OUR OFFICIAL COVID-19 STATEMENT

Safety is a priority for us, as is our relationship with the community that we serve. This is why we recommend following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines within our premises. We strongly recommend that if you are uncomfortable with coming, stay home. If you are experiencing symptoms, do not come, stay home. If you have had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, we encourage you to adhere to the CDC guidelines. If you are over 65+ years we encourage you to observe the Governor's “Safer-At-Home” executive order. We have, and will continue to encourage all members of our congregation to adhere to the social guidelines for houses of worship.

Hebrews 10:25 instructs us in not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Our actions always take into consideration the authority that exists within God’s word. This is not a decision we reached lightly. In reaching our decision to continue services, we have been in direct contact with the Governor’s office, the St. Johns county administrator's office, and we have sought legal counsel. Unanimously, it has been interpreted that the Governor’s Executive Order clearly permits our continued religious congregations. We have been given clarification that this law indicates that we are able to meet inside our facility, & conduct our normal “religious services in a church.”

Our Governor has taken the correct step for the Church during this pandemic. His executive order has listed attending religious services in a church as an “essential activity.”

According to executive order 20-91 Section 3A(i) an essential activity is defined as “Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues, and houses of worship; and”

In essence, a church continuing to assemble is not in violation of any law or statute. He has further directed that the services should not be limited to a specific number of individuals. As you can see, we did not take this decision lightly.

During this emergency we have restricted our activity to Sunday & Wednesday services, and have taken measures to comply with all CDC social distancing guidelines to the greatest extent possible. We are thankful that we continue to have the ability to assemble together physically.

For more information about Coronavirus and COVID-19 visit either the CDC's website: https://www.cdc.gov, or the government's Coronavirus website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.

Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 for the State of Florida
Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 for the State of Florida

Safety is a priority for us, as is our relationship with the community that we serve. This is why we recommend following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines within our premises. We strongly recommend that if you are uncomfortable with coming, stay home. If you are experiencing symptoms, do not come, stay home. If you have had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, we encourage you to adhere to the CDC guidelines. If you are over 65+ years we encourage you to observe the Governor's “Safer-At-Home” executive order. We have, and will continue to encourage all members of our congregation to adhere to the social guidelines for houses of worship.

Hebrews 10:25 instructs us in not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Our actions always take into consideration the authority that exists within God’s word. This is not a decision we reached lightly. In reaching our decision to continue services, we have been in direct contact with the Governor’s office, the St. Johns county administrator's office, and we have sought legal counsel. Unanimously, it has been interpreted that the Governor’s Executive Order clearly permits our continued religious congregations. We have been given clarification that this law indicates that we are able to meet inside our facility, & conduct our normal “religious services in a church.”

Our Governor has taken the correct step for the Church during this pandemic. His executive order has listed attending religious services in a church as an “essential activity.”

According to executive order 20-91 Section 3A(i) an essential activity is defined as “Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues, and houses of worship; and”

In essence, a church continuing to assemble is not in violation of any law or statute. He has further directed that the services should not be limited to a specific number of individuals. As you can see, we did not take this decision lightly.

During this emergency we have restricted our activity to Sunday & Wednesday services, and have taken measures to comply with all CDC social distancing guidelines to the greatest extent possible. We are thankful that we continue to have the ability to assemble together physically.

For more information about Coronavirus and COVID-19 visit either the CDC's website: https://www.cdc.gov, or the government's Coronavirus website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.

Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 for the State of Florida
Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-91 for the State of Florida