Beginning Sunday, June 5, we will move to an “Optional Mask” protocol for all vaccinated congregants.
Church family, we are still in the midst of COVID-19 and The Church Without Walls is committed to helping our members stay safe and healthy. The Church Without Walls masks is still available for purchase. Place an order online and pick it up in Proverbs Bookstore on Sundays on the Queenston Campus. Or have them shipped.
Cost: $6:50 each + shipping
Church Without Walls Family!
The omicron variant of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading rapidly across our country and now exists in all 50 states; regrettably, disrupting the plans for many families during this Holiday Season.
God has provided an answer to our prayers regarding this pandemic. Medical professionals feel confident that the COVID-19 Vaccine provides a high-level of protection against the overall infection from the omicron variant, hospitalization and possibly death. Please check with your health-care provider for the best protection advice regarding your individual medical needs.
Proverbs 11:14 tells us that, Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Your safety during this holiday season is our highest priority and we have consulted with representatives from our medical team on the best course of action for The Church Without Walls congregation. Out of an abundance of caution and to demonstrate social responsibility, we are making difficult, yet necessary adjustments to our worship services to help minimize the spread of Covid-19 that is currently impacting our community. Instead of coming to the sanctuary, we are asking you to stream our exciting worship services online until further notice. Services can be viewed at Live.tcww.org, TCWW App, Facebook, and YouTube.
To minimize your risk for exposure, we encourage you to continue the best practices you have employed during this entire pandemic:
- Wear a mask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, experience cold-like symptoms, fever or cough.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- And as you encounter one another, greet each other with a friendly wave or an elbow bump.
Please remain prayerful and patient.
The Church Without Walls KWOW Children’s and Ignite Youth Ministries will host a virtual Town Hall meeting, June 29th at 6:15pm, with doctors from Texas Children’s Hospital. Parents and community members are invited to join us we provide information about the COVID vaccine and address frequently asked questions.
Click here to download Get the Vaccine to End COVID-19 pdf.
This is Our Shot!
Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative
Walgreens invites you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you are 18 and older. Click the button or scan the QR Code below to complete the registration and they will soon contact you via email with your appointment confirmation. Be sure to check Spam or Junk mail folder. If needed, Walgreens can also assist with transportation. Thank you for joining our fight to stop the spread of this virus. You must be 18 years or older to be eligible for scheduling.
Houston Methodist Covid-19 Vaccine Interest: 50+ ONLY
Houston Methodist invites you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you are 50 and older. If you fill out this form, they will soon contact you via text message to help you schedule a vaccination appointment. In the text, you will receive a contact number if you need assistance with scheduling. If you do not have a mobile number, you will be contacted at your home number to schedule. If needed, Houston Methodist can also assist with transportation. Thank you for joining our fight to stop the spread of this virus. You must be 50 years or older to be eligible for scheduling.
DEADLINE: 5PM on Sunday, February 28, 2021
Thank you for expressing interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Houston Methodist. We recently found out that Houston Methodist is prioritizing scheduling individuals who are age 50 – 64 with a pre-existing chronic medical condition. This means that if you are 50 – 64 without a pre-existing condition, you will not be able to move forward in the scheduling process when you try to use the link provided to you via text message or email. Houston Methodist sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience. If you are age 50 – 64 without a pre-existing condition and, therefore, unable to schedule, Houston Methodist will maintain your information on their waitlist & when they are able to expand beyond the underlying conditions criteria, you will be re-invited to schedule a vaccination appointment with them at your preferred Houston Methodist facility.
Please note, Houston Methodist will allow you to schedule your appointment if you are 50 – 64 with one or more underlying chronic medical conditions as this makes you eligible through the Phase 1B criteria. Please review the Texas Phase 1B eligible conditions below:
- Chronic Kidney disease
- COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies,
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
On behalf of Pastor Ralph Douglas West, Mrs. Sheretta West, the church staff, and leaders, we continuously keep you in our prayers. Considering the third spike in cases of the global pandemic, the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, we continue to communicate primarily in a virtual manner. We will remain connected to keep you informed and to ensure we serve you and our community in the most effective way possible. We have composed the following survey to gather the information that will help us to serve you better. The survey should take less than four minutes to complete. We look forward to your responses.
Please understand, we have not abandoned our Sunday Live services. As I mentioned last week, some members of our Sunday morning staff have been exposed to COVID-19. For the protection of everyone and in following Centers for Disease Control guidelines, we have been sheltering in place for 14 days. We must follow the guidelines established by our healthcare professionals and the CDC. It is imperative that you remain faithful and take these warnings seriously: wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and avoid gatherings. I believe our concerted efforts will help to mitigate the virus in due time. I ask for your patience and participation in worship at the highest level this Sunday with your family.
Thank you again and please join me in praying for our church and praying for our instrumentalists, psalmists, preaching team, and our media team, who are faithful in coming every Sunday morning. We hope to return to our live worship services next Sunday. On this First Sunday morning, come to the table of the Lord and worship. Please visit our church website this week to review Sermon Notes and discussion questions for you and your family.
As you know, we are still in the recovering stages of the Covid 19 pandemic. We have made some progress but we still have more to go.
The virus can spread very quickly and the symptoms can range from no symptoms to mild to severe illness. Currently there is no vaccine available and we can’t relax on our social distancing and wearing facial coverings until that happens!
I’m asking you to remain vigilant and continue to MASK UP, not just for your benefit but for your loved ones & others around you. So, take care of yourself and always practice social distancing!
Remember we are Houston Strong, together we will get through this! And Don’t forget to MASK UP!
Listen in as Pas encourages the congregation to get tested for COVID-19.
It is our responsibility to help our city contain and mitigate this virus as we search for a vaccine. We ask that you encourage your family and friends to get tested as well.
Here are some testing resources.
Harris County Public Health Testing Location Map
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has put together a comprehensive list of drive thru testing locations across the state of Texas. To access the map and to find a testing facility near you, click here.
Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for additional resources.