COVID-19 Response

Church life is impacted by this crisis but our faith in the one true God remains [Updated 08/31/21]

A Message from Pastor Ryan

In light of the rise in Covid Delta variant cases in the US, we are once again facing questions of safety and public health in worship. As a religious organization we are exempt from orders limiting the number of people gathered together.


However, we will continue to monitor the safety of our meetings with respect to current governmental recommendations. We are starting to offer some in person small groups but encourage groups to continue to meet online as the safety and comfort levels of group members recommend. We pray this balance of regular worship services combined with online small groups will allow us to exemplify the love of Christ to those most at risk within our congregation while allowing for the encouragement and uplifting of those able to gather safely.

 

We will continue to be vigilant in the cleaning and sanitizing of the church, including the use of additional HEPA filters and air purification measures in our HVAC systems.

 

We will allow and honor the choice of individuals to attend services, events, and groups, with or without face masks. As a church, we encourage our community to act in a manner best for the health of their families while respecting the choices and opinions of others. We require no member of our community to attend events or services if they feel it poses a risk to their wellbeing and will do everything reasonable to accommodate alternative participation when possible.

 

Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation as a whole and to make decisions as a board and leadership team through regular communication and prayer. Above all we are seeking the will of God for our local congregation and our involvement in leading others to a growing relationship with Christ.

 

In His service and His love,

Pastor Ryan

The Church Without Walls

The Church is not bound by the building we meet in. The Church is all of us, in our homes and our communities, in our lives. Here are some of the ways we're continuing to be the Church during this time.

Our Video Messages

Following us on Facebook is the easiest way to view our live videos, and allows you to sign up for notifications each time we go live so you don't forget! We livestream our Sunday Series at 10:00 am on Sundays and post videos to our Facebook feed soon after the conclusion of the service.

Online Groups

We continue to reach out to connect with one another online with semester-based small groups. Our next semester begins in January so be on the lookout! These are open to anyone with an internet connection or a phone line willing to call in. Click below to contact us about a group!

City Mission Partnership

We are excited to partner with City Mission as a collection center for non-perishable food and clothing. The donation drop-off runs each week Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M, at our main church entrance right off Library Rd.


The most urgent need is for food, but clothes donations are also accepted. City Mission requests the following kinds of food items:

  • Peanut butter, jelly, crackers
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned meats (chicken, tuna)
  • Cereals, oatmeal
  • Canned soup, fruit, vegetables
  • Breakfast bars, granola bars.


We also have a post on our Facebook page about this partnership which we'd love for you to share with your own social network. Raising awareness of both City Mission and our partnership is a great way to help make sure we as a community can take care of those around us in need!

Additional Information on COVID-19

CDC Guidelines – As with any normal flu season, follow these guidelines for keeping yourself and others healthy:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water (20 seconds). If (like us) you struggle with remembering that timing, here's some helpful alternatives to singing Happy Birthday.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cough or sneeze into a disposable Kleenex
  • Eat healthy and drink lots of fluids
  • Do not go to work, school, or church if you are sick 

  

If you have additional questions, please email Joanne Marsh at info@shcn.org or click the button below to contact us!