Q: HOW CAN I HELP?
Hebron is helping our community with boxes of non-perishables from our Food Pantry. If you would like to donate items to our Food Pantry, you may do so on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 PM. You can view the list of items that are needed here.
Q: HOW IS THE CHURCH KEEPING THE FAITH FAMILY AND ATTENDEES INFORMED?
This page will continue to be updated and all of our other communications will be updated as necessary (website, social media, email, etc.).
Q: WHAT ABOUT MISSION TRIPS?
*Update on spring mission trips – We have been monitoring the situation and watching what organizations, businesses, and other churches are doing in response to the Coronavirus. We have considered, discussed, and prayed over this decision. Having said that, we have decided to postpone our spring mission trips. You may read a letter from Pastor Adam here.
John Hopkins University has a real time map of the global spread of the virus.
Q: WHAT ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICES OR LARGE GATHERINGS?
In light of recommendations from the CDC and the World Health Organization, as well as our governor who are all advising against large pubic gatherings of all kinds (not just churches), we will offer an ONLINE SERVICE ONLY THROUGH APRIL 12. We are doing so out of an abundance of caution and out of care for the most vulnerable in our community. We are not panicked and we are not afraid; we are hoping to be a part of helping the situation instead of contributing more harm. We trust that God is using even this for our good and for His glory. With this news in mind, I want to help you in several additional ways:
Here’s how you can join our service online.
Website: www.hebronchurch.org Click on Media and then Watch Live.
Facebook live: Hebron Baptist Church
If you haven’t downloaded our app for your mobile devices, here are the links to do that: Hebron App Links.
Invite others you know to watch our service online (from wherever they are) and then follow up with them in conversations afterward.
Shepherd your family. Our discussion questions are online and you can use them to lead your family to talk through our text together following the sermon.
Continue to give. In our online service, we will still have a time that we pray over the offering. You can huddle with your family during that time and then give online together. We know that some of our families will be impacted financially because of less hours at work or even no hours at work and we want to be able to enter into their burden with them. Your continuing to give sacrificially and cheerfully makes this possible. Here are all the ways you can continue to give online.
The church offices are closed and we will not have any weekday ministries/activities through March 31. We have temporarily suspended hospital visits by our staff, but we will still be calling and checking in on as many people as possible. If you are sick or know of someone in our faith family who is sick, please contact our staff and make sure we know so we can minister as best as we can.
Q: WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is also known as Coronavirus and is a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China. You can learn about COVID-19 at the CDC’s website here.
Q: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT COVID-19 CAN CAUSE?
COVID-19 causes symptoms of mild to severe respiratory illness causing cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. The full list of symptoms can be found on the CDC’s website here.
Q: HOW DOES THE VIRUS SPREAD?
COVID-19 is said to be spread primarily from person to person contact, sometimes with a distance of up to 6 feet from one another. The virus itself is thought to be spread by coming into contact with an infected person’s respiratory droplets. The CDC has compiled a full list of possible ways the virus may spread here.
Q: HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?
The best ways to prevent the spread of any communicable disease, especially during flu season, are simple and easily practiced. Information about avoiding COVID-19 is available here from the CDC.
Q: WHAT PRECAUTIONS IS THE CHURCH TAKING TO PROTECT MY CHILDREN?
Toys, hard surfaces, and equipment are all wiped down or sprayed with disinfectant. Those working in baby rooms wear smocks that are washed after each use. Proper hand washing is encouraged throughout the time that your child is in our care. We are limiting the number of people who handle toys and supplies in our Resource Room. Snacks will not be provided until further notice. Notices will be place in our areas as well as handouts for parents with additional information, if necessary.
Diaper changing procedures:
Adults wear disposable rubber gloves when changing diapers. Gloves are changed between each diaper change. A new sheet of wax paper is used each time between the baby and the changing pad. Wax paper is disposed of in diaper pails. Soiled diapers are placed in blue plastic bags before being placed in a diaper pail and changing pad linens are changed after each session.
While we love having your children here, we ask that if your child is sick, please do not bring them to church.
Q: WHAT WILL THE CHURCH DO IF A STAFF MEMBER OR ATTENDEE CONTRACTS THE VIRUS?
We will work closely with the appropriate officials to contain and alert those who may have been exposed. At this time, there are no known cases.