The latest updates as we continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are so glad you're a part of the Hill Country Family. The health and safety of our community is our priority, and we want to keep you informed on what's happening with the Coronavirus and Hill Country's response.
Update May 3, 2020
You have prayed and served courageously, loved unconditionally, and given sacrificially. We are grateful for how you have navigated these difficult days. Our hearts go out to everyone who has experienced loss. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
A few days ago, Governor Abbott outlined the process to begin reopening Texas. These protocols gave specific instructions on lifting the stay at home ordinance and providing guidelines for businesses, hospitals, and religious organizations to open in three phases. We are genuinely excited about the opportunity to begin in person services at Hill Country in the near future. We have not settled on a firm date yet, but we will let you know as soon as we do.
To prepare for re-opening, we're working diligently to get our facilities up to the standard we feel is prudent for your safety and well-being. We're reviewing every aspect of our on campus gatherings to ensure the healthiest and cleanest environment we can. We are also mindful of the experience and excellence that you have come to expect from ministry at Hill Country. We can’t emphasize this enough: We are more focused on doing this right than we are on doing it fast. When we open the doors again, we want you to feel the reassurance that God's presence brings and that Hill Country is at its best.
In the meantime, we will continue to have all of our services online on HCBC.com and Facebook. Thank you for your patience and prayers!
Here are a few ways you can stay updated and connected during this time:
1. Join us for Church Online each Sunday at 9 am, 10:45 am, & 12:30 pm. | Watch Online
2. Looking for live updates on what's happening? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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TOGETHER AT HOME
During this time of uncertainty, it can feel isolating and scary because we were not made to do life alone. We may be physically isolated, but we can choose to continue to live in community, do life together, and love our neighbor from home. Over these next days and weeks we want to provide you with care and support to help you as you go through these uncertain times.
RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
We want to come alongside you during these uncertain times, so we've compiled some resources those experiencing hardship. Our blog has all sorts of resources from emotional support to practical parenting tips. Also we're excited to offer support groups, where you can connect with others in the community who share your current challenges, be heard and encouraged.
Caring for our 65+ and other High Risk Groups
We're so blessed and thankful for the elderly community of our church. They are special to us, and we want to care for them. We also have many in our congregation with compromised immune systems. These groups of people are at a higher risk if they get sick. It is important to us that we, as a church family, do our part to ensure they are taken care and kept safe. The first way we can all care for our elderly and high risk population is by practicing social distancing and following the recommendations of the CDC and the city of Austin. We encourage you to follow the guidelines they have set to help flatten the curve and keep our community safe.
We are also looking at other ways we can help these groups such as by shopping and delivering groceries, running errands, etc. If you're interested in helping our community in this way, click here to sign up!