The news about the H1N1 virus seems to be that it is spreading faster. This will be important for all churches to be considering at the moment.
As a result, our two congregations have decided that our people will not be shaking hands with one another at church. This means no shaking hands with the pastor and no sharing the peace…at least until the flue season is over. We thought that taking this preventive measure will minimize the chance of contracting the virus. Another precaution is to keep some hand sanitizers around the church like they do in hospitals and health care centers. We have also decided that people serving/assisting in holy communion should use hand sanitizer before serving.