CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
Oasis Christian Centre CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)UPDATE
Updated on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:17am
Due to state limitations as a result of Covid-19, we are unable to hold services at our physical location this weekend. Therefore, we invite you to join us this Sunday online for our 10am and 11:45 am Sunday services! We will be broadcasting right here on our website, Oasis App, Facebook and Youtube channels, along with Periscope. If you have Roku, Apple TV (with App Store), Firestick or Chromecast, please download the Boxcast App and search Oasis Christian Centre. There you can easily watch services on your television. For more information about our live services click here.
We have also started Kids at Oasis online! Every week your child will have the opportunity to join our virtual Sunday school and participate worship, fun activities and a great video message. To join our online Sunday school, simple visit www.OasisNJ.net/kids to download your parent resources and weekly activities.
Please take advantage of our digital giving platforms such as online giving and text to give to submit your donations. One of our core values at Oasis is generosity. Through the support of church donations we have been able to reach our community and various parts of the world, help the less fortunate and maintain our premises so we could share the love of Christ with many. Even though we aren’t able to meet at our home location, we still have an opportunity to keep up with our giving online so we may continue to spread the gospel to many. One way that you can donate is through our website at www.oasisnj.net/give . This is a quick and secure way that you can donate online through various payment methods. The other way to donate would be through text to give. Simply text the amount of your donation followed by a keyword such as tithe or offering to 732-313-0506. For example $100 tithe or $50 offering. The very first time you use this service you will be sent a link to set up your account. Once your account is set up, you can send future donations in a matter of seconds! Its fast, easy and secure. Additionally, you can still mail checks to Oasis Christian Centre, 2096 St. Georges Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065. We at Oasis are grateful for all of your support and thank you for your generosity. As you honor the Lord with your giving, you are playing a huge role in furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The health and safety of our Oasis family has always been a top priority for us.
Cases of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in New Jersey and the Tri-State area. We feel that it is important to take proactive measures against this virus, as well the flu in general.
While taking necessary precautions, keep the focus on God and what He can do, while praying for the eradication of the virus abroad and at home.
Do not obsess over the virus to the point of fear and panic because stress makes one more susceptible to infection.
Live carefully but as normally as possible, because for society to continue functioning it needs everyone to continue functioning. Share the Gospel, serve others in love, pray for the sick and support those in need.
Choose faith in God over fear of illness. Scripture implies that fear can be a magnet for the very object dreaded while faith is the antidote of victory. Jesus said that when we obsess over our own life, we position ourselves instead to lose it.
Here are some other steps you can take to prevent yourself and others from the flu and stop the spread of germs
(recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control):
1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
2. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue
when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
3. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
5. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Please be assured that we are taking every precaution necessary to ensure our facilities are at optimal cleanliness. We are taking greater care and measures from our Kids at Oasis classes (Nursery, Pre-k, Elementary) and Takeover youth services to Weekend Services at Oasis as long as these viruses are considered a threat.
As the days and weeks progress, please log onto our website for an updated version of this memorandum.