March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
Dear St. Andrew Church Family & Friends:
As we are all aware of the spread of coronavirus, we wanted to take the opportunity to address the issue as a community of faith so we can continue to gather in a safe and healthy environment.
What is most important to us is that we, as Christ-followers, are engaging with these concerns in a Christ-like way. While it is crucial to be informed, sensitive and wise in the way we approach this outbreak, it is equally crucial that we conduct ourselves in a way that reflects our confidence and trust in a God who offers hope regardless of circumstance. We encourage you to take this as an opportunity to display peace rather than panic, prayer rather than fear.
Our team is working diligently to keep high-contact surfaces clean and disinfected. We have multiple hand-sanitizing stations throughout our facilities. We are encouraging any volunteers and staff members to stay home if they are feeling unwell. However, no one is reporting being ill at this time. That being said, we appreciate your grace for any lower staffing or volunteer coverage that may occur.
When you greet others, opt for a smile and a wave rather than a handshake.
Our hospitality ministries are using gloves, disposables, and taking extra precautions. The Soup Kitchen will be providing take out packages instead of in-house dining.
If you or a family member have a weakened immune system, health concerns, or are feeling unwell, we encourage you to stay home and take advantage of our live streams available through Facebook or on our website. (see below) We are always grateful for your support of our ministries which are on-going and remind you that you may give on-line through InFellowship or though the mail.
If you would like more information about the virus and proper prevention measures, we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website .
We hope you will join us in prayer and sensitivity for those affected or at risk during this time. Thank you for your understanding and support, and thank you for continuing to extend love and hope into our community.
Pastors Neil Yongue, Daniel Burbage & Frank Lybrand