Highland Park Pres Family,
Our church is called to care for our congregation in all respects, including the physical well-being of our church family. Over the past few weeks the leadership of Highland Park Pres has been monitoring COVID-19 developments and preparing to take action in the event of the virus appearing in our community.
Although there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our extended Highland Park Pres family, there have been presumptive positive cases in our city, and as of today, several nearby schools have chosen to close. Out of an abundance of caution, the Day School and Hillier School, which meet on campus at Highland Park Pres, are beginning their Spring Break early and closing their schools as of tomorrow, March 12. All Wednesday night and other mid-week activities at Highland Park Pres are being canceled in order to perform a thorough deep-cleaning of our campus.
At this time, local and state officials are not recommending the cancellation of corporate church services. Highland Park Pres will continue to have worship services this Sunday. In the event that local and state health officials do recommend closure, or we determine it is in the best interest of our Highland Park Pres family to close, we will inform everyone to the best of our abilities through our website, emails, and social media.
If you are immunocompromised, or are experiencing any symptoms of sickness, please stay home this Sunday.
What can I do?
While we cannot control the virus, its spread, or the impact it has in our church, we’re doing everything we can to make this campus as safe and clean as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us do just that. As the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” Our prayer is that God will fill all of us with these gifts, no matter what comes our way.
Highland Park Presbyterian Church