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We continue to monitor the latest updates and information about the COVID-19 pandemic. While we would always prefer to physically come together as the body of Christ on a regular basis, we also want to be wise and take the necessary measures to ensure we safeguard the health and well-being of our families and the community.
On Tuesday, Florida Gov. DeSantis issued a health advisory asking those 65 or older and those with underlying health conditions to remain at home for the next two weeks. He is also asking that all social gatherings be limited to ten people for that period. While this health advisory does not directly address churches, we take this seriously. At Highpoint...
Your personal health and well-being are of paramount importance to us.
We are very aware that the recent reported cases of COVID-19 in our surrounding counties has significantly increased anxiety over this crisis.
We want to be good stewards of our communities and our church for the long run.
Weekend Services Update
In light of this health advisory, this coming Sunday, March 29th we have made the very difficult decision to offer ONLINE SERVICES ONLY. We will stream live services at 9AM and 11AM from the Port Saint Lucie campus to the Highpoint Facebook page. Both campuses will be closed this Sunday, except for the essential team members who are voluntarily helping us execute the live stream at the PSL Campus. This will keep our numbers very low and allow us to meet the health protocols.
I am personally very discouraged that we must take these measures. However, we do believe this is the most responsible action we can take this weekend to help ensure the health and well-being of our entire congregation and the communities we minister in.
On a positive note, we are excited to announce that starting this weekend we will also be streaming online content for children to our Facebook page. Shortly after the 9AM and 11AM service stream ends you will be able to access the children’s ministry programming. So, make sure to keep the kids close by to watch their own service online.
Next week, we’ll evaluate the impact of this approach on our church, the online engagement and participation we experience, and the latest news and updates on COVID-19 before making a decision for the following Palm Sunday.
Thank you for your understanding and support through this!
If you are willing to help others in our community by running errands, providing supplies, making phone calls, or praying with someone, contact the church office to get started today.