Dear First Open Bible Family,
At First Open Bible, we want to care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our community. We are asking you to take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and others safe, especially in light of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please be mindful of the guidance from the Iowa Department of Health and the CDC including:
- Stay home when you are sick, services can be found on our website @ firstopenbible.com
- 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.
- 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. While you are out you can access the sermons each week at firstopenbible.com.
- The CDC recommends anyone over the age of 60 to refrain from attending mass gatherings. Please be mindful of this recommendation and use your own discretion.
During this time, we are committed to keeping our campus clean and will sanitize highly touched surfaces after every service. If you would like to volunteer with your time or supplies, please contact the office. Wash your hands frequently. There are additional areas in the building with hand sanitizer.
The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain sure of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening. We serve the Prince of Peace. Please join us in praying for all those affected by this illness. Pray also for the church in this situation as it could have a significant financial impact. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
We will continue to keep you informed as often and as soon as possible as new developments arise. Notifications will be communicated via email, website, social media and Faithline call system.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Pastor Harris Holsapple IV