Coronavirus Updates

(For the latest updates continue to check this page)

Update: April 22, 2020, 10:00 AM 

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Church on the Ridge is committed to being the hands and feet of Christ. On this page, you will find available resources if you need assistance or want to help.

I was sick and you looked after me.
-Matthew 25:36

How You Can Help
  • Backpack Program: The backpack program has increased from 175 packs per week to over 500! They need food donations and monetary donations. You can drop off food donations in the lobby of Church on the Ridge, or you can give financial support here.
  • Senior Center: There are hundreds of elderly in our community that are isolated and lonely during this time. You can help encourage and brighten their day by making cards for them. This is a great activity to do as a family. You make birthday cards, cards of hope and encouragement, and even have the kiddos include hand-made pictures. You can drop these off in the lobby of Church on the Ridge.
  • Volunteer: If you are looking to help out your neighbors during this crisis, sign up here. This is a valley-wide sign up that is matching volunteers with agencies and people in need. There are even volunteer opportunities that you can do from your own home.
  • Love Snoqualmie Valley: How we love others through this season will point people toward hope. To maximize our impact, Love Snoqualmie Valley is featuring a critical community need each week. Check the website each week to see where the most vital need is.

 

Do you need help?
Love Snoqualmie Valley: If you require help, you can also visit the Love Snoqualmie Valley website and click the ‘get help’ link.

 

Resources 

If you or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 virus, we want to minister to you. Please let us know through our dedicated coronavirus prayer request page.
 
Please stay posted or visit churchontheridge.org/coronavirus for the latest update. 

More information and resources:

 

Update: March 12, 2020, 6:35 PM 

After prayerful consideration, the leadership of Church on the Ridge has decided to postpone our live, in-person public gatherings this weekend and instead invite you to attend our online live experience.

We love seeing you all in person each weekend, but we want to make sure that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. That being said, we are going to give you the best online church experience we can, and we are excited to connect with you in this new way. 

Each gathering will be hosted at it’s normal time and tailored to give you the best experience from your couch. You can even use your app to fill out notes and save them (watch this tutorial), just like you would during a gathering. To tune in at your normal gathering time, head on over to our website churchontheridge.org and follow the links to our live online experience. (Please note that you will need to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. This platform is not compatible with my favorite browsers, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.) 

We also know that while schools are closed for the next six weeks you are going to have your kids at home. And you’ll need some activities to keep them entertained, but also for them to continue learning about God. That’s why each week you can open up your COTR Mobile App and head on over to the student ministries tab. Under your child’s grade level there are activities and lessons you can watch, read, and do together, each lasting around fifteen minutes. 

We are so thankful to live in a time that allows us to be the church, even when we can’t meet together in a physical space. We look forward to seeing you tune in with your family online this weekend. 

In Him,
Charlie

If you or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 virus, we want to minister to you. Please let us know through our dedicated coronavirus prayer request page.
 
Please stay posted or visit churchontheridge.org/coronavirus for the latest update. 

More information and resources:

 

Update: March 11, 2020, 8:45 PM 

Church on the Ridge, we want to start this off by saying that we are so grateful to be a part of your life. You are God’s child, and He has attached His destiny to you. We do not want disease or fear to keep you from fulfilling that calling. You and I can serve the safety of our church family and the broader community by being His Samaritan to those who are fearful around us.
 
Please meditate on God’s promises. I love this verse: “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31). Let’s walk through this season together and show the world what it looks like to soar in the midst of life.
 
God is in control, and we will continue to share the love of Jesus with everyone we encounter. There has NEVER been a storm that has not eventually passed.
 
Currently, the leadership of Church on the Ridge is prayerfully discussing how to move forward during this time, before the situation calms. AND it will calm. We want to assure you that we have been and will continue to follow all the community health requirements from our governor and local officials.
 
If you or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 virus, we want to minister to you. Please let us know through our dedicated coronavirus prayer request page.
 
Please stay posted or visit this page for the latest updates. 

In Him,
Charlie
 
More information and resources:

Update: March 11, 2020, 2:30 PM 

This morning we watched the Governor’s press conference and are currently making decisions on what will be best for our church. We will make an announcement about Church on the Ridge’s response plan and services soon. Please check this page for all future updates.

 

Update: March 11, 2020, 9:15 AM 

It was great to see so many of you, in-person or online, at our weekend gatherings. Even community groups continued to meet—in creative ways, no less.

As I talked about this weekend, Jesus taught us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Let’s neither be fearful nor foolish; wash your hands, use reasonable precaution, and remember that Jesus is our protector.

We are continuing to stay in touch with our community and are following CDC guidelines for Community and Faith-Based Organizations. Stay up-to-date on the latest at Church on the Ridge as it relates to the coronavirus situation by visiting this page.

If there are any changes to our gathering times, we will let you know.

Remember to do you part to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (Sing a worship song!)
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when sick and watch the video live stream of the 9:30 gathering.

 
Let’s take hold of the promises of God and the affirmations of those who trusted in God before us.
 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 
Psalm 91:1-3 NIV
 
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,…
Psalm 46:2 NIV
 
In Him,
Charlie
 
More information and resources:

Update: March 6, 2020, 7:30 PM 

As we continue to stay in touch with what’s going on with the coronavirus, here are some things we want you to know.

 
Our regularly scheduled gatherings are still on. This weekend, I’ll be addressing the current coronavirus with some scriptures that remind us Jesus is in control.

Know that we are taking extra measures at this time to minimize risk.

  • Toys that are not easily sanitized, such as stuffed animals, textiles, etc. have been removed from children’s areas.
  • We have lots of hand sanitizer.
  • We’ll do a no-handshake connection break.
  • We will be providing a video live stream for those not attending in person.

If you’re sick, stay home and rest up. Make sure you are practicing good hygiene by washing your hands and coughing into a tissue or your elbow.

As you have probably seen in releases from King County, “the vast majority of the [coronavirus] illnesses around the world are mild, with fever and cough. A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and involve pneumonia, particularly in older adults and people with underlying medical conditions.”

According to King County Public health, people who are at risk are

  • Over 60 years of age
  • Dealing with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • Living with weakened immune systems
  • Pregnant

If you are at higher risk, then we ask you to be safe and choose what’s best for you and your family. If you choose to stay home we hope you will tune in to our video live stream at 9:30 AM this Sunday.

More information and resources:
•    King County Public Health
•    Snoqualmie Valley School District
•    Washington State Department of Health

Jesus is Lord, and we will celebrate that fact this weekend.
 
In Him,
Charlie 

Update: March 5, 2020, 10:00 AM 

Hey there, we know that there continues to be a ton of information circling about the coronavirus. As companies begin to close their campuses for the time being, we wanted to give you our plan of action.

  • First, we want to emphasize that we know Jesus is our ultimate protector.
  • We are taking reasonable precautions as a church.
  • We will be following Snoqualmie Valley School District’s (SVSD’s) recommendations in the event of closure.
  • We are sanitizing our facilities.
  • In Student Ministries areas, we are wiping down and sanitizing toys and surfaces in-between each gathering. Students and adults are using hand sanitizer before and after coming into the classroom.
  • The Great Youth Challenge will still be going on tonight.
  • We have hand sanitizer at the entrances.
  • We understand that you want to keep your family safe and healthy. If you are still uncomfortable attending church in person, we hope you’ll tune in to our video livestream feed at 9:30 AM this Sunday (here is last weekend’s for reference https://youtu.be/LW1QKKXGZtc).
  • If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email megan@churchontheridge.org.

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