Health Update on COVID-19

Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Latest Update as of Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Cooper City Church of God family,
 
Due to the heightened awareness surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are suspending all on-campus worship services and activities. In addition, we are asking that all other church group gatherings including small groups limit their activities to online interaction such as Facebook groups, video calls, zoom meetings etc. for the time being.
 
The health and safety of every person who walks onto our campus continues to be a top priority for our church leadership. Our team has been carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation through the CDC and local health authorities and will continue to take proactive approaches to keep our community healthy and safe.
 
We have spent much time in prayer and believe that the safest course of action is to cancel public attendance our campus beginning this Sunday, March 22.
 
We may not be gathering corporately in the building for a little while, but we will continue to BE THE CHURCH. Even though the building is closed, the church is always open. We will continue to REACH, INSPIRE and DEVELOP others to TRANSFORM the world.
 
We are launching a new online campus this Sunday that will enable everyone to access the worship services LIVE at 8:30am and 11:00am with interactive worship elements and a message from Pastor Kevin Harris. The new site is worshipathome.online.


Here's how you can access our livestream during any of our special weekend service times:

SATURDAY  7pm - SUNDAY  8:30am, 11am, 7pm

WEBSITE            
From any browser, smartphone, or other device go to worshipathome.online.
 
COOPER CITY CHURCH OF GOD APP
Download our church app at subsplash.com/cccofgod/app. Open the app and click on the “LIVE” button at the bottom of the screen.
 
FACEBOOK
Join us on Facebook on any smartphone, computer or mobile device at facebook.com/cccofgod.

YOUTUBE
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
 
You can also watch our sermon archives at cccofgod.org/media.
 
Please pray for those affected by this virus. Prayer is powerful, and God is our perfect source of comfort and care. Join us in praying for the people and regions affected and for the protection of our nation, community, and church.
 
While we refuse to operate in fear, we must also use wisdom and act responsibly. At this time, our responsibility is to love our neighbors by protecting and encouraging them the best that we can.
 
We are in this together with a God who loves us, is able, and is faithful.

The building will be temporarily closed.
But the Church will continue to remain Wide Open.


We are committed to keeping you informed of plans going forward. Again, let’s continue to stay connected.
Visit cccofgod.org/connect to find instruction of all the ways you can do so.

Additional resources:

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines For America
White House Article
 
Broward County COVID-19 Information and Updates -
Broward County Article
 
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Handwashing Article
 
Printable Hand Washing Guide
Printable File

Our sincerest prayers for health and safety are with you all.

I look forward to worshipping with you again soon,

Kevin V. Harris
Lead Pastor, Cooper City Church of God
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Cooper City Church of God Family,

We want to care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our community. To that end, we are asking you, our congregants, to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe, especially in light of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening.

During this time, here’s how we are committed to keeping our campus clean: 
1. We will sanitize highly touched surfaces before and after every service such as doors, handles, tables, water fountains, check-in stations, and sinks.
2. Our staff and volunteer teams will wash their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick. In addition, our Connections Cafe Ministry Heroes will wear gloves when they serve.
3. We will provide additional hand sanitizer stations around campus for everyone to use.
4. Offering buckets will be sanitized before each worship experience. Remember, you can also give online.

During this time, we are taking the guidance from the CDC and asking you to help stop the spread of the virus in the following ways:
1. Stay at home when you or a family member are sick.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
3. Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your arm.
4. Get in the habit of NOT touching your face so often.
5. Forgo shaking hands at church for a wave, elbow bump, a friendly smile or a simple head nod.
6. While asymptomatic travelers from China are not mandated to observe a 14-day quarantine, we urge you to consider refraining from attending church events, classes and services until the 14-day time frame has been observed. We also ask that anyone returning from a high-alert area (currently South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan) consider doing the same.

STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR CHURCH
  • Go to your mobile APP store and search for Cooper City Church of God. Download the church app, go to your settings and enable push notifications. (Available on Apple, Android, Amazon) or go to subsplash.com/cccofgod/app 
  • Text “connect” to 954-951-4747 to receive text message notifications 
  • Follow us on all social media platforms:
  • Subscribe to our digital newsletter: cccofgod.org/subscribe  Stream worship experiences LIVE at cccofgod.org/live, church app or on Facebook.  View teachings online at cccofgod.org/media and church app.Give securely online at cccofgod.org/give or on the Cooper City Church of God app. You can automate your recurring giving or make a one-time donation. Thanks to the generosity of our tithers and givers, we are able to continue to advance the Gospel in our city and world.

Call the church office at 954-680-9191 for assistance with any of the above methods. (After hours 954-283-5689) 

Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.
 
In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.

In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

2 Timothy 1:7 (New King James Version)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Joshua 1:9 (New International Version)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 46:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change.

Luke 12:25-26 (Contemporary English Version)
Can worry make you live longer? If you don’t have power over small things, why worry about everything else?

Jeremiah 29:11 (New King James Version)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

John 14:27 (English Standard Version)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 16:33 (New American Standard Bible)
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:38-39 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.

Isaiah 41:10 (New Revised Standard Version)
Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Psalm 18:2 (New Living Translation)
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

Psalm 91 (New Living Translation)
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
    nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
    though ten thousand are dying around you,
    these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
    if you make the Most High your shelter,
   no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”

Philippians 4:8-9 (The Message)
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.