TFC Responds to the COVID19/Coronavirus

 Dear TFC Family,

As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to advance, we want you to know that our staff and leadership team are aware and doing all we can create a safe and healthy environment where you and your family can gather for worship.

At this time, our church and offices remain open during normal business hours and we will continue to maintain our Sunday morning worship service, our weekly Equip Bible classes, our Wednesday evening ministries, and our LIFE Groups (small group gatherings) as scheduled.

As always, we take the health and well-being of our church family seriously. Here are several steps we’re taking to ensure that TFC is a safe place to gather:

First Touch Ministries: Our greeters, ushers, and guest service teams will open all doors for you as you enter our building, classrooms, and sanctuary areas. In addition, they will be sanitizing all gathering spaces before, during, and after our services. Along with this, we will not be passing out a physical bulletin or sermon notes. Instead we will be providing a digital bulletin on our website and on our church app for your convenience.

Children’s Ministry: Your babies' and children’s safety is our top priority. Our children’s team team will be sanitizing all tables, toys, doors, and ministry areas before, during, and after our services. In addition, we have contracted with a professional cleaning company who will be sanitizing and cleaning our playground and the exterior areas where our children gather and play.

Giving Procedures: We encourage you to give your offering online through our website, our app, and through our text-to-give portal. In addition, the offering buckets will not be passed, but will be held by our ushers and positioned at our doors and throughout the sanctuary for your giving convenience.

Congregational Greeting: During our worship services, we will give you a break to stretch your legs, visit the restrooms, and refresh your coffee. And during this time, verbal greetings and elbow bumps are welcome. Hand shakes are not necessary. But we do have plenty of hand sanitizer available in our foyer.

Ultimately we trust God to keep us safe and to bring healing to our bodies. Even so, we ask you to wash your hands often, cover your coughs, and if you feel sick — stay home to rest and recover.

While the uncertainty of this virus may create anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities — we encourage you to trust in God and stand in peace. Be even more mindful of God's abiding presence and reject the tendency to give in to fear. The Word of God reminds us, ”God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…”(Psalm 46:1-2). Stand in peace and pray for our church, community, nation, and world.


Pastor Chuck Hill