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Peace and grace to my brothers and sisters, a quick update: As of January 5, 2021 the church is still closed for in person meetings. 

The positive rate in Broward County is 10.5.

Please feel free to meet on the campus of the church outside only. We must all continue to follow all the protocol required by the CDC.

Please continue wearing mask and social distancing while on campus.

I deeply believe that we can get through this if we follow the protocol and get vaccinated as soon as it is possible.

Peace and grace to you Pastor Dwayne

AA Meeting Up Date 12/11/2020

Peace and grace to you my brothers and sisters, I must tell you how proud I am of how we have all come together to negotiate through these tough times. 

You all have done a great job following the protocol set by the church and the CDC. Sadly many in this county and in this country are not following these protocols. We must come together for the greater good, the greater good for all

We must do this out of love for each other. 

The Church at the very heart of the matter does not want anybody to get sick or die. 

As of 12/10/2020 the positive rate of infection is up to 12 in Broward county. 

Just yesterday In our country we had over 200,000 new cases.

Let me be clear that the scientist believe that this is not even the Thanksgiving bump which we know is coming. 

As of December 15th the church will close it's doors for all meetings. If you are able to continue meetings outside the campus is open. We do expect all protocols to be continued: 

Mask must be worn while on campus and 10 foot social distancing is still required. We do this for the greater good of all with the goal of re-opening in late January or early February. 

Pastor Dwayne Black 
Below is the scientific website we use to make our decisions.
Below is the site that we use to make the decisions that we must.
Covid Act Now

Returning to Meeting Information.

Meetings are opening but require a first meeting with the pastor about protocols.

Please contact

Pastor Dwayne Black at


AA update for Nov. 30th 2020

My brothers and sisters peace and grace to you, as of right now the positivity rate is 9.8 in Broward county.

Please be aware if it goes up to 10 or beyond we will have to close down again. 

Until then please be vigilant continue to wear mask at all times, clean tables, chairs bathrooms and any doors handles that are touched.

Please register to receive updates by whatever website.

Pastor Dwayne Black 

The sanctuary church

AA update November 9th 2020

My brothers and sisters, The Covid virus continues to grow.

Our biggest concern is that we may grow complacent. That we may start lowering our guard.

We must continue to wear masks at all times. We must continue to be tested and isolate if we are exposed to somebody who has tested positive. We must follow the protocol if we want to remain safe. We must continue to clean the rooms, chairs, door handles and bathrooms. 

Below is the site that we use to make the decisions that we must.

Pastor Dwayne Black the sanctuary church



Key indicators



How many new cases are confirmed daily?



Is the number of infections going down?



Is COVID testing widespread enough to identify new cases?



Do hospitals have capacity to treat a surge of COVID hospitalizations?



Are we hiring enough contact tracers given the number of new cases?

Sept. 29th update

Sept. 29th update 

Because we love you, during this Phase of reopening, we will institute the following procedures to keep all of us safe and healthy:

Each meeting we will need a registration-sign-in: just the date, first names and the phone number. This is based on the idea if somebody gets sick we need to inform you if you were at that meeting. 

We will only allow 25 % of the room capacity to be used for meeting. Group consciousness must police this.

Rm 105 is limited to 25 people 

Some meeting will need to be moved to a different room because of the size of the group. 

Therefore if there is an overflow you need to arrange to have a second meeting outside in one of the nooks and crannies around the property.

Some of the larger groups may need to move into fellowship hall. 

Contact Pastor Dwayne to help make this transition.

On Monday morning the room will be completely cleaned and sanitized by our cleaning crew.

Each meeting must maintain this:

I would highly recommend that you take each persons temperatures before allowing them to entering the room with a non-contact infrared body thermometer. Forehead temperature in excess of 100°F) is suggestive of fever.

If you have a fever we will ask you to go home and attend the meeting online.

You need to place the sign out front saying that these meetings require you to wear a mask.

There will be only one bathroom open and that will be cleaned immediately after each use.

Disinfectant wipes, and let me be very clear they cannot, they can not be thrown down the toilet

All of the following will be required to attend: 

Masks: All AA brothers and sisters will be required to wear a mask upon entering the room and will keep the mask on until exiting the room after the meeting.

Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available in the before the room door and all participants will be asked to clean their hands upon entering and existing. Volunteers will need to sanitize bathroom door knobs, faucets, and other surfaces touched during use. 

At risk population: If you are a member of an at risk population due to age or underlying health condition, we ask that you refrain from attending in person meeting and continue to join us on line. 

Our target date is Oct.12th as long as there are no spikes in South Florida.

Things you will need: 

A sign that says these meetings a mask is required, or something like that.

Large containers of hand sanitizer

Lysol spray or something similar

Mask to give to people who did not bring their own.

Disinfectant wipes, and let me be very clear again they cannot, they can not be thrown down the toilet

One team to clean before the meeting and one team to clean after the meeting.

If anyone decides that they do not need to wear a mask during the meeting the meeting will be canceled immediately.

We here at the sanctuary Church feel that the AA programs and recovery programs here are part of the ministry of this church. We care deeply about you and the last thing we want is somebody to get sick. So we do this out of love.

Each Meeting must contact Pastor Dwayne Black before announcing the start of a meeting. 561-239-8528

Please continue to pray for our church family, our community and our nation as we navigate this “new normal.” As we move forward, let us live by the great commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”…” and “…Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22: 37-39).

Peace and Grace to All 

Pastor Dwayne



Aug 24th, 2020

Peace and grace to you all.

As of August 24,

Florida is still running at a positive rate of 13.2% of COVID-19.

As you remember, the session had agreed on a return to in-person gatherings once that number was 5% or lower.

So, with that said we are still on hold.

If you would like to try to arrange your meetings here on the property in an outside location, practicing all the protocols of

  • social distancing
  • wearing masks
  • distancing each other appropriately

We would be open to that.

Please do not hesitate to give me a call on my cell phone which is


Below is a link to register for email updates about recovery meetings.

On our website

We also have additional information. 

Peace and grace to you please stay safe my brothers and sisters,


Pastor Dwayne Black

Aug 24th, 2020

As of today, we have 497,330 positive results in Florida over 7,402 deaths.

In Broward County, there are over 58,953 total cases. 765 deaths and well over 3,428 residents in hospitals. 

When we reach the 5% infection rate for more than two weeks we will start re-opening according to the protocol the church requires.

Please register below so that we can stay in touch with you and please stay safe.

Pastor Dwayne Black

Updated 6th

Matthew 22:39

Dear Members and Friends of the Sanctuary Church,

In these trying times, we hope this finds you, your family, and friends safe and healthy. Many of you are wondering when our in-person worship might return as we all yearn to worship as a church family. At this time, we have not made a decision about reopening and hope that you will continue to join us for our online church service on Sunday morning and our Bible study on Wednesday evenings as well as our new daily devotional posted every weekday morning.

While we are not yet ready to announce a date to open our Sanctuary for services, our church leadership has been working to determine what practices and procedures will need to be in place to ensure the health and safety of congregants.

Because we love you, during Phase One of our reopening, we will institute the following procedures to keep all of us safe and healthy:

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” 

  • Masks: All worshippers will be required to wear a mask upon entering the church and will keep the mask on until exiting the church after the service.
  • Social Distancing: Individuals wishing to participate in worship will need to preregister and will be assigned seating so that a minimum of 6 feet is maintained between all worshippers. When we announce our reopening date we will give directions on how to preregister. Because of limited space in the Narthex and the Sanctuary gathering to socialize will be discouraged. “The peace of Christ” will be shared with the congregation from the pulpit but not individually among the congregation. At the end of the service, congregants will be dismissed by rows so that we can maintain social distancing in the aisles.
  • Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available in the Narthex and Sanctuary and all participants will be asked to clean their hands upon entering and exiting the church. Church staff and volunteers will be available to sanitize bathroom doorknobs, faucets, and other surfaces touched during use. Staff and volunteers will also sanitize high touch areas of the church after each service.
  • Children: During this period, in-person children’s programs will continue to be canceled. Children who are too young to understand and participate in hygiene and social distancing guidelines should not be brought to any worship service. We will continue our online lessons and craft projects for children.
  • At-risk population: If you are a member of an at-risk population due to age or underlying health condition, we ask that you refrain from attending in person worship and continue to join us online for worship. 

As previously stated, we do not yet have a date when we can reopen our Sanctuary for in-personal worship, but when the time comes, we ask that all participants follow the above regulations. When we move to Phase Two, we will be able to relax some of these guidelines and welcome more people into the Sanctuary.

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