COVID-19 and DESTINY CHRISTIAN CENTER
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 or Coronavirus is a viral infection which can pose a serious threat to one's health. The virus is similar to a very bad cold when mild, however contracting coronavirus can lead to life-threatening complications.
Early on it was reported that the coronavirus only affects the elderly, people with compromised immune systems or those with underlying heart, blood, or lung conditions. This has been proven false and anyone in contact with the virus is susceptible to infection and risks becoming extremely sick.
How Can I Stay Healthy?
The best way to remain healthy is to limit your contact with the virus. This seems simple but you will find it hard depending on how frequently you travel outside. Links for more information will be posted at the bottom of this page, but here are some general tips to avoid contracting the virus.
Limit your physical contact with the outside world (Social Distancing)
If you need to go out for groceries, job, etc., wear reasonable personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves and a face-mask or scarf
Wash your hands frequently with HOT SOAPY WATER for 20 OR MORE SECONDS
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE AFTER GOING OUT
THERE IS NO REASONABLE EXPLANATION TO HOARD TOILET PAPER
What's Going on With Destiny Right Now?
Destiny Christian Center is implementing a relaunch plan decided on by the board and Pastor Jeff Stonecipher. This plan will try to minimize exposure to COVID-19 in accordance with established federal, state and local guidelines.
Please see >>this document<<
How Are the Finances?
Not that you asked but financially we are in a stable situation. We have turned off most utilities at the church and are limiting spending to vital needs and postponing projects. We have saved enough money in case of emergency and can pay the mortgage on time for a few months, that being said we can't drain our savings.
During this time we have found out that the furnace will need to be replaced. Although there are several other projects which need completion, such as the roof, these have all been put on the back burner for now. On top of this the pastor's salaries have no way of being paid other than your tithes and offerings.
To tithe, CLICK HERE and you will be taken to a website which allows users to tithe to our church. If you don't have a bank account or are unable to use the website, you can mail or drop off your tithes or offerings to our address at 514 Turtle Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.
When we are once again able to hold church service will need everyone to come and help us with some spring cleaning inside and out.
Below are a list of websites which will cover any other questions you may have about the virus and how you can stay safe. If you have any questions about the Destiny Christian Center you can message us on our facebook page and we will try to answer what we can.
Please be safe and pray for the world as we enter a unique and challenging time in our lives.