Corona Virus: What You Need to Know

    The elders, staff, and leaders of City Church take your safety seriously. We are aligning ourselves with federal, state, and local government officials’ guidance concerning the virus and public meeting protocols.                       Above all. Fear not.

What is the Corona Virus?

Corona means 'crown' in Latin. The term is derived from ancient Greek. The virus gets its name because of the way it appears under a microscope (to have crown like protrusions).

Prevention Measures 

The best defense against any contagious illness is frequent and effective hand washing. City Church will work to sanitize our facility as much as possible. We will implement sanitation stations during the week for members and guests.

Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to follow the ensuing sanitation guidelines:

  •       Wash hands frequently, using soap and water.
  •       Use hand sanitizer when water is unavailable.
  •       Practice coughing/sneezing into the elbow or a tissue.
  •       Keep your hands below the chin as much as possible.
  •       Avoid frequent handshaking routines.
  •       Remain home when sick.

In an extreme situation, where there would be a temporary interruption in public gathering, City Church will take the ensuing actions:

  •        Communicate regularly with our congregation via website, texting, email, and social media.
  •         Provide a staff person to answer phone calls and to provide updated information.                                                                                                                                             
  •       Please also refer to these reputable websites in effort to stay informed:
  •      Anchorage Health Department (
  •      Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (
  •       Center for Disease Control (
  •      Providence Alaska Nurse Advice Line (907) 212.6183.                                                                                                                                        
    Admittedly, this is a challenging time. However, this is not the first virus epidemic scare and likely will not be the last. Please know that the same God that brought us through our Alaskan earthquakes will bring us through this time as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We are people of faith that must emphasis the power of Jesus while using wisdom in monitoring developments in our world, while preparing to address them.  We do not deny the reality of crisis or diseases. We deny the right of fear to overtake us.                                                                                                                                        Read Psalm 91.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stay prayerful.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Pastor Kim Patterson