March 29, 2020 - We will not be worshipping at the Chapel this coming Sunday, but will still worship through our RightNow Media site. Please join us there, or watch the videos that will be embedded below on Sunday.
March 31, 2020 - AWANA is canceled.
March 31, 2020 - AWANA is canceled.
Sunday March 22, 2020 worship service videos
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Though we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7), we are also commanded to be wise (Proverbs 4:5).
The elders of Denali Bible Chapel have been praying and seeking God’s wisdom in this current pandemic. While we realize that there are those in our congregation who believe that it would be foolish to keep meeting in larger groups because of the spread of the virus, and others who believe that closing the Chapel is succumbing to fear, it is important to strike a balance. Our prayer is that Satan will not use this “crisis” to sow a seed of discord and disunity within our congregation. He would like nothing better than to keep us from God’s goals for the Chapel. We have spent countless hours diligently reading articles, seeking medical and health professional advice and believe that the procedures we are recommending will help address the health and safety concerns surrounding the emergence of the coronavirus. These steps are based on CDC guidance that will help to protect our congregation family. As followers of Jesus Christ, we should not panic, but we should pray and take appropriate precautions to protect others as well as ourselves.
Actions of the Chapel
- Proper cleaning and sanitizing of all hard surfaces throughout the Chapel twice a week.
- Disinfecting all children's toys and supplies once a week.
- We will turn off water fountain. Please bring water bottles that are labeled or have names on them for yourself or your children.
- Communion will be served (temporarily) in individual packaging. Beginning on March 22.
- Coffee service may be suspended.
- Youth for the Lord and AWANA will be monitored to see if they should be canceled.
Personal Action within the Chapel
- Limit handshaking and hugging. Instead, greet others with a smile, elbow bump, or fist bump.
- Frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and hot, not scalding water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face and mouth.
- If you are ill for any reason, please stay home so that your body can heal. Follow good coughing and sneezing etiquette. Sneezing can travel 10 feet before dropping. (Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or into a tissue).
- If you are in the medium or high risk groups (see: https://bit.ly/38R6lFe), we recommend worshiping from home.
- Avoid contact with others if you are sick (symptoms include fever, coughing, sneezing, anything flu-like).
- Please keep the Chapel updated on any health-related illnesses you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org). We stand ready to pray and support you while you recover.
- Teach these health and safety precautions to your children.
- While the CDC recommends that if you have traveled recently to a hotspot area or have traveled and are in the medium to high risk groups that you wait 14 days until returning to regular activities, we recommend for all that have traveled to wait 14 days to return to DBC in order to protect the high risk in our Chapel community.
If Further Containment is Required
- Moderate: We will still have service for those that are asymptomatic.
- Extreme: We will close the Chapel building and go to live streaming or video messages, if possible. This would most likely be done through the Chapel website.
Stay Connected While Absent from the Chapel
- We will keep the Chapel website up-to-date: denalibiblechapel.org
- Sermons are available online: https://www.denalibiblechapel.org/sermons.html
- Tithes and offerings can be made online https://www.denalibiblechapel.org/giving.html or you can mail in your faithful support.
- Email prayer requests, praises, and questions to: email@example.com, or any elders.