As you are aware, concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been circulating in recent weeks. We want to let you know that the health and safety of our members and guests is our priority at Providence. Our staff and elders are closely monitoring the situation, and we will adhere to any recommendations made by the CDC and local health officials regarding public gatherings. This is a dynamic situation that is changing every day. Here are some questions we can address at this time. As information develops, we will update this page with answers to commonly-asked questions.
In keeping with the White House's and CDC's 15 Days to Slow the Spread guidelines, Providence has canceled all events and will not gather on Sunday mornings, March 22 and March 29. In addition, our team is preparing to suspend gatherings beyond those dates if necessary.
- We have made this decision in order to minimize the risk of illness and protect those who are entrusted to us.
- Please follow our social media accounts and this page for the latest information.
What can you expect on Sunday mornings?
On Sunday mornings at 9:30, we'll be posting resources for your worship at home. These resources will be on our blog, our social media, and providencefrisco.com/worship-at-home. You'll find a sermon from Afshin, songs for worship, and discussion questions to use in your homes and online community group gatherings.
Why have services and events been canceled?
We have not made this decision lightly, but we believe it is the wisest course of action at this time. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and adhere to the recommendations of the CDC and local health officials. When we decide it is safe to resume our services and other events, we will communicate that to you. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website. We will be updating this page with the latest updates regarding Providence Church.
How should I respond to COVID-19?
Though situations like these can stir up fear and anxiety, we know that God is sovereign over all things, and our ultimate hope is found in Jesus. As we saw in Hebrews 12, we are citizens of a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Although we won’t be gathering for services and events, we encourage you to stay connected to the church body through calls, texts, and online engagement. Pray for those affected by this virus as we wait in hope of that unshakeable kingdom.
To minimize the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do to love your neighbor:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.