The COVID-19 virus may have shut down many schools, organizations, and businesses in our area, but it hasn’t stopped one church from reaching out to those who may have trouble obtaining basic necessities on their own—namely, the elderly.
Poteau Covenant Church Senior Pastor Keith Williams says that their church family is currently networking to ensure that the needs of local elderly residents are met.
“We know there are many who may be in desperate need of basic necessities,” says Williams. “Our elderly need us more than ever in this time, and we want to do everything we can to meet their needs.”
Since the transition was made from traditional to online services in compliance with state and national safety measures, Covenant Church has activated its membership primarily online and by phone. Members are making personal contributions when needs arise.
“We are the church, His hand extended,” says Senior Pastor Keith Williams. “Our nationwide crisis must move us to faith and action—not fear or immobilization.”
Covenant Church will be live-streaming their services on Facebook on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Those with prayer requests or specific needs are encouraged to log on and connect with the church during those times.
Anyone who knows an elderly citizen in need, or would like to make a donation to this cause, may contact Covenant Church via Facebook Messenger, email (), or phone (918) 647-3040 (during regular business hours).