First step responding to Covid-19

Hello ChangePoint Family,

As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, we wanted to share our plan to respond in the coming weeks. Above all, we remember that God is in control of this (and every) situation. Our responsibility is to respond with both wisdom and faith.

Worship services continue this Sunday

First, we intend to hold worship services at our Raspberry campus this coming Sunday, March 15 at 9:30, 11:30 and 6:00. Please join us, but take the following precautions:

High-risk or sick individuals. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath) please DO NOT attend services. Also, we encourage those who are in a high-risk category, or care for someone in a high-risk category to stay home and participate in our online worship gathering (explained below).

Limit physical contact. This is not the Sunday to “greet one another with a holy kiss.” Refrain from hugs, handshakes and physical contact whenever possible. We’re encouraging “holy elbow bumps” instead.

Sanitation. We always take sanitation seriously, but we’ve implemented the following additional measures during this season to prevent the spread of illness including (not limited to):
• Increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
• Increased sterilization protocols between services.
• Increased the number of door greeters to prevent the touching of door handles.
• Increased availability of hand sanitizer.

Streaming Worship Services

Starting this Sunday, we will be streaming our entire worship service (including music) online for those unable to attend in person. Services are at 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:00pm and will be available:
• On our website at changepointalaska.com
• On our Facebook Page at facebook.com/changepointalaska
• On your phone or tablet via the ChangePoint app

How to stay informed

This situation is changing rapidly, and we will respond appropriately. Be prepared for event schedule changes, or the transition to an online venue. The best way to stay informed is to stay connected:

• Like and follow us on Facebook.
• Download the ChangePoint app and allow push notifications.

This is an opportunity that God has prepared us for

Two years ago, we decided to plant three new campuses and become one church in many communities. Because God led us in this direction, we’ve developed robust online communication tools. If at some point we’re unable to gather in our building, the church will continue to do the things Jesus told us to do: worshipping our King, meeting and praying together (online) and serving our community.

God is already using the work He asked us to do two years ago to bless others in our community. We’ve been contacted by other organizations in the city for advice on how to hold collaborative online events. We’re also in contact with healthcare providers and government officials, seeking new ways to provide care and support – to be light to the world.

Thank you for your faithfulness to our church family.

Sincerely,

The Elders and Pastors of ChangePoint

Comments 2

  1. It would be great if the future streaming service was open to those who wanted to attend. Streaming the service does not provide community or fellowship and some of us enjoy that. I truly believe that the option to stay home should be left up to each member of the church but you can limit service to one time.

  2. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10

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