A Message About Coronavirus COVID-19

Family,

We’ve been closely tracking the news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and globally. As you’re likely aware, there are numerous confirmed cases around the country, with some right here in our state. These numbers continue to grow daily. While we know this virus is primarily spread through close contact and respiratory droplets, we want to take precautionary measures to create a safe and healthy environment for us all to gather and worship.

While we are spiritual and biblical, God also calls for us to operate in sense and wisdom. These are not precautions out of fear, as we are not a people who operate in that spirit. However, the following guidelines have been developed for us to operate in wisdom.

We will continue to monitor for updates and will respond accordingly to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. As of March 12, 2020, here are the precautions we are taking to increase health measures and mitigate the spread of germs moving forward.

OFFERING

We strongly recommend that each of you sign up to give your tithe and offering online or via text-to-give (text any dollar amount to 84321), if you have not already done so. It’s safe, convenient, adjustable and can be used on a recurring basis.

GREETING

Light of the World Church is known for being a warm and loving church where you will receive at least 7 hugs! However, until this crisis concludes, we’re asking that you would replace all hugs and handshakes with smiles and waves. Don’t worry we’ll be asking you to high-five your neighbor again soon!

 
CLEANING

Our staff is committed to wiping down all equipment, youth areas and check-in surfaces with disinfectant wipes. We are also making hand sanitizer more readily available throughout our buildings.

 
WHAT YOU CAN DO

Now here’s what you can do. If you are coughing, have fever, congestion, vomiting, diarrhea or are generally unwell, STAY HOME! We love you and are praying for you, but we’ll see you when you are healthy and whole. We make the messages available on the app and are currently looking into our streaming options.

Now, let’s come together to worship like only we can!

 

Because of Him, I am,

Dr. Mike Scruggs, Sr.

Coronavirus FAQs

“What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new form of coronavirus that was first detected in China. It has now spread to multiple other countries around the world including the U.S.”
 
“Is anyone immune?”
Because this is a new virus and there is no vaccine, immunity has yet to be established. Therefore, everyone should take proper precautions and do their best to minimize the risk of infection.”
 
“Who is most at risk for being exposed?”
The overall risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is relatively low. However, people who have traveled to places where there is widespread community infection, healthcare workers, and close contacts of people infected with COVID-19 are most at risk of infection. For an updated list of locations where COVID-19 has been identified visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
 
“Who is most at risk for complications if exposed?”
Those most at risk include the elderly (>60 years old), those with chronic medical conditions (diabetes, lung disease, heart disease etc.), those with comprised immune systems for any reason.”
 
“What can I do to minimize my risk?”
Avoid touching your face, it is the gateway to infection. Wash your hands often with soap and water- sing Yes, Jesus Loves Me (verse and chorus) twice to make sure you’ve washed long enough. Avoid unnecessary close contact with those you don’t know. Continue to plead the Blood of Jesus!”