This page will serve as a source of information for the plan of action by St Paul UMC Abilene in response to the recent novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak in our communities.
Updated July 7, 2020 12:42 PM
Due to the rise of COVID 19 cases in our city along with the new mandates of our governor and city officials we are closing down our in person worship until these numbers drop.
This is a huge sacrifice but also a great way to serve our city in a way that does no harm.
Please pray for our city and world as we fight this horrible virus together!
IF YOU CAN ANSWER “YES” TO ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE STAY HOME AND WORSHIP WITH US ON THE TV BROADCAST OR FB LIVE STREAM
* Been in close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID 19
*Feeling feverish or temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 F
*Cough, other than seasonal allergy related.
*Shortness of breath or difficult breathing
* Muscle pain
*Headache, other than seasonal allergy related
*Loss of taste or smell
Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk, especially those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, chronic heart & liver disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or weakened immune system.
PLEASE KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU AND WE WANT YOU TO DO WHAT’S BEST & SAFE FOR YOU…
IF YOU NEED TO STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE…
Join us from home!
We are fortunate to have a committed, trained media team capable of sharing our worship services with those not present in the Sanctuary. You can always find us:
Our 11:00 am service is broadcast live every Sunday on KTXS. Look for “St. Paul Abilene” in your channel guide.
STAY WITH US if the feed is interrupted! We have been alerted to significant delays and signal loss by our streaming provider. They are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible. We will post a link to the broadcast archive later this evening for those who are unable to watch live.
Joining the online community is a great way to stay connected. Visit watch.stpaulabilene.org at 11 am on Sundays to see the live stream and chat with other online viewers.
via Facebook Live
No matter the Television broadcast situation, we regularly stream the service on our Facebook Page: St Paul Abilene. In the event you miss a service, you can also see previous services in our video archive.
via our myStPaul app
In addition to Television and Facebook, we also have our worship service live stream available in our myStPaul app for mobile devices and streaming boxes such as Roku and AppleTV. Previous Sermons are also in our media archive in the app.
After the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the US, our staff made plans for different cleaning procedures. Beginning March 1, additional cleaning protocols have been in place for doors, tables, counters, bathrooms, etc. While handwashing with soap and warm water is preferred, we have additional hand-sanitizing stations around the building, including common entrance areas.
See this YouTube video for a quick guide on proper handwashing.
If you have a need, please contact us! We want to help!
If you are feeling unwell or are in an at-risk demographic group, please consider staying away from crowds and large gatherings.
We are asking everyone who attends events at St Paul to greet with elbow- or foot-bumps to avoid hand-to-hand contact.