Covid-19 updates

OUR HEALTH POLICIES DURING WORSHIP SERVICES

Gulf Gate Church is closely monitoring and heeding all official guidelines to protect the health and safety of our church family and broader community. Currently, we offer our worship service online via Facebook Live, and in person providing you register to attend. If you do choose to join us live, know that we follow a few simple policies recommended by the CDC.

MASKS

There are a variety of opinions on wearing masks. However, to provide a safe, secure, caring environment, particularly for those within our church family who are battling genuine health concerns, we ask that everyone wear a mask.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

We do seat everyone 6 feet apart and ask that you refrain from physical contact with others in our worship services i.e.hugs, hand shakes, etc. We understand how difficult it is especially when seeing old friends we haven’t seen in quite a while. Maybe settle for a quick elbow bump instead.

And if you still need more to go on, check out these helpful links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention on masks

Center for Disease Control and Prevention on social distancing

BOTTOM LINE

The law of love is demonstrated when we put aside personal preferences and opinions for the sake of others. Wearing a mask and social distancing during a worship service are 2 simple ways to love our neighbors sitting near us.

We do not base our decisions in fear (there is plenty of that out there). Rather it’s out of concern for the health of our church family and community. Please worship with us, pray for our needs and the needs of our community. Stay connected with your GGC family and other fellow believers in Christ as best as possible. Pray that God will be glorified in us and through us during this very challenging time.

Our service time is Sunday 9:15 am. Please join us!

Links to Resources

First 15 Daily Devotional (Start your day in faith not fear!)

Take our Needs Assessment Survey to volunteer your skills or make us aware of a need

All Faiths Food Bank

Official Sarasota County Updates and Resources

Center for Disease Control

White House COVID 19 Task Force Briefings

Learn how to join a Zoom meeting

Options for financial relief during the current economic downturn

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  for mortgage relief options

FPL  Utility billing options

Water/Sewer/Recycling shut-offs are waived by Sarasota County and City of Sarasota

SBA A guide for businesses and employers, economic injury, disaster loans and loan advances, SBA debt relief, etc.

Cell phone companies providing options for their customers:

TMobile, Verizon, ATT, Sprint, US Cellular, Cricket

Unemployment paper application info via SNN News