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HGI COVID-19 MEMBER UPDATE
March 12, 2020

Dear Higher Ground Church Families,

Due to the evolving public health issue with COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, Higher Ground Church International (HGI) will be cancelling all its activities for the next 2 weeks starting Friday, March 13, 2020 to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. This includes:

All fellowships (March 20 Iron Men’s Fellowship)
All Youth Events (March 14 Blaze Workshops)
All Kingdom Arts Classes
And any other activities scheduled during this time period

Furthermore, all onsite services will be moved to our online stream beginning this Sunday, March 15. A message will be sent out later with an update on online service times. In addition, over the next two weeks we will have:

Online service on Wednesdays
Pop-up Live Prayer Sessions
And much more

More information will be sent out via text message and posted on our website as well as social media platforms.

Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration strongly encourages the suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences, etc. to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and we are committed to doing our part to keep all families and individuals that are partnered with us safe during this time.

We are committed to promoting an environment where our members can worship freely, and that is consistent with the current health department and the Center for Disease Control guidelines.

It is our hope that we can work together with our members to navigate these necessary steps and return to normal operations as soon as possible.

Our offices will remain open Tuesday – Thursday from 9am-3pm during this time. You may call the office at 610-970-3938 or send an email to officesupport@hgim.org should you have any pressing concerns.

Sincerely,
Steven & Wanda Martin (Pastors, Higher Ground International)

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
Follow the link below to read Governor Tom Wolf's Statement:






Follow the links below to the different Health Organizations that are closely monitoring and studying COVID-19!


Center for Disease Control (CDC):

World Health Organization (WHO):
HGI CAMPUS PRECAUTIONS
With all the uncertainty going on around the Coronavirus, we want to let you know of the extra steps we're taking at HGI to ensure you and your family's safety during our events and worship experiences. As much as we can, we taking extra care to wipe down, clean and disinfect all surfaces, equipment and vehicles.

We have also limited physical contact as much as can possibly allow during scheduled events and services such as handshakes, and hugs, and any scenario that requires speaking to another member in close proximity (3ft or less). In addition we have placed caution messages in our open spaces discouraging any unnecessary touch during this time.

Here's what you can do to help:
If you're feeling sick prior to a scheduled event or service, 
we ask that you stay home, and take advantage of our online experience 
by tuning into a livestream of our services whenever possible.

Should you need prayer while you're at home, you may post your request right into the chat
 or contact our offices to get connected with a prayer counselor
via phone at 610-970-3938 
via email at officesupport@hgim.org 
.
 
We take the wellbeing of our members very seriously, and we want to see everyone 
get through this situation together.

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