In the midst of uncertainty, we hold strong to our God who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and rest in Him.
This page is designed to keep you updated on how we'll navigate the coming days . . . together. Along with updates on our current plan, below you'll find Livestream information, suggestions from our Faith Community Nursing ministry, event cancellations, encouragement, and more.
As of June 7, we have resumed on-site worship during our 8am and 9:30am services. While the worship and praise of our Lord never ceased, we are excited and thankful to welcome you back to worship together in-person! Our 9:30am service will also continue to be livestreamed.
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We encourage anyone who is at higher coronavirus risk or currently ill to continue to livetream the services from home.
As leadership considers a target date of June 14 for returning to worship onsite, there are several important factors to consider, including:
► What is medically wise for various age groups and health conditions
► How to prepare the building for a healthy return
First, what is legally permissible isn’t always medically wise. We are developing a plan that includes both traditional and contemporary services, social distancing, availability of sanitizing materials for congregational use, a guided flow of foot traffic, provision of masks for those who wish to use them but don’t have their own, and continued live streaming of the 2nd service.
Regarding the building, it has been decided to hire a professional cleaning service to sanitize the most commonly-used areas: preschool classrooms, entrances and hallways, sanctuary, welcome center, MPR and restrooms on the main level. This service will begin before the campus opens and continue for at least six months in order to provide a continued healthy environment for all ages.
Above all, we want to honor God and give grace to each other. As the body of Christ, we have an opportunity to model love that places the interests of others above the self. We don’t want our individual beliefs about government mandates or acceptable health risks to divide us. Let us practice Ephesians 4:1-3: Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (ESV).
Utilizing the most current medical information regarding COVID-19, leadership is assessing when and how to safely reopen our campus for Sunday morning services, meetings, and events. Watch for updates!
We long to worship together once again, but will continue with our current Sunday 9:30am livestream until further notice.
3.29.20 Covid-19 Response Team Update video:
LET'S BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP!
We are continually working on creative ways to communicate. Please go to YouTube, search for Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church, log-in to your account, and "Subscribe." In doing this, you will see regular update videos that will give you timely, helpful, inspiring, edifying and sometimes funny videos that will keep you up-to-the-minute with regard to your church family.
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FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITY NURSING TEAM
In the midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak, FCN wants to remind you to continue with safe and healthy practices. These include:
Stay close to God in your daily spiritual disciplines.
Avoid exhaustion and over-exertion.
Use good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing and bathing.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Avoid excess processed carbohydrates, especially simple sugars.
Continue to get adequate exercise daily.
Ensure you at getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep.
Also, stay at home as much as possible during this time to slow the spread of the virus. If sick, stay home completely until any symptoms have disappeared.
Stay up to date on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.