“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”
[1 John 1:5]
What a joy it is when the people of God gather to worship, pray, and go into the world to serve the eternal and everlasting God. If you are looking for a home church we welcome you to join us.
We are a dynamic church which strives to blend the best in traditional and contemporary worship.
All Services and Activities are cancelled through April 23rd, as per guidance from Virginia Conference. We hope to resume services and activities on April 26th. This is a fluid situation and we will keep everyone updated.
There has been much hype and fear over the coronavirus. Therefore, I wanted to send you a brief message to give you information on how this virus is spread and what we at Trinity are doing about it.
(COVID-19) is otherwise known as the coronavirus. Based on what is currently known about the virus, it is spread from person-to-person most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. The transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus, in general, occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.
At Trinity, we have informed our cleaning team to be extra vigilant in disinfecting our church, especially in the main places that people are gathering. We are asking that the preschool make sure all surfaces are sanitized, the nursery is bleached and for them to be vigilant in making sure the staff and children wash hands. We are also going to ask all of you to do your part by washing your hands, using sanitizer and keeping our space clean by using soap and water on any surfaces that you use while at the church. Below is a good guideline sent by our Bishop to help us all stay healthy. Safety and preventing the spread of the virus is paramount. With church services and other activities in public settings, we must be especially rigorous and cautious.
We ask that you do the following:
Stay home and worship online. Anyone who is feeling ill, particularly from fever, cough or shortness of breath, should stay home.
Maintain excellent hygiene. This message from our public health authorities cannot be emphasized enough. Please wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. Hand sanitizer will also be in highly visible places at church. Please use as necessary.
Be a loving, non-anxious presence. Encourage those in your church and community to be non-anxious during this time and to use best cleanliness practices. We are people of faith and, as such, should lead from love and not fear. We trust in God and will extend compassion to those suffering.
Pray. Placing our trust in God, let us continue to pray for those suffering from COVID-19 and their families as well as for leaders and professionals in the United States and worldwide working to contain COVID-19 and find a vaccine.
Below you will find some good resources for more information and how to keep your home disease-free.
Love in Christ, Pastor Tricia
•The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating information daily at https://www.cdc.gov/
•CDC information for community facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/…/organizati…/cleaning-disinfection.html
•National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
•“Guidance for Congregations: In Response to severe infectious disease outbreak” – Resource prepared and shared with permission by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) https://pda.pcusa.org/…/pda/…/preparedness_for_pandemics.pdf