In light of the recent concerns in our community about the COVID-19 virus, we want you to be informed about the actions our spiritual family is taking in response to stay healthy. We are dedicated to offering a clean and safe environment. Additionally, our goal is to provide information and bibilical perspective without adding unnecessary fear.
We’re monitoring the situation closely and following recommendations from local and state health departments. Please note the specific protocols and recommendations we are employing. Let's remain vigilant in prayer over this situation!
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world… Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 16:33, 14:27
ACTIONS THAT OUR CHURCH IS TAKING
We plan to continue our weekly services and 24/7 prayer room until further notice, while continuing to monitor this situation, knowing that it continues to evolve.
We’re adjusting usual practices at services and in the prayer room, encouraging everyone to minimize physical contact for the time being.
Our facilities are being cleaned regularly and we're following enhanced cleaning procedures prior to all services.
In addition to hand soap available in the bathrooms, we will be supplying alcohol-based hand sanitizers availble for use at every service and location.
We will continue to communicate through email and social media concerning this evolving situation.
WHAT WE'RE ENCOURAGING YOU TO DO
Pray for God to release healing to all affected and breakthrough in this situation.
We encourage all who are experienceing symptoms even if they are mild, such as fever, cough or runny nose to stay at home and recover fully before coming to the prayer room and services. As always, you can maintain participation through our provided livestreams.
We're asking for understanding related to children's ministry that anyone with symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose will not be permitted into classes but will be asked to go home.
When we gather, let's give our neighbors physical space, and refrain from usual hugging and handshakes for the time being.
Stay informed and visit resources from official sources. A few links are listed on this page for your convenience.
RECOMMENDED HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
We recommend that people stay home when sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and practice good handwashing hygiene. These recommendations are especially important during cold and flu season. Below are everyday actions you and your family can take to stay healthy.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow or cover with a tissue. In other words, keep germs off your hands. Put used tissues in a wastebasket and then wash your hands.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Don’t share personal items, including toothbrushes, towels, cups/glasses, utensils, etc.
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched, using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe following the instructions on the label.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
If your children get sick, please keep them home from school and limit contact with others. If your child is ill and has recently traveled to an area affected by COVID-19, or has been around someone who has been infected with COVID-19, contact your child’s healthcare provider immediately.
Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community healthy and safe.
COMMUNITY PRAYER RESPONSE
On Friday, March 13th, you're invited to join our community for a special prayer meeting where we're coming together, asking God to bring breakthrough into this situation to stem the virus and bring people's hearts into peace instead of fear. The prayer meeting will be hosted at 7pm at IHOP-Atlanta: 1625 Collins Hill Rd.