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Viruses are a part of this fallen world. Romans 8:22 says that “the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Our world needs Jesus, and as a result of the fall, our imperfect bodies are susceptible to viral disease such as COVID-19. That’s why it’s important to keep our heavenly perspective and “trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5) and remember His promises: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1)


COVID-19 is affecting all of us in different ways. As the church, we are uniquely equipped to bring the light of Jesus to those around us in this time. Whether you’re in a position of needing help, or you’re able to give help, you’ll find everything you need to know on this page.


To get started, fill out this form and let us know how we can partner with you and your family!

Here is what we can together, while we can’t be together: 

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PRAY

The Bible calls us to come to Jesus in prayer–especially when we are anxious saying: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). In times of trouble, prayer is a powerful tool that can and should be utilized. 
Join a Live Prayer Gathering on ZOOM Saturdays at 7pm. 
  • Pray that we’re driven by faith and not fear.
  • Pray for people who have been impacted by this virus around the world.
  • Pray for our missionary family and global partners.
  • Pray for the church to seize ministry opportunities.
Let us know how we can join you in prayer, by sending us a prayer request here.

CARE

As believers, we are called to “let [our] lights shine before others, so that they may see [our] good works and give glory to [our] Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). In times of trouble, the world looks to believers to see how we respond. Let’s be a good neighbor during this Global Crisis. Here are some idea for you: 
  • Check in with the elderly and at risk friends 
  • Deliver groceries to quarantined neighbors
  • Take communion to shut-ins
  • Share groceries and staples you have with those who need. 
  • Call a lonely person on the phone. 
  • Drop off food pantry items at Manna House our local food pantry
If you hear of a care need in our LC Family, please email us at care@lifeunusual.com 
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COMMUNITY

During this time, we want to make sure we continue to build community and do life together! We've created a streaming schedule so we can continue to build community!
Streaming Daily Schedule:
  • Sunday Schedule (Facebook & Website):
    Life Church at Home - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
    LCKIDS at Home - Following Each Adult Service

  • Monday Schedule:
    How to Lead Your Kids and Students - Facebook at 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday Schedule:
    Two Minutes with Pastor Jason - Facebook at 7:00 PM

     
  • Wednesday Schedule:
    LCStudents Live on LCStudents' Instagram Page at 7:00 PM (@lcmidlo.students)

     
  • Thursday Schedule:
    Two Minutes with Pastor Jason - Facebook at 7:00 PM

     
  • Friday Schedule:
    LCKIDS: Bedtime Stories with Pastor Amy - Facebook at 8:30 PM

     
  • Saturday Schedule:
    Zoom Prayer Meeting with Pastoral Staff - 7:00 PM

GIVING

More than ever before, we have an opportunity to BE the church! Our calling isn't to just have gatherings during the week and check off a to-do list. We calling is to BE Jesus to those in our community that needs Him. Whether it's through prayer, Boxes of Love or any other type of help during this pandemic, we want to BE the church. We cannot do it without your help. Your continued generosity week after week allows us to do MORE for the community that will impact the kingdom!

There are FOUR ways you can give during this time:

  1. Our Secured Giving Page
  2. Text the Word "LCGIVE" to 76959
  3. The LCMidlo App
  4. Mailing to:
    Life Church
    P.O. Box 1903
    Midlothian, TX 76065
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TAKE PRECAUTIONS

COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person contact–similar to the cold and the flu–good personal hygiene will help slow down the spread of the virus.
You can help stop the spread of the virus by following these CDC precautions:
  • Stay home when you or family members are sick or even feeling sick.
  • Stay home if you have recently returned from an international travel or been near someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus for a 14-day period.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds often throughout the day.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your arm.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Get in the habit of not touching your face as often, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

WHAT IS COVID-19 AND NEW WORD DEFINITIONS

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). 
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Novel Virus refers to a virus not seen before. It can be a virus that is isolated from its reservoir or isolated as the result of spread to an animal or human host where the virus had not been identified before. It can be an emergent virus, one that represents a new strain, but it can also be an extant virus not previously identified.

EPIDEMIC VS. PANDEMIC

Epidemic:

An epidemic is a rise in the number of cases of a disease beyond what is normally expected in a geographical area, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently, the rise in cases happens quickly.

Pandemic:

A pandemic is used to describe a disease that has spread across many countries and affects a large number of people. Neither the CDC nor the WHO specify how many countries or how many people need to be affected in order for something to be declared a pandemic.
Community Transmission happens when a patient who is not exposed to anyone known to be infected and has not travelled to countries in which the virus is circulating tests positive for infection. 

Quarantines are for people or groups who don’t have symptoms but were exposed to the sickness. A quarantine keeps them away from others so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone. 

Isolation serves the same purpose as quarantine, it’s reserved for those who are already sick. It keeps infected people away from healthy people to prevent the sickness from spreading. 

Social Distancing involves avoiding large gatherings. If you have to be around people, keep 6 feet (2 meters) between you when possible.

Containment refers to the use of any available tools to mitigate the spread of a disease.

State of Emergency can be declared during natural disasters, epidemics and other public health emergencies. Declaring a state of emergency, as more than a dozen states — including New York, New Jersey and Michigan — have done, gives government officials the authority to take extra measures to protect the public, such as suspending regulations or reallocating funds to mitigate the spread of a disease.