covid-19 response

Coronavirus update

*Update 6/14/20 6:40pm*
 

Hosanna Christian Fellowship has successfully opened our Main Sanctuary Sunday service and our Proper Translation Spanish/English service for the last 3 weekends following CDC guidelines for social distancing. Since that time California's Governor Newsom, as well as the County of Los Angeles have moved into Phase 3 of their reopening far earlier than they originally planned allowing virtually all business to fully reopen to the public with some minor capacity allowances in place.

At this time, Hosanna will continue to be open for in person services in Sunday Mornings. However, at this time all supportive ministries, such as Youth Ministry, Children's Church, Childcare, and "during the week" ministries, such as Most Excellent Way, our Midweek service etc, will continue ONLINE ONLY for the time being.

We do understand that we have approval from the County and State to resume these services, under distancing guidelines of course, but have chosen to make sure everything we are doing operates smoothly on Sunday mornings before resume full in person operations.

Our church offices will be reopening either on Monday 6/15, or the following Monday.


*Update 5/23/20 9:06pm*

 

Since our last update on April 6th, 2020, Hosanna has continued to provide all of our main sanctuary services online via our YouTube page at live.hosannachapel.org. Recently, in response to leading of the Lord among the Pastors at Hosanna, as well as many others pastors in California, and in response to the discriminatory phased opening plan by our Governor (who was warned by the United States DOJ that its likely an illegal infringement on our guaranteed First Amendments rights of free exercise of religion and peaceable assembly), we have decided to open our church for in person gatherings starting on Pentecost Sunday, May 31th. 2020.

We will of course be adhering to all recommended CDC guidelines regarding social distancing the same as all other businesses, shops, malls, and big box stores. To read more about what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we will be doing it, please read our official statement here.


*Update 4/6/2020 10:50am*

 

On Saturday, March 21st, the Safer at Home order for California and LA County changed it's meeting guidelines from 9 people or less in a room to no public or private gatherings at all. Due to this change, the worship and tech community can no longer get together to record worship and Bible study sets. However, live streams will still take place every Sunday at 10am, every Wednesday at 7pm, and all Holy week services will still be live-streamed as well (Holy Week schedule listed below). We will be using previously recorded worship sets from December, January, and February, for worship and Pastor Garry and Pastor Nathan will be recording their messages from their living rooms. All pieces of the Bible Studies will be edited together for your viewing and streamed at live.hosannachapel.org. 

 

Holy Week Schedule:

-Palm Sunday: April 5th at 10am (If you missed this, you can still view this message at the link above)

-Good Friday: April 10th at 12pm and 7pm (Both services will be the same message and worship set)

-Easter Sunday: April 12th at 10am


*Update 3/19/2020 7:48pm*

Earlier this evening, Thursday, March 19th, California’s Governor, as well as the Mayor of Los Angeles instituted what is being called the “Stay at Home” order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. This creates a couple scheduling changes for us here at Hosanna moving forward.
 

We will still be livestreaming our Sunday and Wednesday services at live.hosannachapel.org. However, we will be unable to allow anybody not on the worship or tech teams (which we are limiting to now more than 10) into our Sanctuary for services until further notice.
 

Unfortunately, this means that until this prohibition is changed, all services including Easter Sunday Morning will be ONLINE ONLY.
 

We continue to encourage all of you to be wise, be safe and keep praying for the Lord’s will in all of this. Remember, the church building may be closed, but the church is not.

 

Livestream at: http://live.hosannachapel.org

Online Giving: http://give.hosannachapel.org

 


*Update 3/18/2020 1:15pm*

In response to President Trump's press conference this morning, and ongoing recommendations regarding social distancing and public gatherings, we are moving our online-only status up to tonight, Wednesday March 18th. So, starting March 18th, services will be live streamed only until Easter Sunday Morning, April 12th, 2020 at 10am. 

 

Livestream at: http://live.hosannachapel.org

Online Giving: http://give.hosannachapel.org

 

Our church office is still open, so please direct all questions to our church office at 562.925.5093. You may call Mondays from 11am-4pm and Tuesday-Thursday from 8am-4pm.


*Update 3/16/2020 2:15pm*

Yes, Hosanna will be meeting Wednesday Night, March 18th, at 7:00pm and Sunday Morning, March 22nd at 10:00am.

Starting Wednesday Night, March 25th, ALL SERVICES WILL BE ONLINE ONLY until Easter Sunday Morning, April, 12th, 2020.

 

We will resume normal services Easter Sunday Morning, April 12th, 10:00am.

 

Livestream at: http://live.hosannachapel.org

Online Giving: http://give.hosannachapel.org

 

As this situation is rapidly evolving, this informaiton can change very quickly. So, please, keep checking this page for updates to our meeting schedule.


*Update 3/14/2020, 3:15pm*
As of the time of this update Hosanna Christian Fellowship **IS HAVING SERVICES AS NORMAL** Sunday, March 15th at 10:00am AND  Wednesday, March 18th, at 7:00pm.
If any services are cancelled moving forward this page will be updated with that information, as well as all of our social media channels. To connect with us via Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, please use the links at the bottom of this page. If you are sick in any way, or experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms, please stay at home and rest. You can watch our services live by visiting our Youtube page and clicking on the live service and participate in offering/giving by clicking this link.
 


As the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, we would like to address many of the pressing questions. As we head into uncharted territory, the leadership of Hosanna Christian Fellowship will use this space to provide some clarity, share updates, and outline our plans to address this growing crisis.
 

At this time, there are no confirmed infections at Hosanna. The response to this declared pandemic is shifting rapidly, so we plan to act prayerfully and appropriately as we monitor local, state, and federal governments and health agencies. Our goal in these plans are to keep you well in the midst of these uncertain times.

 

If you would like to get more information regarding the Coronavirus, vulnerable groups, preventative measures, please visit the CDC website for COVID-19 Coronavirus or view this important information.

 

Play Your Part in Keeping Our Church and Our Community Safe:

• Keep washing your hands. Use soap and water, and wash for at least 20 seconds. Use this time to pray for this pandemic, for any people affected, and for the Lord to work throughout. Praying the “Lord’s Prayer” from Matthew 6:9-13 takes about 20 seconds.

 

• If you're feeling unwell, rest at home until you are better. If you feel ANY flu-like symptoms, please do not attend church, school, or any other related events. Symptoms to carefully watch include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue.


• If you have recently traveled overseas and are unsure of contraction, please rest at home for the recommended two weeks. Please do not attend church, school, small groups, or any other related events. This is especially important if you have recently traveled to a country where an outbreak has occurred, which we recognize is updating daily. (CDC Global Monitoring)

 

• If you are in the “high risk” category, please join the church service from home. As guided by the CDC (website), older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should take extra actions to reduce their risk.


Our Facility Plans and Preparedness:

Facilities teams at Hosanna Christian Fellowship have increased the amount of sanitization taking place on our entire campus. At our current level, expect:
 

 Increased frequency of cleaning restrooms

 Additional staff being added to sanitize high touch areas throughout the day.

 All facilities staff retrained on the proper use and application of sanitizing agents.

 

If a confirmed infection were to occur at Hosanna or in our immediate area, we are prepared to implement additional measures. Please look for further communication on this website in case of that event.

 

Church Service Gatherings and live streaming:

Starting Wednesday Night, March 25th, ALL SERVICES WILL BE ONLINE ONLY until Easter Sunday Morning, April, 12th, 2020. Easter Sonrise will be cancelled as the City of Bellflower has closed the parks for all public gatherings.

As this situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to monitor federal, state, and local recommendations and responsibly respond as we feel led.

However, if you are uncomfortable in attending, or if you're not feeling well, we highly encourage you to stay home and invite you to join us for our worship services via live stream at http://live.hosannachapel.org at 10 AM Sundays, and at 7 PM Wednesdays.

 

• For offering, we encourage you to use our online giving tools via our website.

• Our Children’s Ministry is making sure there are no sick workers on campus, and we ask that parents keep children at home who display any symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue.

 

What Is Our Spiritual Response?

Being a Christian means not living in fear as well as preparing well and having wisdom. This is a moment for Christians to step up and intercede for our world. We want to pray for our friends, our loved ones, those vulnerable among us, those in authority guiding our response to this pandemic, and of course, those directly affected by it.

 

As the Lord leads, consider reaching out to a neighbor, family member, or friend who will be negatively affected by the Coronavirus. Especially consider the elderly in your community and consider reaching out to pray, encourage, and/or even run a needed errand.

 

As these perilous times mount, we pray that the Gospel would go forth and many would be saved.  The Lord often uses times of hardship to bring many to faith.

 

“God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

 

Continue checking this space for the latest updates, as we continue to keep our church, school, and conference center family informed.