Letter regarding Easter Services

The following email was received from Seminole County Emergency Management.

Bishop Cavins,

A tear came into my eye last night. Thank you for your e-mail. You would be shocked at the messages I am getting from a few medium to large churches wanting to bring everyone together to continue their services like nothing is happening in the world, risking the spread of COVID-19 throughout the congregations.

Yes, you can definitely hold a service with 10 or less people. Social distancing please – 6 feet in between family groups.

Your message has brought hope back into my heart that there are good Christian leaders out in our community that are looking out for their congregations. I was starting to feel worn down.

I hope you have a beautiful service. I pray for God’s protection over you and your congregation during this difficult and challenging time.

God bless.


Chief Administrator
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management
150 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773