Good Afternoon Arise!

As you have already heard COVID-19 is on the rise and the news is everywhere. While it doesn’t surprise me that we are getting record numbers of cases now that we are testing record numbers of people; the rising number of people being hospitalized is very concerning.

If you are in an at-risk category, please temporarily stay at home and worship with us online. I would also add, if you are someone that has contact with a high number of people during the week, I would appreciate it if you would livestream from home as well. Our live stream is good quality, and getting better every week.

Please do all you can to take care of yourself. Myself, I am praying every morning, getting plenty of sleep, walking outside every day, increasing my water intake, taking a variety of supplements: elderberry extract, zinc tablets, vitamins B, C, and D3, as well as Airborne immune system drinks. I'm not saying any or all of these steps will be effective in preventing me from getting COVID-19, but I'm telling you these things to show that I am taking this seriously and am doing what I can. I pray that you will take the steps that you can take as well.

Live a Christian witness. Wear a mask even if all it does is ease the anxiety of the people around you. Wash your hands as often as you can, and try to social distance whenever possible. Keep smiling, keep praying and hold fast in faith to the promise that God is with us in all of this.

If there is something that the Arise church family can do for you please let me know (586-202-1894).

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Reed