In times of crisis, hospitals don’t close, they expand their coverage of care. Here at the Coastline Dream Center, we are taking an identical approach. It is our duty as christians to be the hands and feet of God and to spread love and support in every way that we can.
Our role: During this unprecedented time of the pandemic, our church members have chosen to serve the needs of our community in various ways over the course of the past 10 months.
One of the prominent ways we serve is through a contactless food distribution on our campus each Saturday from 9-noon. Anyone in need of food can simply drive up, pop the trunk and we will place groceries directly in the trunk while you stay in your car. We also offer prayer support, words of encouragement and smiles galore. If you or someone you know is in need of groceries during this time, please visit us on Saturdays.
The media is aflame with daily updates and it’s impossible to read, absorb and respond to every news report or latest rumor. We’re following a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes.
- Remember no matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “He is an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.
- 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 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 of 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.