Dear Agape Family and Friends:
We’ve come a long way since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020. Nevertheless, COVID-19 persists, and we must continue to do our part in treating the health and wellbeing of our community as a major priority. Hence, we are asking you to continue taking all necessary precautions to keep yourself and others safe.
Currently, CDC guidelines are no longer recommending numerical limits for indoor gatherings. This has allowed us to be back in-person a little over a year now for our 9 am Sunday services. Registration and temperature checks are no longer a prerequisite for attendance, and masks are optional but recommended.
Prayerfully, we will soon resume in-person services on Sundays at 11 am and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. In the meantime, please help us spread the word about our current in-person and online services by sharing our social media posts and other notification links. For those who have not yet returned to in-person services, please continue to join us online at www.agapecenter.org, YouTube, or Facebook Live on Sunday mornings at 9 am and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. Please know that I truly miss and love you—and there ain’t nothing you can do about it!
Agape is a caring and generous church comprised of great people like you. Thank you for your consistent prayer and financial contributions throughout the pandemic. Our desire is to continue providing ministry and resources to persons and families still affected by this global disruption. We need your help to do so. To give electronically, text AFWC to 77977 or directly through PushPay. Of course, you may give cash or checks during services or send via mail. Thanks in advance for your ongoing support.
What We Are Doing?
We are committed to employing the best practices that keep the environment healthy and safe for you in the following ways:
- Providing certain PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all our guests.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection of highly visited areas and touched surfaces (i.e., doors, tables, sinks, water coolers, etc.).
- Staff and volunteer teams wash and sanitize their hands often.
- Making hand sanitizer stations available throughout the building.
- Replacing hugtime and hand shaking with smiles, air hugs, and waves, until further notice.
What You Can Do? You can help, too, in several ways:
- If you or someone you know attending services tests positive for COVID-19, please advise us so we can be aware, pray for everyone affected, and take necessary precautions here at Agape to protect others.
- If you are experiencing fever, achiness, coughing, sneezing, nausea, or any type of flu-like symptoms, please stay home and see a doctor if necessary.
- Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or in the bend of your elbow.
- AVOID touching your face as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Forgo shaking hands and hugging others for a while.
Please join us in constant prayer for everyone affected and impacted by COVID-19 including healthcare and front-line workers. Remember, prayer works (James 5:16)!Finally, my prayer and faith confession for you is that “No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling” (Psalm 91:10).
Dr. Lawrence Powell