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Thursday, 12 March 2020
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Dear Faith Church Family

Many of you are asking what we are doing at Faith Church to help keep our church family safe. We are closely monitoring this situation and want to ensure you that the health of our congregation is of utmost importance. 

However, it’s important that we do our part to help keep our community healthy and learn the facts about this virus.

Here’s what we’re doing at Faith Church:

  • We are being extra diligent in cleaning frequently touched surfaces including door handles and doors, light switches, faucets, tables, etc.
  • We are doing extra cleaning in classrooms and common areas in our Children’s Wing.
  • We’ve ordered hand sanitizer stations for our campus. We are hoping they will be installed quickly.
  • Our live stream service is being updated to ensure worship services are available online at Live Stream at Faith Church so you can watch from home if you aren’t feeling well.

Here’s what you can do to help:

  • We love worshiping together. However, if you or a member of your family are feeling sick, please stay home. A healthy person can recover quickly from the cold. But a senior citizen or person who is facing serious health issues doesn’t have the same immune system and can become very sick. 
  • Wash your hands! Use soap and water to wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds to help prevent the spread of germs, especially after using the restroom; before eating; or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • We encourage you not to shake hands with others at church! Fist bumps or elbow bumps are still great ways to pass the peace of Christ. 
  • Listen to the experts. We can easily get caught up in rumors and false information. Turn to experts in our local health systems, the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for information.

Should the need arise we will always communicate important information on our website (www.faithepc.net) and social media (facebook.com/faithepc).  Make sure you are following us checking back often for updates. 
If you need us, feel free to call the church office at 352.796.4969 or request to be added to our prayer list here.

The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our families, neighborhoods, and vocations. Yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence. In Psalm 46 we are reminded that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Therefore, let us not fear. Please pray for those that are affected by this virus, their caregivers,  and those working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus. 

Yours in Christ

Pastor Joe
Senior Pastor

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Posted on 03/12/2020 11:45 AM by Karen Waterfield
Friday, 28 February 2020