As a church, our responsibility during this time is to prioritize the health and well-being of our church community and support our local health and government officials as they work to contain the virus. What this means for NaplesChurch is that we will not be meeting at our church location until further notice. Rather, we will be doing church from the comfort of our own homes with an online experience at 10:30AM. We are blessed that technology allows us the ability to worship together, pray together, and be encouraged together as a church even in the midst of this situation. Join us online this Sunday at 10:30AM!
HERE’S WHAT WE’RE DOING AS A CHURCH STAFF
Viral disease is a fact of biological existence and part of creation. Keeping perspective and not panicking apply here, just as they do for all risks we face as creatures in a finite world. No matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.
We must pray for the sick and the scared, for public health officials, for doctors and nurses, for researchers, and for caregivers. As Christians, we believe prayer has power, so we seek help from the Lord.
The media is inundated with daily updates and it’s impossible to read, absorb and respond to every news report, Tweet, or latest rumor. We’re following a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes.
Because COVID-19 likely spreads like the cold and the flu, personal hygiene is very important for all ages. We’re also doing the following:
We’re in direct communication with local public health officials and staying informed of community updates.
We’re adjusting our weekend services to be solely online until further notice.
We’re reviewing all of our communication practices with our church family and implementing appropriate communication when appropriate.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home from public functions if you’re sick. Enjoy our online service.