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Coronavirus Updates

Update: Thursday, May 28

On Sunday, June 21 we will have a 9AM Outdoor service in the parking lot beside the FLC. These will continue through the entire month of June.

 

Good Hope Preschool

Good Hope Preschool will be closed until further notice. We will update this as we are able to.

All information below will apply when we are able to meet on campus for services.

 

 

The staff and Elders at Good Hope desire to care for our congregation and guests in every way including the physical well-being of those who visit our campus. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community guests.

Is Good Hope Gathering This Sunday?

Please see the announcement above.

Are Good Hope Buildings Open on Weekdays?

All activities will be cancelled until further notice.  Please contact the church office with specific questions.

 

Good Hope Preschool

Good Hope Preschool will be closed until further notice. We will update this as we are able to.

Should People Come To Good Hope If They Are Feeling Sick?

While we place a high priority on gathering together as the church for worship and other activities, and we always want you to feel welcome at Good Hope, if you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best way that you can love your neighbor is by staying home! If you need to stay home instead of coming to a worship gathering, we encourage you to worship online with us through streaming our services at goodhopechurch.org. If you believe that you or a family member have or have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please inform our church office.

What Precautions Can People Take When Coming To Good Hope Buildings?

We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze
  • Disinfecting objects and surfaces regularly

On March 10th, NC Department of Health and Human Services recommended that individuals over 65 years of age or those with weakened immune systems avoid large groups of people as much as possible. We ask church members to prayerfully consider how to respond to this request.

What Precautions Is Good Hope Taking To Make Good Hope Gatherings As Safe As Possible?

Good Hope is taking extra cleaning precautions at this time. These include:

  • Wiping down all common area touchpoints (e.g., doors, light switches, countertops, etc.) throughout the day with a disinfectant
  • Placing hand sanitizers in common areas throughout the buildings
  • Performing additional in-depth cleaning of our facilities regularly

Children’s Ministry workers will remain especially diligent in cleaning toys and surfaces regularly touched. We will continue to follow our standard health protocols, not admitting any child with elevated temperature (above 100 F). A child must also be fever free for 24 hours without medications before attending Good Hope Kid’s Events. You can help us by closely monitoring your children for any symptoms and being understanding if we feel we cannot accept your kids into our programs due to health concerns.

In addition, We ask that church members avoid greetings involving physical touch (handshakes, hugs, etc.) Please welcome with an encouraging word and wave.

How Should I Respond Spiritually To The Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

While the uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities, we remain certain of God’s constant presence and care at this time. We desire to encourage you not only with our careful attention and diligent action on your behalf but with the reminder that God also calls us to great faith in His steadfast love and powerful control over all things. In this way, we demonstrate rest and trust in our great God to a frantic and frightened world.