COVID-19 Precautions at Cross and Resurrection – the Chapel at EMU
As Eastern Michigan University has announced today that: Effective tomorrow, March 12, we are suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars and other similar classroom settings. The suspension of on campus/in person classes will last through Tuesday, March 31 -- with on campus/in person classes tentatively set to resume on April 1. This decision and timing will be reevaluated on an ongoing basis and may be modified as more information becomes available.
As news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase and the Governor has put in place of State of Emergency we are reminded of John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” This is an opportunity for us to trust in Jesus and be wise about how-to best love people who may become sick, overcome by fear, and uncertain about the future.
As things progress, we will be updating our procedures but starting this Sunday, March 15th, we will take the following precautions: (thank you to Pastor Gabe at ULC Ann Arbor for his guidance in these procedures)
“Therefore I shall ask God to mercifully protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it . . . If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me, and I have done what he expected of me. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid person or place but will go freely.”
Martin Luther, Whether One May Flee From a Deadly Plague
This is a time for concern, but not fear. Our trust is in the God who knows how many days we have in our life, who loves us and died for us! He will continue to be with us. So, we take appropriate precaution, but ultimately our hope is in Him and in His name, we will run towards those who are in need of our care.
We are an EMU Student Organization. We strive to love and welcome everyone as they are. We invite you to Belong first, then Believe, and, in so doing, Become a new creation in Christ.
During the college school year we offer many opportunities for fellowship, service, having fun, and growing together (and we are open to suggestions!). These activities include:
This is a great time to come and get something to eat on a Friday night, especially if you have run out of meals on your meal plan for the week. It is also a great time to meet new people and socialize in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome to serve and be served!
Talk to Anna or Hannah about UCO Bible Studies and home groups.
Whether you love to serve others, want to try your hands on serving, or need to fulfill some community service hours, we have opportunities for you.
We have a Food Ministry that serves people in the area. We pick up fresh food from a grocery store and the recipients come to our church to receive them. You can be drivers (we have the van), clean and sort the vegetables and fruit, or pack them in boxes to be picked up.
While this is a great time and place to get free pancakes (and waffles, too) and to socialize in a safe environment, it also provides you with a great opportunity to serve. You can help set up, cook, clean up, and take down.
We take time after Christmas and during Winter Break to go to Lakeshore Mississippi to help our brothers and sisters there who could use a hand up! Please join us for this inexpensive opportunity to serve others!
Talk to our staff about these opportunities!