Here are the latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and steps being taken by Christ Church.
Last updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 PM
Read Pastor Greco’s article “Some Thoughts About Coronavirus”
Read Nick Batzig's article “The Church after the Coronavirus”
Read the letter from Pastor Harry Reeder of Briarwood PCA.
Read the letter from Pastor Jason Helopolous of University Reformed Church (PCA)
Read the letter from Pastor Richard Phillips of Second Presbyterian Church of Greeneville
This month’s Tabletalk Magazine is on Fear. It is timely reading that I recommend.
Precautions and Changes in the Life and Ministry of Christ Church
We are experiencing the challenges and difficulties surrounding the appearance and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world and now here in the United States, and even in Fort Bend County. Our Session and staff are seeking to apply Biblical principles to the life of the church. These principles include: the importance and primacy of gathered worship (Heb. 13:5), love for our neighbor (Mark 12:31; Gal. 5:14), obedience to the Law of God (particularly the Sixth Commandment), and submission to the governing authorities the Lord has instituted (Romans 13:1-7). Our Session and Deacons met on March 17 and approved a new set of guidelines for church activities. We want to strike the right balance between serving the Lord and showing love to the congregation and community through safety measures. The following parameters will be in place:
Worship and Sunday Services
Our typical Lord’s Day services (8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, or 6:00 PM) will not be held in person. On all Sundays in April, including April 5 (Palm Sunday) and April 12 (Easter), we will live-stream one service at 10:00 AM. Our 6:00 PM evening service will resume via live-stream on April 19. We are following the guidance of the President's Guidelines for 30 Days to Slow the Spread and Governor Abbott's Executive Order (described here, and with Guidance from the Texas Attorney General). Please continue to check back on this page for updates.
Our live stream services are available on either our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Vimeo, or our website. The live stream will only be visible during the service. You will not be able to see anything until Sunday morning. If you are having difficulties (audio or video) on one platform, the best thing to do is to switch to another platform. The worship service will be available afterward on our Facebook and YouTube pages and our Livestream Archive.
Download the bulletin for April 5, 2020
Please consider making your gifts to the ministry safely and securely online through our website or via text at www.cckpca.org/give. You may also mail checks to the church. We have established a mercy fund to help those in need at this time and you may make a designated gift to that fund online.
We are suspending the Lord’s Supper for April 24.
All Sunday school classes (children, youth, and adults) are suspended through May 10.
Christ Church Programs
All non-worship activities are suspended through May 10. That includes Sunday school (see above), Christ’s Kids, Youth Group, ESL, Ladies’ and Men’s Bible Studies, Group luncheons/gatherings, and Community Groups.
Use of our Facilities by Outside Groups
All non-Christ Church activities are suspended through May 10. That includes all meetings, school activities, music recitals, and previously approved building requests. No future building use requests will be approved at this time.
How You Can Stop the Spread Of Germs
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Video
- Anyone with symptoms of illness should stay home.
Symptoms of COV-19
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, and shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Health and Community Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread (PDF)
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Resources:
Harris Country Resources: