Corona Virus (Covid-19)

11
Mar

This page will continue to be updated: (and it is my unrefined thoughts at times.)

March 30:

So we are stay-at-home procedures now.  No worries.  We have been live streaming for 3 weeks now.  And we have no launched our Estrellahelps.com. And many other amazing things are happening in our church.  #Chalkwalkestrella is going strong.  30 kids have had their home chalked and several more still to come.  What an incredible moment.

March 11:

I just saw that Kentucky’s Governor suggested to churches to not meet this weekend.  We will continue to have church! This may seem silly, but this may come into question at some point. It may not always look the same, but we will adhere to scripture and “not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, all the more as you see the day of His return drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25 ESV)

We will suspend any hand shake greetings (those are not Biblical anyways, Rms 16:16? No thank you). This weekend we introduced a foot tap in honor of the upcoming soccer camp. But in future weeks we may not have a greeting time at all out of respect of this virus.

If you have any medical conditions, we invite you to join us in worship from home.  If you need help setting this up, we will happily find a non infected person to help. We stream to both facebook and youtube (however, over the past few weeks we are discovering that youtube seems to be the more reliable site).

We continue to pray for those affected, and our leaders and our community.

March 9:

Currently we do not have any cases in our immediate area.  This could and probably will change at some point in the future.  But we want to begin to take steps now to “Be the Church” in this moment.

Let me start with what we will continue to do:

In our Kids and Kids Jr. environments we will continue good hygiene procedures.

  • Volunteers wash their hands prior to serving
  • Volunteers use gloves when dealing with any fecal, urine, blood, vomit incidences.  This includes routine diaper changes.  And then wash hands following.
  • Volunteers ensure that children wash hands after using the restroom before returning to the environment.
  • Hand Sanitizer is available at check in and in the rooms for children, parents and volunteers to use.
  • Volunteers remind children to cough and sneeze into their elbows, and when they forgot to sanitize their hands.
  • Volunteers clean and sanitize all surfaces and toys before and after each service with church approved sanitizer.
  • Volunteers and kids will not be allowed into these environments with a fever.

If you have any questions about Kids and Kids Jr. please contact our family pastor at caleb@estrella.church.