COVID-19 Survey (7/29/20 – 8/5/20)
The Salt Lake Christian Church would love to have you fill out a short survey to help us gage the desire of our members to meet together and to see how we can best meet your spiritual needs during this pandemic. The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFRPGWK
Want to learn more about COVID-19 and the current infection rates? Check out the following websites:
COVID-19 Guidelines for Small Groups (Updated 7/29/2020)
The Salt Lake Christian Church understands that a vital part of our community is our interpersonal relationships and that many of our members are craving more connection than what can be achieved through digital mediums. We are aware that a few of our small groups have meet together in person and we would like to provide you with some guidance for any future small group events.
If your small group decides to meet together in person, we recommend that you first conduct your event in accordance with Utah’s guidelines for the risk level of the location where the event is being held. For more information please visit: www.coronavirus.utah.gov
Second, we strongly encourage you to use an outdoor venue to help you maintain social distance and mitigate some of the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19.
Third, we ask you to please follow the following guidelines to maintain the health safety of everyone in attendance and to do our part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please note: No guidelines can completely eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Therefore, if an individual chooses to attend an in-person event they are attending at their own risk.
- Maintain 6 feet of Social Distance: Ensure individuals of different households maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times.
- Use Face Coverings: Have everyone wear a face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth in public settings. Face coverings should be worn especially when a consistent social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. If your group decides to sing, face coverings are mandatory regardless of social distance.
- Maintain Good Hygiene: Encourage participants to properly wash their hands, use disinfectant wipes, or hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of germs. If at all possible, have some hand sanitizer available for use.
- Limit Provision of Food and/or Drink: Provision of food and/or drink should be limited to what is absolutely necessary and should be pre-packaged & individually wrapped to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is highly encouraged that each family or individual should provide their own food and/or drink. If water is provided, please use individual water bottles.
- Plan Accordingly for Children: Please take the time to develop a specific plan for the children that will be in attendance so that they remain safe. The younger the children in attendance are the more likely they are to not understand the guidelines listed above. They may need an adult to monitor their activity and ensure they don’t unintentionally lose sight of the guidelines.
- Be Considerate of High-Risk Members: Members of the church or community who fall into a high-risk category for COVID-19 are encouraged to not to attend these types of events.
- Sick or Exposed Individuals Should Not Attend: Members of the church or community who show signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, GI symptoms, loss of taste, etc) should not attend in-person gatherings for the health and safety of everyone involved. In addition, if you know someone has been exposed to an individual who has COVID-19 or someone who is awaiting COVID-19 test results, please ask this person to not attend the in-person event. Lastly, if someone attends your small group event and exhibits the signs and symptoms of being sick they should be encouraged to leave for the safety of the group.
All of the above guidelines are subject to the local ordinances or health department guidelines for where the gathering is taking place. When two guidelines appear to oppose one another, please choose the more restrictive one for safety and precaution.
These guidelines are merely an attempt to do our part and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The above stated guidelines are subject to change.
-The Salt Lake Christian Church
COVID-19 Official Statement (Updated 7/29/2020)
As you know, our world is currently working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19.) The spread of this disease has caused a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear in our culture. During this time, the leadership of the Salt Lake Christian Church is striving to focus on the spiritual and physical health of our members. The actions we are taking are guided by our biblical values, science, lessons learned around the world, and doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Therefore, the Salt Lake Christian Church is suspending all church wide physical meetings until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume physical meetings when it is safe to do so. However, we will provide a brief online service to include a sermon and encouragement each Sunday at 10am. You will find a link to the online service on the main page of our website on Sunday morning. (www.SaltLakeChristianChurch.com)
Our love for God and for one another is not conditioned on meeting together on Sundays. We have many communication tools at our disposal that we can use to build deeper relationships with one another. Our current circumstances present an incredible opportunity for us to build a strong spiritual family and be a light to the hurting world around us.
At this time, we would also like to provide guidance on a few different areas. First, if you or a family member start to experience the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, GI symptoms, loss of taste, etc.) please reach out to medical professionals via tele-health or phone so that you minimize the possible exposure to other individuals. Please also stay home and do not go to work or engage in social activities.
Second, if you decide to self-quarantine due to your health conditions or if you become sick, we ask that you please notify your small group leader. You are a part of our family and we want to serve you by meeting your physical and spiritual needs. Please allow us to serve you. We don’t want anyone to feel alone during this challenging time.
Third, we want to encourage all of our groups to be creative in how we bond with and encourage one another (Hebrews 3:12-13). Please make full use of technology to call, text, and video chat. If your group or a few members decide to meet up in person, please ensure everyone is healthy and no one falls in a high-risk category.
Lastly, we want to encourage all of our members to respond to this uncertain pandemic as disciples of Jesus who put our hope and trust in God. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” -Psalm 20:7
The actions we take as individual disciples and as a church can have a huge impact on those who are physically and spiritually vulnerable.
We love you all dearly,
Mike & Melissa Block
See you all online on Sunday at 10am!