COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATE

COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATE

As our world continues to place most of its attention towards the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our team at Pine Terrace has been diligently keeping an eye on COVID-19 and its impact both locally and globally.
Pine Terrace, we have made it our priority to consider the precautions of the virus, and have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our church family, our guests, and our staff in light of our weekly Sunday gatherings. Below you can find our response and current position regarding the virus, and how you can help us ensure the safety of our people and our community.

1.  We still look forward to worship with you Sunday!  We continue to place our trust and our focus on God's faithfulness.  We continue to stand firm on His Word.  God is in control, and He's told us that we have nothing to fear because He is always with us: "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,” (Deut. 31:8).

2.  We have taken extra steps to clean our campus DAILY.  Jon Knight, his maintenance team, and custodial teams have taken extensive measures to clean and disinfect all door handles, glass, hand-rails, and all other sources of contact.

3.  Help us, help you.  As we become more intentional about the wellness of our campus, we ask that you become more intentional of your personal wellness.  We want to practice safety precautions and everyday preventive actions as we see outlined from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Take advantage of our hand-sanitizer stations located in our foyers and entrances to our worship center.  Remember to wash your hands as you leave restrooms.  And finally, if you have a cough, a cold, or a possibility of spreading germs, please take advantage of our media resources and worship with us on Livestream.  To worship with us live you can visit our website at http://www.ptbc.org or through the Pine Terrace facebook page.

4.  What about missions?  Pine Terrace will never stop being passionate about sharing the gospel globally.  However, the COVID-19 virus has forced many hands to place restrictions on travel, especially international travel.  Our Missions Pastor, Peter Burmeister, has been working diligently towards the mission trips that our teams have been planning.  The entirety of our mission trips for the Spring have been either postponed to a new date, or canceled and still reevaluating future dates.

Please continue to pray for our partners and all IMB missionaries on the field during this global pandemic, and how it is impacting their ministry as well as the communities around them.

Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to serve our community and be a light to the world in times like these.

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at http://www.ptbc.org/contact or by calling our church office during regular office hours at 850-623-3954.

Gunter Rogers