At West Ridge Church, we continue to choose faith over fear even as we monitor ongoing developments concerning the Covid-19 Coronavirus. We pray for healing for the sick and for comfort for those who have suffered a loss.
We have decided not to meet in person this Sunday, March 15th. Instead, we want to invite you to engage with us and join us on-line at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:45 pm. You can join us by using the West Ridge Church App, or by going to www.westridge.com, or on Facebook Live. We will prayerfully make decisions and let you know what we believe is best for Sundays to follow as the situation continues to develop. We hope that you will still engage in Groups, and pray for one another, our Church, and Community.
At this time, no changes are being made to any special events like our upcoming RUSH Camp or SURGE. We have extended the early bird registration discount for RUSH Camp until Sunday evening, March 15th, at 11:59 pm. Final registration has been extended until Sunday evening, March 29th, at 11:59 pm. As of right now, registration is on track with last year. We plan to take hundreds of students and volunteer Team Members to Daytona Beach and would love for your family to be involved. Get registered today!
Our Student Ministry will continue to follow the recommendations of our local school systems. A majority of our students are from public and private schools in Paulding County and Cobb County. We will not plan to have any Student gatherings until after March 30th.
In times of uncertainty throughout history, the heartbeat of a Church is its Groups. That is still the case today at West Ridge Church. We encourage you to watch our services and have discussions based on the messages that are provided each week in the West Ridge App.
Our Staff will still be working in the building during the week, and we will be maintaining regular business hours. We will also continue hosting small and mid-sized groups throughout the week. These are all Groups of less than one hundred, and a vast majority of them are much smaller. Our building remains a safe space for those gatherings, and our team is going above and beyond to keep it that way.
Here are some measures we have already taken;
Based on reports of the potential for a more severe flu season, we implemented an extra level of sanitation in our preschool area back in the fall. All toys, tables, doorknobs, and gates are cleaned after every gathering, as well as cleaned again during the week. We will continue this practice to help prevent sickness and protect the health of our kids and families.
Our Facilities and Housekeeping Staff work diligently every week to maintain a healthy environment for everyone who comes into our building each day. They have added a sanitation spray to use on anything a hand can touch. Things like light switches, door handles, and more are being sprayed on a frequent basis.
As a Church, we feel a responsibility to protect those in our Community who could be more vulnerable to this fast-moving virus, and there are still so many unknowns. If you are elderly or have a suppressed immune system, we urge you to take extra precautions. This also applies to those who come in regular contact with those who could be more susceptible. We know you have heard these things before, but here are some friendly reminders:
If you or someone in your household are sick, even with what seems like a common cold, we encourage you to stay home,
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then dispose of it. If a tissue is not available, cough into your sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and avoid touching others as well.
Feel free to ‘fist bump’ in Groups and at Church instead of shaking hands.
We believe that our great God is still in charge and not surprised by any of this. We trust Him and know that He will get the glory through it all. Let’s keep pointing people to faith in Him during this season.