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REAL TIME UPDATES (MONDAY march 16 9:oo pm)

We serve an amazing God who loves us, cares for us, guides us, and empowers us.

 



In light of recent recommendations by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and President Trump, and seeking to lead in our community, we have moved to enact Phase 2 and 3 of the Neighborhood Church Coronavirus COVID-19 Response Plan. This plan includes the following:


Effective today March 16, 2020 and for the next eight weeks or until further notice...


  • Cypress Campus Sunday gatherings will be live streaming at 9am and 11am (however can be viewed any time after that Click here), keeping to a 10 person or less production crew. A family discussion page to incorporate children and youth will be available.
  • Khmer/Cambodian Sunday gatherings will be at 11am through Facebook Live. Contact Pastor Nareth May at narethm@gmail.com
  • Los Alamitos Sunday gatherings will be at 9:15am on Facebook Live. Contact Pastor Justin McElderry at justin@thebranchatlosal.net
  • Midweek programing for children and youth will move to a creative online experience. More information will follow.
  • All other events, programs, and meetings will be paused. This includes the Work Day, Loads of Love event, support groups, and Celebrate Recovery, to name a few. 
  • Life Groups (our small group Bible Studies) will transition to a fully online format. Contact Pastor Kerry at kerry@cypresschurch.net. 
  • Church offices at both campuses (Cypress and Los Alamitos) will be closed. Pastors and staff will be working from home or their church office. Facility maintenance will continue and deep cleaning will resume. 
  • Pastor care and contact will continue on an individual basis. And please know if you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed or overly anxious, you can contact us.


Join us online through our Cypress campus livestream on Sunday at 9am and 11am.






Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. 

 

So, let’s focus on God, seeking to know Him more, pray like crazy, keep informed of what is going on, and find ways to help others. You can also keep updated by clicking here.

 

We will get through this together!

CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS

As you may know, the Coronavirus is an emerging situation. The World Health Organization has just classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. Though this is an evolving issue, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has assured the current possibility of contracting the coronavirus is quite low, especially in comparison to normal strands of the flu. The death toll is also very low compared to those associated with diseases and sicknesses that are very common among us.

 

We respect that fears are real and events like these can cause great anxiety. However, we can find hope! God invites us to bring our anxious thoughts to Him:

“…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

 

In addition to letting God guide us into peace, we can further alleviate anxiety by being well-informed by trustworthy sources. Check out World Health Organization live updates here and Orange County government Public Health Care Agency updates here.

 

These precautions and plans are to do our best to restrict the of spread the virus. But, let’s remember that God is fully in control and that we have an opportunity to demonstrate our faith in Him through this season. We would like to urge you to be praying for all the people involved and for our local government and community leaders.

 

HOW TO KEEP SAFE AND KEEP OTHERS SAFE

Although there have been no cases reported at Neighborhood Church, we would like you to know that we are monitoring the progress of this virus and we want to assure you that we are considering and taking precautionary measures to protect and care for our staff, volunteers and all attendees. 

  • Our facilities are carefully cleaned on a regular basis
  • We provide hand sanitizer in our lobby
  • We are encouraging everyone to use hand-free greetings
  • Our Greeters/Lobby Team will be using hand-free greetings


As well, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises us to: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Wash your hands often/regularly with soap & water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if you are sick (cold & flu-like symptoms): 
If you are sick and stay home, we recommend...