Your leadership team began meeting two weeks ago to discuss the best ways to promote wellness while at church. Based on the recommendations of health care officials and the leading of the Spirit, SAF.Church will not meet in person this week. We will not have service on Sunday and all small groups are cancelled for the week.
We will however broadcast our Sunday service live at 10:45am on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sanantoniofirstchurch! We invite you to join us from your homes as we continue worship together.
We continue to communicate with each other and stay apprised of relevant information regarding COVID-19. As we are all aware, concerns over this unique strain of coronavirus, called COVID-19, is an ongoing and developing situation. Therefore, we will decide each week about having service and small groups. We are dedicated to our commitment to provide a safe place for you and your family.
Following the advice of the CDC and local health officials, here are the best methods for promoting wellness and avoiding the spread of viruses, even during these current risks:
•if you have a fever: please stay home!
Runny noses and coughs are part of SA living! But a fever means stay home and see a doctor in order to protect your community.
•if you’re out and about: refrain from hugs and handshakes - go for fist bumps instead!
By doing this we can protecting one another from unnecessary germs.
•clean hands are the best practice!
The most effective step we can all take is to keep our hands clean and away from our own faces as much as possible.
What else should you do going forward? Here are a few tips:
1) Pray. God is still in the business of healing! There are those who are greatly impacted by all this. Many globally are fighting the virus itself, but even more are financially effected by the closure of events, schools, and organizations.
2) Keep a close watch for updates on our Facebook page or via text/email for any further changes that may come up in the coming days and weeks.
3) Avoid contact with those who are sick.
Be sure that we are monitoring the San Antonio Metro Health District updates to make decisions about services in the coming weeks. We will share updates via text, our website, email, and social media. By taking these steps, we can enjoy our time together while protecting one another. We continue to pray for all those who have been effected by COVID-19 and flu this season. We are grateful for the hard work our federal and local officials are doing to serve the wellness of our communities!
Ps. Matt Rice and the SAF leadership team
© San Antonio First Church of the Nazarene 2019