An Message from Pastor Dandridge
on COVID-19 Pandemic
Dear Holy Light Church Family,
As we’ve monitored the situation with the COVID-19 (corona virus pandemic) , we are aware of Governor Gavin Newsom’s guidelines for mass gatherings in order to slow the spread of the virus ordering gatherings of more than 10 people in one enclosed place and encouraging health social distance. We want to respect and honor those guidelines. We believe our priority in this difficult season of our lives to promote the health and well-being of our members. In doing so we are partnering with local health and government officials to follow their instructions and make every effort.
Proverbs 11:14 says “ Where no counsel is the people fall but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety”. Therefore following the counsel of health professionals and are local and state government officials, to demonstrate social responsibility we have decided cancel through April 18th, our worship services and all other church meetings to minimize our risk to this serious threat.
Please continue to check your text messages, emails and the website (holylightmbc.org) and holylightmbc facebook page for updates.
Please know that this was not a casual and uninformed decision based on fear or lack of faith.
II Timothy 1:7 – says “God has not given us a Spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind” So please understand that the choice not to physically assemble is not based on lack of faith but to be responsible and act on our faith. This is not the time to panic but is a time to be prayerful.
We still need to meet financial obligations so we ask prayerfully that members will continue to support the church through your tithes and offering so that the church is sustained through the pandemic. You may give online through the website or through mailing or dropping off your contribution through the mailbox opening on 96th street.
Please be advised to do the following:
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and sanitizer
Avoid touching your face , eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home when you are sick with cold or fever or cough
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched (handles, knobs, railings, grocery baskets etc.
For social interaction avoid shaking hands and other close interactions. A friendly wave or a touching of the heart are a couple of examples.
Be Blessed! Be Safe!