What is the Health Ministry?
The Health Ministry is a group of health professionals who respond to the health needs of the congregation. “Through God’s love, faith and actions, members of the Health Ministry instill hope to the church and community through education, support, and resources which promote health and well-being.” The Health Ministry primarily assists with health screenings, they disseminate health-related information, and identify local health and community resources for parishioners.
Providence has been closely monitoring the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our number one priority is to ensure that, in the interest of public health, we meet the needs of our congregation while also doing our part to keep you, our staff, our volunteers, and our communities safe. Since we cannot predict the future, we are going day-by-day and remaining as thoughtful and as responsive as possible.
On March 10, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State Of Emergency to respond to the coronavirus in North Carolina. There are several questions and concerns circulating regarding appropriate precautionary measures around the coronavirus and influenza as news of these health threats continue to develop. Below are some of the best practices and basic precautions based on the latest guidance from the CDC. Because this is a fluid situation, it is best to continue to check the latest guidance and information from the CDC.
Below are a few precautionary measures we as a faith community would like to share with you as a courtesy and can be easily implemented into your daily routine:
- Stay home if you are feeling sick.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces used regularly.
- Use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with someone who is sick.
- Do not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Sandra Blackstock
- Laura Artis
- Lawrence Bethea
- Wanda Bethea
- Marilyn Blount
- Arthur Carter
- Fran Cole
- Marietta Douglas
- Clarence Lloyd
- Fostenia Milner
- Lavicia Murray
- Ruth Gilliam Phillips
- Shelia Thompson
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5