IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE: Our Session has voted to close our church building for worship and activity by anyone except COA staff members until at least 4/24/2020 (following along with AACPS).
However, we have the following virtual connection opportunities:
1) Tune in with the Christ Our Anchor Facebook page at 9 AM for live-streamed worship (each week, we have gotten over 700 views!!)
2) OR keep an eye out closer to 11:00 AM for an email with a link to this church website where you can watch the sermon/prayers at your leisure!
NOTE: More info will be coming out soon with additional offerings for Holy Week services, in particular for those wanting to celebrate communion in virtual community, but living alone.
Don’t forget the other weekly offerings for connection:
- Monday / Thursday Morning Prayer and Check In
- Monday / Thursday Lunchtime Prayer and Check In
- Tuesday Lenten Small Group (ends after Easter)
- Wednesday Bible Study of Sunday’s Scriptures
The following information in regard to prevention of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), comes from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Prevention & Treatment Prevention: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers. Treatment There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.