CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Since the Coronavirus has been confirmed in the Houston area, we want to keep everyone up to date on the precautions we are taking as a church. The health and safety of you and your family is important to us, as is our desire to continue gathering together as a church body. It is easy to become overwhelmed and fear-driven by this flood of information. We don’t want to panic, but we want to walk in wisdom in how we prepare.

As believers, we serve an all-knowing and sovereign God and we can trust that nothing is a surprise to Him. 2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

WHAT C3HOUSTON IS DOING

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Our church facility will be closed for Sunday services for the next 8 weeks to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. We encourage you to join us digitally for our Sunday service at 10am on Facebook via a “watch party”.This may be an opportunity to gather with those in your community groups over a meal, to watch David’s sermon, worship, and pray together for Houston and your neighbors. For information on how to join our Sermon “Watch Party” on facebook, click here.

Additionally, there will be no gatherings for ministries at the church such as Women’s, Men’s, and Student ministry. This includes special events: BBQ Bash, Men’s Retreat, Good Friday & Easter Services. 

Please continue to watch this page and our social media page for updates regarding ministry schedules and various events.

ADDITIONAL STEPS

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the church and in the classrooms. Disinfectant spray and Clorox wipes are available for use in all restrooms.
  • During the greeting time of the service, please do not feel compelled to shake hands. A warm verbal greeting is sufficient for that time. If someone withholds physical contact from you, please receive it graciously as an act of love and care for your neighbor.
  • Children’s Ministry and classrooms have plenty of hand sanitizer on hand and will be vigilant regarding cleanliness and hand washing.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Our best defense against the spread of respiratory viruses such as influenza and coronavirus is to take wise steps in prevention. We recommend that all individuals and families follow the guidance that the CDC and Harris County Public Health have available: CDC Resource for Homes and Harris County Resource.  This is a time for us to put our faith into action to be the hands and feet of Christ to those who need it. Times of trial and suffering are opportunities for followers of Jesus to bear witness to the eternal hope we possess. It’s important for us to come together and care for those around us. Make the most of the time at home to get to know your neighbors, ask if they have any needs, and offer to pray for them or their loved ones. If you have elderly neighbors, check in on them and offer to help in any way.

PRAY

Please join us in praying for our city, nation, and world–for those who are sick and those who are treating them. Pray for God’s protection and provision over them and all who are impacted and involved. Pray for wisdom and discernment for all who are leading through this crisis.

GIVE ONLINE

Many choose to give offering on Sunday mornings through cash or check. This may be a good time to make the switch to online giving. You can do so on our website by clicking here.

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

  • We discourage shaking hands, but to warmly greet people verbally.
  • Practice cough and sneeze etiquette (Cover mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing. Ideally use a tissue and throw it away. If a tissue is not available, use the elbow of a sleeve).
  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water every time you sneeze, cough, blow your nose, etc.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at home when sick (fever >100.0°F) until fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Do not share food, drinks or eating utensils with others.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of respiratory viruses.
  • Should your child wake up feeling sick in any way, we ask that you keep him/her home for observation and to avoid spreading any illness to others. Contact your healthcare provider within 48 hours if illness develops and lingers.

NEEDS

For those with physical needs or for prayer requests, we ask you to fill out our form below to best communicate this with our leadership. Additionally, if you are interested in helping fulfill needs of others, there is a place on the same form to let us know.

Additional Resources

United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund to help with things like bills, rent, & food. To access this, please call 866.211.9966.

Prayer & Support Form

KIDS SUNDAY RESOURCES

LifeWay has generously created a LifeWay Kids at Home Digital Pass for you to access during this time.This Digital Pass is a temporary resource for you to use at home. There is a video session with a downloadable Activity Page and One Conversation Sheet. To get the Digital Pass and access LifeWay Kids at Home, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to my.lifeway.com/redeem
Step 2: Register if you are a new user or log in if you already have an account
Step 3: Enter this redemption code: VZMD4SSQ38
Step 4: Click “Access” (if prompted to sign in again, sign in) and then click “My Dashboard,” and go to LifeWay Kids at Home
Step 5: Download your Activity Page and One Conversation Sheet to use as you watch the video session

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