REMOTE WORSHIP SERVICE AND ONLINE GIVING
March 17, 2020
In light of the current situation, we at Global Harvest Fellowship are preparing for the possibility of temporarily having remote worship services. In this eventuality, we hope that you would still
join us as we live stream our Sunday Worship Service via Facebook Live on our Facebook page:
We are also set-up for online giving, here are some options:
Through GHF Website.
Through your bank’s Online BILLPAY.
Through your PAYPAL account.
At this time, we have no knowledge of anyone associated with Global Harvest Fellowship
being diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. The above measures are planned, and are to take place, out of an abundance of caution and in line with government guidelines. This is for the protection of our congregants/attendees, staff, volunteers, and community - your safety is important to us.
Please keep in prayer for a cure, for everyone's safety, for those in the front-line, the medical professionals, our government, our country, the world. May the world turn to the Lord, who is mighty to save, in this time of crisis.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
- Zepheniah 3:17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a great source of information on the COVID-19 (corona virus) pandemic.
Please visit their website, or click on the below links, for more information and guidance:
GHF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PRECAUTIONS
March 11, 2020
Hello Friends and Family of Global Harvest Fellowship!
As you have heard, there have been a confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the
New York/New Jersey area. This has been a worldwide concern, and the recent confirmations so
close to home has left many of us feeling uneasy and concerned.
We will remain open for regularly scheduled services and church events.
We are taking extra health and sanitary precautions as recommended by the CDC,
NJ Department of Health and medical professionals.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the risk of contracting the disease is low,
but rest assured, our congregation is our top priority and we at Global Harvest Fellowship
are taking precautionary measures to keep you and your family safe.
We have expanded our regular cleaning protocol to include regularly disinfecting all high touch areas such as desks, doorknobs and light switches, as well all toys in the Nursery.
We have ordered hand-sanitizing dispensers that will be mounted/placed throughout the church - sanctuary, classrooms, and fellowship hall. As always, there is soap in the restrooms for you to wash your hands, and we encourage you do so often.
We are temporarily suspending our lunch fellowship for safety reasons. We will re-instate our lunch fellowship once conditions are better.
During service, we would like to modify our "meet and greet" habits. As much as possible, avoid physical contact. We recommend air hugs, air high fives, and our modified COVID-19 greeting (elbow-to-elbow, foot-to-foot), as demonstrated by our Worship Team.
We will be using pre-sealed, self-contained communion cups and wafers during Lord's Supper.
We are instructing all staff and volunteers to wash their hands frequently while serving, or to stay home if they are sick.
We would also like to ask for your support during these times. We are reaching out to share with you some recommendations from state and local government agencies ... here is what you can do:
If you, or a member of your family, is feeling sick, please stay home. Should you develop flu-like symptoms, such as cough, difficulty breathing and fever, please contact your healthcare provider IMMEDIATELY. It is important to note that these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
You can still worship with us via Live Stream on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/globalharvestnj/) during worship hours, Sundays 10:30AM-12:00PM.
Wash your hands frequently. The CDC and WHO both agree that the best thing you can do to protect yourselves from getting sick is to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds many times each day - after you use the restroom, before and after you eat/prepare food, etc. Or with an appropriate alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your face in general, but especially with dirty hands. Most everything we touch throughout the day is covered in germs, and if you touch your mucous membranes (lips, nose, eyes) you can spread viruses and bacteria into your own body.Wipe handrails and hard surfaces with disinfecting wipes, and spray interiors with disinfecting spray.
Healthcare officials state that you don't need a mask unless (1) you are caring for someone that is ill, or (2) you are ill and you need to avoid spreading germs.
Get information from reliable sources only- follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for general information, symptoms, prevention, testing and more.
Hand-washing is the most effective way to stop germs from spreading, but practicing good personal hygiene practices - including covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throwing the tissue in the trash), will greatly help the stop of spreading as well.
Friends, we realize that this is a growing concern that is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities, yet we know that our God is a God of healing:
"Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it;
I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security."
- Jeremiah 33:6
In addition to all the precautions we are taking, let us take extra time to pray - pray for each other's safety, for those affected by the virus, as well as those in the medical field working to contain and find a cure for this outbreak. Let us strengthen our faith and hold to the promise of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
- John 14:27
In His Service,
Pastor Ulysses Marino, Senior Pastor
Bro. Luke Anderson
Board of Deacons:
Jonathan de Jesus, Victor del Rosario, Al Del Valle Jr.,
RJ Enriquez, Melvin O. Gatdula, Stephen A. Mack, Ken Sanvictores