Keep up to date.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, this page is a resource for HTC’s most up to date response and policies. We are committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our church family and wider community.

Services and gatherings.

In conjunction with Vestry and Staff Leadership, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all of our in-person gatherings and events and shift to gathering together virtually.

Practically, this will mean we will be holding virtual services through our website. During this time when we are not able to have a church service, maybe instead we can be of service to our neighbors and community.

Anyone can visit our home page (htc.us) to watch our latest services (including special services for our TK Families in elementary and foundation year classes). All are welcome to join the live broadcasts of our services as well, where some of HTC’s prayer team and pastoral staff will be available to pray with you before and during service.

Communication with CDC.

It is important for you to know that  some members of HTC  work at the CDC (Center For Disease Control). We are in communication with them and are monitoring closely their website, as it provides the most up to date insight from medical professionals about how to protect ourselves and respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. To get the most up to date information from the CDC, click here.

Best practices.

In general, good old fashioned common sense rules need to be followed:

  • Cover our nose and mouth with a tissue when we cough or sneeze; throw the tissue away immediately after we use it.
  • Washing our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after we cough or sneeze.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.  If you or your children are sick, please distance yourself from others to protect them from getting sick, as well. Join us from home on Facebook Live on a Sunday morning.
  • When out in public, let’s wash our hands frequently and practice caution when coming into contact with commonly touched surfaces like door handles, handrails, menus, and elevator buttons. We will be using antiseptic wipes to clean surfaces regularly at HTC.
  • We will have extra hand sanitizer stations available in the lobby. We encourage you to keep extra hand wipes in the car, to keep devices and steering wheel germ free.
  • Keep your immune system strong, during this lent season lets consider ways to reduce our sugar intake as it is a known substance that weakens the immune system.

External resources.

Moving ahead in prayer and hope!

Most of all, we encourage you to pray:

  • For researchers attempting to find a vaccine.
  • For medical workers who are feeling stretched in other parts of the country.
  • For a breakthrough in the virus’s containment.

Let’s live out Paul’s encouragement to Timothy, ‘For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control.’ (2 Timothy 1:7)

If you are self-quarantining, at-risk, or need prayer in general

Contact us to receive prayer