Pastors Stevenson response regarding COVID-19
General Ministry Suspensions
All Worship Services are suspended until further notice. You can watch all Sunday and Wednesday services at http://www.facebook.com/pumbc
All Ministry Events and Programs are suspended through March 30..
Ministries and auxiliaries are encouraged to stay connected through phone calls and other communication
Upcoming Online Worship Services
All services, online connection cards, prayer request forms, and online giving are available LIVE at www.pumbchurch.org
Archived services are available at www.facebook.com/pumbc.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I worship? www.facebook.com/pumbc
How does this impact a specific ministry area? All ministry events and programs are cancelled through March. If you have further questions about specific ministry areas, please email your ministry president.
How long will this last? Following the prohibition by Governor Ivey, these actions will be enacted through the end of March.
How can I help?
- Talk to people. Encourage, calm, and pray with them.
- Update your contact information by sending an email to the church secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you know someone who is not able to easily stay connected through emails, facebook, and our website, please feel free to take it upon yourself to keep them informed, or let us know how best we can keep them connected by calling Flora in the church office at 256-534-8266.
How will we communicate? Church email is the best source of information. Additional content will be available on Facebook and our church website.
Should a biological disease outbreak event occur at PU or in our greater community, the church is prepared to rise up and respond to immediate needs such as food access, prayer, spiritual guidance, and basic crisis intervention. Our church is ready to serve the needs of our members and our local community, as they may arise.
When it comes to wellness, our goal is to help you stay healthy in body, mind, and spirit.
As news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) intensifies around the Puget Sound, we are reminded of Psalm 63:8: I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. This is an opportunity for us to lean into Jesus and be wise about how to best love people who may become sick, overcome by fear, and uncertain about the future.
If you or a family member becomes ill with flu-like symptoms or is confirmed to have COVID-19, please let the church know so that we can best serve and spiritually care for you while you and/or your family are sick and recovering. As always, we want to walk alongside of you in pastoral care and support, prayer, and spiritual guidance.
PU Procedure and Response Plan
It’s important for you to know that should any biological disease outbreak affect our immediate local community or the PU campus. Our goals include:
- reducing transmission
- protecting high-risk populations
- maintaining ongoing ministry operations, and
- minimizing potential adverse effects on greater ministry events (including Sunday Worship Services)
We encourage the following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you or a family member has flu-like symptoms, please stay home until you have been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of symptom-altering medicines.
- Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
- Use a tissue or your arm to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
- Follow your doctor’s orders about returning to public gatherings such as worship or church programming.
Keeping You Healthy at PU
Hand Sanitizer is available throughout our campus. In order to preserve our limited supply, please consider bringing your own hand sanitizer.
Shaking Hands is discouraged until further notice (this includes door greeters).
Biscuit and Donuts between services will only be handled by food servers using food-safe gloves.
Communion Servers will continue to practice hand hygiene when handling the bread and wine.
May we find peace in Jesus who heals all of our diseases and gives us victory over all of our illnesses through the cross and empty grave. May we continue to fix our eyes on Him as we Love God, Love People, and Live Like Jesus.