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Updated March 19th, 2020

Gatherings In White Hall, Redfield & Pine Bluff Campuses

Hey church family! We are earnestly praying for you right now during this Coronavirus crisis. Jesus is still on His throne, God is still Sovereign, the Holy Spirit is still in us, the Holy Scriptures are still true, and the church is still victorious!  

Here are FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW to stay connected as a church in this time:

1. ONLINE SERVICES - We will have church online again this weekend, March 22 at 10am. Join us using our website -www.familychurch.ws. While we do not know how long we will be doing online only, we are taking everything week by week. We will give you a couple updates each week. You can also join the online service from our Facebook page and our YouTube page. If you don't have Facebook, we encourage you to start an account and connect with us. We also ask you to subscribe to our YouTube account. We will have resources for preschool and elementary age. We encourage you to take communion at home this week with your family. Simply get some bread and some juice (apple, grape, etc.) and take it when we do during the service.

2. LIFE GROUPS - We will not have Life Groups in homes at this time. However, we encourage you to stay connected with your Life Group. Life Groups are how we have always cared for, encouraged, prayed for, and strengthened our church body. Life Groups are how we grow in relationships. Join a Life Group Here: https://www.familychurch.ws/home/connect/life-groups/  There are several ways to connect as a Life Group even if you can't get face to face right now. Get everyone on a phone call, group text, or use video platforms like Facetime, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams. Ask your group three things when you connect: 1. How is your spiritual life going? 2. What can we do for one another? 3. Is there someone elderly or needy in the church we can serve. Our ministries are all cancelled next week. It was spring break week anyway. 

3. COMMUNICATION - We will send out an email a couple times a week, a couple of texts, and connect through a video or two as well. We love and miss you and want you to stay connected to one another and to our ongoing mission. If you need us, the best way to let us know is email since our offices are closed - info@familychurch.ws.

4. PRAYER - We will have an online live prayer time for our nation every Tuesday Night from 6:30-7:30pm live on our Family Church Facebook page. Join several of our church leaders as we pray for God to heal our land as we seek God's face with humble and repentant hearts. Need prayer? You can submit a prayer request online here:https://familychurch.prayerloft.com/ 

5. GIVE - We ask that you continue to be faithful in your generosity. Our buildings may be temporarily closed, but they still require utilities, insurance, upkeep, etc. We are also continuing our gospel partnerships with our missionaries,ministry partners, staff, and in-house ministry after this crisis is over. You can give online HEREor by texting your amount to 501-222-1177.

Love you more than you know!  

Stephen Harrison - Lead Pastor and White Hall Campus Pastor
Dan McDonald - Redfield Campus Pastor
Roosevelt Brown - Pine Bluff Campus Pastor


Current CDC Guidelines

Taken from Whitehouse.gov website



Practical Health Steps

Taken from the CDC website


Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

 

Take steps to protect others

Stay at home if you're sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • 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.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

 

 

Clean and disinfect

 

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.