Follow the recommendations of the medical community – wash your hands often with soap and water for as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song two times, cover your face when coughing or sneezing, disinfect belongings when you must leave your home e.g. diaper bags, blankets, etc.
Pray. It’s not a cliché. It’s a clarion call to do what we do as people of faith. For thousands of years, the local church has been the bedrock of support for communities grappling with fear about public disease. That starts with prayer: for the cessation of the spread of the virus; individuals and caregivers directly impacted by the illness: and all of us as we remember that God is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46).
Act. We embrace service and preparation alongside our prayer. As always, BUMC will seek out ways to help those in need, from making our own worship environments safe to funding medical solutions to caring for those in need. It’s who we are as the people of BUMC.