Dear Presbytery of the Cascades Congregation,
As news of the health threat posed by the coronavirus continues to unfold, we want to assure you that the Presbytery is monitoring the situation and will put out updates, as needed. The most urgent updates will arrive by email and other helpful resources will be available through the Cascades Connections on Thursday mornings. We are taking, and encourage you to take, necessary precautions, which can be found in the links below. These links provide information that may help as you craft a response for your own congregation.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance “Guidance for Congregations”:
Oregon Health Authority “Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet”:
Center for Disease Control (CDC) “Interim Guidance for Faith Communities”:
At this time, we still plan to hold our stated presbytery meeting March 20-21, 2020, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portland. We will follow CDC guidance for mass gatherings and promise to notify you promptly if circumstances warrant a change in plans for the meeting.
We are united in Christ and will be praying for all of our members, our communities, and the health officials who will be guiding in our responses.
In hope and trust…
Rev. Brian Heron
Presbyter for Vision and Mission
Presbytery of the Cascades
0245 SW Bancroft, Suite D
Portland, OR 97239