COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLAN STATUS
Given the Tarrant County public health declaration issued March 13, we have decided to suspend all in person meetings until further notice.
With these recent developments, we invite all church members and guests to join us exclusively online on Sundays at 10:30AM (CST).
In light of the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our pastoral staff and ministry leaders want to assure you that we are taking the situation seriously. We understand this is a concern that is on your hearts and minds and that it impacts each of you in a significant way. Know that our team is working to provide an environment for worship and fellowship that is safe for you and your family.
In the midst of these anxieties we want to be intentional in remembering and reminding each other that we serve a sovereign God. One who loves us and who has a plan for our ultimate deliverance. Knowing that our God has delivered in the past, we can rest our hearts in him today with confidence. As we are instructed by Paul in Philippians 4:6-7,“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The leadership of Chapel Creek Fellowship are taking precautionary measures to help keep our community healthy and provide peace of mind for our community as well as our guests as news surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop. It is our desire to work in partnership with and support of the healthcare workers, state, and federal officials who are tasked with monitoring and fighting the spread of this virus.
The response measures we are currently taking are consistent with those of several of our large institutions and are out of an abundance of caution. We are continuing to monitor information released by the CDC, the State of Texas, and Tarrant County, as well as other alerts for our area. We will release updates on status changes through the church Facebook account, as well as the HUB and text updates (Text @cclife to 81010 to subscribe for free). If you have additional questions you can contact the church office.
Our hope is that these actions will help slow the spread of COVID-19 specifically to avoid overwhelming our local medical facilities, as demonstrated in the graphic below.
There are many common-sense steps that you can take to limit the spread of COVID-19. For 80% of cases, it is a relatively mild illness that does not require hospitalization. While there is currently no way to eliminate COVID-19, we can slow down its spread and protect our vulnerable population by:
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water (singing the Happy Birthday song twice will ensure you’ve scrubbed long enough).
Not touching your face (mouth, nose, eyes) with your hands.
Staying home if you feel sick until the illness is resolved.
Covering all coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands thoroughly afterward.
Staying away from others who are ill when possible.
Our prayer team has been praying about the Coronavirus epidemic for several weeks. They’ve been petitioning God on behalf of those afflicted with the Coronavirus, those treating the sick, as well as those working toward a cure or a breakthrough in treatment. If you’d like to submit a prayer request, whether it’s related to Coronavirus or not, send an email to our pastoral staff. To continue meetings that are important to the life of the church, we can provide an audio/video conference call solution to allow people to come together from remote locations, should that be required.
Thank you for your attention to this changing situation.
Chapel Creek Fellowship Pastoral Team