COVID -19 info Hello Open Arms Church below is a response to the COV-19 virus.
This is an adaptation of a colleague’s response that I thought was well done. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact me privately. Thanks God Bless, Pastor Doug
We want to encourage you in response to COVID-19 with a Christ-centered response. 1. Nothing is outside of God’s purposes and plans. As believers in Christ, our days are in God’s hands, our Creator and Saviour. He will get our attention and complete his purposes through all kinds of circumstances. Taking our worries and anxieties to Him will give us courage and confidence to point others to Him. Take intentional time to discuss and pray alone and together about the current circumstances. 2. Wash Your Hands Legitimate medical and disease infection experts state that washing your hands often and thoroughly is the first line of defence to protect yourself and others.
4. International travel Watch government bulletins. Make decisions that are best for you and your family. 5. Know the Risk and Symptoms Please take serious precautions for the sake of yourself and others. Get your information from reliable and reputable sources. Many things on social media and through gossip are not based in fact and simply cause confusion and anxiety. 6. Love your Neighbours We can show wisdom, concern and love by washing our hands, minimizing physical contact, and other measures. If someone we know contacts COVID-19, pray for them, encourage through phone, email or messaging. Meet needs of meals, supplies, medicine deliveries in safe ways by using porch or step drop offs. 7. Stay home if you have appropriate symptoms If you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, stay home, call 811 and follow informed medical advice as to next steps and who you need to communicate with if you contact COVID-19. Let us know so we can support you as Christ’s family and help you in practical ways.