aren’t able to sit quietly for that long. At this time we are not yet ready to start our Children’s ministry, so if you bring your children to either service, they will have to stay with you and maintain social distancing as best they can.

The playground, café, and bookstore will be closed before, during, and after the services. We will have attendants at the restrooms to clean/wipe down any high use surfaces. Restrooms are limited to one to two occupants at a time. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at key locations throughout the building.

We will have an usher at the main entrance who will be the one to open and close the door for you. This will relieve any need for you to touch public surfaces.

We need everyone to follow these guidelines otherwise we will not be able to successfully, or safely, host services. We want to glorify the Lord and maintain our witness to the unbelieving world. The two greatest commandments are love God and love your neighbor.

Also, we want the body to know, we understand if you are not yet comfortable with attending services here at the church at this time. We will be live streaming Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services, and the 10:30 am Sunday service will also be broadcast live on 99.7 FM.

Unfortunately, we have made the decision to postpone our annual VBS until further notice. This was a very hard decision to make, but in light of how quickly things have been changing, it would not be a possibility to put the time and effort into planning this event and do it well. Our kiddos deserve a well thought out and planned event and eventually we would like to reschedule it but at this time we don’t know when that will happen.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Maranatha!

Pastors, and Elders.

Church News, Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dear Church Family,

Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In light of the national despair, depression, loneliness, and the vicious animosity occurring in many of our cities, we believe we need Church more than ever. There is a much larger, broader health crisis that needs to be attended to. Blue Choice is not the only health care provider. Historically it is the Lord’s Church that has tended to the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing in people’s lives.

Our region has been progressively opening up and as of June 1st, Ontario County has opened up Public parks. Weather permitting, this Sunday, June 7th, we will have a very small outdoor service. It will be aired over WZXV as usual, and at this time we are working on trying to provide the Livestream as well. It will be a single, family focused service at our usual time of 10:30 AM.

We have met all the CDC guidelines and more. What follows are the “extra mile” set of precautions we must all abide by.

It will be very limited so you must register to attend. You can do so by calling the church office at 585-398-3550, emailing at info@ccfingerelakes.org or online registration form provided HERE. If our list is full, the registration form will be removed, but everyone above our limit for this service will be automatically put on the next list.

If anyone is not feeling well, has an underlying health issue that puts you at risk, please stay home. If you are in that other high risk category over 65, we aren’t saying you can’t come, but it might be better if you waited. It’s your decision.

We will all maintain the proper social distancing, and ask you to bring a mask. They must be available for when social distancing isn’t possible.

The best location for sound purposes is our picnic area, you will need to bring your own lawn chair, or blankets for families to sit together.

We will have a shorter than normal service, beginning with worship to our God lasting 20 minutes or so. The ministry to you from His Word will last 25-30 minutes. We will not have a time for meet & greet, we will not have any hugging or receive an offering. We must continue to maintain social distancing.

Parents need to be responsible and keep their children with them. It might be a good idea to bring something to write/color on if they aren’t able to sit for that long.

The playground, café, and bookstore will be closed before, during, and after the service. The rest of the building and facility is closed with the following exceptions. Some might want to drop off food/supplies for the food cupboard. Some might want to bring an offering. Of course some may need to use the rest rooms. Here is how we are handling this.

We will have attendants at the bathrooms to clean/wipe down any high use surfaces. They will allowing 1-2 people at a time. We will also have hand sanitizer dispensers available at key locations throughout the building.

We will have an usher at the main entrance for those who want to drop off food/supplies or a tithe. The usher will be the one to open and close the door for you. This will relieve any need for you to touch public surfaces.

We need everyone to follow these guidelines otherwise we will not be able to successfully, or safely host this. We want to glorify the Lord and maintain our witness to the unbelieving world. This is the chief pursuit of life; love God and love your neighbor as yourself.

In the meantime, we pray the Lord will use us to be agents of His faith, hope; and the greatest of these; love. Our county needs it, our state needs it, and our nation needs it. We love you so very much.

Maranatha!

Pastors, and Elders.

Church News, Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Dear Church Family,

Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope you all had a very good Memorial Day weekend. Thank God for those who have laid down their lives for us. What a great sacrifice.

We want to remind you that our midweek service will begin at 7pm like last week. It will be on our Livestream and the radio. We won’t have any worship, we will get right into the subject matter.

First, we will take some time to update everyone on the Church plans and services. Once that’s completed we will continue our live Q&A on all things prophecy and “end times”.  There were many questions we weren’t able to get to, and subjects we didn’t get to cover.

If you have prophecy or Bible questions, you may submit them in one of 3 ways:

  • You can call the church at 585-398-3550
  • You can email them to questions@ccfingerlakes.org
  • Text them to a number we will provide when we begin.

As always, Jesus is the head of the Church.  We are looking to Him in all of our decisions. Our aim is the number one theme in scripture and human history; we want to glorify Him.  We’re trusting the Holy Spirit to lead us since He has NEVER let us down! We believe that the Holy Spirit can, and will, make us all better through this trial as only He can do!

Maranatha,

Pastors/Elders

Church News Monday May 11th, 2020

Dear Church Family,

Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We trust everyone had a blessed Lords Day. Today it was announced that the Finger Lakes Region has met the criteria to begin opening. Praise the Lord! As we wrote last week, we should all be thinking, planning, and preparing to assemble again. To that end, this week, our midweek service will be much different. We will use it as an online town hall or church family meeting.

During this meeting, we’ll be explaining what the Holy Spirit is showing us on how to return for services in the near future. It’s difficult not to have these conversations face to face, but we believe this form of communication will be a great benefit for all of us. There are so many questions that need to be talked about and we’re sure many of you are wondering. Again, this is solely for CC Finger Lakes so it will not be aired on the radio, only on Live-stream. Of course it will he recorded for those who aren’t able to participate live. We will be taking questions from members of the body, and answer them the best we can with the information we have now.

If you have questions, you may submit them in one of 3 ways:

You can use either of these methods before or during the meeting. We will have someone to process those questions. Of course, we will maintain your anonymity.

In addition, during the meeting, you will be able to text your questions anonymously. We will provide the phone number at the beginning of the meeting.

Jesus is the head of the Church, we are looking to Him in all of these decisions. Our aim is His aim and the number one theme in scripture and human history. We want to glorify Him. We’re trusting the Holy Spirit to lead us, He has NEVER let us down. We’re looking forward to this meeting and your questions. We believe that the Holy Spirit can and will make us all better through this trial as only He can do.

Maranatha,

Pastors/Elders

Church News & Information Wednesday, May 6th

Greetings Church Family,

Now that we’re into the month of May, we want to start thinking about and communicating the plan to come together again. Church leadership is getting information from local political and legal authorities to help us move forward with this plan. It’s our understanding that on May 15th the state will begin a “phased” re-opening. Phase 1, will begin with the construction industry, while Phase 4, includes education. Churches aren’t specifically mentioned anywhere, but of course, we believe they should be first! All of this is subject to change at any moment, but this is what we know right now. That said, as we receive more clarification on the schedule in the coming days, we will pass it on to you.

We are pleased to inform you that the Livestream can now be found on Roku! The following instructions will assist you in using it:

For any Roku device:

  • Install the LiveStream channel from the Streaming Channels store.
  • Next, navigate to the LiveStream channel.
  • Once there, select “Search” in the LiveStream channel.
    • You’ll find two search categories, one for “Events,” and the other for Accounts. Choose Accounts.
  • After that, using the on-screen keyboard, type in ccfingerlakes.
  • Choose “Search” in the lower-left corner of the screen.
    • This should bring you to the CCFL account page and display the church logo in the center of the screen.
  • Next, press “OK” on your Roku remote.
  • From here, you will be taken to the screen showing all of the recorded teachings that have been uploaded to LiveStream.
  • Use the arrow keys to navigate through the teachings and press the “OK” button on the remote to choose the teaching.
  • Finally, choose “View” from the displayed menu.

As members of the body have come in to drop off items for the food bank, we’ve noticed that they often look into the empty sanctuary, because they miss it. I’m sure we all feel the same way.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we’re taking this time to finish the laminate flooring that we started last year! The carpeting that was in the sanctuary had served us and the Lord for 24 years!  This new laminate will be cleaner and much easier to maintain, and I’m trusting it will serve the Lord, and us until He comes to take us into His sanctuary! There are some pictures of the construction at the bottom of the update.

Lastly, we have begun work on a church app for mobile devices, such as cell phones, and tablets. On top of Livestream, this app will allow you to access the Church Bulletin/Events, as well as, all of the Bible Studies that are hosted on our website.  We will also be able to communicate exhortations, encouragements, and Church announcements through the app.

Stay tuned, as more information about the coming weeks will be made available, and please don’t hesitate to call us for any physical needs, or counseling needs. We love you and can’t wait to see you!

Maranatha,

Pastors/Elders

Church News & Information Tuesday, April 14th.

We are blessed to announce that we will be hosting a free Chicken BBQ Curbside Pick-Up for our CCFL church members on Tuesday, April 21st, 11 am-1 pm! The meal will be provided by our dear brother in the Lord, Marty King. King’s Catering is fully licensed and will be preparing and serving the meal in a highly sanitary fashion. Each meal consists of BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, salt potatoes, and Italian bread! The curbside pick-up will be hosted in the back parking lot.

We ask that you RSVP with how many meals, you and your family, will need. You can either call the church (585) 398-3550, and speak with Sara, or leave us a voicemail with your count. Emailing us at info@ccfingerlakes.org works great as well! Again this meal is free and at no cost to you.

Please RSVP with your meal count by 5 pm on Sunday the 19th.

It is our priority, to make sure, that this is a safe opportunity to bless our church body. We will be taking every precaution necessary to ensure your safety during this time.

If you have any other needs, please let us know! We look forward to seeing all of you. Tuesday, April 21st, 11 am-1 pm.

Blessings to you,

The Pastors and Elders

 

Church News & Information Monday, April 6th.

Dear Church Family,

Grace and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. As this is being written, it is very sunny outside and will warm up to almost 60! For that, we can praise the Lord!

We wanted to convey a hearty “thank you” for dropping off the food and supply items for the food bank. This is who you are and have shown yourselves to be; a generous church body and thoughtful of others. It goes a long way to helping many in need.

For this week’s services, don’t forget that we will forego our normal Wednesday night study for a special Good Friday service on LiveStream at 7 pm. WZXV will begin broadcasting when the teaching begins at 7:30 pm. It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to take communion together, so please have your emblems ready ahead of time. It’s also an open door for parents to explain to the kids the great significance of communion. Resurrection Sunday service will continue as usual; LiveStream at 10:30 am and the radio broadcast beginning at 11:00 am.

The nation has been told to brace for a very tough week regarding the death toll from the virus. Of course, New York has been the hardest hit, which makes it very difficult being so close to home. We know that you are joining with us in prayer for our leaders and healthcare workers, as they need God’s help and strength to endure, persevere, be protected and encouraged in this difficult fight for other’s lives.

For us as Christians, this week has always been unique as we think about the death of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. It’s why it is called “Holy week” for billions worldwide. Jesus told us to always keep His death in remembrance because it was by His sacrifice that all of humanity can receive the only cure for its terminal sinful condition. What a merciful gift of life is offered to everyone from the death and resurrection of Jesus

Christ. “For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” – Romans 5.15

We hope you experience His grace this week. It’s always sufficient, always.

Maranatha,

Pastors & Elders

Church News & Information Tuesday, March 31st.

Dear Church Family,

As far as we can tell, most people are doing very well, which is good news to all of us. But we wanted to post an update regarding the upcoming services.

First, as many of you know, one of our Calvary Chapel Distinctive’s is to place a high priority on hearing the Word of God. We are convinced of the power of God’s Word and the universal need of man to hear it. This is why we have invested heavily in a good sound system with high quality on the radio station. Whether a live broadcast or a pre-recorded sermon being played on the air, we try to minimize anything that would distract from the clarity of God’s word. That being said, we are now making significant efforts to do likewise with the live video stream. It is a current focus of ours and we are working on making vast improvements.

Next, I know that Wednesday, April 1st, would normally be our communion service. While we won’t veer from our regular study through Exodus, we will postpone our communion service until Friday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. for a special “Good Friday” service. Please join us with your own emblems at home, either a cracker or small piece of bread symbolizing His body, and a small amount of grape juice representing Christ’s blood. We can all take together, though separated bodily. Jesus exhorted us to do this as often as we like. Lord willing, it will be the first and last time we are forced to do it this way, but we believe it will a very special moment and memory between all of us and our Lord.

It’s been so great to see some of you one-on-one, as you’ve come in to drop off food or supplies for the food pantry. We have a wonderful church body that is always generous in giving and thinking of ways to care for others. Again, please let your needs be known to us if we can serve you in any way.

Finally, remember this promise we all live by, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Blessings to you,

The Pastors and Elders

 

COVID-19/Church Update Friday, March 20th.

Dear Church Family,

As of today, the Governor has mandated a statewide home lockdown. This will take effect Sunday PM at 8 pm. Given that here is what we can do now. We will be broadcasting Sunday AM service. Our live-stream will begin at 10.30 am and the radio broadcast will start as usual at 11 am the radio WZXV.

We also plan on doing a live-stream for our midweek as well next week. The live-stream link is on the main page of our website.

Here’s our mindset: we believe the Church needs as much normalcy as possible. So what can you all be thinking about as a body?

In the last couple of years, body ministry has been wonderful. The ministry that happens during the week, isn’t limited to the pastors/elders. Now, we need it more than ever so check on each other. Thankfully with tech now, we need to hear each other’s voices, and see each other’s faces – use Skype, face time, WhatsApp video calls, apps like that. I told the staff “over-communication” is important in times like these. Our teachers in the school and School of ministry are making use of Zoom it’s group video and so far is proving effective.

If you have needs, prayer requests, call or email. We will be checking the voicemail and email. But please don’t hesitate to let us know.

If you’re not connected via email please sign up. The social media links are on the bottom of the front page of our website. People have been asking about continuing to give. Look, we are always low key but it’s appreciated. That can be done online at the top right of our website labeled “Give”, or you can mail it directly to the church. Our address is at the bottom of our website too.

Pastor Billy has provided the current Sunday school curriculum and Sara has put it on the website. Parents, you can download it and take your kids through it. We will continue to keep that current as time goes on. Again, if you have questions please call or write and we will be blessed to give you a hand. Finally, I’ve been thinking about this verse and it is so important to remember. 2 Corinthians 4.1 “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, having received mercy, we do not lose heart.” Jesus doesn’t want us to lose heart. We don’t want you to lose heart.

I know the reports/studies show some pretty sobering data. But listen, we have to factor God into the equation. We must not forget what He is able to do.

We’ve been praying for revival for the better part of 5 years. If people wash more than their hands, but their phones, devices, their lives, if they clean house, and remove the leaven like the feast of unleavened bread and repent, turn to the Lord, He can intervene and FLATTEN THE CURVE earlier than expected.

So let’s factor the Lord into the equation. I remember that old saying; “He is seldom early and never late.”

After Sunday morning service, the Pastors and elders will be meeting and we will have another update.

Please stay in touch with each other and stay tuned. We love you, God bless.

COVID-19 update Thursday, March 19th

Dear Church Family,

With our Sunday morning services being moved to live-stream and radio we have provided you with links to aid parents in doing Sunday school with their children.

Our prayer is that these tools are a blessing to you and your children!

The Pastors and Elders

COVID-19 update Monday, March 16th

Dear Church Family,

In addition to what has been posted earlier, here are some current updates for this week. Since Governor Cuomo has limited gatherings to no more than 50, and because the Canandaigua school district is closed, the Pastors/Elders have decided the following.

All meetings have been canceled this week to include:

Midweek Study

Teens

Home Groups

Calvary Chapel Academy and any extracurricular classes and activities (Intramural, Chess Club, Drama Club, Open House, and Literature fair)

High School Study Center Apologetics

Little Arrows Playschool

We will be communicating in the next few days what our Sunday morning service will look like. This, most likely, will be broadcast over the radio and live video stream.

Remember the staff is still here during the day ready to serve you as normal. If you have any questions or concerns call us at 585-398-3550.

Thanks again for your cooperation and commitment.

We trust the Lord will bring us through this. Remember what the Lord does from Isaiah 43:1, 2 “But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”

The Pastors and Elders

COVID-19 update Saturday, March 14th

Dear Church Family,

As you know, Calvary Chapel is committed to the spiritual health of our congregation. We also want to take the best steps to ensure the physical health of our church body. With the recent rise of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, our Pastors, staff, and elders are actively monitoring the situation and understand that our families may have questions regarding our plans.

At this point in time (as of Saturday, March 14th ) we are having Sunday Morning services.

Sunday Evening service will be canceled, the Pastors/Elders will be meeting then to seek the Lord about how we go forward as the situation may change.

We are also suspending all Home Group meetings since people are in close proximity until further notice.

Pastor Tony has had the School of Ministry (SOM) students clean and disinfect surfaces throughout the sanctuary, restrooms and lobby including doors handles and counters.

Pastor Billy and our Children’s Ministry staff have taken some extra precautionary measures, such as: additional toy cleaning, more frequent sanitizing of the computer check-in station, and continuing with hand sanitizer throughout the ministry area.

All the Pastors have informed servants that if they are not feeling well to stay home. Sunday school teachers, ushers, musicians, and tech servants as well. Even if they are recovering, not contagious but still have symptoms we are having them stay home.

We’d also like to encourage anyone with underlying health concerns who might be wary of large crowds to please feel the freedom to remain at home and listen to the live broadcast at 11 AM on 99.7FM or stream it on http://www.wzxv.org or on the WZXV mobile app.

Additionally, if you or anyone in your family exhibits Coronavirus-type symptoms, we ask that you remain off campus until symptoms subside or until tested through the CDC.

Here are some common sense things from the CDC we can all do:

Practice social distancing no handshaking or hugs. We will not have a meet & greet tomorrow at morning services.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. It’s a good habit to avoid touching your face as germs can spread through your nose, mouth, and eyes.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeves, not your hands. Throw used tissues in the trash.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Clean and disinfect surfaces you frequently use such as “high touch” areas in your workspace, car, and home.

We have included a link from the Centers for Disease Control regarding this new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to keep yourself safe: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html

Again, we will continue to monitor this situation and present updates to you. If the situation in Farmington/Ontario County does create greater cause for concern we will communicate our response in detail via email, the Radio station, social media, and the church website.

We don’t want to create more concern but we want you to know we are taking the necessary precautions at the same time. Thanks so much for your cooperation in these matters and also in our corporate calling to Glorify God and be light and salt in a very dark challenging time.

Maranatha,

The Pastors and Elders