UPDATE: Our response to the coronavirus
UPDATE

Coronavirus Update


Updated on 3.12.20 at 5pm


Video Update / Fireside Chat -- Thursday, March 26, 2020

Posted by Discovery Community Church on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Video Update / Fireside Chat -- Thursday, March 19, 2020

Posted by Discovery Community Church on Thursday, March 19, 2020

UPDATED: March 13

DISCOVERY IS MEETING THIS WEEKEND ...

... But not at Giaudrone Middle School

Please join us in our new and innovative worship environment -- ONLINE

This Sunday, March 15 at 9:15 am & 11 am. We will be live streaming our services from Pastor Jon’s living room!

Live streaming can be watched on our Facebook page (facebook.com/discochurch). Don’t have or want a Facebook account? That’s ok, you don’t need one, just visit facebook.com/discochurch or discochurch.com. We will have regular updates, resources, and communication on both our website and Facebook page.

We believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshipping together in our homes with family & friends. And the best part is, you can still invite someone to join you! If you’ll be watching Facebook live, we encourage you to share it on your feed or start a Facebook watch party

Throughout history, in moments of crisis, it was Jesus people that showed up to love and serve those in need. We are currently working to help the most vulnerable during this time. Thank you for your generosity during this season. We are exploring ways that we, as a church, can serve our community and city during this time.

Praying with you --

Be sure to join us Sunday morning at 9:15 & 11 am on Facebook.com/discochurch (with or without a personal Facebook account) to watch a live stream of our services, complete with online Disco News, Connection Cards & ways to share your prayer request. Unfortunately, we can’t provide the coffee this time. ;)

Posted by Discovery Community Church on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Posted: MARCH 11

I’d like to update you on what’s happening at Discovery as we navigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pierce County and beyond. 

Today, Governor Jay Inslee issued a ban on public gatherings and events of more than 250 people in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. As a result, Discovery will not host regularly scheduled weekend services for the next two weeks. This decision is not made out of fear but out of love and considerate prayer. We must do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

Even though we are not able to gather together in large groups physically, thankfully, technology still allows us to gather remotely. We will begin live-streaming services via Facebook, this Sunday, March 15 at 9:15 am. 

We hope to be able to resume meeting together as soon as possible. In the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshipping together in our homes with family & friends. And the best part is you can still invite someone to join you! If you’ll be watching Facebook live, we encourage you to share it on your feed or start a Facebook watch party

Additionally, we are suspending other scheduled large group events for the next 2 weeks. This includes Fusion Youth Group (3/11), the Campus Launch Interest Meeting (3/15), and the All In Dinner Experience (3/24). We will evaluate this decision week to week, as well as provide alternative ways for you to grow closer to God and each other.

While the impacts of the coronavirus mean some changes to our daily lives, the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people have not been put on hold and we must continue to care for those around us. Stay tuned for some unique ways to serve our congregation and community during this time. 

Even though we’re not gathering in-person for worship services, we still have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by connecting, praying, and giving back to God through our website.

Connection Card 

Prayer Request

Online Giving 

Through these changing circumstances, the power of God has not changed. The truth of Scripture has not changed. The hope of Jesus has not changed. Our mission as a church has not changed. Let us not give in to fear. Rather, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and the perfecter of our faith.

Praying with you —
Jon 

For additional more information regarding COVID-19, we recommend trusted sources such as:

Posted: MARCH 3

You are likely aware of the growing concern surrounding the containment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Discovery is committed to safeguarding the health of our community and the neighborhoods we serve. We want to keep you informed about what Discovery is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, how this affects weekend services, and how you can help.

We can all do our part to prevent the spread of illness in our community. COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or your family are showing any signs of illness, please stay home and get the rest you need. This includes our dedicated volunteers. We appreciate your commitment, but please don’t feel like you need to be a hero! We value you, your family, and your health.

Discovery intends to host weekend services as scheduled. We have volunteer teams committed to sanitizing surfaces, deep-cleaning toys in Disco Kids, and Greeters eager to welcome with warm smiles (sans handshakes). 

Be advised, any facility closures made by Tacoma Public Schools may affect our gatherings. We will keep you well-informed about how we are responding to the emerging situation. We will be emailing and updating our website regularly as the situation emerges. 

If you or your loved ones must stay home due to illness audio messages of Sunday’s sermons are recorded and made available at discochurch.com/sermons

ABOUT COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses common in people and many different species of animals. The virus causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

For additional more information regarding COVID-19, we recommend trusted sources such as:

Finally, we want to urge everyone to take this seriously and from a position of faith and confidence in God. We are Christians, and we do not live in fear, but rather in confidence in a sovereign God.

Praying with you —
Jon