As you are aware, concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been circulating in recent weeks. We want to let you know that the health and safety of our members and guests is our priority at Christ Redeemer. Our staff and elders are closely monitoring the situation, and we will adhere to any recommendations made by the CDC and local health officials regarding public gatherings. This is a dynamic situation that is changing every day. Here are some questions we can address at this time. As information develops, we will update this page with answers to commonly-asked questions.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- We have decided to cancel our Sunday worship service in order to minimize the risk of illness and protect those who are entrusted to us.
- Devotionals from the elders will be emailed to our members.
- Additionally, all midweek events have been cancelled, including Small Groups, CRC Students, Women Discipling Women, and Prayer Night.
- Going forward, we will be evaluating the situation on a week-by-week basis. Please follow our social media accounts and this page for the latest information.
WHY HAVE SERVICES BEEN CANCELED?
We have not made this decision lightly, but we believe it is the wisest course of action at this time. This is a decision not borne of fear but of love for our neighbors and concern for the well-being of our city. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and adhere to the recommendations of the CDC and local health officials. As we currently meet at Scott Johnson Middle School, we are working with the school district as well. When we decide it is safe to resume our services and other events, we will communicate that to you. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website. We will be updating this page with the latest updates regarding Christ Redeemer Church.
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND TO COVID-19?
Though situations like these can stir up fear and anxiety, we know that God is sovereign over all things, and our ultimate hope is found in Jesus. We are not fearful but trusting that our God is sovereign not only over kings and kingdoms, but also COVID-19. We encourage you to stay connected to the church body through calls, texts, and online engagement. Pray for those affected by this virus as we wait in hope of our sovereign Lord. And seek opportunities to love your neighbors with prudent service and the good news that Jesus saves.
To minimize the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do to love your neighbor:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.