Valley Forge Church Family,
Over the past several weeks, we along with other churches in our area have been re-opening in phases as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of Tennessee by offering in-person or onsite worship services. Here at Valley Forge, we have tried to do our very best to follow all re-opening recommendations and guidelines in order to provide as safe an environment as possible for those of you who chose to return in person.
Over the past several days, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Carter County. Today, we were notified of one person in our congregation who tested positive for the virus this morning. These two factors have resulted in the following:
If you have symptoms or concerns: Since transmission of this virus is very difficult to trace and the safety of our congregation is a primary concern, we recommend getting tested for COVID-19 at the Carter County Health Department. The address is 403 West G Street in Elizabethton. To setup an appointment, call (423) 543-2521. The test, which usually takes only a few minutes, is drive-through and you can stay in your car.
For symptoms go to https://www.cdc.gov/
We want to be here to support and pray for you during these uncertain times and will continue to monitor the situation closely.
As of today, we are temporarily discontinuing onsite or in-person worship services and returning to online only. We encourage all of you to join us and be involved in the online services Sunday (10:45am and 6:00pm) and Wednesday (7:00pm) for the time being.
All classes, events, and activities are also temporarily postponed. This includes the Dedication of “The Forge” Multi-purpose building which was originally scheduled for this Sunday.
We encourage our class teachers and small group leaders to stay connected with their groups via Zoom, RightNow media, or other online methods.
Our giving / tithing, bulletins, and other correspondence will be online via www.valleyforgechurch.com, our app, and Facebook.
Thank you for your patience and prayer ... Philippians 4:4-8