At Pleasant View Baptist, we want to care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our community. To that end, we are asking you, our church family, to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe, especially in light of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be mindful of the guidance from the CDC, including:
● Stay home when you are sick.
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
● While asymptomatic travelers from China are not mandated to observe a 14-day quarantine, we urge you to consider refraining from attending church events, classes and services until the 14-day time-frame has been observed.
We also ask that anyone returning from a high-alert area (currently South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan) consider doing the same. While you are out, you can access the sermons by Monday afternoon each week on the PVBC Community Group Facebook page. The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening. Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus. Pray for the elders and ministry team leaders that we make wise decisions as we deal with the COVID-19 and its implications. We have sanitizers available throughout the building for your use. We will keep you updated as developments with this virus changes. Since there are no known cases in our community as of yet, this is the extent of care we are currently taking but the leadership is prepared to do more if it is warranted. We are monitoring the situation continually. The safety and health of our church family is our priority at this time. In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.
The elders of Pleasant View Baptist Church