General Health Information for The BBC Church Family: Coronavirus-COVID19
 
UPDATED: March 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Click here to watch Dr. Rabjohn talk about the COVID-19 virus.
 
Dear BBC Family:
 
Please know that our leadership team has been closely monitoring the news regarding the coronavirus (COVID 19). We have been closely observing the progression of the virus both locally and globally. Tarrant County Health Care officials have reported cases in certain sectors of the region but to date not in our immediate area. We want to inform you that we have taken precautionary measures that will help to keep you safe. It is also important for you to know that we (The BBC Family) will need your cooperation and extra care of vigilance to help in this process.
 
Please note the following recommendations: 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. If you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
 
Regarding Church Attendance
If you feel sick or have a fever, please stay at home and seek immediate medical care. In most cases you may not have the virus, but it is better to be safe than sorry.  If you are not able to attend Church Service, please download the “Bethlehem Mansfield” App from your IPhone or Android App store. (It’s free).  You may view the sermon on YouTube: Go to YouTube, type “Bethlehem Mansfield” and you will be there.  You can give your “Offering” online through the App as well as the website. (We don’t know how many people will need our help in the midst of the present crisis.)
 
Regarding Baptism
Baptism is a sacred part of our faith journey, and we will hold Baptisms as scheduled. We disinfect our baptismal pools regularly and will take every precaution to make baptism a safe experience. Until the crisis abates, we will not baptize anyone running a fever or anyone who has been caring for someone running a fever.
 
Regarding Communion
Communion is a sacred act and will continue as scheduled. Until the crisis abates, you willnotice that we will serve “prepackaged,” individually wrapped Communion elements that will be discarded by the recipients in strategically placed trash receptacles.
 
Regarding the Doors
To minimize your need to touch door handles, our Greeters will hold exterior doors open to greet you, and interior doors will remain open during our worship services.
 
Regarding Greetings
We are a warm and loving congregation and it shows. However, do not be offended if yourneighbor choses to offer a “fist bump,” a smile, a wave or pat on their chest to demonstratea friendly acknowledgment; we will do this until the crisis concludes.*This is only for a season: Psalm 91:1–3,10-11 (ESV) 914He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 24I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 34For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 104no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 114For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
 
 
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