Corona Virus Updates at Trinity

March 13, 2020


We want to inform you that after careful consideration of Governor Wolf's request for churches to exercise caution in gathering, we will suspend all worship services, activities and gatherings at Trinity beginning today for a minimum of 14 days. 

 

Per Governor Wolf, we will also close Trinity Country Nursery School and Kindergarten for a minimum of 14 days.

 

We recognize this unexpected closure is a hardship to our dedicated staff. We will continue to pay our TCNSK and church staff during the 14 day period. 

 

Montgomery County is hoping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus with these measures, and we believe we are acting in the best interests of our community and county. Because we are seeing changes on a daily basis, we will inform you via email of what will happen when the 14 day period is coming to an end. The building will be closed, except for emergencies. If you need to access the building for any reason, please contact our Operations Director, Ron Moorehead: 610.584.8411. He will be checking on the building throughout the 14 day closure.

 

Though we will not be gathering for worship together in body, please take time on Sunday to give thanks to God for our blessings. Pray for those who worry and grieve. Know that we are still together in spirit.


Please reach out to Pastor Skyle if you need further assistance or help: 610.584.8411 or pastorskrea@gmail.com

 

We give thanks for each of you. May God bless and keep you until we gather together again. Christ is with you always.

March 12, 2020

We are all concerned with the impact of the Corona virus on our day to day lives as well as nationally and globally.  This is an unprecedented outbreak and recommendations from the CDC are changing almost daily.  Our focus is on the health and well being of our congregation members and surrounding community.  In effort to take good preventive measures and protect everyone’s health, we will take the following steps, effective immediately.  As the situation changes and hopefully improves, we will make adjustments to the plans.


TCNSK will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. TCNSK families will be notified of any changes to the regular school schedule.


Sunday worship will continue as scheduled at both 9 am and 11:15 am services.  During worship, we will attempt to minimize physical contact by:

  • Sharing the peace by greeting people beside you in the pews while avoiding shaking hands
  • Rather than passing the offering plate, you may instead place your offering in the plates held by the ushers in the back of the church as you leave
  • During communion, we will receive only the host (bread). It may feel different; the church has long taught that Communion with just one element – receiving only bread or only wine – is valid.
  • We will serve coffee and juice during coffee hour and a limited supply of pre-wrapped snacks.
  • Sunday school and Adult Faith Formation will not meet for the next two weeks.

All other church activities are cancelled up to and including Saturday, March 28th.  


This includes all meetings, choir rehearsals, confirmation class, TCNSK open house, as well as any outside groups that meet in our buildings.  We will not meet next Wednesday, March 18 for our Lenten supper and dinner church.  Those who do have meetings already scheduled may continue to do so by conference calls or email.

Should the need arise, we are identifying an outside cleaning company to provide a deep cleaning of all our spaces to ensure a proper disinfection. We are blessed to have a diligent operations team taking extra measures to keep our church sanitary.


We encourage you to continue to support our mission by mailing your offering or consider on-line giving. (http://trinityfairview.com/give) While our activities may be limited in the coming weeks, our expenses will remain the same.


We realize this is a difficult time for many.  Please pray for those affected directly and indirectly by this insidious virus.  If you are in need of any assistance, please reach out to us through the church office at 610.584.8411.

For information specific to the coronavirus, you may go to the websites of either the CDC or the Montgomery County Department of Public Health at:

https://www.cdc.gov/cornoavirus

https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19

 

As we love and serve God, we also love and serve our neighbor. Remember to check in with those around you. Perhaps a neighbor who can’t get out would appreciate a phone  call or help with grocery shopping. There are many ways God will use our hands and hearts in the coming days to help our neighbor.

Finally, know that you are held in prayer.  Should you need to talk, contact Pastor Skyle at 610.584.8411 or pastorskrea@gmail.com.