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Dear CBC Family,
Our world is certainly abuzz and divided by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its present and potential future impact. We want to be careful and thoughtful, but not fearful or overreactive. We especially want to love our kids, seniors, and others who may be vulnerable to illness. Since our weekends can be a heightened point of contact with one another, we would love to encourage the following steps:
1. Please wash your hands often and completely. The CDC recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. We have bathrooms and hand sanitizer throughout the building.
2. We love to greet each other with hugs and handshakes, but let’s do our best to refrain from these for the time being. Even if you are not concerned about COVID-19, the person you are desiring to feel welcome might be.
3. Thank you for your desire to make gathering on weekends a priority, but if you are fighting any kind of illness, maybe stay at home and enjoy worshipping through our online worship experience for the time being. Coming together on the weekends in the same place is always better, but not if there is a risk of you getting worse or inadvertently passing your illness on to someone else.
These are all just simple precautions that are easy for us to take to make sure we are being thoughtful. In the future, there may be more drastic measures that need to be taken. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.
In times like these, I am reminded of Isaiah 41:10. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and hear you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
God is in control.