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To our Five Forks Church Family

We find ourselves in the midst of something we have never experienced before, with constant updates coming our way regarding COVID-19, or as many are calling it, the Coronavirus.
As a staff and as a Board we have discussed how best to dialogue with our church family, not treating this too casually but also not causing undue alarm.  We want to be thoughtful and measured with our words and actions.  We have been and will continue to monitor developments as they occur.
Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for those who gather for Sunday services or for events throughout the week here at the church.  Towards that end, we remain focused to ensure that high-use areas are clean and sanitized.   We also want to remind you that in addition to hand-sanitizers in all restrooms, there are units throughout the church located in high traffic areas.  For example, there are two units in the Auditorium foyer and two in the Children’s Wing.  There are also units in the following areas:   Café, Church Office, mailroom, Chapel foyer, Student Area, and one in every classroom in the Children’s Wing.
This Sunday in the modern services, rather than shaking hands as we greet one another prior to the sermon, we will forgo the handshake and simply look to exchange verbal greetings.  We encourage a similar approach as we greet each other throughout the church this Sunday.
The consistent message throughout has been the importance of washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and we strongly encourage everyone to do this often.
We are also aware that those who are most at-risk are older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.   For those who choose to reduce their risk by remaining at home, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the fact we live stream the 9:30 service.   Here is the link that will take you there:
Finally, this is an opportunity to live by faith and not by fear, and by doing so, bear witness to our faith and trust in Jesus.   Thank you for your prayers as we look to ensure the well-being of our church family.
Bill, Ray, Shaun, Chris, Brady
“The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
(Numbers 6:24-26)