A Notice to Employers Regarding the Vaccine Mandate

Dear Employer,

If you are reading this, then chances are that you have been directed here by a member of my congregation who is seeking a religious exemption for the COVID 19 vaccination mandate. Like you, I am responsible for an organization comprised of more than 100 individuals. And like you, I have gone to great lengths to seek the good of the organization itself as well as the individuals who comprise it. So firstly I want to say thank you for your diligence in what I am sure has been a labor instensive process full of difficult choices.

What follows is a brief statement which explains the basis for members of our church seeking a religious examption from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate:


Therefore, standing in the ancient Christian tradition, committed to the doctrinal standards of our local constitutions and the supremacy of the Holy Scriptures, Providence Community Church affirms our religion’s principles of liberty of conscience, honoring and preserving human life from conception to natural death, as well as the sovereignty of individuals and families in medical and healthcare decision-making. 

Therefore, we state our unequivocal support for the right of refusal of mandatory medical procedures, whether ordered by a branch of civil government, an employer, or any other institution to which an individual is subject or dependent – in the event that an individual sincerely believes his or her life, health, wellbeing, or morality is potentially threatened by such procedures or products, or in the event that a parent has the same concern for his or her child. 

We affirm that our Christian religion protects the liberty of individuals and families to refuse any medical procedure or product on the basis of sincerely held concerns for known or unknown side effects, experimental or emergency uses, potential involvement in fetal cell lines whether in development or testing, or medical and/or political corruption or coercion. 

Therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we defend the rights and responsibilities of our members to research these issues in consultation with their medical providers in order to make responsible medical decisions for themselves, including refusing vaccination or gene therapies on religious grounds. And we hereby call upon all governments, schools, employers, and other institutions to respect these deeply held religious convictions by upholding this religious liberty and/or providing religious exemptions as requested. 

Soli Deo Gloria

Reverend Christopher Oswald

Providence Community Church 



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