Hope Community's Plans for COVID-19
The spread of the novel virus, COVID-19 (coronavirus), is a concern at Hope Community. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the diseases. We have canceled services until possibly May 10. We are continuing to monitor the situation and following recommendations from state and local government agencies.
While we are unable to meet in our building for Sunday services, services will take place on our Facebook Page at 10:30AM. You'll have the chance to encounter God through worship, the message, and online interactions with others in the comment section as well as the HC Online Facebook group.
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If someone asks why we are canceling in person services here is how to respond.
- We're being a good neighbor. We want good for everyone in our community. That includes protecting our neighbors by considering them first.
- We're not acting out of fear but out of responsibility. Canceling our services honors the decisions of state and local officials.
- It is the loving thing to do.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your forearm when coughing and sneezing.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use soap and water when possible.
- If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -Jesus