Dear Church family,

We are confronted by the activity of the coronavirus which demands our attention. I write to let you know our current status for meeting this weekend.

Our Staff and Elders have discussed, researched, and prayed over the matter of gathering on Sunday for worship. We are aware of all the school closures, the Montgomery County decisions, and national events shutting down.

We currently plan to hold our workday on Saturday morning (9:00 am—1:00 pm) and gather as normal on Sunday morning. We will inform you by email if anything changes.

Our church family has a deep love for one another and hates to miss out on opportunities to worship together. Those qualities make this family a great place to experience God’s love! However, in this case, if you or a loved one are in a high-risk category, I urge you to stay home this weekend. If you or your child is sick, please stay home. We want to take precautions with everyone’s health.

We are intentional about the cleaning service within our building. I spoke with the head of our cleaning crew. He informed me that they are using a disinfectant that kills the coronavirus. He assures me that they will be wiping down all our counters, tables, doorknobs, mopping floors, etc., to protect our church family.

Here are more precautions we plan to implement: plans for additional disinfecting of our children’s toys (already scheduled as part of the workday); “Fist Bump Sunday”—in the hallways and during Meet ‘n Greet, we ask that you refrain from shaking hands; no food to be served this weekend in Sunday Schools, ABF, and children’s classes; bulletins to be stacked around the building for pick up and not handed out this weekend.

We ask you to take precautions as well. Please wash your hands often and completely, please stay home if you are ill, please cover your mouth when you sneeze, and, if you feel more comfortable, please use the online “Give” tab for your offering on our church website (conroebible.org).

We are continuing to monitor the situation across our county and will keep you informed of any changes. We will use the following platforms—website, social media, and email.

I recognize that these are trying times. “Panic” is a word commonly used in regard to this crisis. I invite you to take fears and anxieties directly to our Lord. Take Jesus up on His promise to guard your mind and heart, your thoughts and your emotions (Philippians 4:6-7). The Lord dissolves panic through His presence and the love of His people. In dark times, we avoid panic by looking to the Light of the world for His peace, comfort, and strength.

Love and blessings,

Pastor Dave

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