CELEBRATE CHURCH UPDATES
ON COVID-19

LIVE UPDATES

You can watch our service anytime on demand.

Saturday | 5PM | Sunday | 9AM | 11AM

NEED HELP?

Celebrate is here to help! Whether it is going to the store on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connecting in prayer, we’d like to know.

Click the button below to provide us with information on how Celebrate can help you. Your request will be reviewed immediately and we will contact you with more information.

I WANT TO HELP

COVID-19 is affecting all of us in different ways. As a church, we are uniquely equipped to bring the light of Jesus to those around us in this time. Click the button below if you are able to give help to those in need. We’d love to partner with you and your family.

HERE'S WHAT WE CAN DO AS A CHURCH

TRUSTING GOD

Viral disease is a fact of biological existence and part of creation. Keeping perspective and not panicking apply here, just as they do for all risks we face as creatures in a finite world. No matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.

PRAYING

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:18

We must pray for the sick and the scared, for public health officials, for doctors and nurses, for researchers, and for caregivers. As Christians, we believe prayer has power, so we seek help from the Lord.

STAYING INFORMED

The media is inundated with daily updates and it’s impossible to read, absorb and respond to every news report, Tweet, or latest rumor. We’re following a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes.

CDC on COVID-19: The US Center for Disease Control’s up-to-date resources on coronavirus.

CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: The CDC has also created resources specifically for faith-based organizations to respond to influenza pandemic, which are applicable in this situation. As a church, we’re implementing this guidance.

Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus Coverage: The American Psychological Association created this resource to help manage anxiety around coverage of COVID-19.

Addressing Mental Health Issues: This resource from the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network provides guidelines for addressing mental health issues that may arise, and offers advice for messaging, including among children, older adults, people with disabilities, and those in quarantine.

PREPARING

“If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21

Because COVID-19 likely spreads like the cold and the flu, personal hygiene is very important for all ages. We’re also doing the following:

We’ve established a staff team that is meeting regularly to review all of our efforts in response to COVID-19.

We’re in direct communication with local public health officials and staying informed of community updates.

We’ve established communication practices – like daily videos from our staff via email and Celebrate App.

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27

Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.

Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.

Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home from public functions if you’re sick. Enjoy our online service.