Dear Church Family,

I don’t think any of us nine weeks ago thought we would still be neck deep in a shelter-in-place protocol. But here we are. Last night, your council reluctantly, but unanimously decided to again cancel services for the next two weeks (May 17th and 24th) and continue to utilize the expanded liturgy format. While we desperately want to meet face-to-face, we also don’t want to unnecessarily defy county, state and national policies that are in place for the overall good of our community. We believe it would be reckless, careless and ungospel like for CCRC to be cavalier or hasty in her decision making regarding meeting together. 

We ask for you to continue to be patient and to make the most of this opportunity as a disciple of Jesus, whatever that may look like for you. We ask that you continue to stay connected with one another as best and careful as possible. We ask that you continue to lament that which you miss so that when we do decide to meet again, we might do so with a much greater recognition and appreciation for the freedoms we have but often take for granted. 

Also, your council has reached out to most of you multiple times (especially our higher at risk members) and will continue to do so. However, if anyone has a need, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the council members listed on your weekly bulletin. We are here for one another. 

May this time strengthen and unite us in Christ and may we continue to strive to live peaceable lives with each other and our community. 

Romans 12:16–18Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

 

-Pastor Chuck
 
Click here for rules regarding religious gatherings when we do open: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf
 
Click here for rules regarding dine in restaurants and barbershops/hair salons which have recently opened for our county: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf
 
Click here for the current rules regarding Stanislaus County’s expanded Stage 2:
 
Click here for the most current news regarding Stanislaus County’s rules:
 
COVID-19 Resources from the denomination: https://www.crcna.org/covid19
 

Coronavirus Guidelines  

1. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider. 

2. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.  

3. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider. 

4. If you are an older person, stay home and away from people. 

5. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lungs or heart function or weakness your immune system), stay home and away from other people.  

6. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

  • Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
  • If you have returned to work, you and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.  
  • Avoid mass social gatherings.
  • Rules regarding visiting nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities have changed in our area, please contact the facility to see if you can visit using safe social distancing practices they have implemented. 
  • Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface. Avoid touching your face.   
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