ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BEDROCK ROANOKE


EYES TO SEE OPPORTUNITIES

We have opportunities to love like Jesus and care for each other. Some of our Bedrock Roanoke family and neighbors may need assistance or be able to provide help during this time! If you have needs or can meet needs, please let us know using the links below.

Bedrock Roanoke Service Restart


A STATEMENT ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS

CORONAVIRUS – JUNE 15 UPDATE

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Bedrock Roanoke is responding.

Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.

IS BEDROCK HAVING ALL OF OUR SERVICES THIS SUNDAY?

YES! We WILL gather for BOTH our 9:15am and 11:00am services this Sunday!
If you do not feel ready to come to service, we will be live-streaming every Sunday at 9:15. Our livestream will be hosted on our websitewww.bedrockroanoke.com, our Youtube channel and at www.facebook.com/bedrockchurchroanoke. Use this opportunity to invite friends to watch online!

WHAT ABOUT KIDSROCK?

We want to provide a SAFE and FUN environment for your kids, at this time we believe it is best to only offer kids rock for kids under 2. This will allow us to maintain the social distancing guidelines that are currently in place. We will move forward as things progress and guidelines are eased.

Please know that we WANT to open Kidsrock completely, but we want to do it in a way that is wise. We know that you may be sitting with some antsy kids during this service, so we will be setting up the Fellowship Hall with chairs for families so that they can watch the service and let your kids run a little.

ARE FACEMASKS REQUIRED?

We believe that Scripture teaches us to obey our authorities and submit to the guidelines laid out for us. Since these guidelines are intended to keep us safe and do not contradict Scripture Bedrock Roanoke will abide by them.

It is encouraged that persons attending our services wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times (See CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings guidance for more information).

Participants should bring their own face mask. A limited number of masks will be available for those who may not have one.

IS THE QUARRY OPEN?

Yes. At this time, The Quarry will be open as usual and has been deep cleaned to help prevent the spread of the virus. Small groups can utilize The Quarry to meet.

IS BSM MEETING?

YES! BSM will be meeting at the church on Wednesday Nights. 
Stay up to date with BSM happenings by signing up for their text message updates HERE! BSM will follow the area school schedules moving forward.

WHAT SHOULD LIFEGROUPS DO?

We trust each of our Lifegroup leaders to make that decision. While community is one of the pillars of Bedrock Roanoke, we do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable hosting a Lifegroup or to feel guilty for postponing meeting.

If your Lifegroup does continue to meet, we encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
  • Not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home if you are sick;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze;
  • Disinfecting objects and surfaces regularly.

HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS?

By living out the Gospel. We have an opportunity in the coming weeks to be a beacon of Hope to a world looking for it. Our prayer should be for eyes to see opportunities to love our neighbor and hearts that are brave and willing to take a step for the Gospel.

We know that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of one of power, love, and a sound mind. As believers we do not, cannot live in fear! So be careful but not fearful during this time. Do the next right thing so that we can watch God redeem this time for His glory!

Check on your neighbors both young and old. Volunteer to get their groceries or pick up their prescriptions. Cook a meal for them and get to know them. Invite them to watch the Livestream of Bedrock Roanoke’s service in Sunday.

Let’s be the church during this time.

CAN WE STILL GIVE TO BEDROCK ROANOKE DURING THIS TIME?

Yes. Your faithful generosity has enabled us to partner with missionaries and ministries around the world! Even though we are not meeting together regularly, we will continue to use our resources to help reach people with the Gospel locally and globally!  You can continue to faithfully give financial offerings online www.bedrockroanoke.com/give or by mail to 3621 Blue Hills Village Dr. Suite G Roanoke, VA 24012 so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult day.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS IS BEDROCK TAKING TO MAKE GATHERINGS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE?

We will continue to take extra cleaning precautions. This includes:

  • Sanitizing all common area touchpoints (e.g., doors, light switches, countertops, etc.) throughout the day with an EPA certified disinfectant.
  • Placing hand sanitizers in common areas throughout the buildings.

In all of our Kid’s Rock areas, after each gathering, our volunteers sterilize various surfaces used by our children. We will continue to follow our standard health protocols, not admitting any child with an elevated temperature (above 99.6 F). A child must also be fever free for 24 hours before coming to Kids Rock. You can help us by closely monitoring your children for any symptoms and being understanding if we feel we cannot accept your kids into our programs due to health concerns.

In addition, we encourage everyone to take commonsense precautions and consider creative interactions (like elbow bumping instead of hand shaking!).

WHAT ABOUT BEDROCK SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS?

For now, we cannot enter countries we were planning on taking mission trips to. However, we will continue to focus on reaching our city and neighborhoods with the Gospel!

HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It is part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

Like many other viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more information from the World Health Organization.

Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.