Coronavirus Update

We want to provide you with updates as we continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it impacts our local communities. (Latest Update: March 18, 2020 12:03 PM)

 

Schedule Changes:

 

Sundays, March 22 & 29 - All on campus activities will be cancelled. We will reevaluate the feasibility of live worship after that, in light of circumstances and CDC recommendations. We will stream our 11 am contemporary service on our Facebook page. Our tech team is working to get the stream live on our website as well. We will update you on that as soon as we know exactly how you will be able to access that stream. 

 

Wednesdays until further notice - Meals will be prepared for you to take to-go, should you choose to do that. We will not have a meal served and eaten at the church. We are setting it up as a "drive-thru" so all you have to do is pull up to the doors of the Fellowship Hall in the back parking lot and someone will bring you your meals. If you would like a meal but cannot get to the church to pick it up or are concerned about exposure, let us know and we will deliver it to you. If you have a neighbor or know someone who needs a meal, let us know that too and we will make arrangements to deliver it to them or you can pick it up for them when you pick up your own meal. While it’s not necessary to reserve a meal, if you would like to do so, call the church office (407-843-0140) or email Jessica Tremmel at  . Dinners are $6 per person. All other Wednesday evening activities are cancelled.

 

Church Office – During this time, our team will be working remotely from home. You will still be able to get a hold of them by calling the church office. All calls will be routed to cell phones. 

 

Other Events/Outside Groups - We have made the decision to cancel all other events, including those held by outside groups, until further notice. We know that some members have keys to the church for various reasons but we ask that no one come to the church while the buildings are closed. 

 

What you can do in the meantime:

 

Be the church. Prepare to minister to fellow church members and neighbors. Maybe it’s by helping your elderly neighbor with their groceries, offering to look after a friend’s child if they have to go to work, making a meal for a family who you know is struggling to feed their kids, or simply sharing your toilet paper! Don’t let fear take the lead – be a source of encouragement, peace, and kindness to all! If you are a senior adult who needs groceries or prescriptions, call Debbie Hairel (407-617-5001) and she can help make arrangements to get them. 

 

Look for opportunities to share the gospel. When conversations of fear and uncertainty arise with neighbors, talk about the hope you have in Jesus. Many people are looking for the answers that only He can provide.

 

Keep in contact with us. We will be updating you daily through email, social media posts, and the dedicated page on our website. If you don’t receive our email updates and would like to, email Betsy Stern ( ) and she will get you on our email list. Join our Facebook and follow us on Instagram (@churchonthedr).

 

Continue to give. COTD is a generous church and we want to demonstrate our faith by giving in this time of crisis. The funds given help us to minister to many local, national and international agencies who will bring relief to those affected by Coronavirus. Here are a few ways you can continue to give:

 

  • Mail a check to the church (We do not recommend mailing cash) at 1914 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804.
  • Drop off your tithe when you pick up your Wednesday night dinner.
  • Set up automatic bill pay through your bank.
  • Give online through our website by clicking here
 

If you’d like to know more about the current status of the coronavirus you can visit the websites for Center for Disease Control & World Health Organization. If you have any questions or concerns that you’d like the staff to address, please let us know. 

 

We ask for your understanding, your support, and most of all, your prayers as we navigate his unprecedented set of circumstances. Continue to pray with us for those impacted by the Coronavirus, as well as the medical personnel tasked with caring for them.