The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has swept our communities, nation, and the world, leaving many ill and with a significant loss of human life. This epidemic has caused great fear, uncertainty, and anxiety in homes, work places, schools, groups, and various institutions. It has affected the manner in which we live, causing us to experience isolation, social distancing, and facial covering. Although the coronavirus is no respecter of age, race or gender, it’s apparently prone to affect persons who are elderly and those who have pre-existing conditions.

As a church family at All Saints’, and a part of the Diocese of Southeast Florida, we care, not only for the spiritual but the physical well-being of all persons. We have a responsibility to care for members and neighbors alike. Our church campus is closed and congregants are asked to take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and others safe and healthy in light of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

This web page contains valuable resource information about the virus and how to try to prevent ourselves from contracting it. It also features our Rector’s communiques to the congregation regarding the closure and eventual reopening of our church campus, and other pertinent information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus. 

We invite you to be constant in prayer, both privately and with your families, at a difficult time in our lives. Remember that God is still present in the midst of all that is happening and is very much in control. Please pray for those who are ill, those who have died, and for those who mourn. And do pray for an end to this virus.

Do stay safe and healthy.

Email Updates during COVID-19 pandemic

March 13:         Rector’s Letter concerning Bishop’s closure of all Diocesan Churches and Institutions due to COVID-19 Virus

March 21:         Rector addresses COVID-19 circumstances, Isolation, Bishop’s second Pastoral Letter and Personal Thoughts

March 27:         Rector’s uses John 11:1-45 in reference to the changes being experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22:            Rector addresses Reopening of Church Campus possibilities including naming of Re-Entry Planning Task Force

May 29:            Rector broadly outlines Task Force’s mandate including decision to conduct a Congregation Re-Entry survey 

June 3:             Rector’s Announcement to Congregation concerning Re-Entry Survey 

June 5:             Re-Entry Planning Task Force sends Survey to the congregation and friends of All Saints’

                         The Church Campus Reopening Survey

                         Rector outlines action items on which Re-Entry Planning Task Force is engaged.

June 13:           Rector briefly outlines success of survey and answers questions and comments originated in survey.

June 19:           Congregational Re-Entry Survey Results

Stay Safe and Healthy

There are actions that can assist in the prevention of the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses. The following are some steps that can be taken to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay at home when you are ill, unless seeking medical care.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet and manage your stress to avoid lowering of immune system.

Resources

Center for Disease Control         

How to Protect Yourselves & Others 

Symptoms of the virus 

What to do if you are sick  

Stop the spread of rumors   

Share Facts about COVID-19  

Frequently Asked Questions  

Florida Department of Health 

Florida Health COVID-19 Resource Kit  

Diocese of Southeast Florida

On Being Faithful Executive Summary

On Being Faithful PowerPoint