Dear FA Family,
Your leadership at First Assembly have been praying for you and how to best proceed in this fast-changing public health environment. We thank you in advance for staying together during these challenging times. With God’s help, we will emerge from this crisis stronger in our faith, stronger in community and stronger in our church.
Please read the update below regarding our plans during the COVID-19 public heath matter. We appreciate and love each of you!
Pastor Bill and Pastor Billy
Due to COVID-19, First Assembly has made the following temporary adjustments to our services, events and gatherings:
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
Until further notice, our Sunday morning service will be held online at 10:30am via live streaming.
Click the "Livestream" link at the top of this website.
We will also be distributing this link via email and text message to our members.
We will be opening the church on Sunday to a limited number of people.
If you are in a high-risk age group with underlying or current medical conditions, we would politely ask you do not attend.
For those who decide to attend, we will be observing the following:
Maintain 6 feet spacing between yourself and others.
Everyone will be asked to wash their hands upon entry.
There are Hand Sanitizers clearly labeled all around the building.
What?! No hugs, kisses or handshakes?
We know this is a tough one! We are politely asking to “save” all hugs, kisses and handshakes for another day. It won’t be long.
Other Services & Gatherings:
Until further notice, our Sunday Morning Focus Groups, Wednesday Evening services, and all other gatherings (Men of Courage, Sisters of Strength, Silver Saints, etc.) are temporarily postponed.
SO, WHAT CAN FIRST ASSEMBLY DO?
- Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers who are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
- Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence. We can demonstrate to the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
- Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.
ACCORDING TO THE CDC,
HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE:
- If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Staying Informed and Connected
Check First Assembly’s Facebook page and this website for any updates on schedule and other information regarding COVID-19.
Together let’s be encouraged and stay strong in our faith.
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.