RESUMING IN-PERSON CHURCH
We Are Open
Our recommendations according to the CDC guidelines. (Updated 12-02-20)
For further information and new updates, see cdc.gov
For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19:
The CDC announced two acceptable quarantine periods, though noted that the previously-established 14 days of quarantine is the best way to reduce risk of virus spread.
Officials said quarantine can now end after 10 days without a COVID-19 test, if the person reports no symptoms, or after seven days with a negative test result if the person reports no symptoms.
However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.
Has had the COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and
Has recovered and
Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)
For Anyone Who Has COVID-19, you can be around others after:
10 days since symptoms first appeared and
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation. Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.
These are our recommendations for the health and safety of all involved.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
In an effort to resume in-person church services, we have laid out a plan to open in phases.
In-person services will resume for Sunday nights only. Starting May 10 at 6pm. Attendance and health guidelines will be announced. Other services and ministries will continue to be online only.
In-person services will resume for Sunday mornings and Sunday nights only. Starting May 24 at 10:45am. Other services and ministries will continue to be online only.
In-person services will resume for all Sunday and Wednesday services. The date will be announced as soon as it is determined safe to do so. Other ministries will continue to be online only.
All on-site ministries and events will resume in-person assemblies. This will include any and all events outside the normal church service times. The date will be announced as soon as it is determined safe to do so.
All off-site ministries and events will resume their normal schedules. This will include any and all events not located on our church campus. The date will be announced as soon as it is determined safe to do so.
WHERE IS ONLINE CHURCH?
Join us for these very special live services at parksidebaptist.org/live or on our Facebook or YouTube channels. The singing and the preaching will be inspirational and helpful. Stay connected with church updates by visiting the website and social media regularly. Invite your family members and friends to join us online.
The livestream services will be held at 10:45AM and 6:00PM on Sundays and at 7:00PM on Wednesdays.
If you know of someone without internet access, they can call 469.505.2207 and listen to our live church services.
Many of our adult Bible classes are teaching their classes using ZOOM. Learn how you can take part by calling 214.476.3858.
Spanish will live stream at parksidebaptist.org/spanish.
Deaf will live stream at parksidebaptist.org/deaf.
Children can watch their children's church services at parksidebaptist.org/kids.
HOW CAN I GIVE?
We would like to encourage ALL of our friends and members of Parkside to PLEASE continue to support our church and ministries by sending their tithes, offerings, and missions in one of the following ways:
Text-to-Give at 972.635.4957
Online at parksidebaptist.org/give
Regular mail to the church office
In person, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, by calling/texting 260.227.1369 to arrange drop-off
If you choose to mail your tithe, please send it to:
Parkside Baptist Church
Attn: Finance Department
1729 Gross Road
Mesquite, TX 75149.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP?
For prayer requests and needs please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more urgent needs, please contact one of our staff members.
FROM PASTOR WELLS
Please understand that these drastic measures are meant for the health and safety of our church family and the general public. We look forward to resuming our regularly scheduled services as soon as possible. We GREATLY look forward to being able to meet again soon as a church family. We love you and we will miss not seeing you.
I want to remind us of II Timothy 1:7 that “…God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Therefore, as we continue serving together as a church family, we will exercise wisdom and discernment in our approach, and we will recall God’s Word to us: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Pastor Mike Wells