Coronavirus Response - COVID-19

Dear Cliffwood family,

 

Just wanted to give you all an update on what the Session decided for our worship services and other ministries going forward. We have decided up to Easter, and it will be structured as follows:

  • April 5 » Livestream services only at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. To access any of our live-streaming services, visit https://www.youtube.com/c/CliffwoodPresbyterianChurch. The link will be live about 10 minutes before the service starts.

  • April 8 » Wednesday Night Prayer and Study via Zoom Meeting at 6:30 p.m. (link to be provided later)

  • April 12 » Easter Sunday Drive Up Service at 11 a.m. (pending Governor Kemp’s decision. He is reportedly going to issue a shelter-in-place order). Livestream service at 6:30 p.m.

  • April 15 » Wednesday Night Prayer and Study via Zoom Meeting at 6:30 p.m. (link to be provided later)

 

Please note, the drive up service (should it take place) will still be livestreamed, so if you do not wish to make the trip to Lumpkin Road just to stay in your car, you can still watch on the YouTube Channel. For those attending at the church property, it is imperative that you remain in your vehicles. The drive up option will not include a time for socializing. All that is available is waving at each other through our car windows. Very sad. Nevertheless, it may be an encouragement to you to be in the same place to worship God with your church family.

The Session also compiled a list of helpful, practical tips of things you can do to prevent coronavirus inspection. Several medical professionals helped compile these recommendations:

  1. Follow CDC guidelines including keeping 6 feet away from others & avoid touching your face;

  2. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap & water or use hand sanitizer (60% ethanol, ie alcohol, or 70% isopropanol, ie rubbing alcohol) every time you touch a foreign surface or someone else;

  3. Stay at home as much as possible & away from other people to help stop the spread;

  4. Wear a mask if you must be in close proximity with others (non-N95 masks won’t protect you but significantly decreases exposure to others if you are a potential carrier);

  5. Should you go to public places, ie places of potential exposure (grocery store, doctors office, banks etc) change out of those “outside” clothes;

  6. Don’t wear “outside” shoes (worn to places of potential exposure) inside the house (leave in garage, mudroom or entry);

  7. Get plenty of rest;

  8. Exercise if you are able;

  9. Eat a well-balanced diet;

  10. Get sun exposure and/or vitamin D supplementation (you may also want to consider other vitamins or a multivitamin as needed);

  11. Use acetaminophen (tylenol) in place of ibuprofen or aspirin, when you can.

 

Finally, as we are apart, let us stay grounded in Christ. He is our rock and our fortress. He is the One who rules and reigns over the world. And because we are in Him we need not fear. Wishing you every blessing in Christ.

Your Pastor, 

Geoff Gleason

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2525 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA  30906