Hello SSBC family,
The Coronavirus has affected every area of our lives, including our church gatherings. Last week, we still held our Sunday morning worship gathering, but also live streamed for those not able to gather. We want to live above the fear and panic, while at the same time be prudent and wise with how we handle our in-person Sunday morning gatherings. Much has changed in our city this past week and many announcements from our governing officials have been released. We have been monitoring the situation and have taken everything into account.
Moving forward, our leadership team has decided that it is best at this time to not gather on Sunday mornings until further notice.
What does this mean for you and your family on Sunday morning?
Dear South Side Family,
The days we live in are constantly changing. With the global outbreak of the coronavirus and confirmation of a case here locally, many local businesses and institutions have been cancelling services and events. We, as a church, have wrestled with how to respond to the current state of affairs. On one hand, we absolutely trust that the Lord will take care of us and no matter what happens, we’ll spend eternity with Him. So, as Christians, there is no need to panic. On the other hand, we want to be prudent and wise and not contribute to the spread of this virus. Our understanding is that while the average person might experience the effects of this virus somewhat like the flu, it can be more severe for those in high risk categories such as the elderly and those whose health is already compromised in some way. So while we don’t want to incite panic, we want to take this seriously.
With all of that in mind, here is how we plan to respond at this time:
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