COVID-19 Official Statement(3/13/2020)
COVID-19 Official Statement (3/13/2020)
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, starting this Sunday, the Salt Lake Christian Church will not have a physical Sunday Worship Service for the rest of March (3/15, 3/22, & 3/29). 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. Please read this good news article about how the church in Milan, Italy has grown together, even without meeting for three weeks. We pray that it will inspire all of us to be creative in how we can encourage and serve one another. https://www.disciplestoday.org/coronavirus-update-from-milan-italy
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 (cough, shortness of breath, & fever) please reach out to medical professionals via telehealth 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, the next two midweeks were scheduled to be small group midweeks. 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
We are inspired by the prayers of the disciples in Milan, Italy. Let’s join alongside of them and pray that:
- We may draw closer to God and to one another during this time of physical isolation.
- God may open doors for the gospel and we can see many baptized into Christ this month worldwide.
- We may be the light of the world, offering hope and help to a fearful and anxious people around us.
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!