Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As the Valley Church Leadership Team, we recognize the global concern regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. We are in constant contact and have met weekly to review best practices and develop contingency plans. We’re also in ongoing communication as a leadership of the Los Angeles church at large. We are blessed to have many experienced health care professionals in our church leadership groups. We shall continue to monitor the situation. That being said, we would encourage you to visit the CDC website to answer your own questions so that you can educate yourself. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
As the information regarding confirmed cases in the United States and LA specifically is still fluid, currently we are not yet convinced that we should cancel services. However, we are continuing to be Spirit led and are making contingency plans for that possibility. For now, we kindly ask that if you are sneezing, coughing, have a fever or any flu symptoms, you stay home. In an abundance of caution, we have ordered pre-filled communion cups and wafers to be used Sundays, and our procedure for collecting contribution during service will be adjusted. In order to alleviate concern and be respectful towards others attending our gatherings, please understand if some may desire to avoid hugs and handshakes. As per sermon last week, a big smile, head-nod, shaka, or thumbs up would be fine.
If you deem it necessary to stay at home, join our Live Feed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheValleyChurchSFV, and connect with your family-group for encouragement and prayer throughout the week.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Staff members, Elders or Leadership team.
Valley Church Leadership
Reminders to help prevent the spread of viruses:
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then discard tissue immediately.
- Wash 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.