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COVID-19 Update | March 17, 2020

HEY BROOKSIDE,

Sunday services will not be held on campus until further notice. Brookside will meet online only. All on campus classes, groups, and gatherings are cancelled through April 13. Click to view a special message from Pastor Eric Dubach.

During this time, it is important to stay connected with the church and with each other. Be part of the Brookside response to the COVID-19 threat, including video and prayer prompts, parent resources, links to give, and more!
We invite you to join us for our online services on our website.
 
Join us online at 9:00am on Sunday March 22. Our online service will feature Eric Dubach as host, and will include a live chat, questions, notes, music, video teaching and more.

How We Respond to COVID-19/Coronavirus
In light of the rapidly developing situation around COVID-19, we realize that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty as we navigate the constantly changing stream of news and updates. This is a complicated time for our world and our communities.  However, in all this we want to remain firmly grounded in the Truth and fix our attention on Jesus. We do not make decisions out of fear but instead follow His example to love our neighbors and to care for those around us who may be more vulnerable.

We adhere to the CDC and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on social distancing recommendations to consider a number of proactive measures. We want to be wise, caring, responsible, and compassionate during this uncertain time.

At this point in time, we are taking the following steps:

- All on-site gatherings within the Brookside facility are suspended until April 13.  
Youth midweek programming, Community Life Groups, local community events (such as basketball, volleyball, yoga, scouts), and any additional special events and ministries are cancelled until April 13. For more specific information reference brookside.org, our Brookside App, or phone the office at 260-485-9665.

- All off-site Community Life Group gatherings desiring to continue to meet are encouraged to adhere to the most current recommendations of the CDC and ISDH, and participate at their own risk and discretion until April 13.  For more information, please contact your Community Life Group leader(s).

- All of our Children’s and Youth teaching for this Sunday, as well as midweek youth, will also be available on our website. You can access the lesson plans, activity pages, and additional materials on The Parent Blog.

You can continue to support and fuel our ministry by mailing your contribution or giving online via  brookside.org/give, the Brookside App, setting up direct withdrawal.  Thank you for your generosity and continued support.

While we are making these changes and taking precautionary measures, we are not suspending or cancelling our mission or compromising our purpose and vision.

This is an opportunity for our mission to take a different form. We will use digital tools and media to engage online in community building, supporting not only our church family but connecting with others who are isolated and are not able to engage in community and fellowship.

We want to be a church that is always moving forward and reaching people in every context. We know that God will use what we have to continue building his kingdom as we seek to introduce spiritually curious people to the Jesus-centred life.

We encourage you to take some time to understand proper prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus by reading through the CDC recommendations here.
Here are some of the basic measures listed on the CDC website:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • 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.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

We will provide necessary updates to you via email and post them here. I ask that you be prayerful for our world and community, specifically for those who are directly impacted by this virus.

Pastor Eric


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