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March 12, 2020

As the world continues to find its grounding regarding the Covid-19 virus, we at PLCPC are making small yet important changes to prevent the spread of this virus on our campus. In upcoming weeks, you may notice new trash cans in the bathrooms, new coffee and food service protocols, less hugging, and more hand sanitizer. We are also making changes in how we serve communion so that we can remain an "open table" to all. We understand that some of you may choose to "self-isolate" during the foreseeable future because of your own concerns. In that same vein, we are requesting that you don't attend any gatherings for at least two weeks if you have recently returned from a trip abroad. Please let Pastor Alex ( ) or the church office know if you fall in this category, as that information gives us the opportunity to check-in on you and assess any needs you might have. Remember the Church is not a building, it is a people, and we are still the Church.

On Thursday, Governor Newsom recommended some guidelines for organizations in the state of California to follow. Most of our ministries, as well as, our worship services fall within these guidelines. As a result, we will continue to meet as usual. At present, the only gatherings that will be cancelled based upon the recommendations are related to our Senior Adult Ministry. Those who are part of those gatherings will be notified directly.

For those of you that are self-isolating, we are also looking for ways that you might still be included from a distance. In the meantime, our Sunday morning sermons can be found both on our website at pointlomachurch.org, as well as, via podcast (The PLCPC Podcast) on iTunes, iHeart Radio, and Spotify. If you have trouble accessing either of these platforms, let the church office know and we would be happy to send out someone to help. In the meantime, keep washing those hands and giving air-hugs as we collectively care for those that are more vulnerable in our church family and community!

March 9, 2020

Dear Church Family and Friends,

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

I have been thinking this week an awful lot about the sovereignty of God. Each day when we wake up, we have no idea what that day will bring. We can guess, we can assume, and we can expect, but we cannot know, only God knows. That truth IS our faith, and that is what we rest in-- God is in control and we are not, but ultimately our God is a good God!

That being said, as the media continues to report on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and as the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization continue to make recommendations regarding prevention of the virus’ spread, I want to assure you that we at PLCPC and the Red Brick Preschool are taking our own precautions to make sure our events, classrooms, and campus are as safe and hygienic as possible.

At present, there are no known cases of the virus in San Diego county and the likelihood of you getting the virus is extremely low, but in order to comply with recommendations, here are some of the changes you may see on our campus in upcoming days:

  • We have always been committed to regular cleaning and sanitizing of all of our classrooms and meeting spaces, in addition, we are also wiping down our door handles and light switches as an over precaution. If you feel a room or area needs some attention, please report it to the church office.
  • Any events and meetings that are serving food will be done so with a central server who will be asked to handle all food with sanitation gloves. Any potlucks are being asked to be put on hold until further notice.
  • Our communion protocol is changing to be more hygienic.
  • We are suspending the shaking of hands and hugs for the time being. Please show affection through elbow bumps and air hugs.
  • There are hand sanitizing stations all over the campus but please keep in mind, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best option.
  • Also, if you are not feeling well, the best prevention of the spread of any disease is to stay home. Sometimes, fear of missing out (FOMO), is our biggest enemy. Don’t worry someone will fill you in!

At this point, we have no plans to cancel any of our gatherings or close our school. If it reaches that point, we also have plans in place to assure that we can still gather as a community online. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

You are loved,

Pastor Karla

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