New Covid-19 Updates
Please remember to do a pre-check of COVID-19 symptoms before coming to the live service. If you have any of the symptoms listed by the CDC, please watch the service online. We have a new automatic hand sanitizer dispenser for you to use when you enter the building.
As of this date, Park Ridge FMC is not issuing any mandates regarding masks; however, we are asking individuals to align with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, namely that all unvaccinated persons continue wearing a mask while in public indoor spaces to reduce the spread of the Delta variant. AND, all persons who are fully vaccinated should now consider wearing a mask when you are indoors, especially if you…
- Live with someone at a high risk of severe disease and/or
- Have children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated at this time.
This latest recommendation came in part because of evidence that fully vaccinated people who get infected with the variant can spread the virus just as easily as unvaccinated people. Health officials have stressed that the vaccines are the best way to protect against the coronavirus, including the Delta variant, and that they keep people from getting seriously ill or dying.
While we should acknowledge the seriousness of Covid-19, we should not live in fear of it. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).
And, we should consider the words of Bishop Keith Cowart speaking about our brothers and sisters of faith around the world. To them, he said: “Suffering is normal. It’s just a part of their everyday life. …They’re not dealing with the pandemic by talking about masks and restrictions. They’re doing whatever it takes to be healthy and continue to be reaching their world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
May it be so with the people of Park Ridge Free Methodist Church.
Live streams can be viewed on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Remember that once the service airs, you can watch the service at any time on Facebook and YouTube. The links for both are at the top of the page.