Covid-19 Intown's Response

For Those in Need

The Intown Deacons Fund serves to assist Intown members and regular visitors through financial crises caused by job loss or reduction, unplanned medical costs or other emergency situations. The fund has aided numerous members through times of need, and we are aware of some members in our church family who are facing financial difficulty or could be soon.  If you would like to donate to The Deacon’s Fund, click here


Toco Hills Community Alliance, a ministry supported by several neighborhood churches that provide free food and clothing to the homeless, working poor and others lacking sufficient resources, is one of Intown’s community partners. Currently, the ministry has a need for face masks, disinfectant wipes, Lysol spray and hand sanitizer. Donations can be dropped off at the Alliance, Tuesday-Thursday 1-4 p.m.or you can make a financial contribution here. Donations will be accepted from cars at the side entrance during those available times.


Devotionals

Our Senior Pastor, Jimmy Agan, is sharing video devotionals in a series called Now and Not Yet: Hope for the Journey


Worship Via Livestream

Sunday morning worship service is available via livestream every Sunday morning beginning at 10:40 a.m. A link to the livestream is available online along with a worship guide, announcements, and more. 


Resources for Parents with Children

Leaders of our children’s ministry have prepared resourcess that you can use with your children at home and a series of short devotionals with Pastor Steve that is appropriate for children ages 3-grade 4.  


Resources for Youth

The youth ministry is currently conducting Live Q&A sessions, brief devotionals and 1-on-1 phone chats on the porch with Becca Heck, co-director of IDX Student Ministry . You do not need to be a current IDX student to schedule a Porch Talk! Just log into our Instagram page, and click the bio to find the link to set up a porch chat!

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


Connections Through Small Groups

Sharing our lives with people on a regular basis is so important, and maybe you are feeling that especially now. Would you enjoy connecting with people in a small group or a Sunday Morning Life Group through video conferencing or by calling in with your phone? For a list of offerings and how to connect, click these links for Small Groups and Sunday Morning Life Groups


UPDATES

Directives

April 2, 2020  Shelter-in-Place for Georgia

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire state that is effective until April 13. 


March 28, 2020 Stay-at-Home  for Dekalb County

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond updated the county’s state of emergency with a stay-at-home order for DeKalb County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

 

The order is effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 9 p.m. until further notice.


The stay-at-home order applies to all individuals living in DeKalb County. According to the order, “individuals are permitted to leave their places of residence only to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and eåssential governmental functions.”


If you have symptoms

Georgia Department of Public Health: “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.” Hotline: (844) 442-2681


Stay informed

There are a number of agencies that have accurate and up-to-date information about the virus that will help you stay informed about the situation and appropriate actions for you to take to support the effort to contain COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

U.S. State Department

Georgia Department of Public Health


Practice good hygiene

CDC Guidelines:

Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting.

Wash your hands at least 20 seconds and do so regularly.

Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes.

Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly.

Ensure good ventilation; open windows or adjust air conditioning as needed.