FDCC’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We care for our Faith family and are concerned about our wellbeing – including our physical well-being. We have been closely tracking the updates on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and globally. Additionally, we have received communications from a member of our church family who has had direct communication with representatives from the CDC. While we should not be careless or reactionary; it is our endeavor to serve you and the community in a way that demonstrates care and trust in our God.

Psalm 46 reminds us, “God is our refuge and strength, and a very present help in the time of trouble.” Second Timothy 1:7 tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

With that in mind, we are taking precautions to create a safe and healthy environment for us to gather and worship.  Here’s how we are committed to keeping our facilities clean:

Sanitizing Areas & Stations

  • Our staff (full-time and volunteers) will take care to sanitize highly touched areas before and after services.
  • Additional sanitizing stations will be available in concentrated areas for your use.

Doors & Entryways

  • To minimize your need to touch door handles, our Security Team and Greeters will hold exterior doors open to greet you, and designated interior doors will remain open during our worship services.


  • We are a loving congregation and love to greet you in the traditional FDCC way.  However, until this crisis concludes, we’re asking that you would replace hugs and handshakes with smiles and waves in both the hallways and in the sanctuary.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Take time to understand proper prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus and adhere to the basic measures provided by the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when they are visibly dirty and especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Please pray for our world and community and especially those who are directly impacted by this virus.

Rev. Dr. Sharon S. Riley