Updated March 16, 2020
As things continue to unfold in our community and in our world, here are a few practical steps we are taking:

  • For the upcoming Sundays, we will be meeting online only. We seek to live in faith and wisdom, rather than fear or naïveté. Those who would like to join virtually should write to receive a link:
  • Whether we are together or not, we will continue to follow the good practices for preventing the spread of illness
    • If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home from church, Life Group, other gatherings (we’ll continue have video and audio recordings from our worship services on our website)
    • If you do cough or sneeze, cover it with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • For the time being, reduce direct physical contact with people in public settings, such as at church or Life Group (“elbow bumps” are the new cool way to greet people! See the image below)
    • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (at least 20 seconds)
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • We are taking steps to regularly disinfect ‘high touch’ areas in the church building
  • In addition, if you have traveled to or though a COVID-19 “hot spot” (see this CDC page for level 3 or above locations), we ask that not attend gatherings for 2 weeks after your return
  • We are eager to continue “meeting” together, although we expect it to come in different forms. Video conferencing, social, texting, and phone calls are all wonderful ways to encourage and care for each other! So in our Life Groups and other times of “meeting” together, we encourage our groups to think together about the best ways to express love and care for all of the people in the group while also reducing the chances of spreading the virus through people who might not realize that they have been infected.
  • We are confident in our Good Shepherd. Because of Him, we lack nothing (see Psalm 23)

Some helpful resources:

  • US Center for Disease Control
  • The World Health Organization
  • The Ingham County Health Department
  • Here are some helpful resources from MSU:

From the National University of Singapore