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COVID-19 Virus Update


Florida Conference Churches Offering Online Worship

This page lists churches around the Conference who are making their worship services available via live streaming or recording. 

To add your church to this list, please use this form.
    

 

Monday Morning Reflections from Bishop Carter - 3/30/2020

 

Update as Florida Stays Safer At Home

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Cancellations/Postponements


Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the globe and the Florida Annual Conference did not make this decision lightly. In an abundance of caution, we are following the CDC recommendation to postpone or cancel gatherings of more than ten people. Our motivation is grounded in the call of Jesus to love our neighbor (Matthew 22). Social distancing will allow our health system to not be overwhelmed if care is needed. There are many ways we can use this time to be the church for our community even if we are not meeting together in a service.

Think about what would happen if those meetings were unable to gather. Does it cause undue stress on the people attending, families, or the community? Please discern locally and follow all recommended precautions.

Please discern locally and follow all recommended precautions. Consider limiting the service to family members or postponing if possible.

We have compiled resources that are available here. Recommendations include using pre-recorded messages, emailing/mailing sermons or sermon notes, and more. We also have a comprehensive list of churches that are streaming in case some want to attend a virtual service.

The simple answer is no. Schools are precluded from the current CDC Guidelines around gatherings of 10 or more. The CDC has issued specific guidelines on how schools should make decisions regarding closures.  It is found here. We encourage preschools to make intentional decisions based on the CDC guidelines and the work of local health officials and leaders of local licensing organizations.  Preschools who normally follow the closure schedule of their local public schools can change their policy and reopen if they discern that is in the best interest of the families and after full consideration of local and federal guidelines.  If you decide to be open, please take all necessary precautions and follow all recommendations.