Liberty Church Du Quoin is taking several steps to ensure your physical safety and spiritual comfort during these uncertain times. We hope to continue fostering an environment that welcomes people of all backgrounds in safe and meaningful ways.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have recently come into close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact us.
Almost all of our activities are broadcast online and in-person events adhere to the recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
In-person meetings have moved into our Fellowship Hall at 25% capacity. This allows us to space our rows 6 feet apart and have good air ventilation. Congregants will have their temperature checked in the foyer upon entry and will be sat together with two to three seats between each household. We strongly encourage people to wear masks and social distance when appropriate.
While we understand the importance of physical expressions of support and care, we’re asking all congregants and ministry staff not to shake hands or hug and to use one of the four offering stations for your contributions.
During communion, our servers will utilize gloves and masks to distribute safely prepared bread and juice.
Make a Difference
In these rapidly changing times, we must continue to remember the ways God shows us his love every day. Many people in our community are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you can serve, please contact us and we’ll connect you to meaningful ways that you can help our church family and Du Quoin. If you or someone you know needs help, please let us know how we can come alongside you in ministry and prayer.
Here are some simple yet powerful ways to spread God’s love:
- Connect: Ask people how they are doing, see if you can help (even if it’s just a little thing), and pray for and with them. Our digital world provides access to a host of tools for you to use to create fellowship during these tough times, including FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, and Zoom.
- Donate: If your family member or friend is running low on essential supplies and can’t or shouldn’t leave their home, offer to do a grocery run of pay for products to be delivered to their doorstep. Please also prayerfully consider donating to our ministry as we strive to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our community.
- Pray: Use this time to pray for and connect with your loved ones near and far, especially those who are close to you but far from God. Take time to share your faith and talk about how you have seen Him work during this time.
Stay Healthy and Informed
In a public health crisis, it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful information.
- Illinois Department of Public Health: The Illinois Department of Public Health is the state entity responsible for the health and wellbeing of all the residents in our state.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus).
- World Health Organization (WHO): WHO is the United Nations’ agency for global public health.
A Closing Thought
None of us could have anticipated, many may still not fully appreciate, the depth of change we are living through. Our pastors and ministry leaders are working as hard as they can to maintain the thriving and welcoming community you’ve come to love. We ask for your patience, support, and prayer as we continue to navigate these difficult times.