ONE OAK CHURCH UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will now be gathering together in Virtual Connect Groups. Visit our Connect Group info page HERE for how to stay connected during this time!
Below is a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes
CDC on COVID-19: The US Center for Disease Control's up-to-date resources on coronavirus.
CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: The CDC has also created resources specifically for faith-based organizations to respond to the influenza pandemic, which are applicable in this situation. As a church, we're implementing this guidance.
Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus Coverage: The American Psychological Association created this resource to help manage anxiety around coverage COVID-19.
Addressing Mental Health Issues: This resource from the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network provides guidelines for addressing mental health issues that may arise, and offers advice for messaging, including among children, older adults, people with disabilities and those in quarantine.
U-Haul Storage for College Students: U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul owned and operated facilities to help college students who must suddenly move out of their dorms. See article for details.
Unemployment Compensation: Gov. Whitmer signed an order allowing employees to obtain state benefits if they need to care for a family member or aren't allowed to work due to COVID-19. Click the link for more details.
During the Coronavirus crisis, students will no longer have access to school meals for the next several weeks. To alleviate hunger, emergency food resources by local businesses and school districts are stepping in to ensure families and individuals are fed.
Here is a running list of resources offering free food in Metro Detroit.
During the Coronavirus crisis, Door Dash is partnering with local restaurants to offer free delivery meals on meals of $15 or more. Follow the link for more information.
If at any point over the next few weeks you are in need of assistance pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), One Oak Church is here to help! Whether it is going to the store on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connection in prayer, we want to know!
Please fill out THIS FORM to provide us with information on how we can help you. Your request will be reviewed immediately and we will contact you with more information.
Need prayer? We would love to pray with you! Please fill out
THIS FORM and let us know how we can be praying for you during this time.
here's what you can do to help
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and the public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Be a reflection of Jesus. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and grace. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides assurance against worry and fear.
Practice wisdom and listen to recommendations. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face including your mouth, nose and eyes. Avoid contact with the sick. Practice safe social distancing and stay home from public functions if you're feeling ill.
a letter from our pastors
One Oak Friends and Families,
Due to the current COVID-19 safety regulations, One Oak will begin streaming online ONLY services. We encourage you to have watch parties via Facebook, gather in homes of friends and families and GO TO CHURCH in your home. We will keep you posted in the weeks to come.
Please stay tuned for updates on Social Media, and via your email, as we all journey through our next courses of action together. No matter what, we will be streaming worship and a sermon as per usual during our normal Sunday Service times. You will be able to see these services via Facebook or our Youtube Channel at 9:30am and 11:00am.
Whatever the case may be for this weekend and the weekends to come, be assured that we are taking every necessary step to prioritize the health and safety of you and your family.
One last reminder, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. While we don’t dismiss the seriousness of health risks, let’s choose to walk in the strength and peace of God during this time. Don’t let a physical health threat become a mental health catastrophe. Anxiety doesn’t remove tomorrows suffering it only removes today strength.
We will see you soon.
Pastors Robby & Danielle Emery