Healthy Hygiene Policy
Healthy Hygiene Policy
(as of March 13, 2020) Mount Calvary, Greenville
During heightened concern about the spread of contagious viruses and illnesses, Mount Calvary will continue to encourage the practice of appropriate measures to limit everyone’s risk. We are following all local, state, and national recommendations and mandates, and will always remain “open” and accessible via phone and email. Please help us remain a “healthy” low-risk center. If you are in any way suspect to having been exposed to a contagious virus (friend or family, travel to high risk area, etc.), if you feel ill or anxious about coming to Mount Calvary, please stay home and restrict your indoor public activities. You are invited to participate in our worship online. Links to our live streaming and recorded worship services, as well as online giving, are available through our website: www.mclc908.org.
FYI, research experts have stated that the chances of contracting a contagious illness through Communion is less than the casual contact everyone has by simply attending worship and in normal everyday life.[i] Our pastor washes (sanitizes) his hands immediately prior to serving Communion, and everyone involved in preparing and serving Communion has been instructed to practice good hygiene and thorough hand washing. We will suspend our practice of “Sharing God’s Peace” as necessary.
By now you’re aware of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services campaign to raise awareness of appropriate hand washing techniques to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Much like how you would try to prevent the flu, you want to practice good hygiene and stay away from people who are sick, says the CDC. This means frequently and thoroughly washing your hands, especially after using the bathroom and before eating. For the latest information, visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus or CDC.gov/coronavirus.
And keep praying!
PS. 56:9 This I know: God is for me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, 11 in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere humans do to me? 12 I am obligated by vows to you, God; I will make my thank offerings to you. 13 For you rescued me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.