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Houston Methodist invites you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Houston Methodist invites you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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:

  • Cancer
  • 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)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
The Church Without Walls Covid-19 Survey

The Church Without Walls Covid-19 Survey

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.

From the Office of the Pastor

From the Office of the Pastor

Church Family,

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.

Be Encouraged
Pas

A Message from Mayor Sylvester Turner

A Message from Mayor Sylvester Turner

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!

-Mayor Turner

Pastor West Encourages Us to Get Tested for COVID-19

Pastor West Encourages Us to Get Tested for COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 Testing Options

Self-Assessment Tool

How to Get Free Testing

What Happens At Testing Site

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 youclick here.

Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for additional resources.

PSA from Pas: Lets stay connected via FB Groups

PSA from Pas: Lets stay connected via FB Groups

Amid the COVID-19 season of adhering to social distancing measures, we want you to remain connected. In one of our Facebook groups, you can find a place to belong, receive encouragement, experience authentic community and spiritual growth. We currently offer community groups for men, women, youth, children, young adults, and marriage. Check it out online. Look at it as the hallways and fellowship halls on our campuses and get in on the conversation.

Be encouraged.

Pastor West Encourages Us to Take Care of Ourselves Amid Covid-19

Pastor West Encourages Us to Take Care of Ourselves Amid Covid-19

Church family, allow me to give you a few facts that a bright light has shined upon in the last couple of weeks and has been on my mind and heart about the novel Coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, health disparities are differences in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people. Disparities in the African American community are not new to us, however the news of how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting us, is.

It’s not that we are getting infected more, it’s that when we do, we are more likely to end up in ICU and succumb to COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and obesity. Astounding, I’d say. Other reasons for disparities in our communities are social economic conditions, health-care access, distrust of the medical community, and multigenerational families in the same house, which makes it impossible for social distancing.

Furthermore, minorities usually have jobs that put them on the front-line in essential roles such as doctors, nurses, radiation technicians, housekeeping, and even retail. Accompanying these facts, the Harris County health officials named zip code, 77084, the zip code of our Queenston campus one of the zip codes with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Family, I’m not saying all of this to alarm you, but to ask you to take care of yourself. The way we handle this is by preventing ourselves, and others from getting sick; helping to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus and making sure people who need help can get it. You can find resources here on our website that can help you during this time.

Be encouraged.

-Pas

Important Messages From Pastor West

An Updated Coronavirus Message from Pastor Ralph D West

An Updated Coronavirus Message from Pastor Ralph D West

To our TCWW Family,

Marc Connelly in his play Green Pastures places the angel, Gabriel, on a top floor in a tenement building in a big city where he turns around and said, “Everything nailed down is coming loose.” Everything we’ve known to be sturdy and strong has become flimsy and feeble. Therefore, at The Church Without Walls, our leadership had to make some adjustments to re-fasten what appeared to have come loose.

Here’s a tripart of what we’re working with, first, we’ve now had to change from a physical congregation to a virtual congregation, where every worship service, bible study, and ministry engagement is now online. We are a global village scattered but connected.

Second, I want to invite you to join one of our Facebook Groups. We have groups for the entire church, for our men, women, youth, children, young adults, and small groups. Search for the groups under our official, The Church Without Walls Facebook page. Here in this virtual community, you can converse and get to know each other better.

Third, now this is the big caveat, to my younger members.  After continued conversations today with the CDC, MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and the Greater Houston Partnership, they leaned heavily on the faith community to transmit this message specifically to our millennials. I need you to help me get the word out, the number of Coronavirus cases is rapidly increasing. so, here’s my word to you, take the personal measures by staying home and keeping your distance from people. I’m aware that God is omnipotent, still, we have the power to do something, now. Let me call your attention to the wisest man on the planet, when he said to his millennial son, “as we know, wise choices will watch over you, understanding will keep you safe.” Proverbs 2:11.

And finally, I want to say to The Church Without Walls family, thank you for assisting one another. Thank you for helping our leadership in keeping the church connected to one another. Thank you for giving faithfully to the Glory of God. And now may we learn the lessons that God is teaching us in this COVID-19 season.

Remember to Bring God’s House to Your House.

Be Encouraged.

Pas