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COVID-19 UPDATE

MAY 19, 2021

 

Journey Church,

The CDC recently released new guidelines stating that fully vaccinated people can gather in most indoor and outdoor spaces without masks. This marks a significant and positive shift in our battle against the Coronavirus, and we rejoice to see the end in sight.

 

Throughout this pandemic, we have sought to be CDC compliant, adhering to their guidelines in the spirit of love and common good. With this heart starting Sunday, May 23, we are adjusting our covid-19 safety plan to align with the most recent guidelines given by the CDC. This means those who have been vaccinated are welcome to worship with us mask-free. The new guidelines still encourage kids and students over the age of 2 and for those who are not yet fully vaccinated to continue mask-wearing.

 

The question has been asked, how we will be able to determine who is and who is not vaccinated? The honest answer is we won't. Our prayer is that every person would consider the health and safety of those around them and do what is honorable. There will be no mask police at Journey, but we will continue to encourage everyone to practice the golden rule. “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. - Matthew 7:12 NLT

 

It is important to note that throughout this pandemic we have never closed our doors to a person because of their vaccination or mask preference and going forward we will continue with that heart.

 

We recognize this is exciting for some and may cause anxiety for others, and we are committed to providing a safe space for everyone attending in person. We will have a designated space where masks are still required. If you are not vaccinated or prefer to be around those who are wearing masks, we invite you to sit in this space.

 

While the mask policy has changed, our commitment to your health and safety remains unchanged. We will maintain a high level of cleaning and sanitation before and after events and gatherings, have hand sanitizer readily available, and encourage social distancing in our auditorium and lobby.

 

Regardless of your perspectives on vaccines and masks, let’s keep compassion, kindness, and grace at the forefront of our actions and attitude. The enemy would love to see additional fractures and divisions in the church. So, let's be intentional about serving one another, in the bond of Christ's love. 

In Christ service,

Pastor Alex Rivera | Lead Pastor

 

WHAT WE’RE DOING TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY?

  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.

  • Recommended distancing guidelines will be in place, including reduced seating capacities.

  • All high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized.

  • Water fountains will not be available at this time.

  • Cafe and coffee stations will not be available at this time.

  • Restrooms will be available and frequently sanitized between uses.

  • All connection materials, papers, and registration sheets will be made available online.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.

  • Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other guests.

  • If you have an underlying medical condition, believe you are in a high-risk category, please continue worshipping with us online.

 

 

WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS

In the last 14 days, if you have been experiencing symptoms of a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever, or if you have had in-person contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not attend an in-person service and plan to worship with us online instead.

 

PRAYER

 

Prayer is our first response, not our last resort. We’re comforted and empowered knowing we serve a miracle-working God who is an ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and show you how to pray for those on the front lines, at high risk, and in great need.

We’d love to pray for you and your needs.  Ask for prayer and our prayer team will pray for you specifically throughout the week.

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BE ENCOURAGED

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 trust in His promises of protection in Psalm 91 for ourselves, our families, and all those who are affected by illness and pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. Psalm 91:9–10

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