Dear Church family,
It is important in times like these to reject fear, be strong in faith, but to also follow the direction of our public health officials.
It is a high priority to make our church a safe, secure place for you and your family to
worship. Due to the ongoing concern about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we
believe it is prudent to exercise caution in a number of ways.
The spread of illnesses like the flu and the coronavirus is something we take seriously.
In addition to the strong safety measures we normally follow, we’re taking extra
precautions during this time to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. These
measures include the following procedures:
• We sanitize our classrooms and toys after every service. Additionally, we’ll be
wiping down high-traffic areas like door handles. (Volunteers needed!)
• We’re providing hand-sanitizing stations. (These items are in short supply, so we are waiting on our supplier to install them.
Please bring your own hand sanitizer until we are able to
purchase more.) There is plenty of soap and water available for handwashing.
• Our team is closely following news from public health officials about best practices to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
We’ll continue to update our policies and procedures with the latest information
and communicate with you as necessary.
Of course, we need your help too. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself and others
safe and healthy:
• Avoid skin contact. While we love giving hugs, handshakes, and high-fives, try
giving an elbow-bump, a big smile, or a friendly wave instead.
• If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with your sleeve or a tissue.
• Wash your hands often in warm water for a minimum of twenty seconds and
encourage your entire family to do the same. Our volunteers will ask children to
wash their hands if they visit the restroom while they’re in our care.
• Use hand sanitizer often.
• If you’ve been exposed to a person with the coronavirus or have recently travelled
out of the country where you might have been exposed, please take a couple of
weeks off from attending church.
• If you or your family members are experiencing, or have recently experienced,
symptoms associated with the flu or the common cold (fever, persistent cough,
headache, chills, or unexplained rash), we ask that you stay home from church
for a couple of weeks.
• If you need to stay home from church, please watch online. (We will be offering some services online at www.facebook.com/sudburyupc) We want everyone to
stay connected to what the Lord is doing in our church. You can give electronically here on the website, or by email transfer.
Together, we can do our best to make our church a safe place for everyone.
Pastor Mitch McQuinn