UPDATE: Read our response to the Coronavirus (updated 3/20).   Learn More

 

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/20/2020

To protect the health of our church and community, our campus is closed until further notice. But remember that our church is a family, not a building, so church life is never canceled.

We will offer online services every Sunday at 10:45 a.m., so join us for worship on Facebook, YouTube, or our website. Our ministries are also developing ways to keep programs going online, so stay tuned for updates!

Though our campus is closed, our staff members are still available to serve and care for you. If you need anything, from prayers to groceries, please reach out to info@stonebriar.org to let us know how we can help.

In the days ahead, we’ll be sharing devotionals, family activities, messages from our ministry leaders, and more on our social media channels, so be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

How You Can Get Involved Too

To find ways you can help our church and community, visit: http://bit.ly/stonebriarcovidhelp

For information on ways to give to our church during this closure, visit: stonebriar.org/giving

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13, NIV)

 

Updated 3/12/2020

Our church’s response to COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, does not come from a place of fear, but out of a desire to prepare wisely and consider the health of our church family. As always, we trust in the Lord’s plan and presence, and we are praying for our community and the world in the midst of this virus.

Worship services will be held as usual this Sunday, but some children’s programs will not be available. These are the details for Sunday, March 15:

  • Worship services will be held as usual at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. in the Worship Center (English) and 10:45 in the Multi-Purpose Room (Spanish)
  • There will be NO children’s programs for ages birth through fourth grade
  • Preteen and Student Ministries programs for grades five through twelve will meet as usual
  • Sunday Fellowships will meet as usual
  • Special Needs programs will be available for tweeners and adults only

If you would prefer to stay home and away from crowds, please know that you can worship at home through our live stream or recordings of past services, and online giving is available for your convenience.

In addition to these changes for Sunday morning, all programming from Sunday afternoon on March 15 through Saturday, March 21 is canceled. Going forward, we will evaluate the situation on a weekly basis and post updates on our website and social media channels.

If you have traveled internationally, please follow CDC precautions, which include the following:

  • stay at home for 14 days
  • keep your distance from others (about 6 feet)
  • take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for a fever
  • watch for a cough or trouble breathing

Here are several measures our church is taking to limit the spread of germs on our campus:

General Health Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout all areas of the church campus.
  • Sanitation wipes are present at every check-in station for volunteers to use on keyboards and surface areas.
  • Disinfectant has been provided for volunteers in children’s areas to use on toys and surface areas.
  • Highly touched surfaces, such as door handles, will be cleaned thoroughly and frequently.
  • Signage has been posted to remind everyone of health protocols recommended by the CDC, including frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if sick.

Sunday Morning Precautions

  • Rather than passing the offering plate, our ushers will have collection baskets at the Worship Center doors where people can place their offerings after each service. Online giving is also available at stonebriar.org/giving.
  • Coffee will not be provided, to prevent the spread of germs at self-serve coffee stations.
  • Greeting time during the services will be temporarily suspended to prevent the need for shaking hands.
  • If needed, we will make adjustments to our usual processes the next time we serve the Lord’s Table.

Please regularly check this page and our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram for updates). If you have any questions, please reach out to info@stonebriar.org or call 469-252-5200.