Coronavirus Update – June 27, 2020 

We wanted to provide an update on our plans for church services considering the latest statistics and recommendations.  There are growing concerns regarding the growth in the number of positive cases for COVID-19, but we are even more concerned with the number of hospitalizations, even though the death rate has declined significantly.  
 
The Haven Church leadership team has taken every precaution to allow us to open for in-building services safely, including provisions for distancing, masks, hand sanitizers, and self-cleaning nanoSeptic protection for door surfaces.   In spite of our efforts to provide for a safe in-building experience, we remain very concerned with the risks – even if small – associated with continuing to hold inside services.  We have also heard your concerns with the enclosed nature of in-building services.  You are our family, and we would not want to put you in a position where you are torn between wanting to attend church for the fellowship, yet remain fearful that you might put your family, or any other members at risk.  
 
For these reasons, we have decided to suspend in-building services after June 28th, and resume our outside Sunday morning service on the lawn beginning July 5.  Due to the hotter weather we will move our worship service to 9:00 am to take advantage of the cooler morning air.    Please bring a lawn chair if you can, and we’ll continue to maintain distance, avoiding handshakes and hugs.   Certainly, if you are sick in any way we would insist that you please stay home and watch the Facebook Live stream.    If weather is not cooperative, we will hold services by online streaming only via Facebook Live.  
 
Our church-wide Sunday School class will continue on the Zoom Meetings platform, but will move to the 11:00 am hour.   The hour between 10:00 and 11:00 should allow everyone to get home in time for Sunday School.  The ladies’ WinGS Bible Study will also continue Tuesday evenings on the Zoom Meetings platform.   Details and links to all services are below:   
 
Day/Time Service Leader Platform Link
Sunday 9:00 am Morning Worship Service Pastors Cliff Donoho & Kevin Banberger Facebook http://facebook.com/havenfwbchurch
Sunday 11:00 am Sunday School Varies (Everyone is Invited) Zoom https://zoom.us/j/619319637   Passcode:  5408
Sunday 6:30 pm Evening Worship Service Pastor Cliff Donoho Facebook http://facebook.com/havenfwbchurch
Tuesday 7:00 pm WinGS Ladies’ Bible Study Danielle Norfleet (All Ladies are Invited) Zoom https://zoom.us/j/563319512    Passcode:  5408
Wednesday 7:30 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting Pastor Cliff Donoho Facebook http://facebook.com/havenfwbchurch
Contact Pastor Donoho if you need help connecting to our online services.   
 
To facilitate our ability to continue tithing, we offer Realm secure online giving at https://onrealm.org/havenfwbchurch/.     You can also scan the QR code below with your mobile device camera to reach our giving site. 
 
We have had several inquiries into church giving.  We are asking everyone not to put tithe and offering checks in the mail.  Since we’re not at the church every day there is a risk that your gifts could be stolen from the mailbox.  We highly recommend our Realm secure on-line giving platform at http://onrealm.org/havenfwbchurch/ to continue your giving to Haven Church.  If you’re new to Realm, you can click Register Now and our Treasurer, David will get you set up quickly.   
 
We continue to encourage all of our members and friends to take caution, use common sense, and take appropriate measures to help curtail the spread of the virus.  In the meantime, let us continue to trust our Savior, Jesus Christ all the more during this time of uncertainty.