March 15, 2020
As we all know, the topic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is front and center in national and local news. As a church, we are evaluating all info on a day-to-day basis and will keep you informed as to our schedule. Shelby County health officials have assured that the health risk remains very low for the community.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
- Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers who are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
- Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the Church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and generosity. We can demonstrate to the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
- Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.
ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE
- If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- 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.
You can find more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Tennessee Department of Public Health.
While we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from Jesus. Let’s continue to move forward with a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
MEMPHIS DREAM CENTER UPDATE
Both of our Memphis Dream Centers are open and in full operation to help those in need. With the temporary closing of some Shelby County schools, we are committed to providing food assistance to those that need it including students out of school and families in the Memphis community. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, click here for more information.