“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalms 91:1-2
As we face the challenges of the COVID-19 Coronavirus we should remain strong in FAITH knowing that God is in control and that this too will pass. In this season of trial, it is important for us to make some necessary adjustments.
Out of global precaution concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus, let us adhere to the direction of our leading health and government authorities. At the present time, all church activities, meetings and events including Wednesday Empowerment Nights and Sunday Worship Services have been postponed until further notice.
We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus developments as they relate to the health, safety and well-being of our members and community and are continuing close communication with local health and government authorities.
Join us for Wednesday and Sunday Services Via Facebook Live
We invite you to stay connected by joining our digital platforms and tuning in to Facebook Live on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:30 am.
Giving Tithing and Offering Online
As believers, we want to continue honoring God and His Word through the giving of our tithing and offering. As we worship the Lord through our giving, we confidently rest upon His promise that He will pour out a blessing that we will not have room to receive!
You may use any of our online giving platforms to conveniently give your tithing or offering. Please know that your giving and generosity is very much appreciated – especially during these challenging times that we are facing as a result of the Coronavirus.
• E-Giving: With e-giving, you can schedule one-time or recurring donations to come directly from your bank account, debit card or credit card. Click here to set up an account today!
• Givelify (Mobile Giving App): Givelify allows you to make donations quickly and securely. To begin, download the Givelify app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iPhone). From that point you will be able to give and create your personalized account.
Our Staff and Ministry Leaders
Our highest priority continues to be the spiritual and physical health and safety of our Harvest Life Family, guests, staff, ministry workers and ministry partners, locally and globally.
Our staff has been advised on proper CDC recommended protocols and the importance of ensuring all common preventative precautions are taken, such as disinfecting commonly touched items, washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, social distancing and staying home if you feel ill.
What You Can Do
Harvest Life will continue to adhere to the counsel of public health authorities and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of the church members and community. Together we can help prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus by following the practical actions outlined below:
1. Wash your hands often
2. Cough into your elbow
3. Don’t touch your face
4. Stay more than 3 feet apart
5. If you feel sick, stay home
What To Do If You’re Sick
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading:
STEP 1: Stay home except to get medical care
You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
STEP 2: Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
STEP 3: Seek medical care right away: Call ahead before visiting your doctor
Call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
STEP 4: Wear a Face Mask
You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
STEP 5: Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
STEP 6: Avoid sharing personal household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
STEP 7: Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
STEP 8: Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
Other Actions to Consider
Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by the local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19 Coronavirus. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.
State and Emergency Information
• Virginia Department of Health
• Medical Emergency: Dial 9-1-1