To Every Fearless Follower,
Over the past few weeks, and especially in the last few days, the Coronavirus has become the focus of our nation’s attention. Questions surrounding how extensive and dangerous this disease is, and will become, are still being answered, but it is clear now that the Coronavirus is something we need to prepare and plan for.
In our Fearless Family of Churches, we want to meet this challenge head on. First, we have the chance to respond as people who believe and follow a Savior who holds the world and our lives in His hands. We do not want fear to overwhelm us. Jesus specifically told His followers, “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” John 14:27.
We also want to move toward opportunities the Lord is going to give us to minister to people around us. We have a chance to shine for Jesus as we help calm people who are scared and to serve those who get sick. Afterall, we are kingdom people called to bring tangible acts of faith and mercy to the world.
Second, we want to make sure our Fearless Churches continue to be safe, welcoming places for all who come. With that in mind, here is what we are doing to be proactive about addressing the spread of illness:
FACILITIES & CHILDRENS SPACES
Throughout the week, our facilities will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each event and each service. Also, all children’s spaces will be completely wiped down, toys included!
We are increasing the number of hand sanitizers around our facilities and encourage you to use them often.
GREETING EACH OTHER
Let’s hold on the handshakes and instead smile, wave or air fist bump to greet each other.
Here’s a list of helpful information to keep you informed and connected during this time:
Livestream: You can view our services online through social media and our streaming services.
COMMON SENSE PREVENTION STEPS
Understand that good prevention measures and risks to avoid spreading the virus is important. Here is an article that gives a good overview and provides Prevention recommendations for families.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often 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.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
We’ll post any further updates on our website home pages.
We want to encourage you to be cautious and use common sense but also to remember that by the Spirit of God we can be FEARLESS.
Your Fearless Team
Cultivate | Ridge Point | Third Coast