We care about you
Church is gathering online
In an effort to help slow the spread of the virus, and to help safeguard the most vulnerable among us, we will be complying with the recommendation of the Southeastern California Conference to move to online-only services, effective immediately.
In light of this, there will be no group gatherings at the church until we get through this critical time, with the exception of FFH, who will continue to operate a skeleton staff to provide food to those who need it. This decision to close our physical location is made out of faithfulness, not fear. We want to be faithful caregivers of our community, and do our part to protect those most at risk.
No need to be alone
While we are encouraging social distancing, we do not want any of us to feel isolated. This means instead of gathering in person, we invite you to join us online! We gather online for church on Sabbath mornings, 10:45am. You can watch here on this website, or on YouTube or Facebook. We also have other ways to stay connected throughout the week. For more details, check out the buttons below!
Although we may be physically separated, we will continue to worship God, and listen for the Word God has for us amidst the challenges of today. Please also feel free to reach out to our pastoral staff by email or phone if you have any questions, or need emergency pastoral care.
Guidance from the Center for Disease Control
We are also encouraging everyone to cooperate with the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health. These include the following steps:
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face, and cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue
- Avoid group gatherings, and if you must go out stay 6 feet away from people in public spaces
- Stay home if you feel ill or sick, or if you are elderly or immune compromised
This situation is very fluid and dynamic. Changes may come, so for ongoing updates please check back here often.
God is with us
We know that there are many in our community who may be impacted by this virus and the disruption that it is causing to our lives. We also know that there are many who are anxious and afraid. We are confident, however, that we serve a powerful and gracious God who walks alongside us in every situation, and who has commanded us to always seek to “love God and love our neighbor.” It is our prayer that these steps will help us love our neighbors well.
The Paradise Valley Church Pastoral Staff