Over the past few weeks, we have been faced with an unprecedented situation not only as a church, but as a global community. As a result, church has looked very different throughout this season. While we are excited to return to meeting physically, we know that God has used this season to show us how our church can still experience God and find family through online means.
On Friday, April 17, Governor Stitt held a video conference with many Oklahoma Pastors where he asked them to begin making plans to come together with their churches again physically as the threat of COVID outbreaks lessens in the weeks to come. Taking wisdom from that meeting as well as meetings with Tulsa area pastors and the Oklahoma Assemblies of God leadership, Owasso First Assembly feels that the following 4-phase plan is our best course of action. We will continue to closely follow all CDC, federal, state, and local government guidelines as it pertains to social distancing throughout these phases.
When it does come time for us to return to meeting together, the safety of our church family will be a top priority. As a result, we ask that all of those with compromised immune systems stay home keeping in accordance with Oklahoma’s Safer at Home policies. We also ask that those who have been sick or have experienced any COVID symptoms not return to Owasso First Assembly services for a minimum of 14 days. We love you and we look forward to worshipping with you physically as soon as safely possible.
Please note: The phases listed below outline Owasso First Assembly’s plan based on recommendations from state/local governments and the Oklahoma Assemblies of God leadership. This document has been prepared with the counsel of the Owasso First Assembly board of deacons. Each phase will only be entered when there is no evidence of a rebound and the number of positive COVID-19 cases has decreased within the previous 14 days. Each phase could last as little as 2 weeks, but timing will depend upon cases of COVID-19 continuing to decline throughout Tulsa County.