COVID-19 Virus Update

Coronavirus UPDATE - Tuesday, March 24th

On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Bill Lee issued an order for the State of Tennessee that no meetings be held with more than 10 people present until April 6th.  In compliance with this order we are extending  the suspension of Church of the Highlands Services and programs and events until Wednesday, April 8th. 

 

On Wednesday, April 8th we will resume our meetings with:

Adult Bible Studies

Choir

Teen Student Ministry Meeting

Olympian Children's Meeting

 

On Sunday, April 12th, EASTER SUNDAY, we will resume our worship service meetings at 10:45 am.  We will also have our community group, teen and children's meetings on that morning at 9:30 am.

We will also plan to observe the safety protocol's that prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  If you are ill, immunocompromised or elderly we encourage you be wise in returning to large group meetings.

Our Sunday messages will continue to be posted to our COH Facebook page for the next two Sundays.  You may also listen to one week delay messages on WDYN online or on the radio at 980 AM , 94.2 FM, and 94.9 FM. on Sunday mornings or you may listen on www.wdyn.com.  Pastor Scott also is on "Gospel Dynamite" on Friday mornings at 9:00 am on WDYN.

You may continue to give online or in the mail. We are grateful for your generosity and faithfulness to the Lord during this time.  Our bulletins will also be posted on the COH Facebook page each Sunday during this time of Online Services.  Please keep a check on your email, phone, and COH Facebook page to be aware of any changes or updates. 

Continue to pray for, check on,  encourage one another and your neighbors as we face this situation that the Lord has allowed and that He can use for His glory.

In Christ,

Pastor Scott McCurdy

Matthew 6:33

 

 

 

 REMINDER:  Pastor Scott's sermon will be  available for you on Sunday, March 22nd at 10:45 am on the Church of the Highlands Facebook page.  You can click on the link to Facebook on this site in the upper right corner of the homepage.

 

March 17th, 2020  COVID-19 Update

To our COH Family,

In compliance with the request of our President and health authorities, services at Church of the Highlands will be suspended for the following dates:

 

                               Wednesday evening, March 18

                               Sunday morning, March 22

                               Wednesday evening, March 25

 

We plan to resume on Sunday, March 29, but will update and notify as we seek to observe these guidelines and help to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

We will post Pastor Scott’s sermon on our Facebook page on Sunday.  For those of you who would like to give, you may use Secure Give on our website (www.thehighlands.cc) or send it in through the mail.

 

Please be in prayer for our church, our county, our state and nation as we ask for God’s healing and blessings upon us in these days of uncertainty.

 

In Christ,

Pastor Scott

Matthew 6:33

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14th 2020
 

Dear Church of the Highlands Family:

Due to growing community concerns about exposure to the COVID -19 Virus we are sending this information to our church family.   We are, of course, monitoring all developments in real-time; and any updates to these recommendations will be published through email, our social media channels, and our website. (www.thehighlands.cc)

First, let me encourage you that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, of power and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)  Our world, our nation, our cities, and our communities need a church and Christians that are not ruled by fear, but by faith. So, during this season of crisis and fear in the general public we want to be an example of measured, calm, reasonable, knowledge-based, faith-filled responsiveness and preparation.  Remember that our neighbors may be more open to the gospel during this time as they observe our response.

We have put the following precautions into place for our services and campus:  

DOORS:

Our greeters will be opening doors for individuals so that you will not need to touch handles.Also these greeters and cleaning staff will be provided with antibacterial wipes to keep door handles cleaned frequently as an added measure of caution. 

GREETING
We will be avoiding our regular "handshakes and hugs" as this virus is passed via contact.  A "friendly hello, nod and chat"  is preferred for a period of time as COVID -19 is not known to be an "airborne" virus.  

COMMUNION
As we have previously done we will continue to provide pre-packaged communion elements.

PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN
We will assist you with checking your child into Preschool and Children's areas by equipping each station with a volunteer, ensuring you will not need to touch any pens/pencils or screens. We will also have antibacterial soap for children to use as they come in and before they leave. Thank you for your patience and flexibility ahead of time.

BASIC PRECAUTIONS:

Along with these steps to prevent the unnecessary spread of germs in a large gathering of people, we also recommend familiarizing yourself with these CDC and World Health Organization recommendations:

 STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!
 WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
 Avoid close contact with people who 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 with antibacterial product. 

Please avail yourself of other information on the Center for Disease Control website:    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Thank you for your understanding and attention to these matters.

In Christ,

Pastor Scott McCurdy

Matthew 6:33

Church of the Highlands