Dear Church Family,
As the fear of the COVID-19 continues to swell around the world, I wanted to keep you informed regarding plans at Rocky Creek. We want to respond wisely without overreacting prematurely. As of right now, we have not altered the weekend schedule but will continue to monitor expert counsel and survey local impact. If we make any changes, we will inform you promptly.
In the meantime, I want to offer some tangible things you can do:
- Pray for those affected. For those who are dealing with symptoms personally or the loss of someone close, pray that God would surround those families with solid Christians to point them to the source of true comfort.
- Take personal precautions. While standard practices of washing hands, covering coughs, and safety measures are always wise, use even greater diligence in times like these.
- Consider others. While few people would enjoy being isolated, if you are currently showing signs of sickness, consider others, and stay away from large crowds when you can to avoid spreading germs further.
- Know we are taking precautions. As always, but even more so now, we will continue to be diligent to deep clean our campus in preparation for gathering our church together at scheduled times.
- Make the best call for your family. If we continue to gather and you don’t feel comfortable joining, make the call you believe to be the wisest for your family, and don’t worry about others’ judgment on your decisions.
- We will keep you connected. If you feel uneasy about gathering and we continue, we will live stream services and continue to deliver helpful content through the website and app. Rest that we will not put you into a situation we believe to be dangerous, but we will also hope to open our doors every chance we can. If you decide not to join, please know you will be able to connect through multiple formats.
- Trust in God. While times like these can raise our anxiety, we serve a God who is unshaken. “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you” (Ps. 9:10).
While we have seen sudden scares like these in previous years, this pandemic seems to have gripped the concern of our society. It seems unthinkable that an unseen danger has spread across the entire globe at such an incredible pace. The COVID-19 is a tangible reminder of the nature of sin. Unseen. Dangerous. Contagious. I am thankful that we know the one who has the cure for an even deadlier sickness than COVID-19. If he can accommodate that, I will trust him with the lesser dangers as well and utilize the wisdom he provides along the way.
Praying alongside you,