COLCF Response to COVID-19
Hope, Not Fear!
We are living in uncertain times with the outbreak of COVID-19. Our faith can be challenged, and it can be hard to understand where God is at such a time as this. We encourage you to maintain a spirit of HOPE, Not Fear! No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, fear nor evil have any power over you. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
WELCOME BACK! We have returned to gathering for in-person service!
COLCF guidelines to a healthy and safe worship environment
(To include all staff and guests)
As we reopen the doors of COLCF, we are committed to providing you with a safe, healthy and secure church environment where members of the congregation can “worship without worry.”
To achieve our goal of providing a safe environment, we’ve utilized federal, state and local recommendations to establish the following guidelines for all in attendance:
Everyone must submit to a no-touch thermometer scan before entering the Sanctuary.
Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering and departing the Sanctuary.
Everyone must wear a mask secured over their nose and mouth while in the building with the
exception of children under the age of 2 years, those who are speaking from the pulpit and church sanctioned vocalists.
All guests will be escorted to their seats by Deacons as they enter the Sanctuary; and as they depart
the sanctuary after service.
Guests who arrive together will be seated together with a vacant seat between parties.
All instructions regarding Communion, Tithing, Donations and orderly movement within the sanctuary will come from the pulpit and the Deacons.
We know that the Church is not the building. “We the people” are the Church! For those who can’t join us in-house, we will continue to stream our service Live every Sunday at 12:30 PM via Facebook LIVE or YouTube LIVE.
We will continue our online and phone ministries. Bible Study, Iron Sharpens Iron and Women’s Group will continue to meet via conference call and Zoom platforms. platforms.
Things you can do to stay healthy and help eliminate the spread of COVID-19:
Stay home if you’re feeling sick, except to get medical care.
Always wear a mask when leaving home.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or
use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use warm water if available.
Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, particularly if you
are not able to wash your hands.
Avoid rubbing your eyes and unnecessary touching of the face.
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This crisis is a huge opportunity for us to share God’s love with people in need. Be mindful to volunteer, donate, give, and especially pray during this time.
In Jesus’ Name.