Dothan First Family - YOUR HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO US!
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
(Revised - April 4, 2020)
We will be moving our Sunday morning services from our physical location at 3615 West Main Street to online only until further notice. Join us here on the website, Facebook Live, Vimeo, and YouTube as we continue to praise God and be encouraged as one church body! We will be postponing any events here at the church until further notice. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates on COVID-19 as it relates to Dothan First.
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(Revised - March 12, 2020)
Dear Dothan First Family –
With news surrounding the coronavirus, we want you to know that it is
currently safe to attend our church services. We encourage you to
continue to pray for those affected by Covid-19 around the world.
Currently, Alabama has not reported any confirmed cases. Dothan First
continues to stay aware of the latest information from public health
professionals from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Department, and the Alabama Department of Health to ensure we are aware of the most recent updates on Covid-19 and how to best respond for your safety.
Here are some basic precautions and actions we encourage you to take during this time:
· Build up your immune system by eating right, exercising, and drinking plenty of water.
· Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water throughout the day or use some type of hand sanitizer.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid sharing cups, bottles, and utensils with others.
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
· If you are experiencing flu / cold-like symptoms, you
should stay home. If your condition worsens, see your medical doctor or
emergency clinic and please send us a prayer request so we can pray for
You’re an important part of our Dothan First family and we want you
to stay connected during this time. For updates, live streaming, or
online giving, you can connect with us on our website at dothan1st.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
We want you to know that the health and safety of our Dothan First
family is our priority. We have implemented the following to increase
awareness and protect our church community while on campus:
· Making touchpoints (i.e. door handles, crash bars,
counters, handrails, countertops, children’s areas, toys, etc.) a high
priority for extra cleaning and disinfecting. (See below for our
additional children’s ministries precautions)
· Placing additional hand sanitizer stations for use throughout our meeting spaces.
· Providing extra tissue boxes throughout our facility.
We will continue to update you with our latest information and any
changes about our gatherings and events as we monitor this fluid
situation. If there is ever a possibility of compromising your safety,
we will act appropriately according to the recognized health agencies of
the nation and state. Please join us in praying for God to give
supernatural guidance to those in charge of both medical and
governmental agencies during this crisis.
Today, and every day, we put our trust in our ALWAYS faithful God. We
don’t allow fear or worry to control our lives, but we will continue to
live every day under the covering of God’s amazing love!
We love you all!
Pastors Mark and Michele Benson
and the Dothan First Team
Proverbs 3:5-6 (GNT)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think
you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you
the right way.
From the children’s ministries of Dothan First –
Parents, Grandparents, Family Members…
Your children’s safety and health have always been of the utmost
importance to us here at Dothan First. Cleaning and disinfecting of all
surfaces, toys, etc. have taken place after each service or event that
occurs at the church. Due to the threat of this new virus, we have
increased our disinfecting routine, and we have chosen to clean and
disinfect our toys and surfaces throughout the service as well.
We have always advised that children with cold/flu-like symptoms
(coughing, sneezing, runny nose, etc.) not be put in Kids church or
Nursery. If they have had a fever in the past 24 hours, they’re not
permitted to check into those areas. For this season, in order to
prevent the spread of germs, we ask that you please keep your children
at home if they show any signs of sickness.
We so appreciate all the families of Dothan First, and pray for your
health, safety, and well-being, and we sincerely thank you for your