Information regarding COVID-19 will be published here as soon as it becomes available.
Below, you will find the latest updates during this unprecedented pandemic that the world is currently grappling with.
In all of this, I would like each and every one of you to remember the words of Paul in the Epistle to the Phillippians
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Phil 4:6-7 NIV
In accordance with directives from Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, Bishop of Arkansas, Episcopal Churches in Arkansas will not reopen immediately, even if Governor Hutchinson authorizes such openings. We sincerely want to see everyone in worship again soon; however, we also want to ensure that everyone is kept safe during this time and as of now, … Continue reading An Update on COVID-19
Congregations are planning a number of different options for how Holy Week and Easter Day will be observed liturgically. Unfortunately, we will not be able to gather in person. Some congregations are planning online services, while others will encourage parishioners to follow other church’s online. Decide what works best in your congregation. We will issue a … Continue reading Liturgical Guidelines and Parameters for Holy Week and Easter
As you all should be aware, we have suspended in person worship services in accordance with directives from Bishop Benfield. We understand the that this poses a hardship to those members without access to Facebook. In an effort to make our services more accessible, we are now making the recordings of our services available on … Continue reading Virtual Service Information
We are including a list of COVID-19 resources for you in one convenient location. These resources are far from all that is available on the internet, but they are a good starting point. All links will open in new tabs. We hope that the information below will better help each of you in the days, … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources
Greeting All, It is with heaviness and prayer that I write to you about suspending our common worship together in person. I hope that we all understand this is not about us as individuals; it is about us as a community. We should remember that there are vulnerable people all around us and consider what might be … Continue reading Suspension of In-Person Services
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas Churches From now until April 10, we as a diocese will implement the following practices to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will reevaluate these practices at that time to determine if they should be continued or altered. Personal Best Practices: If you are sick, have a … Continue reading Special Notice From Bishop Benfield
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