Did you know you can get tested for COVID once a week at one of three Community Labs sites for asymptomatic testing? With results in 24 hours? For free? Not free "with most insurances." Free, period, full stop.
This is a great resource for San Antonio and one that not many other places in the country have. The testing sites are at the AT&T Center, and the Ramirez and Cuellar Community Centers. All sites are open for walk-in only, no appointments taken or required, Monday through Friday. AT&T operates 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community centers operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We at MCCSA are doing our best to navigate these uncertain times. As we stand together, we will all get through this.
We would like to share some resources during this time of social distancing. For updates on the MCC denomination and encouraging words from our leadership, follow the Metropolitan Community Church Denomination Facebook page.
Click the image below to download the SAMHSA bulletin on social distancing.
Dear MCCSA Family:
As a people of faith, we engage these chaotic times with both trust in God and preparation for ministry that addresses fear, realistic challenges, and safety for all people.
We have been closely monitoring and adhering to the recommendations of the CDC, the Texas Department of Health, Bexar County Department of Health, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department. Our denomination has given us a lot of guidance in this decision and it was made after careful deliberation and prayer. It is our intention to protect our folks, particularly our most vulnerable community members. It is so important to recognize that we at MCCSA create space that doesn't put people at risk. We serve people who may be older adults, people living with HIV, people with chronic medical conditions, and maybe immuno-compromised persons.
In care for one another and in hope of slowing the pandemic, we will be cancelling in-person worship services through the end of March. We will hold worship ONLINE on Sundays at 10:00 am on Facebook and on our website. We have also postponed all other meetings at the church until further notice. We will be able to receive tithes and offerings through Mobile Giving and a Donate Now button on the website (More Info to come).
Please help protect yourself and your neighbors by washing your hands frequently, using hand sanitizer if soap and water isn't available, refraining from shaking hands, as well as by cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces (cell phones, doorknobs, tabletops, keyboards, etc.). Each one of us can make a difference by protecting ourselves and others.
As we continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation, we will keep you informed. We ask for your prayers for our church, our community, and our world for accurate and timely information, healthy responses, and a cure for this novel virus.
Trusting in God to see us through,
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making the rent
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no place to go
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home
As fear grips our country
Let us choose love
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other
Let us find a way to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen, Amen and Amen